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2007 GRAND FINAL at Morgan


Swan Reach




26.15 (171)





7.9 (51)

Best: BSR – C Gregory (BOG) , R Mitchell, N Ruwoldt, H Fromm, C Fromm, M Griffiths. Ramco – S Crowe, B Pittaway, J Marr, A Geehman, T Coombs, D Donnelly. Goals: BSR – H Fromm 7, C Gregory 6, K Roberts 3, J Rosenzweig, M Griffiths, R Horner, N Ruwoldt 2, D Rosenzweig, R Mitchell. Ramco – M McDonald, S Hefford 2, A Maturo, J Marr, T Coombs

MID MURRAY FOOTBALL 2008 (Teams: Blanchtown/Swan Reach, Morgan/Cadell, Ramco, Robertstown & Sedan Cambrai)


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14.8 (92)

Blanchetown/Swan Reach




9.8 (62)

Best: Robertstown - Robertstown  Jarred Mosey, Peter Burman, jade Mosey, Dale Button, Bradley Noack, Chris Pfieffer. BSR - Marc Le Brun, Mark Coleman, Clinton Griffiths, Brett McPherson, Shaun McMahon, Darren Rosensweig. Robertstown  Jarred Mosey 4, Dale Button 2, Nathan Freeman 2, Micha Mueller 2, Jordan Kotz 1, Trent Neindorf 1, Simon Schmidt 1, Adam Schutz 1. BSR  Brett McPherson 5, Matt McPherson 1, Marc LeBrun 1, Dale Payne 1, Dylan Cooper 1.

ROBERTSTOWN has claimed the 2008 Mid Murray football premiership with a controlled 30 point victory over Blanchetown-Swan Reach. The victory was BSR’s only loss for the day, winning the three other grand finals. Seeking its second consecutive premiership BSR was considered to be outright favourites in most quarters. The Roos had other ideas though and ran out to a four goal quarter time lead that the Bullies were never able to drag back. At half time the Roos’ lead was 31 points and was reduced slightly to 28 points at the last change. In a dour last term, the Bulldogs were unable to get any traction, despite the efforts of Marc Le Brun and experienced Mark Coleman. Each side scored two goals and the premiership was heading to Robbie. Bradley Noack was named best on ground for Robertstown, while Jarred Mosey (five goals), Peter Burman and Jade Mosey also had major impacts on the result. For the Bulldogs, Clinton Griffiths and Brett McPherson (five goals) also played well.

In the lower grades, BSR scored a 72 point win over Ramco in the B grade, while it also collected the chocolates in the under 16s (defeating Robertstown by one point) and under 13s (defeating Sedan-Cambrai by 56 points).


BSR v Robertstown at Robertstown

RING-A-DING-DING! It’s the big one, at last, and the two sides that are battling it out this weekend are deservedly doing so. They’ve been the benchmarks of the league all season and share a bag of mixed results head to head. BSR go in favourites, its forward line with the likes of superstars Brett McPherson and Jason Rosenzweig posing the major threat to the Roos, who will need defender Bradley Noack to sort out the backline and lead from the front. The Roos’ forward line also has a strong potency with Dale Button up forward bagging five last week in a solid show of form. He will need good support from midfielders Simon Schmidt and the in-from Craig Dixon. Support players Jarrod Mosey and Jordan Kotz have to step up on the day, as they have in the past. BSR proudly boast having a team in every grade’s grand final this weekend, indicating the depth others in the league significantly lack. It’s a very different squad from last year’s flag winning side but the results have looked ominous for a solid title defence all year.

They’ve had too much run for the other sides, while Robertstown will be looking to halt that as much as possible. Mark Coleman and Ryan Schiller were the two that wreaked havoc in the second semi-final two weeks ago and should expect more attention this time around from a keen and confident Robertstown side. The midfield battle is where it will be won and lost. Both sides have good finals experience, both would rate their chances. If BSR get a run on, it will streak away with it, but if Robertstown can keep it tight, back them to get up.  In the other grades, BSR line up against a wily Ramco in the reserves, the Bulldogs look easy winners on paper. The under 16s is a preview of the grand final between Robertstown and BSR but back the Roos in on their home paddock. Sedan-Cambrai face BSR in the under 13s in the early game and bouyant about the thrashing they handed Robertstown last week. BSR best bring its best game and should get over the line.

Preliminary Final at Cambrai on Saturday August 30, 2008





17.6 (108)





9.13 (67)

Best Players: Robertstown - Dale Button, Gary Dixon, Chris Pfieffer, Nathan Freeman, Aaron Neimz, Adam Schutz. Sedan/Cambrai: Ryan Johns, Adam Falkenberg, Tarrant Smiath, Ashley Klose, Lachlan Reid, Russell Loffler. Goal Kickers: Robertstown:  Dale Button 5, Nathan Freeman 4, Ricky Todd 3, Bradley Noack 1, Adam Schutz 1, Chris Pfeiffer 1, Tom Ross 1, Ben Ross 1. Sedan/Cambrai:  Matt Costin 3, Simon Noack 3, Andy Costin 1, Lachlan reid 1.


Sedan-Cambrai v Robertstown at Cambrai

Robertstown’s second half fade out against BSR last week will be in the back of the minds of the guys at Sedan-Cambrai. The last time these two sides met, Robertstown had just upset BSR the week before, but were outdone by a classy Sedan-Cambrai performance, so it can definitely be done. With no injuries from last week’s clash against Morgan-Cadell and the home ground advantage, give the Sedan-Cambrai side every chance. Robertstown lost a few from last week but regain Jordan Kotz and Klaus Preusker, effectively cancelling out the losses. Should be a close match, with the battle in the midfield likely to decide it, however with Simon Noack still in form, if Sedan-Cambrai get out to a lead, it can be hard to reign in. Robertstown do have grand  final experience though, and would go in favourites.


