COLTS SURVIVE SCARE DESPITE POOR GOALKICKING
The Western Magpies Colts survived a scare and poor goal kicking to overcome a tenacious Labrador on Saturday.
The Colts had to come from behind to win by 8 points, 6-14-50 to 6-6-42. The win moves the Colts to the top of the ladder, one game clear of the second placed team
The Pies were on top early but were challenged in the second and third quarters and trailed at three quarter time. They were able to keep the Tigers goalless in the last quarter and get their noses in front in a hard fought victory. It was a pleasing win as the Pies were missing half a dozen of their better performed players and demonstrated the depth on the Colts list. The Pies were well lead by centreman Jacob Sheath and skipper and on-baller Noah Resuggan while ruckman Samson Ryan won plenty of hit outs and possessions around the ground. Half back Jacob Aurisch was strong defender and winger Deng Arok was busy and Harry Keenan and Lachlan Pearson both booted 2 goals.
The Pies play the fifth placed Morningside on Saturday, with the Panthers one of only two teams to defeat them this year.
Western Magpies 3.5-23 3.9-27 4.12-36 6.14-50
Labrador 1.0-6 3.2-20 6.4-40 6.6-42
Best: Sheath, Ryan, Aurisch, Resuggan, Arok
Goals: L. Pearson 2, H. Keenan 2, A. D''Roza, J. Sheath