RESERVES LOOK TO MAKE IT TWO IN A ROW
The Western Magpies Reserves will be hoping for two in a row when they host the 8th placed Wilston Grange on Saturday. Like their Senior counterparts on Good Friday, the Reserves were understrength but were still disappointing in losing to a struggling Grange outfit.
There are another large number of "ins" and "outs" with key inclusions being Joel Workman, Rhett Lloyd, Hamish Campbell, Monty Vine and Cam Ferguson, while the cavalry from last week who came to the rescue return to whence they came--Judson, Verma, and Merritt to the Woodmen and Thorpe, Ryan and Prest to the Colts while the two permit players return to their home clubs.
Last week we saw vintage Val Pope with 5 goals and Brady Allen looks dangerous as he gains match fitness. Rhett Lloyd is a class player and gives the Pies a lift in midfield and Hamish Campbell has also been one of the Pies success stories this year.
Gabe McKinnon continues to defy father time and has relished his ruck duties while Sam Hartog has returned to the form he showed last year when he played Senior football.
While only pride is at stake in this match for both sides, the Magpies will be keen to notch another win and as everyone knows, a win gives a much nicer feeling than a loss.
QAFL Round 16: Western Magpies Reserves v Wilston Grange at McCarthy Homes Oval, Chelmer on Saturday, July 27th at 11.30 am
B: Aiden D'Roza Harry Marshall Gabe McKinnon
HB: Zac Collison Jesse Hampel Sam Hartog
C: Deng Arok Rhett Lloyd Hamish Campbell
HF: Val Pope Brady Allen Joel Workman
F: Chris Jenkins Jack Austin Zane Lovell
Rucks: Monty Vine
Rover: Ben Jaenke-Cain
I/C: Finn Collison, Isaac Bongaarts, Sean McEvoy, Cam Ferguson