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Sports Reports: Imps on top after Anzac Round of River Murray footy season
Plus River Murray netball results and the latest from the Murray Bridge Rifle Club.
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After Round 2 (the Anzac Round) of the RMFL 2023 season on Saturday, the Imperials are on top of the A-grade ladder with 4 points and 68.75%.
Also, the Jervois Bluds welcomed new club Mallee Districts to the RMFL with a traditional gift that Ray and Owen Love arranged, designed and painted. Good work, Bluds!
River Murray football A-grade results
Coorong 11.13 (79) defeated Mannum 11.10 (76)
Coorong best: Matthew Hartman, Lachlan Richardson, Alexander Stidiford, Albert Dunstan, Sam Sanders, Hamish Dow. Goals: Brodie Martin 3, Sam Sanders 2, Charlie Fisher 2, Brad Thompson, Mark Ploenges, Albert Dunstan, Liam Thompson 1.
Mannum best: Mitchell Smith, Michael O’Malley, Aiden Holland, Matt Skrypek, Bryce Jaensch. Goals: Dylan Ribbons 3, Isaac Hampel 2, Blake Tabe 2, Stephen Branson, Blake Fidge, Cody Krollig, Matt Skrypek 1.
Imperials 15.12 (102) defeated Mypolonga 6.12 (48)
Imperials best: Clint Diment, Mitchell Lienert, Jack Penfold, Ben Gogel, Louis De Michele, Luke Harrowfield. Goals: Jack Penfold 4, Johnny Boras 3, Jaiden Mole 3, Clint Diment 2, James Clarke 1, Kyle Dalitz, Aiden Morrell 1.
Mypolonga best: Nick Hombsch, Patrick Davies, Mitchell Bowley, Brady Morris, Regan Gotch, Henry Payne. Goals: Nick Hombsch 2, Samuel Elliott, Stephen Mills, Clark Stegmeyer, Riley Walton 1.
Southern Mallee 13.20 (98) defeated Tailem Bend 9.6 (60)
Southern Mallee best: Josh Smithson, Rory O’Driscoll, Jarryd Brown, Oscar Barrett, Lewis Young. Goals: Thomas Keough 4, Lewis Young 3, Alex Keough 2, Josh Smithson 2, Billy McNeilly, Rory O’Driscoll 1.
Tailem Bend best: Aiden Coakley, Patrick Glynn, Brodie Edwards, Jacob Wilson, Daniel Perks. Goals: Jacob Wilson 4, Scott Chandler 2, Aiden Coakley 2, Brodie Edwards 1.
Jervois 16.20 (116) defeated Mallee Districts 10.6 (66)
Jervois best: Ben Hansen, Lachlan Thomas, Taite Silverlock, Casey Robins, Joshua Scott. Goals: Ben Hansen 5, Lachlan Thomas 3, Zane Barry 2, Dylan Barry, Anthony Long, Josh Nye, Hayden Schulz, Taite Silverlock, Peter Zarantonello 1.
Mallee Districts best: Chris Rudiger, Riley Bowles, Andy Vines, Lachlan Paddick, Michael Leonard, Shane Paech. Goals: Michael Leonard 4, Shane Paech 3, Lachlan Paddick 2, Brendon Hone 1.
Ramblers – bye
River Murray netball A-grade results
After Round 2 of the RMNA 2023 season on Saturday, the Southern Suns are on top of the ladder with 4 points and 68.49%.
Southern Suns 54 defeated Tailem Bend 25
Mallee Storm 44 defeated Jervois 38
Imperials 46 defeated Mypolonga 42
Mannum 60 defeated Coorong Cats 28
Ramblers – bye
Ireland reigns in Speedway’s final night of season
Brett Ireland won the crown in the Wingless Sprints 30-lap feature of Murray Bridge Speedway’s final race night of the season, which featured Round 9 of the Ausloans Finance Strathalbyn Track Championship.
Anthony Tapley led early on ahead of Jack McCarthy, with the pair opening up a fair gap over the rest of the field.
The only stoppage of the event occurred on Lap 8, with Mitchell Rigney spinning to a stop in the back straight.
McCarthy continued to pressure Tapley on the restart before suddenly slowing and retiring to the infield, which elevated Brett Ireland up into second.
With the front-runners then encountering lapped traffic, Tapley got caught behind one of the back-markers, enabling Ireland to swoop into the top spot.
Ireland then made a smooth run until the end, winning by over four seconds ahead of Tapley and Nate Trewin in third.
Read more: www.facebook.com/MurrayBridgeSpeedway.
Magpie-free day at Murray Bridge Rifle Club
Light winds that varied early before dissipating later in the afternoon made for near-perfect conditions at the Deed Range in Monarto for the 26th round of the Murray Bridge Rifle Club Championship.
Sunny skies meant that F-Class shooters had some sighting issues due to mirage, but overall, a high standard was shot.
A class ahead of everyone on the day, however, was Andrew Heard, who shot a magnificent double possible of 50.08 and 50.05 for the top TR score so far this season of 100.13.
Heard easily claimed the off-rifle and the handicap win in TR for the day.
F-Class had some good scores as well, including a possible of 60.04 in the second round for John Cranwell to give him the off-rifle win in F-Open with a score of 115.09.
Ian Taylor did very well in the second round also, with a 59.05 to finish on 114.07 and claim the F-Standard win and the F-Class handicap trophy for the day.
In a testament to the favourable conditions, there were no Magpies shot for the day.
But another standout was from visitor Terry Trigg, who recorded the highest F-Class score of the day with a pair of 59s for 118.07 shooting F-Standard.
Next week, competition continues at the first of a two-week stint at 600 metres.
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