BSR 13.5 (83) def Robertstown 7.10 (52)

Best Players: BSR – Ryan Schiller, Mark Coleman, Brett McPherson, Marc Le Brun, Craig Lindner, Brett Gierke. Robertstown – Craig Dixon, Adam Schutz, Jordan Kotz, Bradley Nowak, Ben Pfieffer, Patrick Neal. Goal Kickers: BSR – Brett McPherson 7, Matt McPherson 4, Max Martinson 1, Mick Zberski 1, Robertstown Dale Button 2, Jordan Kotz 2, Adam Schutz 1, Simon Schmidt 1, Peter Burman 1.

The Riverland Weekly previews this Saturday's 2nd Semi

BSR v Robertstown 

TO BE played at Morgan, the second semi-final between Blanchetown-Swan Reach and Robertstown is sure to be a beauty. The Roos have had the wood over the Bulldogs in recent contests and have come good at the right time of the year. It appears unlikely that Robertstown’s mining players will be available for this week but it should have the depth to put up more than a good fight. The likes of Bradley Noack in defence, Simon Schmidt and Craig Dixon in the middle will also need to fire. Chris and Ben Pfeiffer have come into good form towards the end of the season, while Micha Mueller has been consistent. BSR will need more from Josh Waechter, supporting Shaun McMahon who has had an exceptional year so far. Brett Gurke in the backlines has been good, while Matt Griffiths and David Waechter will match up well against Schmidt and Dixon. Mark Coleman has had to play up forward for the Bulldogs towards the end of the season, a move that could prove problematic. Robbie’s defence is seen as being better than BSR’s, which is potentially decisive to this match where all other areas seem well matched. Robertstown to win, meaning the reigning premiers will have to defend their title the hard way.


Sedan Cambrai 20. 9 129  def Morgan Cadell 9. 11  65

Best Players: Sedan Cambrai; Ryan Johns, Matt Costin, Alex McGorman, Lachlan Reid, Russell Loffler, Adam Falkenberg. Morgan Cadell: Zac Kent, Max Baddack and Simon Howe. Goal Kickers: Sedan Cambrai; Matt Costin 10, Andy Costin 3, Adam Falkenbers 2, Alex McGorman 2, Lachlan Reid 2, Adam Schulz 1, Paul Burgemaister 1. Morgan Cadell: Danny Coombs 4, Max Baddack1, Chris Gardiner 1, Jeremy Jeager 1, Henry Brezinski 1, Simon Howe 1.

The Riverland Weekly previews the First Semi Final at Swan Reach

Sedan-Cambrai v Morgan/Cadell

THE Magpies and the Tigers will face off in the knockout first semi-final at Swan Reach this weekend. The large oval will be enjoyed by both sides, so shouldn’t provide too much of an advantage. It should be a cracker of a start to the finals because  the last time the teams met there was only seven points in it, with Sedan taking the chocolates. Morgan is a dark horse, particularly if it can get a full complement of players together. Tyson Knight and Jamie O’Callaghan will work hard in the ruck and should have too much strength for the Magpies’ Alex McGorman. It’s going to be up to midfield general Adam Falkenberg to ensure that the likes of Danny Coombs don’t get first use of the ball. If Morgan can swing the ball forward, they have the likes of half forward Mark Woods and the influential Max Baddack as strong goal kicking options. Wayne Fiebig and Scott Starkey have had a good back half of the year and will need to continue in that vein if Sedan Cambrai is to win. The Tigers will have their own defensive issues with veterans Mick Dreckow and Henry Brzezinski, along with Simon Howe expected to be busy controlling the likes of Tarrant Smith, Ryan Johns and the Costin brothers, Matthew and Andy.  On paper Sedan Cambrai look to be the better side and should win a hard fought match…but don’t write the Tigers off.

Mid Murray Footy vows to fight on in release August 7, 2008
Mid Murray Football Association will not fold at the end of the season following a delegates meeting at Blanchetown last night.
A proposal to merge with the Mallee Football League that was floated at the Murray Mallee Summit at Karoonda last month was rejected by all clubs.
A proposed summit follow-up this Sunday at Swan Reach to further discussion about the two leagues amalgamating has been cancelled as a result of last night’s meeting.
Mid Murray president Peter Zadow said despite widespread speculation in recent weeks that the league was set to fold, there was enough support at the meeting last night to keep the league going and perhaps expand the league in the seasons ahead.
Blanchetown-Swan Reach, Sedan-Cambrai and Morgan all indicated that their members preferred to stay in Mid Murray, while Mr Zadow is hopeful that Robertstown will also stick with the league once they have fully considered all their options.
Ramco Football Club officially notified the Mid Murray last night that their members had voted to join the Riverland Football League’s Independent competition, citing a lack of player numbers as the main reason.
Mr Zadow said that he was determined to keep the league going. “It is the best option for our kids and clubs. In many ways a four team comp will be better than five and there are a few leagues, like Kangaroo Island and Broken Hill, where four team competitions are doing well,” he said.
“All our clubs have gone back to their members after last month’s summit and received instructions, and the overwhelming feedback at last night’s meeting was that Mid Murray remains and every effort should be made to attract more clubs to our league,” he said.
“Over the next couple of weeks we will be looking at framing up at least a four-team competition for 2009, but we would certainly welcome any other club interested in joining our league.
“We think our league has a lot to offer clubs who might be really struggling to compete in stronger nearby leagues.
“That’s the beauty of Mid Murray – it is real grassroots football, there’s netball and football and very few, if any, paid players.
“A club who might be getting flogged every week in their current league can come to our league and know they are going to be competitive by playing locals and not outlaying money for players. We think that will appeal to a few around the place.
“We are all about giving locals a game of football and netball and keeping families together.”
Mr Zadow said he would like to hear from any club interested in joining Mid Murray.
“We are not going to fold this year, we have a culture that is more sustainable than some may appreciate.
“We are disappointed that Ramco has opted to go as they are a founding club of this association, but we respect their right to do what they think is best for their club.”
Mr Zadow said club delegates last night indicated that they will almost certainly increase the age limit for their senior colts competition from under 16 to under 17 next year to retain numbers in junior grades. Morgan Football Club indicated that it intends to field both a under 13s and senior team next year.


