RESERVES BOLSTERED BY STRONG INCLUSIONS
The Western Magpies Reserves have been bolstered by the inclusion of ten quality players for their clash with the fourth placed Surfers Paradise on Saturday.
In an embarrassment of riches, six players come back from the Seniors in Ben Jaenke-Cain, Cade Scott, Chris Hunt, Liam Dwyer, Kale Reed and Jayden Gallagher while Gerard Moore and Joel Workman return to the side afterinjury and unavailability.
Also in are ex-Redland captain Matt Thomson who is returning from injury and Rhett Lloyd, who has transferred from Southport to Aspley in the NEAFL and is now aligned to the Magpies. A strong midfield type, he originally hails from Claremont in the WAFL so will certainly boost the Pies in this game.
With other class players in the team in Harry Marshall, Jesse Hampel, Rory Johnson and Harrison Kerr and hard working Jordan Bonney and Hamish Campbell, the Pies are well placed on paper.
A couple of weeks are a long time in football and it pours when it rains as the Pies in the past 4 matches were struggling for players due to injury or unavailability, and now have several missing out or pushing back to Friday nights. Reserves coach Kiran Verma will be licking his lips but the Demons Reserves are in fourth place on the ladder for a reason.
The Magpies are in sixth on the ladder but only one match outside the five and like the Seniors, a win in this match will re-boot their season.
This will be a quality Reserves match and well worth the effort for supporters to get to McCarthy Homes Oval at Chelmer a bit earlier to enjoy a good day at the football.
QAFL Round 10: Western Magpies Reserves v Surfers Paradise at McCarthy Homes Oval, Chelmer on Saturday, June 15th at 11.30 am
B: Hamish Campbell Harry Marshall Finn Collison
HB: Sam Hartog . Chris Hunt Charlie Thorpe
C: Jayden Gallagher Jordan Bonney Peter Kilroy
HF: Harrison Kerr Gerard Moore Joel Workman
F: Matt Thomson Jesse Hampel Kale Reed
Foll: Liam Dwyer Ben Jaenke-Cain Rory Johnson
I/C: Cade Scott, Matt Mazarolle, Aidan D'Roza, Rhett Lloyd,
Emerg: Deng Arok, Gabe McKinnon, Isaac Bongaarts