QAFL Colts: Elimination Final Preview

Submitted by Chris Yeend.

Season to date
The Cats have enjoyed an outstanding season, finishing in third position; just one game and percentage behind second placed Maroochydore. Not traditionally a high-scoring team, this outfit continues to be solid across the midfield with a solid defense. Their best win of the season came against Maroochydore in Round 19 when they travelled up the highway to kick away in the third term and win a tight contest by five-points.

Wilston Grange has dug deep and played well all season. Making finals is a testament to the focus on the development of youth right across its Senior men’s program. It finished one game and percentage behind fifth placed Labrador and has been solid on the attacking front. Its best performance of the year wasn’t necessarily win; but a six-point loss to Maroochydore. It trailed by 21-points at quarter-time and kicked 8 of the next 10 goals of the game before going down in a thriller.

Player to watch
Broadbeach – Cooper Parkes – After finishing the season with 23 goals to his name, Cooper has been one of the key small forwards in the competition across the season. He has kicked multiple goals on eight separate occasions. He missed the Round 12 win over the Gorillas in a match that had his team kick seven straight goals to win by 53-points. Cooper played in the Grand Final loss to Labrador last year and showed great potential.

Wilston Grange – Jackson Simpson – a fearless leader, Jackson has shouldered so much responsibility this year and has risen to the challenge. He has doubled up on numerous weeks across Colts and Seniors and has really flourished under Brent Moloney’s guidance in the Senior ranks that has helped his football ability in the Colts matches.

Who will win and why
Broadbeach has been outstanding this year and will be doing all it can to atone for last year’s Grand Final loss to Labrador.


Season to date
Sherwood has been solid across most matches this season, narrowly missing out on third place at the end of the home and away season. It boasts the best defense in the competition, conceding an average of 31-points per game. This team is awesome.

Labrador has impressed in its premiership title defense and ranks third in attack behind PBC and Maroochydore with an average of 63-points per game.

Player to watch

Sherwood – Duncan McCabe – few players have enjoyed the sustained individual success than Duncan. He is regularly featured as one of the stand-out players each week and loves to kick a goal. He kicked eight goals in a monster effort against Mt Gravatt in Round 13 and is just one of the many talented players in this team that shapes the future of this club.
Labrador – Alex Fyfe – has been outstanding this year with 17 goals for the Colts and also 15 goals in the Reserves. A handy ball user and a key cog in this team.

Who will win and why
Sherwood was outstanding in its six-goal win against Labrador earlier in the season and with a good run of momentum and the best backline in the competition, will be too strong and end its opponents quest for consecutive premierships.

Picture by Brooke Sleep Media. 


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