Undermanned Colts Well Beaten
An undermanned Western Magpies Colts were well beaten by Broadbeach on Saturday when they went down by 12 goals in their worst defeat for many years.
The Pies were outplayed from the first bounce to go down 16.11-107 to 4.11-35.
With a squad of 35 and the Senior side decimated by injury and unavailability, it was a great opportunity to give some deserving Colts players another taste of Reserves footy and also provide an opportunity to the balance of the Colts squad.
Granted the Pies were also understrength with a number of key players on Brisbane Lions Academy duties, a better showing was expected - particularly as the named team still contained 7 of the 2018 Premeirship side.
However, the loss of so many quality players proved too big a hurdle for a red hot Broadbeach outfit with the Pies seemingly disorganised from the start. With not all of the named 22 arriving, and named emergencies not turning up, they played down a couple of players which magnified in the on field performance.
This week will be a chance to get back to the winners list, but a strong Sandgate outfit will be a tough nut to crack and the young Magpies must be prepared to put in the work.
Western Magpies 0.1-1 | 1.1-7 | 4.6- 30 | 4.11-35
Broadbeach 5.1-3 | 10.5-65 | 14.7-91 | 16.11-107