Brothers’ Nic Golusin is wrapped up by the Magpies’ defence.
Brothers’ Nic Golusin is wrapped up by the Magpies’ defence. Chris Chan

Magpies get set for new season with match against Brothers

THE spirit of goodwill shone through in Saturday's match when the Miriam Vale Magpies took on the Maryborough Brothers.

Magpies life member Owen Harms said even though they lost the trial match at Gary Larson Oval 22-18, it proved a good opportunity to sort out player positions.

"It was a tightly competitive and entertaining game of footy," Harms said.

"A good chance to access player performance.

"It doesn't matter that we didn't win because the spirit of goodwill shone through."

Newcomer Mark Brown made an exciting debut, impressing coach Aaron Causton.

Harms said Brown had a background in AFL but made an "outstanding" introduction to footy on the weekend.

Ben Breddon was named players' player for the match.

"He was strong on both defence and attack."

Brent Crawford also stood out for his strong performance on the field.

Harms said it was good preparation for the first match of the season against the Marlins in four weeks.

"It was a strong trial. We are looking forward to the season."