CRUNCH TIME FOR PIES RESERVES
It is crunch time for the Western Magpies Reserves as they meet a strong Broadbeach team which has only 2 losses this season, one of them to the Pies earlier in the year.
The Pies look stronger than in recent weeks with Aaron Maricic, Logan Murray and Jack Austin dropping back from the Seniors and regular Redlands NEAFL player Matt Thomson returning after an injury stint. Also in to boost the backline is Kurt Vine, who missed last week with work but managed a run with the Woodsmen.
Out is key forward Gerard Moore with work and small forward Sam Parker misses with injury.
There is plenty of senior experience mixed with a crop of youngsters in this side and with a number of players pushing for senior selection the Pies will be keen to return to the winners list and get their season back on track.
Chris Hunt at CHB has been in fine form and Harry Marshall at fullback started to regain form last week. Maricic, Murray and Austin were squeezed out of the Seniors and will be keen to put their stamp on the match and Thomson is a legend at Redlands and adds some class to the side. Lachie Dennis had a good outing last week and will be looking to repeat, an if he gets support from skipper Sean Mewing, the ageless Peter Kilroy and nippy rover Rory Johnson, who will be better for the run last week, the Pies can return to the winners list and start a surge towards a finals appearance.
QAFL Round 11: Western Magpies Reserves v Broadbeach at Broadbeach on Saturday June 30th at 11.30 am.
B: Kurt Vine Harry Marshall Tristan Dowdy
HB: Zach Collison Chris Hunt Sean McEvoy (vc)
C: Sean Mewing (Capt) Lachie Dennis Peter Kilroy
HF: Matt Mazarolle Jeremy DeRooy Aaron Maricic
F: Jack Austin Monty Vine Sempatike Kwizera
foll: Nathan Congram Logan Murray Rory Johnson
I/C: Sam DeNys, Sam Hartog, Ethan Sivijs, Matt Thomson (Redlands)