Morgan/Cadell v Ramco
THIS match has plenty riding on it for the two teams. Ramco has struggled over the past few weeks but still has the chance of extending its season into the finals with a victory over Morgan/Cadell. The Roosters will need a massive win though. Max Baddack and his Tiger team-mates might have something to say about this though, particularly on their home ground. With the Roosters looking to move into another competition next season, this match could be their swan-song. We’re predicting a Tiger win.
Robertstown v Sedan-Cambrai
HOME side Robertstown will be on a high and feeling a chance to win the premiership after its victory against BSR in the last round. If it is to be a serious threat, it must keep the ball rolling and knock off an inconsistent Sedan-Cambrai this weekend. Ryan Johns, Simon Noack and Russell Loffler have hit  good form at the right time of the season for the Magpies and will be looking to knock the Roos over. Hard to see it happen.

Round 17 - August 2, 2008

Blanchetown/Swan Reach




11.11 (77)





16.5 (101)

Best: BSR – D Rosenzweig, M LeBrun, R Schiller, S McMahon, B McPherson, J Waechter. Robertstown – C Dixon, N Freeman, S Schmidt, A Niemz, T Ross, B Noack. Goals: BSR – B McPherson 5, M Coleman 2, J Rosenzweig 2, M McPherson, D Waechter. Robertstown – D Button 6, B Noack, S Schmidt, A Schutz 2, T Ross, C Dixon, P Burman, A Schutz, J Mosey, N Freeman.

Sedan Cambrai




25.20 (170)





5.5 (35)

Best: Sedan Cambrai – R Johns, S Noack, R Loffler, W Fiebig, S Starkey, J Helbig. Ramco – J Marr, N Hole, E Bell, G Francis, K Scroop, C Thiel. Goals: Sedan Cambrai – S Noack 8, A Costin 6, R Loffler 3, A Schutz 2, A Falkenberg, G Gum, B Stewart, W Fiebig, M Linton. Ramco – N Hole, B Wilchke, M Branf,  J Marr, A Linke.


BSR v Robertstown (at Swan Reach)

FOR the second time this season Robertstown could upset the might of BSR in what should be a very good game. The Roos have been in very good form of late and unlike the other clubs have BSR’s key players covered. The Bulldogs have a good forward line in the McPherson brothers and Jason Rosenzweig and Robertstown will need Andrew Kotz, Ben Pfeiffer and Micha Mueller to cover them. BSR also has some good forwards to cover in Dale Button and Adam Schutz, giving Clinton Griffiths and Brett Gurke a tough job. The midfield battle should also be pretty good with Matt Griffiths and Josh Waechter up against the likes off Sam Schmidt. A tough close game, with the Roos to take the points – just.

Sedan/Cambrai v Ramco

On form it is hard to pick against the Magpies for this encounter. The Roosters copped an absolute belting in the last round, kicking only two goals. However, they are better than that – they have some strong key position players in Nigel Hole, Al Geeham and Jason Marr who are more than troublesome. They will need to stand up if Ramco are to have a chance, while the improving Chris Redemski will also need to continue his development. Sedan Cambrai are vulnerable, especially as it tends to have at least one quarter where it fades out (witness last week’s third quarter against Morgan). Adam Falkenberg was down on his usual excellent standards last week but that gave Tarrant Smith a chance to shine, along with Matt and Andy Costin. As stated, Ramco have the personnel to cause an upset but do they have the belief?  Saturday will tell but the Magpies had better play treat the Roosters with a modicum of respect or it could prove costly.


Round 16 - July 26, 2008

BSR           4.6   12.12 16.20     24.25 169
Ramco     0.0   1.1        1.1        2.2 14
Best Players: BSR – J. Waechter, M. Lebrun, D. Waechter, D. Payne, M. Griffi ths, B. Gierke. Ramco - S. Zimmerman, M. Whaite, N. Hole, A. Bevan, K. Scroop, C. Redemski. Goal Kickers: BSR – J. Rosensweig 5, M. Lebrun 5, M. Martinson 4, D. Payne 3, J. Waechter 2, D. Waechter 1, C. Linder 1, M. Griffi ths 1, C. Griffi ths 1, D. Rosensweig 1. Ramco – R. Ling 1, N. Hole 1.

Sedan/Cambrai 5.2  10.7    12.8    20.12 132
Morgan/Cadell   5.6   10.9   12.16   18.17 125
Best Players: Sedan/Cambrai – T. Smith, R. Loffl er, S. Noack, M. Costin, A. Falkenberg, A. Costin. Morgan/Cadell – Z. Kent, J. O’Callaghan, D. Coombs, M. Baddock, S. Kroschel, D. Wilson. Goal Kickers: BSR – S. Noack 7, M. Costin 7, A. Costin 4, A. McGorman 1, A. Schutz 1. Morgan/Cadell – M. Baddock 5, D. Coombs 3, T. Knight 2, A. Johnson 2, C. Gardiner 2, S. Howe 2, H. Brejzenski 1, L. McWaters 1, T. Coombs 1.


Sedan/Cambrai v Morgan/Cadell

The visiting Tigers are fighting for survival in regards to the finals this season and for a viable future. A win against the Magpies is very important if they are to end Ramco’s hopes of playing in the finals before the two teams meet in the final minor round match on August 9. Max Baddack and Danny Coombs will need to have a big game if the Tigers are to stop the likes of Adam Falkenberg from ripping apart the Morgan midfield. 

BSR v Ramco

Its always a good scrap when BSR and Ramco meet. BSR have had the upper hand in most recent contests but Kym Thiel’s Roosters are always a threat to pull off a surprise. Shaun McMahon and Jason Rosenzweig are in good touch for the Bullies, the latter scoring eight goals as they brushed aside Morgan last week. Brett McPherson is also a valuable forward target for the home side.  Ramco will need Jason Marr and Nigel Hole to spark from the opening whistle, while Al Geeham’s experience will be invaluable if the Roosters are to win. It’s a big ask. 

