Local Footy: Superdogs return to winning list

By Nick Kossatch

The Riverland Superdogs Master’s over 35s football side returned to the winner’s list in barnstorming fashion against Pooraka with an 87-point victory at Berri Oval on Sunday.

After an inaccurate first half, highlighted by Johnny ‘The Whiz’ Barrett’s ‘goal hungriness’ – the Dogs’ debutant Scott Muller (four goals) proved a fine a focal point and Paul ‘Weeds’ Matthews racked up telling possessions.

Another new player, Mark Wilksch, donned the red and black guernsey and played a superb game on a wing.

He appreciated being a player rather than copping abuse as an Riverland Football League umpire during his ‘men in white’ days.

‘Weeds’ was hit and winded unceremoniously, leaving the ex-Paringa hard nut prostate on the turf before he recovered to star for his side.

The hosts booted 10.3 in the second half including a brilliant Pooraka error that gifted Lance an open goal.

He then did a ‘Warren Tredrea bow’.

What is guaranteed is that the Doggies will not lose by 119 points next week against Murray Bridge there.

Geoff Cubbin gave Muller support as another handy forward with some strong marks, and the schoolteacher booted an important goal.

Shane ‘Rowdy’ Healy played his usual creative game and slotted three majors while paramedic Brett ‘Greeny’ Greenslade did not need to revive ‘Weeds’.

He instead dominated in midfield and the centre clearances.

SCORES: Superdogs 14.17 (101) d Pooraka 2.2 (14)

GOALS: S. Muller 4, S. Healy 2 (1 super), P. Rowe 2, J. Barrett; M. Wilksch; G. Cubbin; D. Tieste; L. Gum 1

BEST: M. Wilksch, S. Healy, P. Matthews, S. Muller, B. Greenslade, J. Barrett

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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