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Sedan-Cambrai 31 d Wunkar 14.
BEST: Sedan-Cambrai: V. Rochford, E.
Schultz. Wunkar - B . Paull, A. Francis.
Lyrup 57 d Paringa 16
BEST: Lyrup - P. Lloyd, C. Affleck.
Paringa - L. Mills, H. Kruger.
BSR 39 d Brown’s Well 25.
BEST: BSR - M. Hassett, A . Davies. Brown’s
Well - E. Gibbs, L. Sharmen.
Wunkar 39 d Sedan-Cambrai 23.
BEST: Wunkar - A . White, M. Hammerstein.
Sedan-Cambrai - B. Verran, Z. Starkey.
Lyrup 53 d Paringa 18.
BEST: Lyrup - C . Tilbrook, L. Lloyd.
Paringa - J. Rover.
BSR 39 defeated Browns Well 8
BEST: BSR - B. Mallett, S. Edwards. Brown’s
Well - A . Flavel, P. Pech.
Ramco 41 d Cobdogla 20.
BEST: Ramco - L . Thiel, M. Briscoe.
Cobdogla - S. Hewitt, C. Hullah.
5 Nathan Brown
4 Ben Grieger
3 Brody Thompson B
2 Josh Nelson
1 Peter Safralidis B
North banks points against Berri
LOXTON North banked two
premiership points with a 129-point
win over a spirited Berri outfit in
RFL A grade action on Saturday.
The margin was not a true
reflection of the contest on the
field, with Berri putting the heat on
the Panthers early with strong tack-
While the Demons were gen-
erating scoring chances, they
were unable to fully capitalise on
their early ascendency, while the
Panthers were also struggling to hit
Demons midfielder Clint
Ridgeway demonstrated his team’s
hunger for the contest, however
in-form Panther Luke Worsfold
kicked the first goal of the match
from long range.
Both teams had chances to take
control of the game, having equal
scoring opportunities with only
five minutes remaining, until the
Panthers’ dynamic duo Ryan Proud
and Ben Grieger started to get busy
inside the attacking 50.
Berri coach Brian Gates was full
of positivity at the break, showing
his admiration for his team’s inten-
sity around the stoppages and their
In the second term, young
Panther Brad Beswick showed
his versatility, competing against
another lively up-and-coming play-
er Brody Thompson in the ruck.
The wrestle for sustained
momentum grew stronger in the
second term, with both teams get-
ting an even share of possessions,
particularly former skippers of the
respective teams, Peter Safralidis
and Josh Nelson, displaying their
Due to inaccurate kicking from
the Panthers in the second-quarter,
the Demons were still in with a
chance at the midway break, down
by just 26 points.
The Panthers managed to get the
game on their terms after half time,
opening up the game and using
their running players.
After a lacklustre first half,
an early goal to Nathan Brown
showed positive signs for Loxton
Despite strong efforts from
Anthony Karner and Geordie
Franks for Berri, it struggled to
get its hands on the ball, with the
Panthers dominating possession.
The running ability of the
Panthers was being highlighted by
experienced players Ryan Gray,
Michael Scott and Brown who
worked in harmony to generate a
late third quarter goal for Grieger.
At the final break Loxton North
coach Shane Uren highlighted the
way the Panthers looked positive
when they got the ball out into
space and noted their improved ball
While the Panthers looked to
continue their run, the Demons,
despite appearing to run out
of legs, were still aiming for a
respectable margin at the end of
the game, with Tyson Lindsay and
Ridgeway continuing to show their
leadership for their young team.
The margin quickly rose to 129
points, with Grieger capitalising on
repeat forward 50 entries.
The form of Thompson was an
encouraging sign for the future
of the Demons ruck stocks, while
Safralidis set the standard for
Despite not playing to their best
for much of the game, Loxton
North had an even spread of con-
tributors in the second half, with
Josh Nelson and Luke Worsfold
continuing their strong form.
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Paringa pulls off major upset
PARINGA has joined Brown’s
Well and Lyrup at the top of the
RFL Independent ladder after a
stirring four-point win over the
latter on Saturday.
Despite not being a high scor-
ing team, Paringa showed once
again it has the ability to shut
down a team’s attacking options.
This was highlighted by keep-
ing in-form goal kickers Dean
Hill and Jed Millington to just
two majors each.
In his first game for the sea-
son, Brodie Roesler made an
immediate impact for the Swans,
booting five goals in a dominant
display, which included taking a
mark of the year contender.
The mid-table clash between
Wunkar and Sedan-Cambrai
proved to be an interesting con-
test, with the Magpies coming
away winners by 17 points.
In a crucial match for both
team’s finals aspirations, Sedan-
Cambrai held off a third quar-
ter comeback by the Bulldogs to
Brad Torkington was a stand-
out for the Magpies, booting four
goals and being named in the best
players in his first game of the
Despite being without regu-
lar goal kicker Shane Schultz,
Lachlan Hampel and Harley
Bennell stepped up with three
and two goals respectively for
Brown’s Well continued its
dominant start to its premiership
defence with a 131-point win
over Blanchetown-Swan Reach.
