COLTS MAKE IT TWO FROM TWO
The Western Magpies Colts flexed their muscles early with a dominant display in a 68 point point win over Labrador in the early game on Saturday. The Pies have signalled they are up and about to defend the premiership they won last year. Final scores were 14-15-99 to 5-1-31. 29 scoring shots to 6 underlines the Magpies dominance and they could have won by more except for wayward kicking for goal.
New coach Dallas Gallagher marshalled his troops well and his long experience in the coaching ranks in Victoria, Tasmania and NSW will put him in good stead to guide the Pies toward a top three finish this year.
The Pies best were CHF Jackson Painter, who also booted 2 goals, strong bodied midfielder, Jacob Aurisch, half forward Lachine Davies also with 2 goals, speedy half forward Sam Mehari, classy midfielder Jonty MacDougall, and half back Lachlan Pearson.
Cam Ferguson celebrated his return to the Colts with 4 goals at full forward.
The Pies play in the late game after the Seniors on Good Friday at Stafford and this will be a stern test for the Pies. Grange had a strong win in Round 1 and will be fresh after a last round bye.
Magpies 2.5-17 | 5.10-40 | 9.11-65 | 14.15-99
Tigers 1.1-7 | 2.1-13 | 5.1 -31 | 5-1-31
Best: J. Paynter, J. Aurisch, L. Davies, S. Mehari, J. MacDougall, L. Pearson
Goals: C. Ferguson 4, L. Davies 2, C. Crowell 2, J. Paynter 2, N. Resuggan, S. Mehari, M. Smith, X. Jeffrey