Matt Hockley kicked seven straight goals as the Western Magpies Reserves had a strong win over the finals bound Mt Gravatt on Saturday. The Pies survived a strong Mt Gravatt third quarter fightback to win by 29 points, 13.5-83 to 8.6-54
Fielding their strongest side for the year, the Pies were on top early but injuries to Joel Workman, Luke de Nys and Hunter Heath in the second quarter resulted in the Pies bench down to one player and the midfield rotations all but gone for the remainder of the match.
As a result, the Pies did struggle in the third quarter to be held goalless as the Vultures kicked 4 goals to narrow the lead from 29 points at half time to 4 points at three quarter time.
The Magpies lifted in the last quarter to wrest back control and boot 4 goals while keeping the home team goalless. Good players were midfielders Brodie Easton and Bryce Crossley, who both drove the side forward when the game was in the balance and Hockley was a good target up forward, marking strongly and kicking for goal superbly.
Jadan Morton was another big inclusion and with Gabe McKinnon, formed a strong halfback line to hold up the Vultures when they dominated the third quarter.
Youngster Lachlan Gaedtke had arguably his best game for the season and he is another young player showing continual improvement.
Coach Quentin Johnson was pleased with the effort especially with three injured players down from half time.
Magpies4.3 - 27 | 9.3 - 57 | 9.4 - 58 | 13.5 - 83
Vultures 2.2 - 14 | 4.4 - 28 | 8.4 - 52 | 8.6 - 54
Best: B.Easton, J.Morton, M.Hockley, L.Gaedtke, B.Crossley, G.McKinnon
Goals: M.Hockley 7, G.Jennings 2, J.Workmand, B.Easton, J.Williams, B.Crossley 1
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