The ‘Hoff’ Feasts on Wests

by Nick Kossatch

THE Riverland Superdogs may have lost the rugged Paul ‘Weeds Cupcake’ Matthews (knee soreness) and Nick ‘Kossy’ Kossatch (Power barracking commitments) but it did not stop them from winning their first game against Wests at Berri Oval on Sunday.

It was a keenly fought contest and club president Lance ‘Buckets’ Gum suffered from a big ‘Make-A-Wish-Foundation’ night. Unfortunately for the big fella his hamstring gave way. He was relieved for the hamstring to twinge!

Peter ‘Hoffy’ Hoffmann returned to be a powerful performer with three goals and spells in ruck swapping with Ben ‘Spider’ McPhee. Paul ‘Arny’ Arnold also played his first game of the year after starring in the Loxton cross-country carnival recently. This man has serious fitness abilities!

Diminutive Johnny ‘The Whiz’ Barrett missed an easy goal opportunity but managed to snare his second for the season.

Wests were five-points in front early in the last quarter but the likes of Shane’ Rowdy’ Healy and the skill of Rob ‘Hammer’ Romeo steadied the home side.

Newcomers Mark ‘Magic’ Upton and Trevor ‘Ted’ Faehrman were impressive and the ex-Berri player ‘Ted’ managed not to break any bones. Their experience in the RFL translated into the elite level.

The Superdogs confront Mid North in Clare on Sunday May 3rd.

SCORE: Superdogs 11.7 (73) d Wests 7.3 (45)

GOALS: P. Hoffmann; T. Faehrman 3, P. Hall 2, J. Barrett; S. Ingerson; R. Romeo 1

BEST: P. Hoffmann, R. Romeo, P. Arnold, T. Faehrman, R. Frahn, B. Greenslade.

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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