Colts hold on after Cats surge late
The Western Magpies Colts held off a strong challenge from the third placed Broadbeach to consolidate in second place on the QAFL Colts ladder.
The Pies had their noses in front for most of the match but the Cats fought back to take the lead momentarily mid way through the final quarter before the Pies showed resilience and lifted their work rate to wrest back the lead and go on to win by 7 points, 7.10-52 to 7.3-45.
Chris Moloney was strong across half back and had great support from fellow defender Charlie Thorpe. Zane Lovell relished his move onto the ball to win plenty of possessions and Chris Jenkins was busy across half back and on the ball. Jacob Sheath continues to get a mention in the best players each week and he again was a driving force in the centre of the ground, while skipper Noah Resuggan relished his return to the middle, winning regular clearances to drive his team forward.
Finn Collison showed he will be a better player for his recent experience in the Reserves and was a good target up forward to boot 2 goals and Cam Ferguson was also strong up forward with 2 goals. .
Western Magpies 2.4 - 16 | 4.6 - 30 | 5.8 - 38 | 7.10 - 52
Broadbeach Cats 2.1 - 13 | 3.2 - 20 | 4.2 26 | 7.3 - 45
Best: Moloney, Lovell, Sheath, Thorpe, Jenkins
Goals: Collison 2, Ferguson 2, Thorpe, Pearson, Johnson