Round 15 - July 19, 2008

Ramco                2.0  6.0      7.2        9.4   58

Robertstown  7.4   17.5   24.11   32.17   209

Best J Marr N Hole  C Redemski N Peitsch Goalkickers J Marr 3 G Francis 2 R Ling 1 E Bell 1 N Rogers 1 A Geeham 1. Best J Mosey J Kotz S Schmidt N Freeman T Ross C Pfeiffer Goalkickers Robertstown --  J Kotz 9   J Mosey 7 D Button 6 C Pfeiffer 3 C Dixon N Freeman B Noack S Schmidt J Mosey T Ross J Ireland all 1.

Morgan Cadell   0.4   2.4   2.5       4.7   31  

BSR                         3.1   9.4   14.11   19.10  124

Best Morgan Cadell J O'Callahan K Mowbray Z Kent S Kroschel M Baddack. Goalkickers T Knights 1 J Coombs 1 J Jaeger 1 M Baddack 1. Best BSR - S McMohan D Payne J Rosenweig B McPherson J Waechter B Gierke   Goalkickers J Rosenweig 8 B McPherson 4 M McPherson 1 J Waechter D Waechter M Lebraun M Zberski N Haby 1.


BSR v Morgan-Cadell

BSR again reaffirmed themselves as premiership favourites  after accounting for Sedan-Cambrai with relative ease last week. This weekend should be another two points for BSR who take on the mysterious Morgan -Cadell, who blew away Ramco in a remarkable second half a fortnight ago but was brought crashing back to earth by Robertstown last week. The reliable Max Baddock remains one bright shining light in the Tigers’ side, and he’ll need plenty of help from Chris Gardiner on the wing and Mark Woods across the half-forward line. Mick Dreckow and veteran Sticks Coleman will also be needed to stand up against the rampaging league  leaders. BSR should welcome back Clinton Griffiths and Mark Coleman into their defence making the Tigers’ job that little bit harder. Brett McPherson was well held last week but still managed to dish off a swag of goals to team mates despite only scoring one himself. Matt Griffiths was also tagged well but can expect similar attention this weekend. If he can break free it will signal the end of Morgan-Cadell early in the match. That being said, the Tigers are an unknown quantity at times and do have the ability to surprise teams. However, BSR are a quality side and should see this one out reasonably easily.

Ramco v Robertstown

THIS game also looms as a foregone conclusion unfortunately, Robertstown venturing down to Ramco in a premiership contender versus cellar dweller affair. Jarrod Mosey and Jordan Kotz returned for Robertsown last week and they both made a significant contribution to the belting their side handed out to Morgan-Cadell last week. Full forward Dale Button has been very dangerous so far this year and should attract a fair amount of attention from the Ramco defence. The Robertsown side base their game around their solid spine up the middle of the ground, and it’s good to watch when working.

Jason Marr could be out this weekend with injury for Ramco, which will severely hurt their chances. Several last minute pull-outs also hurts a club looking for consistency. Mischa Mueller has hit form for the Roosters of late, but it won’t be enough against the might of Robertstown.

Round 14 - July 12, 2008

Sedan/Cambrai 1.1 2.1 2.2 3.3 21
BSR                          2.1 7.4 8.6 14.12 96
Best Players : Sedan/Cambrai – R. Loffler, R. Johns, S. Starky, W. Fiebig, S. Henke, A. McGorman. BSR – B. Gierigg, M. Zberski, D. Payne, D. Waechter, M. Griffi th, J. Waechter. Goal Kickers: Sedan/Cambrai - S. Noack 1, R. Johns 1, J. Grieger 1. BSR – J. Rosesweig 4, M. McPherson 4, M. Zberski 2, D. Waetcher 1, D. Payne 1, B. McPherson 1, R. Schiller 1.

Robertstown      5.3 11.8 16.12 25.18 168
Morgan/Cadell 2.2 3.3    4.8      5.3 33
Best Players: Robertstown – S. Schmidt, J. Mosey, A. Schutz, C. Pfieffer, P. Neal, T. Ross. Morgan/Cadell - M. Baddock, J. O’Callahan, C. Thompson, J. Jaeger, D. Wilson, S. Forrester. Goal Kickers: Robertstown – J. Mosey 8, S. Schmidt 5, J. Kotz 4, N. Freeman 2, A. Schutz 2, D. Button 1, T. Neindorf 1, K. Floyd 1, T. Friebel 1.

Round 13 - July 5, 2008

Sedan/Cambrai  2.1 10.2 15.6 21.8 134

Robertstown        5.2 8.4 10.8 13.12 90

Best players: Sedan Cambrai - G. Gum, A. Costin, R. Loffler, M. Costin, A. Faulkenberg, W. Fiebig. Robertstown: S. Schmidt, A. Schutz, B. Pfieffer, J. Mosey, T. Ross, N. Freeman Goal kickers: Sedan Cambrai - A. Costin 6, M. Gorman 4, S. Noack 4, A. McGorman 2, T, Smith 2, A. Faulkenberg 2, G. Gum 1. Robertstown: N. Freeman 3, J. Mosey 2, D. Button 2. B. Golding 1, T. Ross 1, C. Pfeiffer 1, A. Schutz 1, S. Schmidt 1, A. Kotz 1.

Morgan Cadell 3.3 5.6 12.9 20.13 133

Ramco                 4.3 8.7 10.11 11.15 81

Best players: Morgan Cadell - S. Kroschel, M. Baddock, C. Moore, A. Modistach, S. Forrester, J. O’Callahan. Ramco: N. Hole, A. Geeham, G. Francis, J. Marr, K. Thiel, M. McGath Goal kickers: Morgan Cadell - J. Jaeger 5, M .Baddock 5, T. Knight 3, C. Gardiner 2, H. Brezenski 1, J. O’Callahan 1, L. McWaters1, K. Mowbray 1. Ramco: N. Hole 4, D. Ebert 2, K. Scroop 2, A. Bevan 1, J. Marr 1, G. Francis 1.

