Big round of football for the Pies this week as they take on Morningside who have run into some form of recent weeks and sit one position behind the Magpies on the ladder with both teams with 5 wins and 5 losses after ten rounds .
The Western Magpies have again this week made several changes to the side for the BG Day clash against the Panthers. Coach Brydan Morgan and his selectors this week welcome back into the team Charlie Perhouse, Lachie Dennis, Billy Johnson and Jake de Winter all of who missed last week
The return of Perhouseand De Winter will increase the scoring power to the forward line who have been producing great scores over the last couple of weeks. Good to see Dom Beer has held his spot in the line up after a good return last week, and with Riley Easton running back into form along with consistent Val Pope and Tom Ielasi the forward line looks very impressive.
The supply to into the forward line is important and the mid filed will need to continue winning the battle around the ground against the Panthers. Highlands, Crawford, Mitchell, Murray and Jaenke-Cain have been in good form and are rarely beaten, and will need to be at their best again against the Morningside mids. The run and flare of Saunders and Murphy on the wings will also be a factor.
Jack Goodall who had a great game last week at both ends of the ground will lead the back six supported by the very consistent Marshall ,Mitchell and Davis, and with the return of Dennis and Johnson back this week the defence will be looking to not only keep the panthers quiet but also take the opportunity to attack from the back half.
The is a big week for the Pies to ensure they keep a finals position in a logjammed competition ladder the team and will need to be at their best to bank the competition points..
Western Magpies v Morningside at Chelmer on Saturday, July 15th at 2.00 pm
B: Billy Johnson Harry Marshall Luke Mitchell
HB: Matt Davis (vc) J Goodall Lackie Dennis
C: Joe Murphy Drew Mitchell (c) Brenton Saunders
HF: Tom Ielasi Charlie Perhouse Liam Dwyer
F: Riley Easton Jake de Winter Val Pope
Rucks: Aaron Highlands Gareth Crawford
Rover: Ben Jaenke-Cain
I/c: Brodie EastonDom Beer Logan Murray, Matt Mazarolle,