KEY OUTS AS COLTS FACE DANGER GAME
The Western Magpies Colts welcome back premiership skipper Noah Resuggan for their all important clash with Labrador on Saturday morning. Resuggan returns after missing a month with injury and will be joined by strong defender Lachlan Pearson, tall forward Coleman Cornford and speedy winger Ritti Batilimoyo.
On the debit side the Pies will be missing several key players in Jack Briskey, Sam Mehari, Ethan Mooney and Jonty MacDougall. The Pies are 3 and 4 on the win-loss ledger and clinging to fifth on the ladder with Labrador one game behind them and with recent good form. The Pies won the round 2 encounter comfortably but will need to be on guard in this match, especially on the big Labrador ground.
Other key players for the Pies will be key forwards Jackson Paynter and Cam Ferguson and key defenders Whitlam Bishop and Lawson Campbell, all who have been in good form this year. Paynter in particular was a shining light last week and matched the physicality of Morningside and will need to lead the Pies once again
Brodie Gardner had a good game on the wing and Rory Edwards has been consistent this year.
The Pies will need to bring their A game from the first bounce if they are to return to the winners list and stay well placed in the five.
QAFL Round 9: Western Magpies Colts v Labrador at Labrador on Saturday, June 1st at 9.30 am
B: Tyler Bobin Lawson Campbell Lachlan Pearson
HB: Tom Evans Whitlam Bishop Jack Spry
C: Ritti Batilimoyo Rory Edwards Brodie Gardner
HF: Morgan Smith Jackson Paynter Cooper Crowell
F: Coleman Cornford Cam Ferguson Noah Resuggan
Rucks: Lachlan Davies
Rover: Abu Kante
Int: Claydes Doyle, Xavier Jeffrey