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with Jane Kuerschner and Joe Schwab
Sedan-Cambrai 46 d BSR 6.
Wunkar vs Lyrup (details not supplied).
Ramco vs Paringa (details not supplied).
Sedan-Cambrai 32 d BSR 16.
Cobdogla 39 d Brown’s Well 14.
Wunkar vs Lyrup (details not suppied).
Ramco vs Paringa (details not supplied).
Sweet 16 second-half romp
AFTER an even start to the RFL
A grade clash between Loxton and
Waikerie at Loxton on Saturday
the visiting Magpies and early
premiership favourites scored an
amazing 16 goals to zero after half
time to register another resounding
At the start the home side’s
tackling was a feature as it applied
enormous pressure around the ball
and prevented Waikerie breaking
into the running game that has been
a feature of its start to the 2017
In fact the Tigers seemed to
catch its opponent unawares and
with the amount of ball it enjoyed
it should have been further ahead
than 3-0 to 2-3 at the first break.
Loxton had welcomed back
experienced duo Nick Uren and
Raph Liddle, and with ace recruit
Ben Yeomans in everything it con-
tinued to match it with the Magpie
machine until well into the second
But then the danger signs for the
Tigers started flashing as the visi-
tors’ run, teamwork and exception-
al ball use suddenly surfaced and
they erased the deficit and estab-
lished a 24-point lead by half time.
Dashing Tristan Geehman
enjoyed a mid-game purple patch
and players like the Spencely
brothers, Tim Bevan, Craig Miller
and Joel Fladrich broke clear of the
And then there was big forward
Daniel Nobes, who seemed to have
brought his own ball – again.
By the end it must have been due
for replacement as he finished with
10 goals, giving him 28 in three
After Loxton tried desperately
to launch a comeback early in the
third term the Magpies, surely
without a passenger, really put on
Led by Fladrich and Miller, its
big men controlled the air and the
latest Spencely added to the line-
up, Jake, competed for best afield.
Brother Matt scored six goals in
another polished display, supported
by Jackson Sutton, Josh Coombs,
Geehman, Bevan... the list goes on
The Magpies put on a clinic as
the Tigers were forced into survival
mode. They used a clear edge in
speed to break lines and consistent-
ly took advantage of ‘outside’ play-
ers launching a run from a variety
of positions to get the ball long and
quickly to Nobes’ territory.
There the big fellow took advan-
tage of the paddock he was left to
work in and tormented a series of
opponents including respected and
experienced Loxton defender Mark
Waikerie certainly confirmed it
is a very good side but it is not
past the post yet. Early on Loxton
showed just what relentless pres-
sure can do to the very best of
A glance in the rear-vision mir-
ror may show other sides are really
not all that far back.
Loxton? It is simply not getting
enough return for effort.
It missed ruckman Ryan Smith
with injury. In its better periods its
teamwork improved and there was
a lot to like about young players
including Braden Falting, Lewis
Cregan, Drew Kassulke, Luke
Pontt and Jesse Will.
If the effort remains better times
may not be all that far away.
But a Daniel Nobes type would
Lions narrowly hold
off gallant Bulldogs
DESPITE the majority of
round two of the Riverland
competition being one-sided,
Lyrup and Wunkar played out a
five-point thriller on Saturday.
With both teams coming
off wins in round one, it was
Lyrup that started the contest
stronger as it fought its way to
an 11-point lead at quarter time.
The second term contin-
ued in a similar fashion, with
the Bulldogs taking it up to the
more fancied Lions.
Lyrup managed to slightly
increase its lead to 13 points at
the main break.
Whatever the Wunkar coach-
ing staff said to their players
at half time seemed to have a
profound effect, as the Bulldogs
came out all guns blazing in the
Veteran duo Shane Schulz
and Brett Lines were proving
tough to handle up forward for
the Bulldogs, as they helped
sneak in front by one-point at
three quarter time.
With the game well and truly
in the balance, neither side was
prepared to give an inch in the
In the end it was Lyrup that
came away with a five-point
Dean Hill finished with
six goals for the Lions, while
Harley Bennell was named best
for the Bulldogs.
Sedan-Cambrai bounced back
from a disappointing round one
loss to Paringa to record a com-
fortable 97-point win over BSR.
A dominant first term helped
the Magpies set up a lead and
they didn’t look back.