Round 12 - June 28, 2008

Robertstown 10.6 (66) def Blanchetown/Swan Reach 8.11 (59)

Best: Robertstown – B Noack, P Burman, J Mosey. BSR – C Griffiths, D Payne, J Waechter. Goals: Robertstown – J Kotz 4, C Dulon, S Schmidt 2, B Noack, M Mueller. BSR – J Rosenzweig 2, B McPherson, J Waechter, D Payne, M LeBraun, B Gerike, M McPherson.

Sedan Cambrai 16.14 (110) def Ramco 10.4 (64)

Best: Sedan Cambrai – A McGorman, G Gum, A Falkenberg. Ramco – J Marr, S Zimmerman, N Rodgers. Goals: Sedan Cambrai – S Noack 5, A Falkenburg 3, G Gum 2, K Schmidt, P Burgemeister, T Smith, R Johns. Ramco – R Ling 4, A Geehman, N Rogers 2, R Ebert, K Scroop

Round 11 - June 21, 2008

Blanchetown/Swan Reach




18.9 (117)





5.10 (40)

Best -  BSR: R Schiller, M Griffiths, C Griffiths, M McPherson, J Rosenzweig, T Haby. Goals: BSR – J Rosenzweig 5, B McPherson 4, M McPherson 3, D Payne, M Zberski 2, R Schiller, D Rosenzweig. Sedan/Cambrai – S Noack 2, A Schutz, T Pearson, M Costin





30.15 (195)

Morgan Cadell




8.15 (63)

Best -  Robertstown: Jarred Mosey, D Button, S Schmidt, B Pfeiffer, C Dixon, J Kotz. Morgan/Cadell: C Gardiner, Z Kent, A Modistach, J O’Callaghan. Goals: Robertstown – D Button, Jarred Mosey, S Schmidt 6, T Neindorf 3, J Kotz, T Freibel, K Floyd 2, J Ireland, A Schutz, N Freeman. Morgan/Cadell – J Jaeger, C Gardiner 3, H Brezinski, Z Kent


Sedan/Cambrai v BSR: This is easily the match of the round with the Magpies pressing for another victory. Both teams have had two weeks off of football so will be keen to get out on the park and have a kick. Sedan had the bye, while BSR’s match against Morgan did not eventuate due to a forfeit. Pundits predict Sedan can take it up to BSR with Adam Falkenberg a bit fitter and Adam Schutz back to form again. The Bulldogs will be hoping Brett McPherson is fit again. Both teams should be at full strength for this contest, making it one to watch. BSR to keep its winning run rolling.  

Morgan-Cadell v Robertstown: It seems a flu epidemic brought Morgan down last weekend, forcing the Tigers to forfeit to BSR. With a home game this weekend, the Tigers should be able to muster enough players to get a full team. Max Baddack, who has been selected in the zone squad, will be itching to get back into action, while the club’s Barmera-Monash recruits are yet to see action. Robertstown had a massive win against a struggling Ramco with Jordan Kotz and Jarred Mosey starring with 17 goals between them. Dale Button was also prominent for the Roos. It is hard to see Morgan getting close to them.

Round 10 - June 14, 2008





29.19 (193)





2.4 (16)

Best -  Robertstown:  J Kotz, Jarred Mosey, B Noack, M Mueller, N Freeman, K Pruesker. Ramco – J Marr, S Zimmerman, N Rogers, D Watkins, N Hole, A Linke. Goals: Robertstown – J Kotz 10, Jarred Mosey 7, D Button 3, A Schutz, N Freeman, T Neindorf 2, C Dixon, P Neal, Jade Mosey 1. Ramco – D Donnelly, N Rogers.

Morgan/Cadell forfeited to Blanchetown/Swan Reach


Blanchetown Swan Reach v Morgan/Cadell –   BSR are easily the most dominant team in the competition at the moment with seven wins. But Morgan is a silly chance to win this weekend if all the cards fall its way. Max Baddack was outstanding in last weekend’s interleague game and will carry that form into Saturday’s contest, while Jamie O’Callaghan and Danny Coombes will offer strong performances. Up forward Mark Wood offers a strong option. The Tigers could also introduce two players new to Mid Murray football (but well known to RFL afficianados) in former Barmera-Monash players Craig Moore and Nigel Dillon who were recently cleared to the club. However, the Tigers are going to have to be at the top of their game as BSR will have around five players come back into the side that narrowly defeated Ramco. Darren and Jason Rosenzweig and Mark Coleman will return to action. Brett McPherson might not play though, a big loss up forward. The Bullies will probably drop a game at some point, Morgan is in a position to sneak a win this weekend.  

Robertstown v Ramco – Who knows in what direction this game will go? The form of both sides has waxed and waned this season, their fortunes often riding on the availability of players now heading away to work in the mines. On Saturday both sides will again have players missing due to work. It is a changing football landscape and clubs adapt. Robertstown should win this – they are at home and no side travels well to Roo Park. Micha Mueller, Peter Berman and ruckman Bradley Golding have been good players. While Dale Button has been a strong forward option. Sadly the Roosters will be missing their strong forward option in Ricky Ebert, who booted six goals in their close loss to ladder leaders BSR. Jason Marr and Nigel Hole will ensure the battle is not one sided but it is unlikely the Roosters will be crowing after this game.

