COLTS WIN WELL--PUSHING FOR DOUBLE CHANCE
The Western Magpies Colts shrugged off a dogged Sandgate to win a danger game and continue the Pies push toward the double chance.
With several key players missing, the Colts matched the visitors early intensity then blanketed the Hawks after quarter time to dominate the last three quarters.
The Pies kept Sandgate to 2 behinds after quarter time to win comfortably by 69 points, 12-11-83 to 2-2-14.
Cade Scott provided plenty of drive from the middle of the ground and shows the benefit of several early season Firsts matches. Sean Ryan was again busy around the packs and is providing spark for the Pies after his return several weeks ago from injury. Jackson Paynter continues his good from at the key centre half forward position and he has been a shining light for the Colts so far this season with his constency and quality, a senior player of the future in the making. Jacob Aurisch slotted back into the team after missing with an ankle injury and his strength around the contest was a highlight. Lawson Campbell and Tom Evans dominated across half back to blanket the Sandgate forwards and restrict the visitors scoring opportunities. Campbell is another who has been a consistent player all season.
The Pies host second placed Wilston Grange at McCarthy Homes Oval, Chelmer on Saturday in what should be a quality contest between 2 good sides.
Magpies 12.11 - 83
Sandgate 2.2 - 14
Best: Scott, Ryan, Paynter, Aurisch, Campbell, Evans
Goals: Mooney, McDougall 2, Kohler, Aurisch, Kante, Davis, Smith, Ferguson, Scott, Crowell 1