COLTS BOLSTERED FOR BIG CLASH
The Western Magpies Colts have been bolstered by three key inclusions for their all important clash with traditional rival Morningside at McCarthy Homes Oval at Chelmer on Sunday morning.
The Pies sit 3-3 this season and are fourth on the ladder with the Siders gaining momentum after a slow start to the season, with 2 wins on the trot and sit in sixth place on the ladder.
Into the team comes tall key position player Jack Briskey with Darcy Prest and Jonty MacDougall to add some zip around the packs and across half forward. Out go solidly built ruck rover Jacob Aurisch, nippy winger Ritti Batilimoyo and back pocket Lachlan Pearson, all injured or unavailable.
This is match the Pies must win as it will put them 2 games clear of the Panthers and entrench themselves in the five.
It is a good opportunity to get one back on a long time rival and put a dent in Morningside’s finals chances as well.
Coach Dallas Gallagher with stress to his young Magpies the need to be switched on from the first bounce to get on top early and then control proceedings.
QAFL Round 8: Western Magpies Colts v Morningside at McCarthy Homes Oval, Chelmer on Sunday, May 26th at 9.30 am
B: Tyler Bobin Tom Evans Jack Spry
HB: Oscar Murphy Whitlam Bishop Lawson Campbell
C: Ethan Mooney Rory Edwards Brodie Gardner
HF: Abu Kante Jackson Paynter Jack Briskey
F: Darcy Prest Cam Ferguson Cooper Crowell
Rucks: Lachlan Davies
Rover: Jonty MacDougall
Int: Morgan Smith, Anthony Caprioli, Claydes Doyle, Calsey Robinson