Independent v Mid Murray Interleague Preview -- Thanks to The Riverland Weekly

Is this the year for the Riverland Independent team to clinch a much desired interleague win against Mid Murray? The annual match-ups between these two competitions began again in 2006 and saw Mid Murray give the Independents an absolute pasting at Lyrup. Last year at Ramco, the result was decided deep in the last quarter, with Mid Murray getting up by less than a goal in what was a heart breaking result for the Riverland side coached by Rod Hankin. This time around it appears likely that there will be massive changes in both sides. Hankin will be back at the helm for the Independents, while Blanchetown Swan Reach’s Wayne Meaker, in his debut year with the club, has control of the Mid Murray outfit. News out of both camps suggests that Sunday’s respective training sessions were enthusiastic but low on numbers, so it is hard to evaluate who will and won’t be playing. However, it seems the young fellows are going to get a fair run for both sides. Wunkar’s John Farr and Brown’s Well’s Brian Hampel are young giants who will be given the ruck duties, while Bulldogs legend Shane Schulz, who was outstanding last year, is likely to be the Independent captain. The Independents have a well known sharpshooter up forward in Darrell Tilbrook, while there are several other forward options as well. The pace of Cobdogla’s Damien Heinicke and the strength of Brad Horsell and former Ramco player Damien Crowe in the middle will be instrumental in any Independent hopes of victory. At the western end of the river, there’s bad news in that BSR forwards Brett and Daniel McPherson are both out of the game with injury. However, they have plenty of class spread throughout the field that scoring options won’t be hard to find. Nigel Hole is a quality ruckman, while Ramco’s Danny Coombs and Jason Marr, along with Sedan Cambrai’s Adam Falkenberg are talented players who have all performed exceptionally on the interleague field in the past. Bulldog skipper Matt Griffiths appears likely to get the captaincy honour for Mid Murray. Mid Murray officials say this will definitely not be their best side, with many of the stars unable to play, but there is still plenty of pace and quality to unsettle the home side. With so many indefinables, it’s hard to predict a winner in this contest, so we’re going to chicken out and call a draw. The match, the only game in the Riverland and Mallee this weekend, will be played at Cobdogla on Saturday.

Round 9 Scores - May 31, 2008

Ramco      1.2 7.3 13.5 15.7 97
BSR            5.1 8.4 12.9 15.11 101

Best: B/SR- Josh Waechter, Shaun McMahon, Simon Mattner, David Waechter, Dale Payne, Matt McPherson. Ramco - R. Ebert, N. Hole, D. Donnelly, K. Scroop, M. Whaite, T. Wilson. Goals: Ramco - R. Ebert 6, T. Wilson 2, A. Geehman 2, B. Schutz 2, G. Francis, Jason Marr, Kym Thiel 1 BSR - Jason Rosenzweig 6, Mick Zbierski 4, Dale Payne 2, Nick Haby 1, Damien Drewitt 1, Matt McPherson 1





15.9 (99)





18.10 (118)

Best -  Sedan/Cambrai: R Loffler, S Noack, A Falkenberg, A McGorman, G Gum, K Smid. Morgan/Cadell: J O’Callaghan, M Derokan, S Howe, S Kroschel, M Polkinghorne, D Coombs. Goals: Sedan/Cambrai – S Noack 6, K Smid 2, A Falkenberg, A Schutz, R Loffler, A McGorman, G Gum, L Fuss, P Burgemeister, J Grieger, T Rohlach, L Reid. Morgan/Cadell – J Jaeger 7, H Brejenski, L Waters 2, M Woods, D Coombs, M Baddack.


Blanchetown Swan Reach v Ramco: Looking at the form guides and it would seem there is not much chance of Ramco knocking off the reigning premiers at Blanchetown this weekend. The Bulldogs will be refreshed after the bye and chastened by the closeness of their last match against Sedan Cambrai. They have a rampant forward line, with the McPherson boys firing (although one may miss this week) due to suspension, as well as some clever midfielders In Josh Waechter and the Rosenzweig brothers. So how does Ramco, last year’s losing grand finalists, stop the Dogs? The Roosters will need all hands on deck with Al Geeham taking every scoring opportunity he can get and Jason Marr with his flight of young fellas in the middle getting the ball forward. Everyone will need to have an ‘on’ day. Sadly the trip to Blanchetown could be a bridge too far for the Ramco boys.

Morgan/Cadell v Sedan/Cambrai: Going on recent results this could be an interesting contest between two sides looking to fight for the double chance. The Tigers just went down to Ramco last Saturday with Max Baddack and youngster Scott Kroschel amongst the best. Mick Dreckow, who is likely to play on Magpies forward Simon Noack, also played well. Sedan Cambrai’s Gary Gum is finding form, after being a fringe player last season, and will most likely match up on Danny Coombe. Adam Falkenberg is hard to stop for the Mags, while Ashley Klose runs hard off the half back line.

It is this drive and Sedan’s better forward line set up that should see it get over the line in what could be a good contest.

Round 8 - May 24, 2008





13.14 (92)





7.8 (50)

Best: Robertstown – D Button, J Mosey, N Freeman, B Golding, J Kotz, B Noack. Sedan/Cambrai – A Schulz, R Loffler, A Falkner, R Johns, G Gum, L Reid. Goals: Robertstown – J Kotz, J Mosey 4, D Button 3, A Schutz, T Niendorf. Sedan/Cambrai – S Noack 2, A Falkenberg, R Loffler, G Gum, T Smith, L Reid.





15.16 (106)





14.15 (99)

Best: Morgan/Cadell – Ramco – S Zimmerman, J Marr, N Hole, M Whaite, S Hartwig, T Wilson. M Baddack, S Kroschel, D Coombs, A Modistach, J O’Callaghan, M Dreckow. Goals: Ramco – A Geehman, T Wilson 4, N Rogers 3, R Ebert 2, J Marr, S Zimmerman. Morgan/Cadell – D Coombs, M Woods 4, M Baddack 3, J O’Callaghan, A Johnson, H Brezerski.

Mid Murray MAY 24 Previews are thanks to The Riverland Weekly

Robertstown v Sedan/Cambrai – The result of this match could come down to player availability for the Roos. If all of their ‘miners’, such as Jordan Kotz and Jarrod Mosey, are available Robertstown will be the flying Kangaroos and should have an easy win on their home patch.

A close contest against Blanchetown-Swan Reach in the last round would fill the home side with plenty of confidence. Sedan won’t be without confidence though, having scored a comfortable win against Ramco. The Magpies could have a chance with Adam Falkenberg on fire, while Wayne Fiebig has been playing well in defence but will need a four quarter effort. Any third quarter snoozes, as have been evident in most matches this season, and they will hand the match on a platter to Robertstown.

