COLTS BACK TO PREMIERSHIP WINNING FORM
The Western Magpies Colts have re-discovered their premiership winning form with a powerful victory over Morningside in a complete reversal of the result from their earlier season clash.
The Pies were out of the blocks with the aid of the wind and booted 7 unanswered goals to establish a match winning lead by quarter time. The Pies had an emphatic 14.6-90 to 3.4-22 victory.
Queensland Under 17 player Darcy Prest again impressed in the midfield, Jackson Paynter was the prime forward target at CHF and he booted three goals, speedster Sean Ryan has relished his return after missing with injury and he adds spark to the Pies around the packs, Lawson Campbell controlled play at half back, Cade Scott provided some power in the midfield contests and Lachlan Davies rucked well then was dangerous up forward with three goals.
Sean Ryan has returned to the side off the back of an injury and performed extremely well in his first few outings, while a number of other Colts have performed well after being blooded in Senior and Reserves Football, while there are still plenty of players set for a return to the side.
The Pies are in fourth place on the ladder with 2 other clubs on 24 points, one game behind third placed Broadbeach. So the stakes in the final 4 rounds are quite high, with a double chance in the offing but also could miss out altogether. The Pies play 3 of the bottom sides in their final 4 matches so should be able to secure a finals berth but third place is the prize they are after.
Magpies 7.3- 45 | 9.5 - 59 | 12.5 - 77 | 14.6 - 90
Panthers 0.0 - 0 | 2.1 - 13 | 2.2 - 14 | 3.4 -22
Best: Prest, Paynter, Ryan, Campbell, Scott, Davies
Goals: Paynter, Davies 3, Smith, Crowell 2, Kohler, Kante, Ferguson, Ryan