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By MACKENZIE BRISTOW
Waikerie defeated Renmark
by nine points in Riverland A
grade football at Renmark to
continue its dominance in Gill-
Lehmann Cup clashes.
The win also drew Waikerie
level on points with Renmark and
Loxton North at the top of the
In good conditions, the Rovers
skills were not up to par, as they
constantly missed targets.
Three goals to Shaun Steele in a
best on ground performance helped
the Magpies to victory.
Waikerie got off to a flyer,
slotting two early goals through
Adam Braendler and Ben
Following Waikerie’s bright
start, Renmark probably had the
best of the quarter but was sloppy
going inside its forward 50.
Tim Bevan and Michael Bratton
were winning clearances for the
Magpies, while West Adelaide’s
Drew Gallard looked back at home,
getting some good touches early.
Renmark fought hard in the
second, kicking the first three goals
of the quarter, to take a 12-point
lead at the main break.
Big defender Adam Clutton was
running of the half back line well
for the Rovers, while it was clear
that the Magpies were trying to go
wide and use Grant van Rooyen’s
skills going forward.
The third quarter was all about
the Magpies who kept Renmark
goalless and booted three of their
Jim Thomson was isolated
at full forward for Waikerie and
kicked three goals in the second
half which proved to be the
difference in the end.
The Rovers faded away and
lost all run early in the final
term. Steele kicked the first goal
of the quarter to give his side a
Renmark fought back, with both
teams adding four goals in the last
term. Billy Parks added his third
for the game late, but it was all too
little too late as the Magpies kept
their top two aspirations well and
For Waikerie, Steele kicked
three and was best on ground,
while Bratton had a good game in
Russell Menz had a fantastic
game for Renmark, while
teammates Dylan Blackley and
Nathan Farr tried hard.
By LIAM WORMALD
The Proud Cup head-
to-head tally is now even
after home side Loxton
North thrashed Loxton by
112 points in Saturday’s
Riverland A grade match.
The start was vital for both
teams’ confidence and it was
Loxton North which had a posi-
tive start, kicking four goals
before the Tigers had even
A handy goal from Ryan
Nickolls saw Loxton get its first
major. The likes of Josh Nelson,
Justin Proud and Ben Walter
helped the Panthers go into quar-
ter time with a 28-point lead after
a six-goal quarter to the home
At the quarter time break,
Loxton coach Grant Fisher urged
his players to work harder.
After Loxton kicked the first
goal for the quarter, the Panthers
responded by kicking four goals
in a row.
With an injury to Loxton
ruckman Ryan Smith, the Tigers
made some structural moves
putting Ash Montgomery on
100-gamer Barry Kaesler and
Nickolls in the ruck.
If the Tigers were going to
come back and cause another
upset, they would have to take on
When both teams returned to
play after the main break, young
Loxton North rising star Joel
Worsfold, added another goal to
the Panthers’ tally. The Tigers
fought hard to get back-to-back
goals, handing Nickolls and
Michael Reichstein their second
majors. One of the many high-
lights for Panther fans was some
fast coast-to-coast play which
resulted in Andrew Baker kicking
his second goal.
At the final break, Loxton
North coach Craig Wooldridge,
asked his players to run the game
North’s players did not dis-
appoint their coach, having an
impressive last quarter, kicking
eight goals while holding Loxton
The Panthers seem to have
found the ideal swingman in
Michael Arnold, who kicked two
majors in the last quarter, along
with Kaesler, who showed his
skill kicking a difficult goal from
The Panthers produced a con-
vincing team effort, led by skip-
per and Proud Cup medallist Josh
The Tigers had few stars, but
their better players were Kale
Smith and Chris Papageorgiou
who battled hard all day.
The win now puts Loxton
North back on top of the ladder
on percentage, while Loxton will
try to run the season out posi-
tively, giving its fans something
Magpies fight for Gill-Lehmann Cup
Panthers even the ledger
Loxton North’s Brogan Whitelaw (left) and Loxton’s Michael
Reichstein fight for possession in A grade football on Saturday.
Loxton North’s James Lange kicked four goals in the Proud Cup match at
Loxton North on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Emma Walter
Waikerie’s Ben Venning takes a mark in front of Renmark’s Ash Lindner in Riverland A
grade football on Saturday.
Elliott Modra streaks forward as Jake Anspach gives chase in A grade football at
Renmark on the weekend.
PHOTOS: Grant Schwartzkopff
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