A very strong looking Colts lineup heads down the highway to take on 3rd placed Broadbeach in a game where the Magpies will be looking to show their progress and improvement from earlier in the season when Broadbeach stunned them by 12 goals after a 7 goal to zip opening quarter.
The Magpies are a different looking side to Round 3, with huge inclusions such as Sean Ryan, Cade Scott, Charlie Thorpe, Jack Briskey, Jonty McDougall, Lawson Campbell and Darcy Prest to name a few!
It’s an incredibly strong looking engine room with Briskey, Prest and Ryan on the ball and Resuggan in the centre, with some serious midfield depth to push through the midfield including Cade Scott who has played several seniors games in 2019.
It’s a smaller looking forward line with the hugely impressive Jackson Paynter out and the big 2018 Premiership hero Cameron Ferguson who are both unavailable, but with the explosive pace and spring of Jonty McDougall, the marking power of Lachlan Davies and the experience of Lachlan Pearson who knows where the big sticks are, its a potent forward-line with plenty of avenues to goal.
Down back, the dash of Charlie Thorpe with his running power and penetrating kick will be a huge in for the Pies, while Whitlam Bishop will fill the key post in the goal square. The hard nut Lawson Campbell will no doubt find his way back there at some point, but has been released to a wing to start the game, and will come hard off the line.
Broadbeach shocked the defending Premiers back in Round 4 with an opening quarter that put the game almost completely to bed, so the Pies will need to be switched on from the opening bounce to avoid a repeat. With a raft of quality inclusions, the Pies are primed for the 2nd half of the season and will be looking to start their run here.
QAFL Round 12: Western Magpies Colts v Broadbeach at Broadbeach on Saturday, June 29th at 9.30 am
B: Brodie Gardner - Whitlam Bishop - Tyler Bobin
HB: Rory Edwards - Charlie Thorpe - Jacob Aurisch
C: Ritti Batilimoyo - Noah Resuggan (C) - Lawson Campbell
HF: Cade Scott - Lachlan Davies - Jonty McDougall
F: Lachlan Pearson - Cooper Crowell - Abu Kante
Foll: Jack Briskey - Darcy Prest - Sean Ryan
Int: Kelly Seimer - Byron Kohler - Jack Spry - Coleman Cornford