Brok Schubert and Jesse
Smith dominated up forward for
the Bombers, with six and four
goals respectively, while Shannon
Tanner was named best for the
The final match of the round
was the Reconciliation Match
between Cobdogla and Ramco,
with a dominant first quarter set-
ting up victory for the Roosters.
Robert O’Gorman led the way
for the Roosters with six goals,
while Thomas Dejager was again
a standout for Cobdogla with five
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“The game was a lot more
physical and faster than my nor-
mal games,” she said.
“I learned that I need to hold
my ground more and be strong.”
Lana said she believes her
speed and agility are what sets
her apart and that she wants to
push herself and continue to play
at the highest level possible.
“I feel like my strengths are
my ability to move around well
and to be able to get in front of
my player,” she said.
“I definitely want to keep
playing A1s or just at the highest
level I can for the rest of the year.
“I would like to push myself
to play in Adelaide and get to the
highest level I can.”
Berri A1 coach Chrissy
Eleftheriadis has been impressed
with Lana’s rise to A1 level.
“I have known Lana for many
years... so I have watched her
career and have coached her at
junior level,” she said.
“We encouraged her and a
couple of the other young girls to
come out to training to see how
they would cope playing at that
level - not so much their skills
and ability, but just the mental
side of things and it is a lot more
physical than they are probably
“We have had a lot of injuries
so far this year, so it was a good
time to start promoting those
“I didn’t have any doubt at all
that she wouldn’t be able to han-
Eleftheriadis said Lana acquit-
ted herself well at the highest
“She didn’t know she was
going on until we said ‘warm up’
at half time.”
“We threw her into centre
which is an important position.
“It took her a little while to get
the hang of the little things, but
she did really well for her first
Eleftheriadis said she believes
Lana’s demeanour and versatil-
ity have seen her reach A1 level
“She just gets out there and
gives 100 per cent and tries real-
ly hard and listens to everything
people tell her,” she said.
“She takes it all in her stride
and doesn’t get upset easily.”
Lana is one of two 13-year-
olds to have debuted at A1 level
this season, with Lacey Hill play-
ing A1s at Barmera.
FORMER Riverlander Jono Beech looks best
placed to finally push for an AFL call-up after a
dominant display for the Crows reserves in the
SANFL on Saturday.
Beech had 14 kicks, 16 handballs, eight marks
and three goals in his team’s 74-point win over
The weekend’s outing continues his strong form
so far this season which saw him elevated to the
Adelaide Crows senior list earlier in the year.
SANFL blinder edges
Beech closer to AFL
Lucky 13 for Berri’s A1 teen Lana
Cobdogla coach Sam Mitchell
performing a traditional smoking
ceremony before the game.
PHOTO: Grant Schwartzkopff
JUST like the A grade competition,
the status quo was largely main-
tained across the lower grade of the
RFL on Saturday.
Renmark continued its dominance
of the B grade competition with
a convincing 137-point win over
Hayden Twyford starred up for-
ward once again for the Rovers, bag-
ging five majors.
Loxton North also scored a com-
fortable 113-point win against Berri,
with Zaron Lister and Jake Albrecht
kicking four goals each.
The final match of the round was
a rare upset, with Barmera-Monash
defeating Waikerie by nine points in
Brooke Hoad’s 400th game for the
Garret Wakefield led the way up
front for the Roos with five majors.
Renmark also scored a big win
over Loxton in the under 18s, this
time to the tune of 150 points.
Carter Persinos was best for the
Rovers in their percentage-boosting
Waikerie took care of Barmera-
Monash by 74 points, with Mason
Brock named best for the Magpies.
Loxton North was made to work
hard for a 22-point win over Berri.
Zac Wooldridge kicked three
goals in a best on ground perfor-
mance for the Panthers, while Jack
Nelsson was best for Berri.
The round of under 15s saw three
Renmark continued its dominance
over Loxton with a 115-point win.
Connor Blackwell was the stand-
out with 11 goals to his name.
Waikerie scored an 89-point win
over Barmera-Monash, keeping it
scoreless for the entire match.
Cooper Mackereth was in good
form with seven goals for Waikerie.
Berri continued its quest to knock
Renmark off top spot on the ladder
with a hard-fought 42-point victory
over Loxton North.
Isaac Woolston led the way for the
Demons with three goals, while Jack
Obst was named best for Loxton
The under 13s competition saw
three closer games, with no blow-out
margins as we have seen over previ-
Renmark defeated Loxton by 69
Heath Baker kicked three goals
and was named in the best for
Berri maintained its unbeaten
season after a 48-point win against
Heath Campbell was named best
for the Demons.
Barmera-Monash chalked up a
tough 33-point win against Waikerie.
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