Riverland Superdogs v Hills




By Nick Kossatch

The Riverland Superdogs put in its worst effort for the year with a 50-point hiding to a tough Hills team at Lyrup Oval on Sunday.

Coach Shane Healy let his team know all about it at half time describing the performance as ‘lazy and kick-chasing’. Port Adelaide-esque!

The Hills’ on-ball brigade ran and spread with ease and the hosts failed to pick up loose players. Precise delivery to its forwards made the Superdogs look tired and lethargic.

The efforts of burly ruckman cum forward cum defender Peter Hoffmann and the tireless running from the much-shorter Darren Tieste, prevented the home side from more embarrassment.

‘Hoffy’ took numerous strong marks around the ground and Kenny Karpany again cleared the ball from the centre several times.

Birthday boy Shane Hannagan booted a superb goal from the outside of his right foot and Mark Nuemann kicked a long-range major whilst Matthew Clifford was the leading goal-kicker with a pair of six-pointers. These were the only highlights for the local crowd to cheer at.

Peter Aston and the wily Rick Frahn in defence and Hoffmann’s rucking side-kick Shaun Harris performed admirably.

The Riverland team play Souths on Sunday July 29th in Adelaide from 12.30pm the night after the Master’s Australian Football 30 Year Anniversary Celebration held at the Crows Shed.

SCORE: Hills 12.11 (83) d Riverland Superdogs 5.3 (33)
Best: P. Hoffmann, D. Tieste, K. Karpany, P. Aston, R. Frahn, S. Harris

Goals: M. Clifford 2, S. Ingerson; M. Neumann; S. Hannagan 1


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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