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Sports Reports: Southern Mallee defeat Imperials footy team on coronation weekend
Plus RMNA netball results and Murray Bridge Rifle Club members' results from the Monarto and Kapunda meets.
This post includes contributions from Daniel Irvine.
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Is it mere co-incidence that both the RMFL’s Imperial football team and the RMNA’s Imperial netball team have topped the 2023 season ladders on the same weekend that the imperial King Charles was crowned? – Yeah, probably.
Anyway, after Round 4 of the RMFL 2023 season, despite a loss to the Southern Mallee League, the Imps top the A-grade ladder with 6 points and 60.56%.
River Murray football A-grade results (Round 4)
Coorong 11.12 (78) defeated Tailem Bend 0.10 (10)
Coorong best: Clint Richardson, Sam Ploenges, Matthew Hartman, Liam Thompson, Patrick Barrett. Goals: Brodie Martin 3, Sam Sanders 3, Albert Dunstan, Charlie Fisher, Mark Ploenges, Brad Thompson, Brody Vandenbrink 1.
Tailem Bend best: Nathan Stark, Daniel Perks, Benjamin Rossi, Aidan Coakley, Kane Mason.
Mallee Districts 7.10 (52) defeated Ramblers 7.8 (50)
Mallee Districts best: Lachlan Paddick, Campbell Bellaney, Brandon Hone, Luke Sparks, Harry Snodgrass, Angus Pederick. Goals: Campbell Bellaney 2, Michael Leonard, Shane Paech, Ben Pomery, Joshua Rudiger, Josh Watts 1.
Ramblers best: Alex Pfeiffer, Riley Vanson, Alfie Gollan, Cameron Schubert, Jacob Trevorrow, Nathan Fullgrabe. Goals: Joshua Andrews 2, Nathan Fullgrabe, Nelson Miller, Jacob Trevorrow, Riley Vanson, Mack Wenske 1.
Jervois 20.6 (126) defeated Mannum 9.8 (62)
Jervois best: Ben Hansen, Joshua Scott, Dylan Barry, Peter Zarantonello, Bradley Gabell. Goals: Ben Hansen 8, Joshua Scott 6, Lachlan Thomas 2, Peter Zarantonello 2, Dylan Barry, Jamon Rigney 1.
Mannum best: Mitchell Smith, Mitchell Heward, Jake Keller, Dylan Ribbons, Zakk Bullard. Goals: Max Wakefield 3, Tye Bedford, Bailey Boughen, Josh Branson, Stephen Branson, Aiden Holland, Jake Keller 1.
Southern Mallee 14.11 (95) defeated Imperials 7.8 (50)
Southern Mallee best: Josh Smithson, Ben Moroney, Tommy Howard, Billy McNeilly, Rory O’Driscoll. Goals: Tommy Howard 4, Ben Moroney 3, Jarryd Brown 2, Thomas Keough, Brad Rosenweig, Josh Smithson, Beau Walkom 1.
Imperials best: Luke Harrowfield, Nathan Daish, Louis De Michele, Clint Diment, Sean Samblich, Harley Montgomery. Goals: Johnny Boras 3, Nathan Daish, James Deegan, Luke Harrowfield, Brody Morrell 1.
Mypolonga – bye
River Murray netball A-grade results (Round 4)
After Round 4 of the RMNA 2023 season on Saturday, the Imps are on top of the ladder with 8 points and 60.24%.
Mallee Storm 53 defeated Ramblers 46
Mannum 52 defeated Jervois 35
Imperials 55 defeated Southern Suns 32
Tailem Bend 58 defeated Coorong Cats 26
“Winds were light and from the right” at Murray Bridge Rifle Club meet
Winds were light and from the right this past Saturday as shooters from the Murray Bridge Rifle Club competed from 600 metres.
Apart from the day being bookended by a short rain delay, the weather was otherwise consistent and allowed for some competitive shooting.
Top amongst the off-rifle scores were David McDonald in F-Open, who shot a 59.04 and a 58.07 to win the grade on 117.11 and also claim the F-Class handicap with 131.1.
Also scoring a 58.04 on the day with a 55.03 in his second round was Gordon Harrison, who won F-Standard.
Not dropping a point, however, was Target Rifle winner Robert Paech, who shot a double possible for 100.13.
Not so lucky on the day was Wayne Halliday, scoring the only “bird” of the day to win the Magpie Award.
Several shooters also travelled to Kapunda on Sunday to compete in their Open Prize Meeting, with club members gaining success, especially in Target Rifle, where Greg Traeger won A-Grade and the shoot-off, while only behind by the barest of margins was Andrew Heard, who won B-Grade.
Other notable results for the club were from Gordon Harrison and John Cranwell, who both finished second in their grades of F-Standard and F-Open respectively.
Shooting towards the Club Championship continues next week from the range of 700 metres.
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