COLTS SECURE MINOR PREMIERSHIP IN POLISHED PERFORMANCE
The Western Magpies Colts secured the QAFL Colts minor premiership for the 2nd consecutive year with a polished 59 point victory over Surfers Paradise on Saturday.
The Pies led from start to finish and were never troubled by the Demons, winning 13.12-90 to 4.7-31.
The Pies were good with their use of the ball and their hand and foot skills were excellent, and they also maintained composure as the 2nd half descended into a particularly physical battle that unfortunately sometimes ventured outside the spirit of the game. As a result, in a blow to the team - Abdullah Haddad is now out for the season after suffering a broken nose and cheekbone due an unsavoury incident.
In more positive news, ruckman Samson Ryan dominated at the stoppages and was effective when resting forward to boot 3 goals. Rover Sean Ryan was busy on ball and winger Dan Edwards and ruck rover Zane Lovell contributed to the Pies midfield dominance.
Before his injury, Abdullah Haddad and Sam Mehari worried the Surfers defenders with their pace and forward pressure while Bruce Reville and Jacob Sheath were their usual polished selves.
Finn Collison booted 4 goals despite a dislocated finger a week ago and Cam Ferguson used his height and big body to advantage.
The Pies have another week off before they take on the winner of Saturday's Broadbeach-Palm Beach-Currumbin clash. The second semi final will be at the Salk Oval at Currumbin on Saturday week at 9am
Western Magpies 13.12-90 def Surfers Paradise 4.7- 31
Best: Samson Ryan, Dan Edwards, Zane Lovell, Sean Ryan, Abdullah Haddad, Sam MehariGoals: F. Collison 4, Samson Ryan 3, Z. Lovell 2, C. Ferguson 2, J. Johnson, A. Haddad