New coach Daniel Matthews
would have also been pleased
with his team keeping BSR to
just two points for the entire
Defending premiers Brown’s
Well continued its strong form
to start the season as it chalked
up a 210-point win over
The Bombers continued
to pile on the misery for the
Eagles, with a strong four-quar-
Jesse Smith led the way up
forward for Brown’s Well, boot-
ing 11 majors.
Ramco recorded a hard
fought 23-point win over
Paringa in the final match of the
round at Waikerie on Saturday
A big second stanza helped
the Roosters establish a substan-
tial enough lead that allowed
them to hang on for the remain-
der of the match.
Glen Mackie was named
best for Ramco, while veteran
Andrew Lloyd was chosen as
THE fourth round of the
Renmark Small Bore Rifle
Club Ken Knight trophy
was held at 50 metres last
Adrian Taylor shot well to
win the handicap event, while
Mark Cresp took out the off-
A.Taylor 100.7, 100.7, (3) 200;
M. Cresp 100.10, 100.9, (0) 200;
M. Holmes 99.7, 100.9, (0) 199,
N. Lloyd 99.7, 100.7, (0) 199; G.
Schubert 99.3, 98.4, (0) 197; B.
Ward 98.3, 98.6, (0) 196; P. Bruce
97.4, 99.5, (vis) 196; R. Ward 97.6,
98.4, (0) 195; P. Holmes 96.6, 98.5,
(vis) 194; M. Bruce 99.6, 95.2, (vis)
194; T. Taylor 97.4, 93.1, (vis) 190.
Taylor on target at small bore club
5 Daniel Nobes
4 Jake Spencely
3 Matt Spencely
2 Ben Yeomans
1 Jackson Sutton
JUST like last weekend, the
Riverland football B grade games on
Saturday were painfully one-sided.
Barmera-Monash easily accounted
for Loxton North by 56 points.
Paul Spilios was impressive for
the Roos with a four-goal game,
while Brodie Fridd was named best
for the second time this year and
Ryan Gillespie also impressed.
James Searles was best for the
Panthers in his first B grade match
this season and veteran Jeremy
Vowles battled hard all game.
Waikerie registered a whopping
121-point win over Loxton, with
Cameron White, Aaron Thompson
and Damian Stevens all scoring four
goals. Joshua Liebich was best for
Waikerie, while Wade Pritchard was
the standout for Loxton.
Meanwhile, Berri didn’t have a
have fun day out at Renmark going
down by 217 points and failing to
register a score.
Hayden Twyford and Brodie
Roesler imposed themselves up for-
ward with seven goals each, while
Jarrad Collinson was named best-on-
ground. Jasper Hoffman was named
best for Berri.
Onto the under 18s and Barmera-
Monash claimed victory over Loxton
North with a 13-point win on its
In a low-scoring affair, Marlon
Abdulla and Zak Galvin for the Roos
and Zane Lueth and Riley Battams
for the Panthers all snagged two
Dylan Richter and Galvin were
best for Barmera-Monash, while
Loxton North’s Levi Francis has
continued his impressive form being
named in the best players in all three
games this year.
It was another big day for the
Magpies in the 18s with a 123-point
win over the Tigers.
Dylan Gollen kicked five majors
for the ’Pies, while Harvey Dearman
was named best afield. Oliver
Ackland impressed for the Tigers.
Renmark took care of Berri by
84 points and had an even spread of
Mackenzie Bristow and Shay
Hawkins kicked a couple of majors
each, while Jack Austin was named
best for the Rovers. Nathan Mayne
was impressive for the Demons in a
rough day for the young side.
Loxton North’s under 15 side had
a big 71-point win over Barmera-
Monash, with Jesse Thackeray
impressing up forward with three
goals, while Louie Psarakis was
named best. Will Holmes tried hard
all day for the Roos.
Cooper Mackereth led the ’Pies to
a comprehensive 104-point win over
Loxton with six majors.
Cody Schutz was best for the
Renmark secured a nine-point win
over Berri, with Connor Blackwell
playing an excellent game and Josh
Bright registering two goals.
Kade Harkins tried hard all day
for the Demons.
In the under 13s, Barmera-
Monash’s Jack Sullivan led his team
to a 69-point victory over Loxton
North with four goals and a best-on-
Noah Hyde’s four-goal game for
Waikerie against Loxton contributed
to a 44-point win.
Berri registered a win in its under
13 match with a 10-point triumph
over Renmark. Josiah Heuzenroeder
kicked three majors for the Demons,
while Jamie Kovacic was named
drives his team
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