ROUND SIX 2011, Sun May 29th 2011

The Riverland Superdogs celebrated ‘Family Day’ at Lyrup Oval with a solid 16-point win against a gallant Portland Power in Master’s AFL round six.

RFL umpire Mark ‘Orange Maggott’ Wilksch showed all as to why he should ‘give umpiring up’ with a supreme hard-running wingman’s game topped off with three goals. Portland’s two indigenous defenders, Tim and Herb, along with ‘Kransky-man’ Marty Martinovic, , were brilliant but the Superdogs found a way via Sam ‘Lewy’ Ingerson in his first game back from a back injury. Ingerson booted three goals and he enjoyed the gilt-edged deliveries offered by Kenny ‘Magic’ Karpany and Shane ‘Rowdy’ Healy.

Peter ‘Steel Erection’ Hoffmann controlled the ruck before straining a hamstring in the third term that was highlighted by a four-bounce run by the ‘smoking’ Shane Hannagan culminating with a goal to Andrew Giles. Hamstring injuries are rife at the Hoffmann household with Pete’s wife Bernadette jagging hers against Rosewater two weeks prior.

Debutants Mark ‘Sam’ Newman was a strong target in the forward line and Hopgood booted a sensational goal to open proceedings from the boundary early in the first quarter. Game-day coach Sid Norton overcame his Richmond loss to Port with some handy touches and he, along with Healy controlled the white board at the breaks.

Ric Frahn absolutely destroyed his opponent at half back but then again he does that to most opponents wherever they play and Jason ‘Memphis’ Trew played his best game in midfield. Ex-Lyrup team-mate Healy showed all his skills and the Superdogs travel away to play Gawler on Sunday June 19th.

SCORE: Riverland Superdogs 12.6 (78) d Portland 8.14 (62)

GOALS: Riverland Superdogs (S. Ingerson; M. Wilksch 3, M. Hopgood; N. Kossatch; P. Hall; A. Giles; R. Foulds)

BEST: S. Healy, M. Wilksch, K. Karpany, P. Hoffmann, R. Frahn, S. Hannagan

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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