NEW LOOK RESERVES CONFIDENT OF GOOD SHOWING
The Western Magpies Reserves will have a new look side with 17 new players not part of the setup in 2016 set to take on Mt Gravatt in Round 1 of the QAFL at Mt Gravatt on Saturday.
The constants are coach Craig Allen and s veterans of the team in Captain for Saturday Gabe McKinnon, defender Sean McEvoy and regular senior player Sean Mewing. Jamie Page in also his third season and youngster Matt Mazarolle in his second season in senior ranks.
Bryce Crossley returns as vice-captain in this match after a stint at Kenmore ( he has seen the light!!) and young Zimbabwean Tadiwa Parirentyatwa returns after a serious knee injury last year.
The pleasing aspect from a club development point of view is the inclusion of 8 Colts players from 2016 to add to the 2 players making their senior debut on Saturday.
Rory Johnson had a taste of senior football 2 weeks ago and Jeremy de Rooy took some strong marks in the practice match.
Josh Uebergang comes from a basketball background and has plenty of learning to do but showed he will be a fine ruckman this year and other youngsters in Kurt Vine and Damon Allen were good players a fortnight ago.
Where the Pies are in terms of their prospects this year is still an unknown quantity with so many new players, but they look to have the nucleus of a good side and with new recruit Tom Hall (unavailable), a strong bodied defender, and the possible return of key forward Scott Musson after a stint in Cairns and the Reserves will still be a competitive outfit.
Western Magpies Reserves v Mt Gravatt at Dittmer Park on Saturday, April 22nd at 11.30 am
B: Rohan Smith, Sean McEvoy, Jamie Page
HB: Kurt Vine, Gabe McKinnon (C), Damon Allen
C: Matt Mazerolle, Bryce Crossley (vc), James Gainford
HF: Matt Cowton, Tadiwa Parirenyatwa, Tom Roderick
F: J White, Jeremy De Rooy, Phil Stumer
Foll: Josh Uebergang, Sean Mewing, Rory Johnson
I/C: Dom Morrison, Will Lloyd, Julian Tabe, Thomas Luke