COLTS TAKE POINTS IN TOUGH MATCH
The Western Magpies Colts have won a narrow 4 point victory in a tough encounter with the Surfers Sharks at McCarthy Homes Oval, Chelmer on Saturday morning.
The Pies had their nose in front most of the match but had to fight all the way before a goal late in the final quarter got them over the line, 7.11-53 to 6.13-49.
Unlike most outings this year, the Pies were on song early in the game to take a three goal lead into quarter time.
The match then became an arm wrestle as the visitors clawed their way back and in a seesawing last quarter the Sharks hit the lead early before a goal to the Pies with 90 seconds left on the clock got them over the line.
The defence was well led by Whitlam Bishop at CHB (named the "Grey Magpies" best player) and Jack Spry in the last line of defence.
On baller Darcy Prest was again impressive and Noah Resuggan was a strong player in the centre. Jack Briskey did well in ruck and around ground and Sam Mehari was busy as usual in midfield and across half forward.
The Pies now sit in fifth on the ladder but face a tough challenge in a fortnight when they play the third placed Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.
Magpies 4.3 - 27 | 5.4 - 34 | 6.7 - 43 | 7.11 - 53
Demons 1.1 - 7 | 3.7 - 25 | 5.11 41 | 6.13 - 49
BEST: Bishop, Prest, Resuggan, Briskey, Mehari, Spry
Goals: Kante, Kohler, Briskey, Davies, Crowell, McDougall, Smith