RESERVES CONFIDENCE UP FOR MORNINGSIDE CLASH
The Western Magpies Reserves will go into Saturdays match with the third placed Morningside at Hawthorne with renewed confidence after a strong win over ladder leaders Palm Beach-Currumbin last week.
As is often the case with Reserves, there are again a large number of changes to the side with 6 changes which on the surface leaves the side with similar strength to last week.
The team will be bolstered with the inclusion of senior players Jack Austin andMacauley Lonergan and the return of Jayden Gallagher, the consistent Chris Hunt and Zac Collison and the lion-hearted Gabe McKinnon.
Out go Gerard Moore to well deserved Senior duties, Matt Thomson back to Redlands, Joel Workman unavailable, and the injured Rory Johnson, Ky Anderson and Mitch O'Dea.
The Magpies payed simple more direct football last week and they also lifted their pressure and they will need to bring a similar intensity this week if they are to cause another upset against a more fancied opponent.
The Pies have some key forward power with Austin joining Liam Dwyer and Val Pope also lurking and Lonergan keen to sneak a few goals. Brady Allen has been moved to half forward and he will be eager to kick a few goals to show his versatility.
Down back Collison and Hunt boost the defence and in midfield Gallagher will add some grunt to join Ben Jaenke-Cain, who was the Pies best player last week.
If the Pies bring the same intensity and enthusiasm as they showed last week then they are more than capable of taking another scalp.
QAFL Round 14: Western Magpies Reserves v Morningside at Morningside on Saturday, July 13th at 11.30 am
B: Sam Hartog Harry Marshall Peter Kilroy
HB: Zac Collison Jesse Hampel Chris Hunt
C: Hamish Campbell Jordan Bonney Macauley Lonergan
HF: Matthew Mazarolle Liam Dwyer Brady Allen
F: Chris Jenkins Jack Austin Val Pope
Rucks: Monty Vine
Rover: Ben Jaenke-Cain
I/C: Finn Collison, Deng Arok, Aiden D'Roza, Gabe McKinnon