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Today we unveil the
midfield and the bench of The
Murray Pioneer’s team of the
past 10 years.
Ruckman Nathan Farr has
undoubtedly been the most con-
sistent ruckman in the competition
over the past 10 years.
The evergreen Farr often belies
his smaller frame to outwit the
biggest ruckmen going around and
his work around the ground makes
him so hard to stop.
The 2009 premiership player
is still going strong in the A grade
and will be sorely missed when he
Farr is joined in the midfield by
former coach Brett Exelby, who is
one of the top players to grace the
region in recent times.
Exelby was a smart football-
er, terrific user of the ball and a
strong contested marker, particu-
larly for someone his size.
The 2005 Whillas Medallist
also became a handy forward
pocket in his later years when a
hip injury forced him out of the
midfield and was often found bob-
bing up for a few goals.
One of the newer additions to
the Riverland in the team, former
Sturt player Michael Bratton has
had an immediate impact at the
A classy ball-winner in all
conditions, Bratton is yet anoth-
er out-of-towner converted into a
The 2012 Whillas Medallist is
yet to win a premiership medallion
in the Riverland, although he tried
his best to drag Waikerie over the
line in the 2011 decider.
The bench of our team is
made up of Loxton’s rugged Nick
Uren, Berri ball magnet Adam
Beauchamp and former Waikerie
skipper and key forward Ben
MURRAY PIONEER 2004-13
TEAM OF THE PAST 10 YEARS
By NICK DILLON
Barmera-Monash is aiming
for a fifth straight win when it
hosts Waikerie in Riverland A
grade football today.
A win will entrench the Roos
in the top two, putting them in the
box seat for the double chance.
However, Waikerie can do like-
wise with victory tomorrow, mak-
ing this clash crucial to the final
League leading goal kicker
Adam Grose returns, along with
Ryan Langcake for the Roos.
Kane Thiele will make way,
with coach Shane Uren likely to
ruck Danny Millard.
Glen Schrieber returned via the
B grade last week and could play
tomorrow for the Magpies, bol-
stering an already strong defence.
Roos’ coach Shane Uren said
despite his team’s indifferent start
to the year, losing recruits Chris
Bonney and Sam Daniel, with
only one quarter played between
them, he had faith they could turn
“Obviously we had to re-adjust
our game style a bit,” Uren said.
“They (Bonney and Daniel)
were two key components to how
we wanted to play, but our core
group have been around for a
number of years, playing together
now, so I had faith that they could
at least make finals.”
Uren is hopeful the Roos can
reverse their recent results against
the Magpies tomorrow.
“We haven’t beaten them yet
this year so hopefully we can find
out how to on Saturday,” Uren
said. “Keeping the ball off of them
would be a good start as they use
it very well.
“A top two position is up for
grabs, so that is something we will
be chasing. That being said the
top four is very close so any team
could go through to the last game
Berri will be hoping to keep
its momentum going when
it hosts Loxton North in its final
home game of the year.
The Demons fell over the line
last week against Loxton and
will need a big lift to overcome
the Panthers. Youngsters Liam
Hayes, who impressed on the
wing early in the year, and Josh
Williss will come into the side for
the Demons, with Dan Wilson and
Mark Hamilton expected to miss.
North will be without Justin
Proud and Ryan Gray, with
Gray expected to rejoin the
side in the final round, along
with Daniel Proud and Jarrad
Cranmer. However, Justin Proud
is heading overseas and is unlike-
ly to play again this year. Dylan
Eleftheriadis is likely to make his
debut for the Panthers, with Brad
Walter also coming into the team.
Renmark must stop its rapid
decline against Loxton tomor-
row to keep in the top two hunt.
The Rovers have lost six of
their past eight games, including
their past three in a row.
Saturday’s loss to the Roos’
was their worst this year, giving
up 10 goals in the final term.
Loxton has had Renmark’s
measure this year and will back
itself against the Rovers.
Raph Liddle was a handy addi-
tion to the Tigers’ line-up last
week, with the former captain
making a timely return.
Harry Beavis and youngsters
Roley Boon and Brandon Persinos
are in line for promotion to the
Top team Moorook-Kingston
travels to Blanchetown to play
second placed BSR in Independent
The clash will be a preview of
the second semi-final to be played
at Wunkar the following weekend.
The Warriors really hit their
straps last week against Ramco,
while BSR was disappointing
against Brown’s Well. In a boost
for the Redbacks, star midfielder
Dale Payne is due to return from a
broken jaw tomorrow.
