RESERVES BACK ON TRACK
In a high standard Reserves match the Western Magpies bounced back from a poor Round 1 showing to record a good win over Broadbeach. With an influx of players with plenty of Senior experience the Pies got on top in the third quarter to run out solid 25 point winner.
Brady Allen was back to his best and will be pushing for a Senior recall along with Lachlan Woods and Aaron Maricic. All three obviously needed the run last week as they were cleaner in their skills and looked fitter and covered the ground nicely.
Young players in Riley Easton (3 goals), Tristan Dowdy and Sam deNys provided spark and outside run and ruckman Nathan Congram worked hard and just kept on going in his second good match in a row - he is proving to a be true old school footballer, who just loves a contest. Brodie Easton enjoyed his return to football with 2 goals and said after the match it was great to be back and playing in such a good side. And Sean McEvoy kicked a goal!! (not a typo)
This year the Pies have good depth which will put them in good stead in the Reserves competition and of course keeps the senior side on their toes with plenty of players capable and ready to play senior footy.
Next opponents Palm Beach belted Labrador on Saturday so the Pies face another tough opponent Saturday week.
Coach Des Lashman was pleased with the change of attitude in his players after a lack lustre effort a week ago. With about 10 players missing out the pressure is now on to perform to hold a spot in the side
3.1-19 | 4.4-28 | 8.9-57 | 14.9-93
2.1-13 | 5.1-31 | 7.1-43 | 11.2-68
Goals: A. Maricic 4, R. Easton 3, B. Easton 2, J. DeRooy 2, M. Vine, S. McEvoy, V. Pope
Best: P. Kilroy, L. Woods, R. Easton, N. Congram, B. Allen, B. Crossley