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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 16, 1970 - No. 18
By Swan: With the finals fast approaching two losses in a row is not really good for the morale so let us hope the Swans can stage a big and quick recovery to top form.
To say we played badly, while truthful, would not be fair to Leeton, who played like premiership contenders instead of a ninth-place team.
A weary Frank Conlan, back from Queensland on Saturday, found some energy from somewhere and rated with Darryl Collis and Sid Robins as our only shining lights in a blackout and it was thanks to these three musketeers that we managed to get within one point of Leeton.
It seemed there may not be a Second XVIII when the appointed umpire failed to appear but by mutual consent, Frank O'Connell, who had just finished the Thirds trotted out to take over and did a reasonable job.
Perhaps a little "cocky" our Seconds struck a snag in the Redlegs and went down by 16-points, so it was left to the Thirds with their win to achieve the only glory for the Red and Whites. Today it's the Magpies and our Firsts who still have to visit Coolamon, must win, otherwise it could be mothballs "sooner than you think".