Wunkar hosts Cobdogla tomor-
row, needing only a win against
the struggling Eagles to book a
finals spot after finishing bottom
Paringa and Lyrup will be pray-
ing for a miracle to make finals,
needing to win their matches against
Brown’s Well and Ramco respec-
tively and have the Bulldogs lose.
Veteran Gordon Lawton
won the Riverland Cycling
Club’s road race at Paringa on
The race started on the out-
skirts of Paringa, heading toward
the border on the Lindsay Point
Gordon finished ahead of Mick
Gray and Chris Gartery to win the
event in windy conditions.
The club is holding its Stan
Heritage Memorial Race at
Paringa his Sunday.
Stan’s granddaughter Amy
Leesue will start this year’s race
and welcome the riders home.
1. G. Lawton; 2. M. Gray; 3. C. Gartery; 4. N.
Gregurke; 5. C. Jachmann (FT); 6. S. Jaensch;
7. S. Pitman; 8. P. Burr; 9. D . Robinson; 10. R.
Strout; 11. A . Ylia; 12. B. Jachmann.
All five Riverland darts match-
es were one-sided affairs last
Renmark RC Ones had the
closest match of the night, beating
Monash Wanderers 11-4.
Barmera Odd Bods had a
comfortable 13-2 win over
the Impalers, while Barmera
Rooshooters defeated Cobby
Top two teams Loxton RSL
and Waikerie Club had 15-0 wins
over Barmera Hotel and Loxton
Renmark RC Ones 11 (M. Phillips 140x3, 120,
100x4; L. Rasheed 140, 100x2; K. Thiel 138,
125, 120, 115, 100x2; B. Irlam 132, 100;
R. Tyck 121, 100x5; T. Stoneham 100x4) d
Monash Wanderers 4 (W. Bonham 180, 140x4,
123, 100x4; P. Raffin 125, 100x3; D. Martin
100x2; K. Hayes 107).
Barmera Odd Bods 13 (D. Coombe 180,
100x5; T. Vale 140, 121, 105, 100, 111
peg out; M. Seeby 140, 100x3; D. Roessel
125, 108, 101, 100x2; S. Meyer 125, 100) d
Impalers 2 (T. Deilmann 108, 100; A. McCauley
100x3; A. van Haasteren 100x2).
Barmera Rooshooters 14 (J. Broekers 180,
140, 125, 100x5; D. Cooper 140, 135, 123,
121; G. Dyer 135, 121; W. Barnett 100x2, 100
peg out; W. Jones 125; T. Dyer 101) d Cobby
Kants 1 (B. Smith 168, 130; J. Morrison 140,
100x3; C. Smith 100x2; M. Strother 100).
Loxton RSL 15 (S. Pankhurst 140, 135, 100x5;
J. Willett 140, 100x2; A. Hargreaves 140,
100; T. Fisher 131, 102; T. Smith 125, 100;
R. Martin 100x6; A. Bourn 100x3) d Barmera
Hotel 0 (W. Fletcher 125, 117; B. Treacy 120; T.
Waikerie Club 15 (D. Parfitt 140, 135, 100; W.
Schwartzkopff 140, 100x4; J. Smith 140, 100;
V. King 125, 100x4; E. Walters 125, 105; S.
McKinnon 120, 100x3; D. Watkins 100x4) d
Loxton Penguins 0 (F. Wenske 108, 101, 100;
B. Kenefick 132; R. Trenwith 100).
Matt Holmes won the
Renmark Small Bore Rifle
Club’s latest trophy shoot held
Shot at 50 metres, Holmes
was the off rifle winner and Mark
Cresp took out the handicap event.
M. Cresp 100.9, 98.9 (199); M. Holmes 100.8,
99.9 (199); M. Redway 99.6, 100.6 (199); N.
Lloyd 100.9, 98.4 (198); H. Smith 100.5, 98.4
(198); K. Binder 99.8, 98.5 (197); J. Redway
100.6, 95.2 (195).
BSR 43 (E. Flavel, T. Braun) d BSR 40 (H.
Cowland, E. Krollig).
Ramco 54 (S. Schultz, R. Oliver) d Moorook-
Kingston 19 (L. Manuel, S. Wright).
Lyrup 34 (S. Gepp, T. Healy) d Wunkar 25 (T.
Stasinowsky, A. Crouch).
Ramco 57 (K. Geehman, T. Schultz) d Moorook-
Kingston 8 (N. Bryan, J. Neville).
Lyrup 56 (K. Inwood, C. White) d Wunkar 28 (M.
Harris, J. Hucks).
Paringa 49 d Cobdogla 8 (no details supplied).
Brown’s Well d BSR (forfeit).
Five in a row for Roos?
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