COLTS IN BIG GAME AGAINST FELLOW CONTENDER
The Western Magpies Colts will have a tough match when they play the 4th placed Palm Beach-Currumbin at McCarthy Homes Oval at Chelmer on Saturday morning. Such is the evenness of the Colts competition that teams from first to fourth on the ladder are all on 28 points but the Pies have a game in hand over the other contenders.
The Pies were narrowly defeated in a tight contest at Palm Beach in Round 4 and will be keen to reverse that result.
Coach Jake Fuentes has several forced changes with the return of big tap ruckman Samson Ryan, fellow ruckman Harry keenan, small half forward Bruce Reville , midfielder Zane Lovell and half back Ethjan Sivijs all adding to the teams strength.
However this has been offset somewhat with Jacob Sheath, Sam Mehari, Ritti Batilimoyo and Jordan Bonney all missing so the ledger is probably well balanced. It does say something about the Colts depth that they can lose a number of good players then replace them with another set of good players and remain just a strong.
The Colts also have Queensland under 18 player Sean Ryan, key forwards in good form in Finn Collison and Cam Ferguson and big improvers in Ryan Cherry, Jacob Aurisch and Aiden D’Roza in the side and the team on paper is still strong.
The Colts will start slight favourite on their home turf and will be keen to kick off a day of celebration for the Magpies in a positive fashion
QAFL Round 14: Western Magpies Colts v Palm-Beach-Currumbin at McCarthy Homes Oval, Chelmer on Saturday July 21st at 9.30am
B: Jacob Aurich Chris Moloney Aiden D’Roza
HB: Chris Jenkins (vc) Whitlam Bishop (vc) Ethan Sivijs
C: Deng Arok Zane Lovell Dan Edwards
HF: Bruce Reville Cameron Ferguson Abdullah Haddad
F: Sean Ryan Finn Collison Jayden Johnson
Foll: Samson Ryan Ryan Cherry Noah Resuggan (Capt)
I/C: Harry Keenan, Tom Slatter, Cooper Crowell, Lachlan Pearson
In: Ethan Sivijs, Zane Lovell, Bruce Reville, Samson Ryan, Harry Keenan, Tom Slatter, Cooper Crowell
Out: Sam Mehari, Ritti Batilimoyo (both injured), Jacob Sheath, Jordan Bonney, Charlie Thorpe (all unavailable), Oscar Prior, Mitchell O’Dea