A misunderstanding over game times resulted in Renmark A grade men spending some 20 minutes without a goalkeeper to start last Friday night`s clash with rival Loxton at Glassey Park.
When the position was finally filled Loxton had already skipped to a 2-0 lead and that was enough for it to hold on for a 3-1 win after the remainder of the match was fought out evenly. Better players for Loxton included Tim Pannell, Jay Fforde, Matt Hammond, with one goal, and Josh Hentschke with two.
For Renmark Corbin Bartsch, Lincoln Matulin and Callum Benda were best.
Unfortunately in the other match scheduled for Waikerie on Saturday a shortage of players for the Berri side saw it forfeit to Waikerie.
Back to Friday night at Glassey Park Loxton won the A women`s clash against Renmark 4-1.
Renmark, with Juliett Mallinson, at full throttle started strongly but when Billie Jo Hammerstein (2 goals), Tara Allister and Steph Baird recognised the threat the top side steadied to record a workmanlike win.
This meant both of Loxton`s senior sides had reversed the results of the last meetings with Renmark.
Best for the Loxton women were Gillian Bartsch, Braenna Schaeffer and Louise Paschke and for Renmark Sarah Haslett, Alison Giles and Bec Keynes.
In the other women`s match Berri looked good in defeating Waikerie 6-0.
Kris Weir scored two goals for Berri with Kira McMahon, Emma Burge and Jen Kiel also prominent while Waikerie`s best included Lori Hocking, Carlye waye and Ashley Baker.
On the side lines at Waikerie on Saturday was former Loxton junior, Australian Kookaburra and inaugural Riverland Legends Of Sports inductee Grant Schubert who was home from West Australia visiting family for the weekend.
Despite pre match rumours Grant did not turn out for the Loxton B grade side. A final score of 21-0 against Waikerie may