RESERVES WIN SCRAPPY AFFAIR
The Western Magpies Reserves won by 69 points over Sandgate last Saturday in what was a scrappy affair.
On face value that is a handsome victory and for 2 quarters the Pies played like a top three team. They were out of the blocks early to establish control, with a 5 goal to one quarter led by full forward Jesse Hampel and half forward Joel Workman.
The Pies then decided it was all a bit easy and dropped in concentration so the second and third quarters were a fumble fest of dropped ball, poor disposal and general skill errors.
The Pies regained some semblance of good team football in the last quarter to ram home their 16.14-110 to 6.5-41 victory which takes them to third on the ladder.
Jesse Hampel kicked another 5 goals in an impressive display and received good support from the always busy Joel Workman across half forward. Hampel has 13 goals for the season in just 3 outings and is second on the QAFL Reserves goalkicking list
One of the few players to have clean ball handling skills all game was rover Chris Jenkins while Chris Hunt on ball and up forward also put in another good game. Wingers Mitchell O’Dea and Charlie Thorpe were prolific ball winners and drove the Pies forward on numerous occasions. Matt Mazerolle also continues to be a tough matchup, and is really clunking his marks across half forward this year.
The Pies have played better for four quarters but 4 points is 4 points and the win takes them to third on the QAFL ladder.
They will need a four quarter performance after the bye when they take on the undefeated Palm Beach-Currumbin this weekend
Magpies 5.4-34 | 9.6-60 | 11.6-72 | 16.14-110
Hawks 1.0-6 | 4.0-24 | 6.4-40 | 6.5-41
Best: J. Hampel, C. Jenkins, C. Hunt, M. O'Dea, C. Thorpe, J. Workman
Goals: J. Hampel 5, J. Workman 3, P. Kilroy 2, D. Misso 2, R. Johnson, C. Thorpe, M. Mazerolle