Trailing 3.1 to Berri 6.3 at half time the Waikerie Magpies again finished strongly to win the second half 5.6 to 0.4 on Saturday to grab victory 8.7 (55) to 6.7 (43).
This has been the Waikerie pattern in Riverland A Grade Football in most of its matches this season.
It was a strange game at ‘Headquarters’ with nothing wrong with the weather conditions but scoring at a minimum.
Many of Waikerie’s best players put their hands up in the latter stages of the contest but for all day effort Ben Venning, Steven Hausler, Tim Bevan, Tristam Geehman and Steve Braun were acknowledged.
For Berr, on the other hand, many of its early contributors dried up in the second half like the team’s goal scoring.
A strange game indeed from, on paper, two talented lineups.
Amongst the better Demons were Liam Hayes, Nick Hankin and, in his return game from a serious injury, Peter Safralidis.
At Barmera the home side led Loxton 2.4 to 2.0 at quarter time but from there on it became too many against too few and the flood gates opened for Barmera Monash to win 24.18 (162) to 6.0 (36).
The Roos’ contributors formed a long list but Sam Butterworth, Richard O’Grady (3 goals), Jack Barker, Ben Drogemuller and Luke Thomas deserved to be on top.
For Loxton Joel Brown, Michael Kirk and Spiro Polymiadis did best under constant pressure.
The Loxton North meeting with Renmark was a lack lustre affair as well with scoring not abundant in the conditions.
The Panthers did enough to win well however 11.14 980) to 2.11 (23).
Andrew Baker was back to top form, Ryan Gray as well and Jordan Hentschke, Michael Scott and Josh Nelson played well for the Panthers.
Jaryd Rowe, Mitchell Jenke and Trevor Thorpe battled hard for the Rovers.
There will be a bye for the June long weekend with Riverland off to Karoonda on Saturday to meet Hills in the Eastern Zone Carnival.