LAST QUARTER FADE OUT COSTS RESERVES
A competitive Western Magpies Reserves pushed the top team Mt Gravatt for three quarters of a high class match before fading in the last quarter to go down by 43 points , 15-10-100 to 8-9-57.
The Pies belied their ladder position to push the Vultures hard but ran out of legs in the finish after closing to 2 goals late in the third quarter.
Coach Craig Allen was again pleased with his teams' endeavour and attitude but again some skill errors and turnovers often when the Pies were pressingallowed the visitors breathing space.
Bryce Crossley was again the mid-field general and is playing at the level that won him the best and fairest in 2015.
Riley Easton regained some form with plenty of possessions to push his case for a Senior recall, and young forward Jeremy DeRooy continues to get better and he finished with 3 goals.
Matt Mazarolle enjoyed a stint in the midfield and he has put together several good games recently and Dom Morrison on a wing also won plenty of the ball.
Rohan Smith was solid in defence and Jackson Allen showed his class across half back before his ankle flared late in the third quarter.
The Pies have a chance to get back on the winners list next Saturday when they host Sandgate.
3.2-20 4.4-28 7.7-49 8.9-57
J. DeRooy 3, M. Mazerolle 2, J. Gainford, D. Beer, G. McKinnon
B. Crossley, R. Easton, J. DeRooy, M. Mazerolle, R. Smith, D. Morrison