RESERVES LOOK TO OPEN ACCOUNT
The Western MagpiesReserves will look to open their account when they travel to Sandgate today.
The Pies welcomed back Alex Dickfos last week and while short of a gallop he will give the Pies a forward target for a few more weeks before he heads to London for a working holiday.
The other good news is the inclusion of young small forward Riley Easton who returns after a year on the sidelines after an ACL reconstruction. After establishing himself as a 16 year old senior player in 2015, Riley will be looking to make up ground after 12 months out.
The Pies goal to goal line looks solid -- Gabe McKinnon, Sean McEvoy, Bryce Crossley, Dickfos and tall youngster Jeremy deRooy -- and with several youngsters in Dom Morrison, Damon Allen, Kurt Vine and James Gainford all showing improvement, coach Craig Allen is expecting a strong showing from his team.
Sandgate were given a lesson last Monday night but who knows how strong they will be today.
The Magpies will be keen for a good start to put scoreboard pressure on the Hawks and go onto gain the 4 points.
Western Magpies Reserves v Sandgate at Sandgate on Saturday April 29th at 11.30 am
B: Rohan Smith Gabe McKinnon James Page
HB: Kurt Vine Sean McEvoy Damon Allen
C: Phil StumerBryce Crossley James Gainford
HF: Tom Roderick Alex Dickfos Scott Taylor
F: Riley Easton Jeremy deRooy Dom Morrison
Foll: Joshua Uebergang Sean Mewing Joshua White
I/c: Thomas Luke Julian Tabe Will Burgess Will Lloyd