PIES’ RESERVES BOOSTED WITH BIG INCLUSIONS
The Western Magpies Reserves have been boosted by several big inclusions for their clash with Wilston Grange at Chelmer on Saturday.
2012 Seniors premiership player Matt Dillon returns to the club after a stint with PBC and Broadbeach over the past few years. Dillon lives at Beaudesert and decided to play with his “local” club Jimboomba in 2016 but after they were unable to field a team in 2017, he has returned home!
He is joined by Bryce Crossley, Matt Mazarolle and Ethan Sivijs back from Seniors and fullback Tom Hall for his first official match after showing good pre-season form. They are among eight changes for the Magpies, with key outs being key defender Gabe McKinnon, ruckman Josh Uebergang and CHF Alex Dickfos.
Into the key forward role comes Tadiwa Parirenyatwa and Sean McEvoy moves from defence into the ruck, a position he has played with aplomb in Senior football in the past . Sean Mewing relished the opportunity ofa midfield role and his experience will be invaluable and new player in rover Joshua White has been good in the first two games.
Youngsters in Damon Allen, Kurt Vine, James Gainford and Dom Morrison have stepped upin the first two matches to be good players who will only get better as will big forward Jeremy DeRooy.
Coach Craig Allen will be happy with the inclusions but understands the nature of Reserves football is that there is often lots of changes week about. After last week the team will havetheir confidence restored but the reality is Sandgate Reserves will likely finish on the bottom and Grange, a finalist last year, will pose a new challenge for the resurgent Pies. Allen’s task is to have his side playing team oriented football and a win in this match will be a big step toward a possible finals appearance at seasons end.
Western Magpies Reserves v Wilston Grange at Chelmer on Saturday May 6th at 11.30 am
B: Rohan Smith Tom Hall James Page
HB: Kurt Vine Matt Dillon Damon Allen
C: Dom MorrisonBryce Crossley James Gainford
HF: Matt Mazarolle Tadiwa Parirenyatwa Matt Cowton
F: Riley Easton Jeremy deRooy Phil Stumer
Rucks: Sean McEvoy, Sean Mewing
Rover: Joshua White
I/c: Tom Roderick , Thomas Luke , Will Lloyd, Ethan Sivijs
Emerg: Julian Tabe Will BurgessScott Taylor