Footy: Superdogs find plenty to yap about on trip south

By Nick Kossatch

The Riverland Superdogs ventured to the south east of South Australia over  the weekend and by all reports, that region was painted red.

Bordertown was the overnight stop on Friday night. The Bordertown Roosters Footy Club were the hosts and provided many beverages and plenty of food for the hungry and thirsty Doggies.

Saturday afternoon saw a few hours at the Casterton pub over the border. A few hours later one certain Paringa legend and now runner was a happy punter after a successful bet on the horses. Well done to Paul ‘Weeds’ Matthews!

The Mount Gambier pub was doing a terrific trade toward Saturday evening as the Superdogs merry players mingled with the locals. The local raffle was drawn and we can report that the prize of a wheelbarrow, three cartons and a dozen of the best wine and scotch was won by a certain Murray Pioneer footy and basketball match writer. Onya to Nick ‘Kossy’ Kossatch.

The over 35s footballers then proceeded to various other pubs and nightspots and the dancefloor was taking a pounding especially by ex-Lyrup champion Shane ‘Rowdy’ Healy. The footy trip was a culture shock for Canadian recruit and exchange schoolteacher Steve ‘The Puck’ Deighton and a first for club president Lance ‘Buckets’ Gum. Congrats to the Pres for arranging an awesome footy trip.

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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