Morgan/Cadell v Ramco – This contest is vital to Ramco’s hopes of making the finals. They will need to score victories against teams like Morgan and Sedan if they are to progress into the major round. The Tigers have surprised this season, losing some they should have won and vice versa – so they can take nothing for granted against a Ramco side not without talent. Eddie Bell stepped up for the Roosters last weekend, while senior players Fred Strachan, Kym Thiel and Nigel Hole were all useful. However, Ramco got little out of their forward line in the last game, with midfielder Jason Marr (five goals) the top scorer, meaning if Morgan’s defenders have an ‘on’ day, the match could well be theirs.

Round 7 - May 17, 2008

Blanchetown/Swan Reach




15.6 (96)





13.8 (86)

Best: BSR- B Gierke, J Waechter, M Griffiths, B McPherson, C Griffith, S McMahon. Goals: BSR – D Payne, N Ruwolt, B McPherson 3, N Haby 2, M McPherson, R Schiller, S McMahon, J Waechter.





17.13 (115)





10.4 (64)

Best: Sedan/Cambrai – G Gum, R Loffler, A Schutz, A Falkenberg, A McGorman, W Fiebig. Ramco – F Strachen, J Marr, E Bell, M McGrath, K Thiel, N Hole. Goals: Sedan/Cambrai – A Schutz 4, S Noack, P Burgemeister 3, J Wegener, A Falkenberg, A McGorman, R Loffler, G Gum, L Fuss, T Pearson. Ramco – J Marr 5, A Geehman 2, D Ebert, N Rogels, A Bevan.

Mid Murray Preview of Round 7 - Thanks to The Riverland Weekly

Blanchetown-Swan Reach v Robertstown: Going on the last round’s results, BSR should easily eclipse Robertstown. The Roos went down to Morgan-Cadell at home, a surprise loss. They will face a Bulldogs outfit that has run over the top of everyone so far this season and has barely been challenged. The McPherson boys have been virtually unstoppable up front, booting 10 goals between them last weekend. Roos coach Peter Burman, who played well last week, might be the man to get a job there; but is it mission impossible? Half forward Mark Coleman and ruckman Marc Lebrun have been dominant for the Dogs in recent weeks. While Josh Waechter and Shaun McMahon, who played his best game for the red, white & blue on the weekend, are also hard to stop. The Roos will need defender Bradley Noack and forwards Dale Butler and James Ireland to fire if they are to even get close.  

Sedan Cambrai v Ramco: This could be an interesting game if both sides are switched on. The Magpies are still looking to record a win under their own steam, while Ramco are searching for some consistency. Despite the inflated scoreline, Sedan played a good brand of football against BSR last week and if they play at that level again should defeat the visiting Roosters. However, the size of the Cambrai Oval could play into the hands of the young Cocks who have plenty of flighty runners in their side. Daniel Donnelly and Kane Scroop have been impressive for Ramco this season and should thrive in the open spaces, while a good game from Jason Marr will have his side in with a chance. Meantime, dam Falkenberg is the obvious standout player for the Maggies, who will want the recent good form of Russell Loffler, David Reimann and Joel Grieger to continue. We’ll pick Sedan-Cambrai for a win but not by much.

Round 6 - May 10, 2008





22.7 (139)





14.16 (100)

Best: Morgan/Cadell M Woods, D Coombs, M Baddack, D Wilson, J O’Callaghan, S Kroschel. Robertstown – B Noack, PBurman, D Button, J Ireland, B Golding, A Schulz. Goals: Morgan/Cadell – M Woods 5, J Jaeger, L McWaters 4, A Johnson, D Coombs 3, M Baddack, M Polkinghorne, E Dreknow. Robertstown – D Button 4, J Ireland, K Floyd 3, P Burman 2, C Dixon, T Neindorf.

Blanchetown/Swan Reach




20.10 (130)





14.9 (93)

Best: BSR – M Coleman, M LeBur, M McPherson. Goals: BSR – B McPherson 7, M McPherson 4, C Lindmore, J Rosenzweig, D Payne 2, C McMahon, M LeBeur.

Round 5 - May 3, 2008





25.19 (169)





11.10 (76)

Best: Robertstown – A Schutz, D Button, B Noack, N Freeman, T Ross, M Mueller. Ramco - G Harding, N Hole, S Zimmerman, M Milton, M McGrath, J Marr. Goals: Robertstown – D Button 7, A Schutz 7, A Kotz 3, S Schmidt, K Floyd, T Neindorf 2, J Ireland, N Freeman. Ramco – A Geehman 7, J Marr 2, K Thiel, K Scroop 1.

Blancetown/Swan Reach




30.11 (191)





6.7 (43)

Best: BSR- M Ziperski, J Waechter, M Griffiths, B McPherson, M LeBrun, M Martinson. Morgan/Cadell – K Mowbray, M Baddack, J O’Callaghan, T Barnett, C Gardiner. Goals: BSR – B McPherson 8, M McPherson 6, M Martinson 4, M Ziperski 4, C Lander 3,  D Cooper 2, R Schiller, M Griffiths, D Waechter.

MAY 3 PREVIEW  Matc h of the round: Ramco v Robertstown – With one win each on the board, this is an important match for both clubs and should be ultra competitive. Roosters coach Kym Thiel is a possibility to return from the injury list, while his experienced brother Craig (the beneficiary of three 50 metre penalties) will still be on a high after kicking a very rare goal in last week’s game. Robertstown should still have a couple of their mining players (Jordan Kotz and Jade Mosey) available, boosting their hopes. Mosey provides good drive out of the middle, while Kotz is a strong forward target. Brad Golding’s ruck contest with Nigel Hole could have a decisive result on the contest. If Hole can keep the ball away from Mosey and direct the taps to team-mate Jason Marr the Roosters will be flying. The home ground advantage should be enough for Ramco to secure its second win of the season.  

