Up the Mighty Murray! – Episode 5: Snaking through the Riverland

As we continue along the great Murray River we head towards the Riverland Football League in Episode 5 of Peter Clark’s series, ‘Up The Mighty Murray’. Featured match report is Waikerie v Loxton North.

Riverland FL – First Semi-final: Berri v Loxton North

Loxton North kept its back-to-back premiership chances alive with a sensational 16-point upset win against Berri in RFL 1st Semi Final at Barmera Oval on Sunday. North face Waikerie in next Saturday’s preliminary final.


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 [Read more]

Local Footy: Brilliant Renmark smash Loxton in Riverland Grand Final

By Nick Kossatch in Barmera Renmark produced their best football when it counted by obliterating Loxton by 83 points in the Riverland Football League Grand Final at a hot, dusty and windswept Barmera Oval on Saturday. Matt and Aaron Camplin shared nine goals between them in Aaron’s and Brett Exelby’s last game.

Local Footy: Loxton win through to Riverland Grand Final

By Nick Kossatch The Loxton Tigers are through to the RFL A grade Grand Final after their fighting 14-point win against the Waikerie Magpies in the 2nd Semi-Final at Loxton North oval.

Local Footy: Bigger things beckon for Barmera-Monash

By Nick Kossatch Barmera-Monash easily defeated non-finalists Berri by 43 points in the final minor round in the RFL A-grade at Barmera Oval. The Roos produced a scintillating eight-goal first quarter with ruck-rover Dillon Millard in rare form and Robert Price booting three goals.

Local Footy: Berri’s finals chances go up in smoke in fiery clash

By Nick Kossatch Berri’s chances of playing in the Riverland Football League finals have all but ended after going down by two goals in a fiery round 11 match against Waikerie. The Berri Oval clash was at times riddled by errors and was marred by a spiteful brawl midway through the third quarter. The Magpies [Read more]

Local Footy: Wags blitzes for Renmark with five second-half goals

By Nick Kossatch Renmark’s “yo-yo” season continued after they recorded a 79-point win against bottom-placed Loxton North at Renmark Oval. The hosts held a two-goal lead at half-time but Ben Wagnitz provided them with much-needed spark when he booted five second-half goals in the Rovers’ 14-goals to three blitz in that period. The oval was [Read more]

Local Footy: Waikerie hammer Berri

by Nick Kossatch TOM’S TEN TAUNTS THE DEMONS – RFL ROUND SIX   Tom Hyde booted 10 goals in the Waikerie Magpies 50-point drubbing of the Berri Demons in Waikerie.   It was Demon Terry Bonner’s 200th senior match not the result he had hoped for.   Hyde reeled off four goals in the opening [Read more]

Local Footy: Riverland FL special centenary match

by Nick Kossatch   The Riverland FL Centenary game produced a remarkable and controversial draw between North-Of-The-River and South-Of-The-River after North’s Ryan Bennett booted a 55-metre goal after the final siren.    There was confusion when the Renmark Oval scoreboard showed North being five-point victors and they celebrated accordingly.    The goal and field umpires [Read more]

Loxton show they’ve got the goods

By Nick Kossatch Loxton’s Peter Smith kicked five goals to help his side to an upset four-goal win against Waikerie in the Headspace third round of South Australia’s Riverland footy league. The Tigers began in blazing fashion, skipper Leigh Kruger and Braden Smith setting the tone. Centreman Kruger helped set up youngster Jackson Fielke for [Read more]

Selfe Sacrifices for Barmera-Monash against Berri in Round 2 of the Riverland Football League

by Nick Kossatch Barmera-Monash produced a superb brand of wet-weather football to demolish Berri by 45 points at rain-soaked Berri Oval in Round 2 of RFL on Anzac Day. They set the ascendancy early via the likes of the classy rover Jack Selfe and fellow on-ballers Lauchlan Middleton and Brad Broughton. Veteran ruckman-forward Robert Price [Read more]