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THE Riverland Netball
Association season kicks
off this Friday night, with
Anzac Day matches to be
played at Loxton.
Loxton North will play
Renmark in the opening A1
match for the Anzac Medal
After the post-match pre-
sentations, Waikerie will take
on Barmera at 7.45pm and
Loxton is up against Berri
A2 matches will be played
on the outdoor courts.
The night will see four
new A1 coaches unveiled,
three of those men.
Shane Uren takes the reins
at Barmera, Greg Coombs is
in charge at Loxton and Dan
Leuders is Waikerie’s coach.
Chrissy Eleftheriadis will
begin her second stint as
Berri coach, while Ann Noack
(Renmark) and Kylie Wool-
dridge (Loxton North) will
continue at their respective
Loxton North will enter
two A2 teams this year as a
result of the absence of an
All six major clubs will
field 17A and 15A teams this
season in a boost to junior
6pm: Loxton North v Renmark.
7.45pm: Waikerie v Barmera.
9.15pm: Loxton v Berri.
6pm: Waikerie v Loxton North
7.45pm: Renmark v Loxton Nor th;
Loxton v Berri.
premiership winning team
continued its success with a 25-
point win over Renmark in the
opening round of Riverland A
grade football at Renmark on
In tricky conditions with a
swirly breeze that made kicking
tough, Waikerie scored just one
goal in the final term, but held on
Waikerie coach Shayne Stevens
said Waikerie’s second quarter
was its best.
“Our second quarter was very,
very good,” he said.
“I was disappointed with our
second half though. We didn’t play
to our full capacity.
“We probably took the foot off
the pedal when we could’ve blown
the game open. But to Renmark’s
credit they didn’t let it happen.”
The first quarter saw a close
tussle as the teams traded goals,
but Renmark led by four points at
the first change.
The Rovers were hurt in the
first quarter by a back injury to
up and coming player Roley Boon.
Boon sustained two fractures
in his neck after a collision with
Waikerie’s Jarrad Byrne and was
stretchered from the field.
The Renmark crowd had every
right to feel optimistic after the
Rovers’ solid opening quarter, but
Waikerie soon came to life, kicking
eight goals to one, showing some
of the terrific form it displayed in
last year’s grand final.
New recruit Nelson Peters was
on fire up forward, using all of his
skill and guile to kick four first
Gerard Dutton was finding
plenty of the ball on the wing in
his return to action for Waikerie,
while Michael Bratton was able to
set up play despite the close atten-
tion of Jaryd Rowe on occasion.
Renmark showed plenty of
spirit in the third term as it nar-
rowed the margin to 18 points.
Youngster Brodie Roesler was
lively, while Jarrad Bollenhagen
His brother Justin was also
starting to have an influence,
despite coming off a game with
Adelaide’s SANFL team the night
However, the Rovers squan-
dered several chances in front of
goal in the third term and their in-
accuracy continued in the fourth,
kicking just five behinds for the
Jim Thomson and Amos Frank
were just as wayward at the other
end, with Thomson kicking five
behinds for the day.
The enigmatic Peters kicked
the only goal of the final quarter
as Waikerie wrapped up an open-
ing round win.
Clark McCatty showed promise
for the Magpies, booting two goals,
while skipper and ruckman Craig
Miller also had a great game.
Jarrad Bollenhagen was great
in his first game for the Rovers,
Todd Bennett provided a good
target up forward and Zac Gartery
played well in the ruck against the
more experienced Miller.
Waikerie 6.4 (40) d Renmark 5.9 (39).
BEST: Waikerie – C. Wilson, A. Nettelbeck,
B. Truscott, T. Truscott, S. McKinnon, D.
Pierce. Renmark – A . Gill, T. Bannister,
F. Peters, M. Haywood, B. Harding, J.
GOALS: Waikerie – C. Wilson 2, B. Hoad,
L. Twigden, D. Fridd, A . Nettelbeck. Ren-
mark – M. Smith 2, N. Carr, F. Peters, C.
Renmark 12.15 (87) d Waikerie 6.4 (40).
BEST: Renmark – M. Jenke, B. Pater, R.
Walter, L. Lellmann, R. Garrett, I. Kolcas.
Waikerie – D . Barrow, R. Shaw, H. Shaw, H.
Dearman, A. Kennedy, W. Carter.
GOALS: Renmark – B . Pater, I. Kolcas, R.
Walter 2, Z. Gallo, C. Gartery, M. O’Lough-
lin, M. Jenke, N. Schulz, B. Tregeagle.
Waikerie – D. Barrow 3, R. Shaw 2, R.
Waikerie 16.11 (107) d Renmark 1.0 (6).
BEST: Waikerie – J . Coombes, J. Bee, J.
Parfitt, A. Weir, J. Burgemeister, D. Kranz.
Renmark – J. Austin, J. Bonner, C. Munn,
D. Bennett, J. Cassidy, H. McBride.
GOALS: Waikerie – J. Parfitt 5, K. Mat-
thews, B. Schober 3, A. Weir, J. Bee 2, C.
Maher. Renmark – J. Austin.
Waikerie 6.9 (45) d Renmark 3.6 (24).
BEST: Waikerie – C. Mackareth, S. Smith,
D. Ling, S. Parfitt, M. Hahn, W. Hawke.
Renmark – J. Ellis, B. Schuetze, D. Austin,
T. McBride, C. Blackwell, J. Stoeckel.
GOALS: Waikerie – J. Colbert 2, S. Smyth,
W. Hawke, S. Liebich, C. Mackareth. Ren-
mark – T. McBride, D. Austin, D. Johnson.
3.3 4.5 7.8 7.13 55
2.5 10.7 10.8 11.14 80
Waikerie: G. Dutton, M. Bratton,
C. Miller, N. Peters, S. Steele, T.
Renmark: Jarrad Bollenhagen,
T. Bennett, Z. Gartery, J. Rowe, J.
Warnock, A. Lindner.
Waikerie: N. Peters 5, C. McCatty 2,
S. Steele, B. Venning, A. Frank, M.
Renmark: B. Roesler 3, B.
Redpath, J. Blackwell, K. Parks, J.
Waikerie: Jarrad Byrne (corked
Renmark: Roley Boon (back).
Pies open with a win
in his side’s
WAIKERIE’S Jim Thomson gets away from Renmark’s Harry Beavis in Saturday’s
A grade match.
Riverland netball back in action on Friday
WAIKERIE A1 netballers kick off their
season this Friday night against Barmera at
7.45pm at Loxton.
MORGAN Primary School won the Mid Murray sports day at Waikerie
Lutheran Primary School on March 27.
in the Mid
Mid Murray sports day winners
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