Local Footy: Riverland Superdogs go down in Berri

by Nick Kossatch

The Riverland Superdogs broke their ‘record-breaking’ winning stretch at Berri Oval after Gawler defeated them by 10 points on Sunday.


It was a physical and hard-fought epic and Canadian exchange schoolteacher Steve Deighton (here on holidays in other words!) revelled in overcast conditions.


He was in-and-under and continually ran to the correct spots and we all know what Rick ‘Haystack’ Frahn does week in and week out aoart from sampling amber fluid during the Paringa Swans’ home games!


The hosts led by a goal before producing some of their better football during the second and with Nick ‘Kossy’ Kossatch seeing clearly – the Doggies led by 18-points at half time.


They over-used the ball in the second half but Brett ‘Greeny’ Greenslade and Shane ‘Rowdy’ Healy were the only ones whose decision-making was clear.


Gawler hit the front just before three quarter time and they held on to win in gutsy fashion after losing two players through injury.


Nurse Nat was at work and she tended to one of the Gawler players admitted to the Berri Hospital and thankfully another nurse took over because Nat thought he was not good looking enough!


The hosts had their chances but over-use of the ball in their forward entries were costly as was ‘Kossy’s’ opponent booting four goals but Sam Ingerson was held goal-less as well!!


Steven Blasé played a great and hard hitting game at half back in his first game for a couple of years and little piston-legged Johnny ‘The Whiz’ Barrett get his customary goal.


The Superdogs play Easts on Sunday week on the 14th June at Foxfield Oval in Athelstone.


SCORE: Gawler 8.6 (54) d Riverland Superdogs 7.2 (44)

GOALS: T. Faehrmann 3, J. Barrett; R. Frahn; S. Healy 1

BEST: S. Deighton, R. Frahn, S. Healy, B. Greenslade, S. Blasé, P. Hoffmann




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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