PIES RESERVES LOOKING TO UPSET LADDER LEADERS
The Western Magpies Reserves have another seven changes to the team as they prepare to play the ladder leaders Mt Gravatt on Saturday.
A big inclusion is Aspley listed player and ex- Gold Coast (AFL) and Sturt (SANFL) half back and former Magpie in Jackson Allen, who returns after being out for a long period with injury.
It will be a long time since Allen played Reserves football but it is good to see him back playing and in the black and white.
Also in is Riley Easton who has struggled to recapture his 2015 form after missing 2016 with an ACL reconstruction.
Out go a quartet to the Seniors in Brady Allen, Cal Carseldine, Will Fletcher and Luke Mitchell as well as Scott Musson who is on work commitments and young gun Caleb Franks is off to Melbourne with the State U/17 Squad
Youngsters in Dom Morrison, Matt Mazarolle, Rory Johnson, Dom Misso, Damon Allen, Kurt Vine and Joshua White have all been good in recent weeks and with Easton, Jeremy deRooy and James Gainford also back in the Pies will look to their youthful enthusiasm to lift them against the strong Vultures outfit.
Matt Dillon at CHB was a bit rusty last week and will be better for the run and Bryce Crossley just keeps on working hard through the middle.
The Pies have only won 2 matches but have a percentage of 83% so have been competitive in most outings this year.
The Pies should lift as it is the popular Tadiwa Parirenyatwa’s last match for the Pies before he heads home to Zimbabwe and his teammates would love nothing better to send him out on a winning note as well as cause a huge upset against their close rivals.
Western Magpies Reserves v Mt Gravatt at Chelmer on Saturday, July 1st at 11.30 am
B: Rohan Smith, Jamie Page, Jackson Allen
HB: Damon Allen, Matt Dillon, Kurt Vine
C: James Gainford, Bryce Crossley (vc), Dom Morrison
HF: Matt Mazarolle Gabe McKinnon (c), Dom Misso
F: Riley Easton Jeremy DeRooy Dom Beer
Rucks: Josh Uebergang Joshua White
Rover: Rory Johnson
I/C: Tadiwa Parirenyatwa, Tom Roderick, Sam Taylor, Matt Cowton