RESERVES IN CRUCIAL MATCH AGAINST TIGERS
Like their Senior counterparts, the Western Magpies Reserves will be keen to bounce back after a disappointing loss last week.
In a crucial match for the Pies finals' aspirations, they welcome back youngsters in Sam Hartog, Mitchell O'Dea and Aiden D'Roza and also new player in Ky Anderson, a solid midfielder who has been the Woodsmen's best player in the past 2 matches after arriving at the club 5 weeks ago and finding his feet at his new club. His form in recent weeks has been outstanding and he should do well at this level. Hartog has been hampered by injury, but we know he can play as he was in the seniors for a number of matches last year.
On the debit side the Pies lose the experienced Gerard Moore due to work commitments although he will bolster the Woodsmen on Friday night --he was likely in serious consideration for a Senior recall but instead will continue to build match fitness in the QFA competition where the standard continues to rise.
Chris Hunt gets a well deserved Senior recall while Monty Vine misses through suspension.
In the past few weeks youngsters in Jordan Bonney, Charlie Thorpe, Hamish Campbell have been consistent performers, while first gamer last week Jacob Aurisch had a solid performance . Rory Johnson is enjoying a fine season and Zane Lovell will be better for the run last week after missing a few weeks with injury.
Redlands listed Harrison Kerr will also be better for his run last week after a long injury lay-off and Jesse Hampel will hope for more forward opportunities to use his pace and height to advantage.
The Magpies are 3-4 win-loss as are their opponents so this shapes as a crucial mid-season match.
The Pies attitude was also good this week so they will be enthused for the challenge on Saturday.
QAFL Round 9: Western Magpies Reserves v Labrador at Labrador on Saturday, June 1st at 11.30 am.
B: Aiden D'Roza Finn Collison Sam Hartog
HB: Zac Collison Harry Marshall Hamish Campbell
C: Mitchell O'Dea Jordan Bonney Charlie Thorpe
HF: Jacob Aurisch Matt Mazarolle Chris Jenkins
F: Harrison Kerr Jesse Hampel Deng Arok
Rucks: Gabe McKinnon
Rover: Zane Lovell
Int: Harrison Radcliffe, Peter Kilroy, Ky Anderson, Isaac Bongaarts
Emerg: Sean McEvoy