Somebody call out to your brother
It was a family affair for the Western Magpies senior team in their game against UQ on the weekend. Remarkably, they had three sets of brothers playing in the one game. Brodie and Riley Easton, Luke and Drew Mitchell and Sean and Tim McEvoy ran out together in the black and white at 2pm on Saturday, and before you ask, there was no sibling arguments, no fighting, instead all working together to get the four-points.
I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22
If a team kicks 22 goals between them, its fair to say it’s been a good day at the office. When it’s between two players, well that is just a day out. Luke Faulkner booted 12 goals for Mayne on the weekend, and Andrew Housego kicked 10. That’s a fair day in front of the sticks.
He has flown under the radar at times this year in the Queensland State Academy Squad, but Jacob Allison was everywhere in Saturday’s win over Northern Territory. He finished with 19 disposals, seven marks, five clearances, two rebound fifties, and a goal next to his name, but it was his work rate up and down the ground that was most impressive. With the NAB AFL Under 18 National Championships now underway, he picked the right time to step up to the plate. Oh, and his goal from the boundary line, 60 meters out, wasn’t bad either.
It was nice and dry on Saturday, but after a bit of rain during the week, and a Friday night game, the center of Salk Oval was left looking more like a mud-wrestling arena. What it created was a ripping contested ball scrap. Both Palm Beach and Wilston Grange avoided the middle in transition, but when the pill was thrown up after each goal, it was on. It was like watching footy from the 1980’s, and I loved it.
150 up for JKL
He could have spent his playing days under the watchful eye of his Dad, David, at Mt Gravatt and Morningside, but instead, he went and forged his own career. Josh Lake notched up senior game 150 in emphatic style for Coorparoo on Saturday, with a big win over Alexandra Hills. 150 games is a fantastic achievement for any player, but to go off the beaten track like Josh has done is even more respectable.
By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles