PIES RESERVES NEED TO BOUNCE BACK
Unlike their Senior counterparts, the Western Magpies Reserves will have been champing at the bit to get back into it and try for some redemption after a disappointing loss a fortnight ago.
The Magpies had a strong team last round and did not produce, though there were several late changes to the side before they ran out. This Saturday's team is arguably stronger with key inclusions in Joel Workman, Zach Collison, Gabe McKinnon, Monty Vine and Ky Anderson. Another new name on the team list is Brady Allen who has returned after an early season sabbatical and he also adds to the Pies firepower and it is good to have him back. Previously a regular senior player he will add depth later in the year.
Anderson is a strong type and has been named in the best players in every match he has played for the Woodsmen and his one Reserves match.
The Pies have swung Harry Marshall forward and Jesse Hampel moves to CHF and with Workman and Matt Mazarolle on the flanks the Pies half forward line looks strong.
Gerard Moore leads the ruck alongside Monty Vine and will be looking to build on his quality run of good form, being named best on ground in his most recent 3 appearances. Jayden Gallagher gets a chance in the midfield and his strong body and raking left foot could be crucial for the Pies.
Rhett Lloyd will be better after his first match last game after crossing from Southport. He took time to settle in but will be better for the run and the experienced Ben Jaenke-Cain adds to the midfield depth and he will want to play well to push his claims for a senior recall.
Collison comes back to make up a strong half back line with youngster Hamish Campbell and the experienced Chris Hunt.
Broadbeach are struggling this year after a Grand final appearance last year and the Pies won their earlier encounter comfortably but the ladder has Broadbeach 6th and the Pies 8th, so to keep their finals hopes alive the Pies will need a repeat result of Round 4.
QAFL Round 12: Western Magpies Reserves v Broadbeach at Broadbeach on Saturday, June 29th at 11.30 am
B: Peter Kilroy Gabe McKinnon Sam Hartog
HB: Chris Hunt Hamish Campbell Zac Collison
C: Aiden D’Roza Jordan Bonney Ben Jaenke-Cain
HF: Joel Workman Jesse Hampel Matt Mazarolle
F: Zane Lovell Harry Marshall Rhett Lloyd
Rucks: Gerard Moore
Rover: Rory Johnson
I/C: Isaac Bongaarts, Monty Vine, Ky Anderson, Brady Allen