RESERVES IN MUST WIN MATCH
The Western Magpies Reserves begin their finals campaign 6 weeks early as they play the 3rd placed Palm Beach-Currumbin on Saturday. The Pies were narrow losers on the coast in their clash earlier in the season in a game they should have won and that is just one of the reasons they find themselves in 7th place on the ladder—losing 3 games they should have won!!
The Pies team last round was a very strong Reserves outfit and while they lose two key players in Brenton Saunders and Liam Dwyer to the Seniors the Pies team is still strong. Also in is livewire small forward Sam Parker and young midfielder Sam Denys returns along with ruckman Monty Vine and stalwart Gabe McKinnon.
The Pies backline again looks solid with Chris Hunt in great form and Harry Marshall returning to form with a confident display last match. Zach Collison has been a revelation this year with sure and steady work across half back and they are sure to be joined by senior Premiership player Gabe McKinnon at some stage from off the bench.
Jack Austin and Gerard Moore up forward are the talls and with Val Pope crumbing the Pies have some forward power. Ruckman Nathan Congram has been a tower of strength this year and with Logan Murray, Lachie Dennis and Gareth Crawford at his feet the Pies have the ability to win the midfield battles.
With 2008 Senior Premiership players Val Pope, Gerard Moore and Sean Mewing and 2008 Reserves grand finalists Sean McEvoy, Gabe McKinnon and Peter Kilroy in the side and 1978 Premiership player Des Lashman coaching, the Pies will be geared up for a big effort to bring home the points as well as keeping their finals hopes alive for another week.
QAFL Round 14: Western Magpies Reserves v Palm Beach-Currumbin at McCarthy Homes Oval, Chelmer on Saturday July 21st at 11.30 am.
B: Kurt Vine Harry Marshall Sam Hartog
HB: Zach Collison Chris Hunt Peter Kilroy
C: Sean Mewing (Capt) Lachie Dennis Sean McEvoy (vc)
HF: Val Pope Jack Austin Sam Parker
F: Sempitake Kwizera Gerard Moore Rory Johnson
Foll: Nathan Congram Logan Murray Gareth Crawford
I/C: Tristan Dowdy , Gabe McKinnon, Monty Vine, Sam DeNys
In: Gabe McKinnon, Monty Vine, Sam DeNys, Sempitake Kwizera, Sam Parker
Out: Liam Dwyer, Brenton Saunders (both Seniors) Jeremy De Rooy, Matt Mazarolle (both unavail), Ethan Sivijs (Colts)