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Barmera United and Renmark
Olympic cruised through to the
Riverland A grade soccer Top Four
Cup final on Sunday.
Barmera continued its unbeaten run, defeat-
ing a valiant Loxton United 7-2.
Early on the match was in the balance as
Barmera tried control the ball in the swirly
conditions and the Tigers used the breeze to
With scores at 1-1 midway through the
first half, Loxton was right in the game.
However, the Pelicans scored three times in
quick succession to hit the half time break
The goals continued to come for Barmera in
the second half, with Marty Barber finishing
with a hat-trick.
Barber was well supported by James Wallace,
who was a rock in defence for the Pelicans,
while Barber's brothers Rhys and Kevin also
got on the scoreboard.
Jack Zucchi and Spiro Polymiadis were best
for the Tigers, while Geordie Franks scored
Renmark Olympic found some form ahead
of the final with a 6-1 victory over Berri
After a sloppy first half in which Renmark
led 1-0, Olympic livened up in the second half,
responding to coach Nick Sotiroulis' half time
Hari Sahota was best afield, scoring three
goals and helping set up others, while attack-
ing midfielder Kyle Collinson delivered the
ball forward impeccably.
Berri and Renmark will play in the open
Berri beat Barmera 5-0, with the goals
shared amongst Stace Pront, Victoria
Trantalis, Ebony Hoffmann and Alyssa Knight
Pront and Knight were best in a team full of
strong contributors for Berri.
Barmera did well to repel Berri's forward
forays for most of the day, but the relentless
attack got through in the end.
Renmark beat Loxton 3-0 in the other wom-
Olympic adjusted to the windy conditions
better than Loxton, making the most of its
At the other end, Loxton was unable to
score, hitting the framework and missing a
penalty, thanks to goalie Isabella Zunic.
Angela Pavlomanolakos played well through
the middle for Renmark, while Sukhdeep
Kahlon was terrific in defence.
Clarice Lawrence played well in defence for
Loxton, while Chelesa McPherson did her best
to control the play.
Barmera United 7 d Loxton United 2.
Best: Barmera United -- M. Barber, J. Wallace.
Loxton -- J. Zuchhi, S. Polymiadis.
Goals: Barmera United -- M. Barber 3, J. Fournaros
2, R. Barber, K. Barber. Loxton United -- G. Franks
Renmark Olympic 6 d Berri River Rangers 1.
Best: Renmark Olympic -- H. Sahota, K. Collinson.
Berri -- D. Eleftheriadis, F. Vallelonga.
Goals: Renmark Olympic -- H. Sahota 3, B. Sahota 2,
A. Akbari. Berri -- D. Eleftheriadis.
Berri 5 d Barmera 0.
Best: Berri -- S. Pront, A. Knight.
Barmera -- Z. Fournaros, S. Karagiannis.
Goals: Berri -- S. Pront 2, V. Trantalis, E. Hoffmann,
A. Knight. Barmera -- nil.
Renmark 3 d Loxton 0.
Best: Renmark -- A. Pavlomanolakos, S. Kahlon.
Loxton -- C. Lawrence, C. McPherson.
Goals: Renmark -- A. Kounias, G. Papageorgios., A.
Alvanos. Loxton -- nil.
Renmark 3 d Renmark Two 1.
Barmera 3 d Berri 1.
Berri 11 d Barmera Two 0.
Barmera 1 d Renmark 0.
Berri Two 3 d Riverland Girls 1.
Renmark 2 d Barmera 1.
Renmark was bundled out of
both Riverland A grade hockey
finals series on Saturday
The Blues lost both games by a
goal in a heartbreaking end to their
Loxton came out firing on all cyl-
inders in the men's preliminary final,
with Tim Pannell, Steven Trezise
and Karl Hennig hungry for goals.
Robin Schaeffer scored first
though, getting stick to ball on the
left post after a scrimmage in the
circle. Renmark's Callum Benda,
Nigel Stoeckel and Ben Cutts pro-
vided drive into attack, but were held
at bay by Tim Vivian, Tim Cass and
Loxton scored its second with 18
minutes remaining in the half when
youngster Briley Gibbs shot truly.
Renmark did well to hold Loxton
for the remainder of the half and
negate any momentum.
The Blues came out with a lot
more endeavour in the second half,
with Dan Shawyer, Brett Stokes and
Benda leading the way.
However, they failed to capitalise
on penalty corners as Joel Hampel,
Trezise and Gibbs moved the ball
out of defence with precision for
Shawyer scored for Renmark in
the final three minutes of the game,
but his side ran out of time.
Berri won the A grade women's
preliminary final 2-1 against
Renmark started well, with
Danielle Weeks sending the ball
into Anna Peterson for the opening
Undeterred, Berri quickly moved
the ball into attack, with Naomi
Wetherald, Jen Kiel and Emma
Cuteri creating opportunities.
Tegan Nourse eventually broke
through for Berri, slotting a goal
from the corner post to equal the
Sharon Pendle and Laura Strout
worked hard for Renmark to nul-
lify Berri's attacking moves for the
remainder of the half.
Berri maintained the pressure
though, with Ada Walladge and Kira
McMahon providing strength down
the right side.
Wetherald, Walladge and Cuteri
controlled the midfield often sending
Berri into attack in the second half.
With 17 minutes remaining,
Wetherald deviated her shot on goal
from a penalty corner to put Berri
Renmark was feeling the pinch as
several players looked to be strug-
gling. Weeks continually fed her
forwards, but Renmark was unable
to add another score as Berri won
by a goal. WOMEN
Berri 2 d Renmark 1.
Best: Berri -- K. Weir, A. Walladge, K.
McMahon. Renmark -- S. Giles, L. Strout,
C. Weigall. Goals: Berri -- T. Nourse, N.
Wetherald. Renmark -- A. Petersen.
