COLTS MUST WIN TO SECURE DOUBLE CHANCE
The Western Magpies Colts face a danger game against Surfers Sharks on Saturday morning as the Pies need to win to have any chance of a third place finish.
The Sharks have improved since the last time they met so the Pies will need to be on guard.
The Pies will welcome back Queensland under 17 player Darcy Prest but will still miss the injured Jack Briskey.
The backline has been in good form recently with Whitlam Bishop, Lawson Campbell and Tom Evans all solid contributors while Lachlan Davies in ruck has also lifted his workmate in recent weeks.
Noah Resuggan, Sean Ryan, Darcy Prest, Cade Scott, Jonty Macdougall and Jacob Aurisch are a strong midfield with a combination of pace and strength.
Jackson Paynter, Cam Ferguson and Cooper Crowell are the forward targets and Sam Mehari provides the speed at ground level.
Ferguson was exceptional last week in his return to the side, while Paynter has had an outstanding season and looks a future QAFL player of promise, likely as soon as next season.
The Pies should win and if Broadbeach are defeated by PBC then the Pies will take third place and the double chance. A loss drops the Pies to fifth but they will still play finals.
QAFL Round 19: Western Magpies Colts v Surfers Paradise at Surfers Paradise on Saturday, August 17th at 9.30 am
Unfortunately no side has been named at this point, which is a continual frustration for all involved.