There was a close game in Riverland B GRADE football last Saturday when Loxton led at each change but had to hold off a fast finishing Renmark to win 9-4 (58) to 7-8 (50). Fhett Colls kicked 4 goals for Loxton with its better players Bryce Freundt, Braden Falting and Pat Portolesi and for the Rovers the standouts were Aaron Gill, Ben Files and Thomas Bannister. At Berri Waikerie defeated the Demons 16-7 (103) to 3-2 (20). Tyson Sutton, Bradley Truscott and with 4 goals Mitchell White were best for the Magpies and for the home side Brett Duffin, Jayme Peltz and Jake Charnstrom. Loxton North defeated Barmera Monash at Barmera 10-6 (66) to 5-4 (34). Tyler Oxlade, Jake Albrecht with 4 goals and Rory Hoile were best for the Panthers and for the Roos David Whitourne, Nigel Dillon and Jed Millington.
Margins in UNDER 18 matches were significant. Waikerie 11-11 (77) defeated Berri 5-3 (33). Ryan Shaw, Jagdeep Singh and Reece Lehmann with 3 goals were prominent for Waikerie and the Demons` best were Wolfegang Tylor-Velvet, Josh Kleinig and Chris Karagiannis. Renmark (Ricky Garrett, Tate Milne, Ben Pater, best, Brandan Tregeagle 5 goals) beat Loxton (Matthew Kurtzer, Jesse Will, Aaron Baptie) 21-15 (141) to 3-5(23) and Barmera Monash (Paul Spilios, Brody Watson, Jack Wellington) won 8-13 (61) to Loxton North (Ceejay Inglis, Ben Butson, Jack McKenzie) 2-4 (16).
In UNDER 15`s Waikerie (Jack Parfitt, Blake Schober 5 goals, Kaleb Kuchel) beat Berri ( Ryan Smith, Jason Westley 3 goals, Michael Grosser) 13-7 (85) to 5-4 (34), Loxton (William Gutsche 4 goals , Henry Wright, Ross Romeo) fought back from 26 points in arrears at half time to beat Renmark (Lloyd Croft, Jack Austin, Corey Munn, Nicholas Wilkinson 4 goals) 10-4 (64) to 9-7 (61) and Loxton North (Jackson Waechter 5 goals, best Mitch Neumann, Ryley Hammerstein, Mathew Beswick) defeated Barmera Monash (Taso Bantolas, Mitch Wellington, Zac Galvin, Jared Charlton 3 goals) 11-6 (72) to 5-3 (33).
Berri won a terrific contest against Waikerie in the UNDER 13 competition 4-1 (25) to 3-4 (22). Oscar Kregar, Kade Harkins and Hugo Kregar were best for the young Demons and Steven Parfitt, Daniel King and William Hawke for the Magpies. Renmark (Benny Schuetze, Reilly Abend-Williss, Jake Stoeckel) won against Loxton (Riley Stasinowsky, Bailey Boughen, Tyler McKenzie) 9-13 (67) to 3-0 (18) and Loxton North (Talyn Eagle 4 goals, best Aaron Nitschke, Louie Psarakis, Jett Garvie) beat Barmera Monash (Tayne Ward, Steven Clark, Samuel Allder) 10-5 (65) to 1-1 (7).