Reserves looking to cause an upset
An undermanned Western Magpies Reserves take on a strong Morningside Panthers outfit this week in what looks to be a tough battle.
However, beware the wounded Magpie as the Reserves have constantly been in games all year with a handful of close losses putting a dent in finals aspirations, but if they can click for 4 quarters they are a capable side who can take on anyone.
Experienced players in Gabe McKinnon, Matt Dillon and Bryce Crossley will be important factors, as will youthful midfield featuring Dom Morrison, Dom Misso and Rory Johnson looking to get their hands on the footy and push for more senior opportunities.
The forward half will see the return of Matt Garland backing up from the Woodies, with plenty of support from the usual suspects at ground level.
Uebergang in the ruck continues to improve in his first year of footy, and with Dom Beer maintaining his spot in the Seniors, he will be supported strongly by Geoff Gibb who plays his 2nd game back from long term injury.
The bounce will be at 11:30 and with a big crowd expected for BG Day, the Reserves will be looking to turn the tables on their more fancied opponents in a big day for the club.