Local Footy: Kossy brain fade costs Superdogs victory

By Nick Kossatch

A costly last-quarter 25-metre penalty by Superdogs All-Australian ruckman Nick Kossatch proved the difference as his side went down by two points in a thrilling match against Blackwood at Berri.

‘Kossy’ was devastated post-match but will seek Barry Hall Anger Management Counselling very soon.

He did dominate, however, with plenty of possessions and hit outs.

It was that brain fade, though.

Blackwood displayed skill via the likes of Nick Wilkey and Adelaide senior meteorologist Andrew Watson as they led by 22 points at half-time.

Riverland had two burly forwards, Brett Backwell and Daniel Reynolds, who had a huge influence in the last quarter.

Blackers booted two goals and big Reynolds made a path and barrelled some of his opponents to the ground.

In the absence of last year’s best and fairest Sam Ingerson, his team-mates will be hoping Reynolds will play out the season.

Paul “Weeds” Matthew booted two terrific goals to be a star in yet another great game from him and Brett “Greeny” Greenslade did feel green around the gills after a hard night but worked hard to be another good player.

A tanned Rick “Haystack” Frahn, fresh from a trip to the northern states, was classy in the forward line.

The Superdogs play Sacred Heart Old Collegians on Sunday week in Adelaide.

BLACKWOOD 7.4 (46) D RIVERLAND SUPERDOGS 6.8 (44)
GOALS: P. Matthews; B. Backwell 2, R. Romeo; T. Faehrmann 1
BEST: A. Coates, N. Kossatch (despite costing the game with a 25-metre penalty and a goal to the visitors), B. Backwell, D. Reynolds, B. Greenslade, P. Matthews, R. Frahn

About Nicholas Kossatch

Tall and intelligent and athletically built who calls a spade a spade. Love sports writing and sending letters and texts to the editor about AFL and the Port Adelaide Power – win, lose or draw. I do not sit on the fence.

Soon to be 40! I play basketball and over 35’s supers football. Have played amateur footy and a bit of cricket and basketball when living in Adelaide. Do some writing for the Murray Pioneer,

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