The other game: Morgan Cadell v Blanchetown Swan Reach – It is going to be a very tough ask for the Tigers to get a win over BSR, despite being in home territory. The Bulldogs have been very comfortable winners so far and are looking in good touch, with Anzac Day medal winner Josh Waechter on fire and looking a likely Mail Medal winner. David Waechter and Ryan Schiller are also in good touch for the reigning premiers. To claim a surprise win, Morgan will need the likes of Max Baddock and Jeremy Jaeger to get plenty of clearances, while centre half forward Mark Woods needs to make an impact. With the Waechter boys, Shaun McMahon and Jason Rosenzweig to cover, it is going to be a tough ask for the Tigers – BSR by plenty.

Round 4 - April 26, 2008

Blanchetown/Swan Reach 27.17 (185) def Ramco 10.7(67)

Best: BSR – J Waechter, D Waechter, M LeBran. Goals: BSR – J Rosenzweig 6, B McPherson 4, N Haby 2, M LeBran, R Schiller, M Zbeinski, M Coleman, D Waechter, M Morrison.





18.15 (123)





9.11 (65)

Best: Sedan/Cambrai – T Smith, A Falkenberg, A Klose, S Noak, R Loffler, A Schutz. Morgan/Cadell – M Woods, M Baddack, S Kroschel, D Coombs, J Jaeger. Goals: Sedan/Cambrai: S Noack 5, A Falkenberg 3, R Loffler, A Schutz, C Smid 2, A McGorman, J Griegeri, P Burgemeister, L Graetz. Morgan/Cadell: J Jaeger 3, M Baddack, M Woods, A Johnson, A Place, C Gardner, B Henry.

APRIL 26 PREVIEWS --- Match of the round:

 Sedan/Cambrai v Morgan/Cadell – Back on home turf, Sedan/Cambrai will be desperate for a win when they take on Morgan/Cadell.  Adam Falkenberg is the man for the Magpies and the visitors will need to quell his influence if they are to stand a chance of winning. Danny Coombs might be the man for the job – but it will need a disciplined performance. Also important will be the ruck contest between the Magpies’ Alex McGorman and new recruit Grant Beggs (who joins the club from North Gambier this week) and Tigers big man Jamie O’Callaghan. If O’Callaghan can control the taps, keeping them away from Falkenberg, the visitors stand a chance. The Magpies will be desperate to atone for last weekend’s missed chance against Ramco, going down by less than a goal after a second quarter fade out.

 Ramco v Blanchetown Swan Reach – The big grand final rematch from last year will see the Bulldogs travelling to ‘Roostertown’ seeking to continue their undefeated run. A strong middle two quarters saw Ramco score their first win of the season last weekend, but this week is another big challenge. The Roosters will need to contain the brothers McPherson, Brett and Matt, and if the likes of veterans Craig Thiel and Marcus McGrath can’t do that, it might be all over for them. Daniel Donnelly and Kane Scroop are also going to need to fire, while the reliable Josh Waechter and Shaun McMahon will have a big bearing on the result. All players will be competing for an Anzac Day medal this season, the Riverland Veterans Centre donating the award for the first time.

Round 3 - April 19, 2008





21.21 (147)





11.10 (76)

Best: Robertstown – B Pfeiffer, A Niemz, K Floyd, A Schutz, Jade Mosey, D Button. Morgan/Cadell – D Coombs, J O’Callaghan, M Baddack, J Jaeger, M Kroschel. Goals: Robertstown – K Floyd 7, D Button 4, J Kotz 4, N Freeman 3, Jarred Mosey 2, A Schutz 1. Morgan/Cadell – J Jaeger 3, M Baddack 3, M Kroschel 2, A Place 2, D Coombs 1.





13.10 (88)





13.7 (85)

Best: Ramco – D Ebert, D Donnelly, K Scroop, R Strachan, J Marr, A Bevan. Sedan Cambrai – R Loffler, A Falkenberg, A McGorman, A Klose, S Noack, C Smid. Goals:  Ramco – A Bevan 6, A Geehman 2, S Andrew 2, N Rogers, J Marr, K Scroop 1. Sedan/Cambrai – S Noack 5, C Smid 3, D Reimann 2, R Loffler, J Grieger, A McCorman 1.

Round 2 - April 12, 2008





18.9 (117)





13.14 (92)

Best: Morgan/Cadell – M Baddack, K Mowbray, A Modistach, L McWaters, J Jaeger, C Thompson. Ramco – D Donnelly, K Scroop, N Rogers, J Marr, S Andrew, N Hole. Goals: Morgan/Cadell – M Kroschel 7, D Coombs 3, J Jaeger, A Place, M Woods 2, M Baddack 1. Ramco – A Geehman 4, J Marr 3, N Rogers 2, E Bell, M McGrath, R Hunt, D Donnelly.

Blanchetown/Swan Reach




15.11 (101)





8.8 (56)

Best: BSR – C Lindner, M Coleman, D Waechter, T Haby, D Rosenzweig, B McPherson. Robertstown – B Noack, A Schulz, B Golding, D Button, M Mueller, T Ross. Goals: BSR  - B McPherson 7, J Rosenzweig 2, Max Martinson, M Zbierski, C Griffiths, M Coleman, J Waechter, M McPherson. Robertstown – S Schmidt, J Ireland 2, D Button, N Meaney, T Niendorf, A Schulz

Round One - April 5, 2008


Blanchetown/Swan Reach 20.22 (142) def Sedan/Cambrai 10.11 (71)

Best: BSR – M Coleman, B McPherson, D Rosenzweig. Sedan/Cambrai – A Klose, A Falkenberg, A Scholz. Goals: BSR – B McPherson 7, M McPherson 4, M Martinson, J Rosenzweig, T Sobey, N Haby 2, M Coleman, D Rosenzweig. Sedan/Cambrai – R Pilkington 4, A Falkenberg 2, P Burgemeister, A Klose, A Schulz.


Saturday, August 16 at Swan Reach
Sunday, August 17 at Morgan
Saturday, August 23 at Ramco
Saturday, August 30 at Cambrai
Saturday, September 6 at Robertstown