By ZAC MILBANK
Berri’s reign as Riverland Women’s Football League champions has extended into a fourth year after defeating Barmera-Monash by 30-points in the 2022 RWFL Grand Final.
Playing under lights on their home deck, the Demons broke the game open in the third quarter by booting two goals while holding the Kangaroos scoreless as their superior fitness shone through.
Eastern Zone representative Amy Shapley was a significant difference-maker for the premiers, fittingly being awarded the medal for best-on-ground.
Berri ruck Kelsee Kregar was also influential at the stoppages, gaining plenty of distance with her hitouts while teammate Stacey Geyer hit the scoreboard with three goals.
Barmera-Monash started brightly with fierce intent during the first half before fading with the exception of Darcee Troy, who fought valiantly for the Roos throughout the contest.
Roos captain Jessica Linsell, also an Eastern Zone representative, and solitary goal kicker Grace Kelly, were other strong performers for the visitors.
Berri has won every premiership since the establishment of the RWFL – 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022. There was no competition played in 2020 due to Covid-19.
Berri 1.1 2.3 4.5 5.9 (39)
Barmera-Monash 0.1 1.2 1.3 1.3 (9)
BEST – Berri: Amy Shapley, Kady Schwertfeger, Kelsee Kregar, Paris Tieste, Stacey Geyer
Barmera-Monash: Darcee Troy, Sophie Venning, Holly Sharrad-Jones, Jessica Linsell, Eliza Berlage, Grace Kelly
GOALS – Berri: Stacey Geyer 3, Amy Shapley, Dakota Glassey
Bamera-Monash: Grace Kelly
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