MAGPIES RESERVES SUFFER DISAPPOINTING DEFEAT
The Western Magpies finished a disappointing season with their most disappointing loss of the year on Saturday when they failed to fire a shot against UQ, suffering a heavy 49 point defeat 16.10 - 106 to 9.3 - 57.
The Pies went into the match with the misplaced belief they were the best side outside the finals, and had luck fallen their way - could have had a significant impact had they got there. However, UQ took the dubious honour of being the best side outside the 5 with a determined win over a Magpie lineup considered very strong on paper.
The Pies just did not turn up to play and were blown away in the second and third quarters conceding 12 goals to 4 during that period, before restoring a semblance of pride in the last quarter.
The Redlands based trio of Jack Goodall, Jak Williams and Liam Dwyer were among the best players and Williams will be eligible for senior selection during the finals.
Brodie Easton and Matt Garland had strong games and both have been good players in the last 3 matches and will also continue to train with the seniors as their finals campaign progresses.
Jadan Morton worked hard at CHB and he also has been a consistent performer this season when available.
The positives from the latter half of the season has been the form of several young players in Brodie Easton, Matt Mazarolle, Logan Murray, Monty Vine, Alex Spazovski, Grant Jennings, Nathan Morrow, Ben Hooper, Lachlan Gaedtke and Jesse Rigsby-Jones.
The Pies will be looking to these players to continue to improve to be part of the senior mix as well as drive this team forward in 2016.
Western Magpies 1.1 - 7 | 3.3 - 21 | 5.3 - 33 | 9.3 - 57
UQ Red Lions 2.3 - 15 | 7.3 - 45 | 14.8 - 92 | 16.10 - 106
Best: Goddall, Garland, Easton, Williams, Dwyer, Morton
Goals: Vine, Dwyer 2, Workamn, Crossley, Easton, McEvoy, Williams
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