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Anytime Fitness - Reserves Match Review

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Anytime Fitness - Reserves Match Review

Andrew Thomson


The Western Magpies Reserves were no match for a strong and tall Palm Beach-Currumbin at Palm Beach on Saturday.

The Pies were again slow to start and the home side had five goals on the board before the Magpies had switched on.

The Lionshad several tall forwards who tested the magpie defence which felt the loss of tall defender Sean McEvoy who injured his back early in the match.

PBC went on to win the match  17-15-117 to 5-14-44.

Coach Craig Allen was pleased with his sides’ never-say-die attitude although outclassed by a team that were strong all over the field.

Young midfielders Joshua White and Will Lloyd  worked hard in the heavy going and put their bodies on the line all match, while ruckman Josh Uebergang in his first season of Aussie Rules continues to get better and capped his day with 2 goals and set up another goal.

Back pocket Jamie Page and young half backs Damon Allen and Kurt Vine  were busy in an under siege backline and repelled many Lions attacks and the consistent Bryce Crossley kept at it all game in the midfield. A positive notewas the successful return of Brady Allen, who gained plenty of the ball and came though the match unscathed.

It doesn’t get any easier for the Magpies as they take on the third placed Wilston Grange at Stafford on Saturday. It is getting close to crunch time for the Pies and a win in this match is a must if they are to keep their finals hopes alive.

PBC          6-4-40   10-7-67 12-12-84 17-15-117

WM           2-1-13  4-7-31     5-11-41      5-14-44


Goal Kickers: J. DeRooy 2, J. Uebergang 2, R. Smith
Best Players: J. White, W. Lloyd, B. Crossley, J. Uebergang, J. Page, D. Allen