RESERVES BOLSTERED FOR CATS CLASH.
The Western Magpies Reserves will be bolstered with the return of several key players for their clash with Broadbeach at McCarthy Homes Oval at Chelmer on Saturday.
Into the team come dual Senior Premiership ruckman Gerard Moore and half backs Peter Kilroy and Sam Hartog along with Colt Lawson Campbell getting an opportunity along wioth Magpie Junior Coleman Cornford returning to footy after a 3 year break since U16’s. Cade Scott also again earns promotion back to the Reserves , from the Colts. These inclusions will lift the Pies in midfield and with a more attacking half back line.
Also in are big forward Finn Collison back from 6 weeks out with injury and Mitchell O'Dea gets his chance after being unavailable last week.
Out go Lachie Dennis, who showed the selectors enough last week to get a Senior recall, Harry Marshall who has been recalled to the Seniors after several solid games in defence, Gabe McKinnon, who has wedding and he will be missed as he has had a new lease of life and has done well in the 2 games he has played this season and Deng Arok has a sore knee.
Zac Collison and Charlie Thorpe shone last week in defence and Collison in particular has been impressive this season with his contested work and reading of the play.
Joel Workman is ready to put his stamp on a game after easing his way back into it back at his home club and Jesse Hampel gets better each match and will also be in consideration for a Senior promotion in coming weeks.
Coach Kiran Verma has a stronger team this week and will be hoping for a bit more polish as he was happy with the team's endeavour last week, but just need to finish off their work.
Again this is a match the Pies will want to win to stay in touch with the five.
QAFL Round 4: Western Magpies Reserves v Broadbeach at McCarthy Homes Oval, Chelmer on Saturday, April 27th at 11.30 am
B: Aiden D'Roza Harrison Radcliffe Zac Collison
HB: Peter Kilroy Hamish Campbell, Sam Hartog
C: Charlie Thorpe Jordan Bonney Mitchell O'Dea
HF: Joel Workman Matthew Mazarolle Chris Jenkins
F: Finn Collison Jesse Hampel Cade Scott
Ruck: Gerard Moore
Rover: Rory Johnson
Int: Isaac Bongaarts, Sean McEvoy, Lawson Campbell, Coleman Cornford