Waikerie 4 d Renmark 1.
Berri 3 d Renmark 1.
Loxton 2 d Renmark 1.
Best: All played well.
Goals: Loxton -- R. Schaeffer, B. Gibbs.
Renmark -- D. Shawyer.
Waikerie 1 d Renmark 0.
Waikerie 5 d Loxton 1.
Best: Waikerie -- J. Smith, C. Tyler, C.
Catford, N. Hocking. Loxton -- all played
well. Goals: Waikerie --N. Hocking 2, C.
Hollamby, S. Chand, N. Schmidt. Loxton
-- W. Tyler.
Waikerie 2 d Loxton 1.
Best: Waikerie -- Z. Baker, M. Rayner, J.
Smith, N. Schmidt. Loxton -- B. Gibbs, C.
Heinrich, T. Flood, Z. Albrecht.
Goals: Waikerie -- K. Kamau, N. Schmidt.
Loxton -- B. Gibbs.
Waikerie White 1 drew with Berri 1.
Loxton's Tim Pannell
and Steph Baird won the
Riverland A grade hockey
best and fairest awards on
The duo went back-to-
back in winning the awards,
although Baird tied with team-
mate Jane Reid last year.
This year she was the
sole winner of the women's
McNaughton won the B grade
men's trophy, while Waikerie's
Sarah Schiller won the Nina
Starr perpetual trophy for the
B grade women's best and fair-
est.Waikerie duo Austin
Hollamby and Lisa Redemski
won the under 18 best and
fairests, while Loxton's Briley
Gibbs took out the under 15
Waikerie Daniel Schmidt
was the under 12 mixed best
and fairest winner.
Renmark's Teresa Shawyer
won a contribution to hockey
award on the night.
TEAMS OF THE YEAR
Senior women: Tegan Moldovan,
Rebecca Keynes, Sally Giles,
Danielle Weeks, Juliet Mallinson
(Renmark); Carlye Waye, Kristen
Pick, Lisa Redemski (Waikerie);
Naomi Wetherald, Ada Walladge,
Kira McMahon, Emma Cuteri
(Berri); Stephanie Baird, Tara
Allister, Louise Smith (Loxton).
Coach: Gavin McMahon (Berri).
Senior men: Mark Kroehn,
Cameron Hope, Jason Redemski,
Rowan Hope, Austin Hollamby,
Brenton Kroehn (Waikerie); Brett
Stokes, Danial Shawyer, Callum
Benda (Renmark); Karl Hennig,
Tim Pannell, Ryan Hentschke,
Jimmy Lange, Steven Trezise
(Loxton); Beau Delaine, Dylan
Junior girls: Ashleigh Baker,
Thalia Boatswain, Lisa Redemski,
Trinity Schmidt, Courntey Lean
(Waikerie); Alison Giles, Brooke
Webb, Chloe Weigall (Renmark);
Dominic, Chloe Passmore,
Michaela Seekamp, Ada Walladge,
Kira McMahon (Berri).
Junior boys: James Smith, Austin
Hollamby, Clayton Hollamby,
Nicholas Hocking (Waikerie);
Dylan Couzner, Tim Trewren, Bode
Baylis (Berri); Nathan Woodrow,
Joel Woodrow, Jayden Bruce,
James Hutchins (Renmark); Riley
Gibbs, Joel Hopper, Joel Hampel
Duo scoop awards
Both local soccer sides out of finals action
Loxton men hold on in final thriller
Loxton's Che Lange
blitzed the field to win
the under 18 medal
at the Whillas Medal
count on Monday
Lange polled a remark-
able 28 votes to win by
eight from Loxton North's
Lange, George and
Waikerie's Elliott Modra
were all locked on 14 votes
after 10 rounds, but Lange
had four best on grounds in
the final six rounds to win
Lange also won boundary
umpire of the year.
Later in the night,
Waikerie's Tim Bevan
won his first ever Whillas
Bevan polled 20 votes
including 10 votes in the
final five rounds to storm to
victory ahead of Renmark
duo Shane Walker (18) and
Trevor Thorpe (17).
Loxton North's Scott
Meneghetti was not far
behind on 13, Josh Nelson
polled eight, while Leigh
Kruger picked up six votes.
It capped a brilliant sea-
son for Bevan who has gone
close in previous years.
It was also the start of a
big week for the midfielder,
with his Magpies to tackle
Barmera-Monash in the
grand final this weekend.
Craig Fisher narrowly
missed out on the seconds
medal, finishing one vote
behind Renmark's Aaron
Gill. Clubmate Grant
Dahlitz finished third.
Loxton's Ryan Nickolls
and Kruger and Loxton
North's Ben Walter, Ryan
Proud, Michael Scott, Jordan
Hentschke and Meneghetti
were named in The Murray
Pioneer team of the year.
Loxton North's Peter
Fogden (1983) and Loxton's
Ron Wagner (1974) were
presented with retrospec-
tive medals on the night.
WHILLAS MEDAL VOTES
20 T. Bevan (W); 18 S. Walker
(R); 17 T. Thorpe (R); 16 M.
Leyson (BM); 15 A. Beauchamp
(B); 13 S. Meneghetti (LN); 11
A. Dart (BM); 9 D. Millard (BM);
8 A. Braendler (W); 8 J. Nelson
(LN); 8 R. Beeching (W).
Loxton's Che Lange had a successful evening at the Whillas Medal count at the
Loxton Sporting Club on Monday night, winning the under 18 medal along with the
boundary umpire of the year award.
-- Grant Schwartzkopff photo
Loxton's Steph Baird (A grade women) and Tim Pannell
(A grade men) won the senior best and fairest awards at
the Riverland Hockey Association presentation night on
-- Alison Giles photo
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