MAGPIE RESERVES ENJOY BIG WIN
The Western Magpies Reserves had a resounding 78 point victory over Sandgate on Saturday, keeping the home team goalless until the last quarter in their 12.16-88 to 1.4-10 victory. It will be a confidence boosting win for the Pies and they will be confident of 2 wins in a row when they face old rivals Wilston-Grange at Chelmer on Saturday.
The win was set up with midfield dominance led by a couple of new young players to the club in Josh White and Will Lloyd, who attacked the ball with relish and won numerous possessions. They were ably assisted by a long serving club veteran in Sean Mewing, who relished his chance in the centre of the ground and led his young charges well.
Another highlight was the return of small forward Riley Easton, who sizzled on his time managed return to the side and notched 2 goals.
Three youngsters in Kurt Vine, Damon Allen and Dom Morrison all had big games where they blocked many Sandgate attacks across half back and played excellent rebound football.
Ruckman Josh Uebergang showed he will be a fine acquisition as he played well in only his 3rd official AFL match. 23 year old Lochie McDonald backed up from Friday night's Woodies victory to be a key player across half forward, while Kiran Verma also backed up less than 24 hours later to be an important link player.
Coach Craig Allen was pleased with the manner of the victory but last quarter inaccuracy cost the team a bigger victory. The Reserves look to be building and will only get stronger each week.