DO-OR-DIE FOR RESERVES--ONLY A WIN WILL DO
The Western Magpies Reserves have been bolstered with several key inclusions for their do-or-die clash with the fifth placed Morningside at Morningside on Saturday. The Pies must win to keep their finals hopes alive and this is an 8 point prelude match to the Seniors.
The Pies welcome back Sam Parker and Brenton Saunders from the Seniors and Zach Collison and Logan Murray return from illness.
The three young lads return to the Colts to bolster them for another big match in what is shaping as a big day of football and Sempatike Kwizera misses due to a family commitment.
Murray boosts the Pies midfield division and Collison was in good form until he missed last week.
Parker and Saunders add to the Pies forward power and provide classy options in front of goal. Jeremy DeRooy can clunk a good mark and his kicking is accurate despite an unusual style--four goals last week attest to that.
Brodie Easton and Sam Hartog were good in midfield last week and Nathan Congram always gives an honest contest in ruck.
Chris Hunt, Kurt Vine and Harry Marshall have been impressive defenders recently and will need to be to hold the Panther forwards in check.
The last time these two played, a stronger bodied Morningside brushed aside the Pies but the Magpies look physically stronger in this match and with so much on the line it's expected to be a tough battle
QAFL Round 17: Western Magpies Reserves v Morningside at Hawthorne on Saturday August 11th, at 11.30 am.
B: Tristan Dowdy Harry Marshall Kurt Vine
HB: Zach Collison Chris Hunt Peter Kilroy
C: Sean Mewing (Capt) Brodie Easton Sam Hartog
HF: Brenton Saunders Gerard Moore Val Pope
F: Jordan Bonney Jeremy De Rooy Sam Parker
Rucks: Nathan Congram Logan Murray Rory Johnso
I/C: Monty Vine, Sean McEvoy (vc), Sam DeNys, Matt Mazarolle
In: Zach Collison, Brenton Saunders, Sam Parker, Logan Murray
Out: Sean Ryan, Zane Lovell, Chris Moloney (all Colts), Sempatike Kwizera (Unavailable)