Local Footy: Superdogs go down fighting

By Nick Kossatch

The Riverland Superdogs went down in valiant fashion against the Ingle Farm Football Club-based East club by 27 points at a rain-soaked Foxfield Oval in Adelaide on Sunday.

It was a tough and physical match and Nick “Kossy” Kossatch yet again drifted forward, unaccountable, to mark and then boot the Superdogs’ first goal.

It was preceded by ex-Ingle Farm teammate Jason ‘Mooney’ Bradbrook slotting East’s major.

The burly painter-by-trade Bradbrook kicked three goals marred by some sitter shots at goal that could have been kicked by five-year-olds!

Triple All-Australian at MAF level, Grant Hawksworth, was opposed to Sam Ingerson and the gun forward found it tough against the bandana-clad player from the Easts Demons.

It was a 32-point lead to Easts at the long break but a sensational and freakish Lance ‘El Pres’ outside-of-the-right-foot checkside goal raised hopes for the visitors

Goal assistant Trevor ‘Ted’ Faehrmann was a relieved man following his slick hands.

Paul ‘Weeds’ Matthews and new recruit Tibor ‘Sausage’ Matiscsak’ were tremendous in defence, as was Rick ‘Haystack’ Frahn.

Whilst ‘Mooney’ booted three goals for Easts, full-back Anton ‘Wow’ Coates stuck to his task brilliantly.

An attempted screamer by The Weed was penalised and the Superdogs fought it out against a superior side.

Brett Greenslade, player-coach, was stirring, and Darren Tieste denied his lack of height to be a valuable contributor for the Riverlanders.

They meet Pooraka at home at Berri Oval on Sunday week.

SCORES: Easts 8.14 (62) d Superdogs 5.5 (35)

SUPERDOGS GOALS:  N. Kossatch; S. Healy; L. Gum (sensational goal); Faehrmann; B. Greenslade 1

SUPERDOGS BEST: R. Frahn, P. Matthews, A. Coates, T. Matiscsak, S. Healy, B. Greenslade.

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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