Home' The Murray Pioneer : March 28th 2017 Contents www.murraypioneer.com.au Tuesday, March 28, 2017 SPORT 21
THE Riverland will again host a National
Premier League (NPL) soccer match, with
the Adelaide United under 21s to take on
West Adelaide on Saturday, April 1 at
After the region successfully hosted
the same fixture last season, the Football
Federation of South Australia (FFSA)
rewarded the Riverland with the rights to
another match in the 2017 NPL Regional
The Berri Barmera Council will host
the match and will be looking to match
last year’s event, with up to 1000 people
attending the game.
FFSA chief executive Michael Carter
said it was an easy decision to bring
another game to the Riverland.
“Last year’s event was a great success
and we’re looking to build upon that again
in Berri,” he said.
“The large participation numbers in
football in the Riverland are a key target of
this Regional Round.
“We thank the Berri Barmera Council
for their tremendous support with this
Tickets for the game are now available
from local soccer clubs, with all proceeds
to be put back into local soccer in the
Adult tickets are $10, concession $5 and
under 16s are free.
Food will be available on the day and
gates will open at 11am, with two curtain
raiser games at 12 noon and 2pm before
kick-off for the main game at 4pm.
Tickets can also be purchased from
Patty Fournaros-Carney on 0409 845
001, with free delivery anywhere in the
FFSA will also be conducting free jun-
ior coaching clinics at the Berri Oval this
Under six, under eight and under 10
clinics will run from 5.30pm to 6.30pm,
while under 12, under 14 and under
16 clinics will be held from 6.45pm to
A sausage sizzle will follow the coach-
ing clinics for a small cost.
THE Lake Bonney Yacht Club will hold
its Easter Regatta from Friday, April 14
to Sunday, April 16.
Racing will kick off at 1pm on the
Friday, and 10am on the Saturday and
A dinner and trophy presentation will
be held on the Sunday night.
For more information on the event,
head to www.lbyc.org.au or www.face-
book.com/LkBYC or call Peter Dunk
on 0439 335 781 or Mark Pfennig on
0402 087 650.
THE first round of the Renmark Small
Bore Rifle Club Ken Knight trophy was
held at 90 metres last Thursday.
Matt Holmes won the off-rifle event,
while Bob Ward was the handicap win-
R. Ward 100.3, 98.3, (5) 200; N. Lloyd 99.0,
100.1, (2) 200; M. Holmes 100.2, 100.1, (0)
200; M. Cresp 98.2, 100.5, (0) 198; A. Taylor
99.3, 96.0, (2) 197; B. Ward 98.3, 97.2, (2)
RENMARK Olympic’s FFA Cup
qualification dream came to an end on
Saturday, with an 11-goal loss to National
Premier League team Adelaide Blue Eagles.
Hosting the game at the Steve Poutakidis
ground in Renmark, Olympic showed fight
in the first half but were shown a clean pair
of heels in the second by the strong Blue
“Our boys were pumped, to be 2-0 down
at half time,” said Renmark coach Nick
“It was fantastic against a team like the
Blue Eagles who came and put their best
team on the pitch.
“We got close to scoring a couple of times
but unfortunately in the end, in the second
half we just ran out of legs.
“Simon Crouch did a fantastic job at
right back, he won 90 per cent of the balls
that came his way, and he had a marvellous
“Kenzo Kokeguchi also had a fantastic
“He worked very hard until the end.
“The defence did well, they were under so
“The ball just kept coming in and it didn’t
stop. For the first half we showed that we
could match it with a high level team but
unfortunately in the second half we ran out
In the first half, the Blue Eagles scored
early, but then had a player sent off for fell-
ing Renmark’s Chris Miller.
The game remained competitive while
the Blue Eagles readjusted their game plan,
playing with 10 men scoring only once more
before the half time whistle.
Renmark was unlucky not to score on two
occasions late in the half, with a shot hit-
ting the side netting before Miller rattled the
The half time break appeared to rejuve-
nate the Blue Eagles as they stepped it up in
the second half.
They were able to score a further nine
goals for the game, with Stefan Simic
scoring five and teammate Jean-Claude
Boyokino finished with a hat-trick.
Cup dream over
NPL game coming
back to town
Renmark Olympic’s Hari Sahota looks to get past his Adelaide Blue Eagles opponent on
Saturday during their FFA Cup clash. PHOTO: supplied. Inset: Action from Saturday’s match.
Photo: Grant Schwartzkopff
THE Waikerie Community Sport Centre
(WCSC) has announced that Netball
SA Premier League Club Newton
Jaguars will take on a Riverland team
On the eve of the Riverland netball
season, the game will give the best local
netball talent the chance to match it
against a Premier League team.
Featuring for the Jaguars will be
former Riverland netballer Stephanie
Sarro, who played for the Berri Netball
The game will take place on
Saturday, April 8 as part of the club’s
annual community camp from April 7
Using the Waikerie Community
Sports Centre as its training base, the
squad will be “very visual” in the town
and river front as part of its program, a
THE Bowls Riverland Men’s
Championship pairs event was held at
the Berri Bowling Club on Saturday,
with Andrew Hill and Graham Elleway
winning on their home green.
The pair from Berri scored a
comfortable win over Loxton in round
one and then went on to register
another big win over Lyrup in round
They then came up against Barmera
in the semi-final where they scored a
13-7 win, setting up a showdown with
Renmark in the final.
Hill and Elleway managed to take
victory 11-10 in the nail-biting decider
against Renmark’s Bill Dopson and
Round back to
event was a
trophy rounds well
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