PIES SELECT STRONG RESERVES TEAM
The Western Magpies Reserves will field their strongest teams since round 1 when they meet Mt Gravatt at Chelmer on Saturday. The Pies Reserves, like their Senior counterparts, will be keen to put on a good show in front of the club's 60th Anniversary crowd.
In comes regular Senior players Richard Wenham and Aaron Maricic, both back from injury, and Sam Copland. Wenham and Maricic slot into a strong and attacking half back line with another player with vast senior experience in Nick Barling and Copland lines up in a forward pocket to offer another forward target and help out fellow youngsters Jake Farrell and Charlie Pershouse, both good players last week.
Captain Matt Hockley slots back into the centre where he played years ago when captain of Springwood seniors and his clean ball skills and footy smarts will help the Pies midfield brigade. Joel Workman and Blake McClennan are both now playing good consistent football after interrupted starts to the season and if they can earn a fair share of the ball, it will give the Pies a chance to kick a winning score.
Coach Craig Allen will point out that a finals place is well within reach and a win on Saturday may re-boot the Pies season.
Club stalwarts Matt Thompson (Ainslie) and Peter Kilroy (UTS, Sydney) have returned for the 60th Anniversary celebrations and have been named emergencies for the match.
Western Magpies Reserves v Mt Gravatt at Chelmer on Saturday, June 18th at 11.30 am
B: S. Taylor G McKinnonS. McEvoy
HB: R. Wenham N. BarlingA. Maricic
C: H. Heath M. Hockley (Capt) L. Dennis
HF: S. DonovanC. PershouseS. Hubbard
F: S. CoplandJ. FarrellT. Billing
Rucks: G. Gibb, J. WorkmanB McClennan
I/C : C. DevlinJ.Pukallus, J. Heard, B. Walker
Emerg: M. Mazarolle, B. Johnson, M. Thompson, P. Kilroy