UNSETTLED RESERVES STILL LOOKING STRONG
The Western Magpies reserves have again had numerous changes to the side to take on Surfers Paradise at McCarthy Homes Oval on Saturday. The Pies are 1-2 after a narrow loss last week. With a large number of forced changes the Pies will need to be on guard to ensure a victory against a Surfers side who have also had 1 win so far.
Keys ins are Rohan Smith, Harry Marshall and Brodie Easton and several youngsters come into the side to show their credentials. smith back form illness, Marshall down from the Senior side and Easton back after a hit out with the Woodsmen last week.
There are some big outs with Val Pope, Gerard Moore and Sean McEvoy all unavailable, Riley Easton and Luke Brennan to the Seniors and Nathan Congram, who has been good in the ruck, and Kurt Vine both missing through injury.
That said the reserves are still a good side with some new found depth and again the half back line of Kilroy, Allen and Hunt is the key to the win. If they can get on top they will give the forwards plenty of opportunities with rebounding football. Consistent Bryce Crossley and youngster Sam De Nys have both been good this year and if big marking forwards Jack Austin and Jeremy DeRooy can get their hands on the ball then the Pies will be well on the way to kicking a winning score.
Coach Des Lashman will emphasise a good start and four quarters of consistent football to ensure a win but in this QAFL season anything less will not be good enough to take the 4 points.
Also exciting to see some young Colts having a run in Lovell and Collison and Max Webber named on the bench after his first 2018 hitout last week with the Woodsmen where he was named best.
QAFL Round 5: Western Magpies Reserves v Surfers Paradise at McCarthy Homes Oval, Chelmer on Saturday, May 19th at 11.30 am.
B: Sean Mewing Harry Marshall Rohan Smith
HB: Peter Kilroy Brady Allen (C) Chris Hunt
C: Sam Parker Bryce Crossley Tristan Dowdy
HF: Matt Mazarolle Jack Austin Zane Lovell
F: Sempitake Kwizera Jeremy DeRooy Finn Collison
Rucks: Monty Vine
Rover: Sam DeNys
I/C from: Angus Wyllie, Braydon Thomas, Alec Parsons, Tom Roderick, Max Webber
Emerg: Ryan Colclough, Will Burgess
In: Rohan Smith, Harry Marshall, Brodie Easton, Zane Lovell, Finn Collison, Tom Roderick, Max Webber, Alec Parsons.
Out: Luke Brennan, Riley Easton (both Firsts), Val Pope (UK), Nathan Congram, Kurt Vine (both injured), Gerard Moore, Sean McEvoy (both work)