The Magpies take on modern day rivals, Palm Beach Currumbin this Saturday in the first of 3 big games for the Pies coming home as they look to secure a 3rd consecutive QAFL finals outing.
Key for the Pies this week is to maintain the momentum built in last weeks outing and continue to take their chances when the game is on our terms.
The hard ruthless attack at each contest will be needed again this week as the Pies take on the second placed Lions. The last meeting was not a game the Pies would not like to repeat.
Coming back into the team Brady Allen and Jake De winter but unfortunately the team will be without Brendan Saunders who has been recalled to Redland and Matt Dillon who is unavailable this week.
The run and quick movement into the forward line will be important to let Pershouse continue his fine form that quick movement will also suit the strong leading and great hands of Jake de Winter up front .
The mid s will need to be at their best this week to ensure each battle is a hard fought win for the pies . Be a great battle at the stoppages and with Mitchell, Jaenke-Cain, Murray, Easton and Ielasi and Crawford wanting to put some real pressure on the Lions Runners.
Both Luke Mitchell and Matt Davis will enjoy the move up the lines to the wings and will look to use their skills to deliver the ball to our damaging forward line, allowing Pope, Easton and Dwyer to be hard for the Lion defence to contain.
The back six will again be asked to do a job and restrict the lions. Marshall, Allen, will be supported by the impressive young group ofDennis, Johnson, Vines and Highlands who will be sure to stop the run of PBC and take risks to attack out of the back half.
Western Magpies v Palm Beach at Chelmer Saturday, August 5 at 2.00 pm
B: Harry Marshall Brady Allen B Johnson
HB: Lachie Dennis Aaron Highlands Kurt Vine
C: Matt Davis (vc) Drew Mitchell (c) Luke Mitchell
HF: Riley Easton Liam Dwyer Tom Ielasi
F: Val Pope Charlie Perhouse Jake de Winter
Rucks: Dom Beer, Gareth Crawford
Rover: Ben Jaenke Cain
I/c:Brodie Easton, Caleb Franks, Logan Murray ,R Smith