PIES RESERVES NEED TO BOUNCE BACK
The Western Magpies Reserves have again experienced several changess for a must win match against the fourth placed Morningside at McCarthy Homes Oval at Chelmer on Saturday.
The Pies welcome back Rory Johnson from injury, Sean Mewing from illness and Lachie Dennis is back from the Seniors after a late call-up last week (Ironically to replace the ill Mewing!)
Logan Murray has been elevated to the Senior side and they lose Val Pope overseas again for work and also Gabe McKinnon and Kurt Vine with work commitments.
The Pies will miss Murray in the hustle and bustle department and the Pies midfield looks strong with Nathan Congram playing consistent football in the ruck and Sam DeNys another good player this season while Lachie Dennis will look to work on his game to earn a recall to the Senior side.
Chris Hunt and Zach Collison were good last week and with Mewing back into the side the half back line looks very solid.
Up forward Gerard Moore and Jeremy DeRooy provide the big marking targets and Sam Parker, Rory Johnson and Sempatike Kwizera the ground level bustle.
Coach Des Lashman will expect his side to be ferocious at the contest from the first bounce after last weeks second half capitulation and the Pies need the win to get their season back on track against a team that will also be fighting for a finals berth.
QAFL Round 10: Western Magpies Reserves v Morningside at McCarthy Homes Oval, Chelmer on Saturday June 23rd at 11.30 am.
B: Sam Hartog Harry Marshall Tristan Dowdy
HB: Zach Collison Chris Hunt Sean Mewing (Capt)
C: Sean McEvoy (vc) Lachie Dennis Peter Kilroy
HF: Matt Mazarolle Gerard Moore Finn Collison
F: Sam Parker Jeremy DeRooy Sempatike Kwizera
Rucks: Nathan Congram Angus Wyllie Sam DeNys
I/C: Alec Parsons, Rory Johnson, Ethan Sivijs, Monty Vine