COLTS CHALLENGED BEFORE TAKING THE POINTS
The Western Magpies Colts weathered a first half challenge from a determined Mt Gravatt before taking control in the second half to run out 32 point victors, 9-8-62 to 4-6-30.
Mt Gravatt, second last on the ladder came to play and had the pies on the back foot for the first half. The Magpies lifted after half time and kept the Vultures goalless in the 2nd half and restricted them to just 3 behinds in windy conditions.
The defence was superb with CHB Whitlam Bishop, half back flanker / wignman Lawson Campbell and full back Tom Evans holding Mt Gravatt at bay.
Cade Scott was strong on ball and Jackson Paynter provided a high forward target at CHF. Lachlan Davies in ruck just gets better each game and Cam Ferguson sent a strong message with a quality game up front putting 4 goals on the board.
The Magpies will be looking for a sold win over the Surfers Sharks to secure a top 3 position but they will need to on guard as the Sharks will be a dangerous proposition at home in their last game of the season.
Magpies 3.1 - 19 | 4.5 - 29 | 6.5 - 41 | 9.8 - 62
Mt Gravatt 2.2 - 14 | 4.3 - 27 | 4.6 - 30 | 4.6 - 30
Best: Bishop, Campbell, Paynter, Scott, Davies, Evans
Goals: Ferguson 4, Crowell, Davies, Mehari, Thorpe, Paynter 1