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 1947 SWDFL SEASON RESULTS 

SWDFL Round 1 -  Sunday April 27, 1947 at Griffith Showground
Griffith ...... 3.3 .. 6.3 .. 6.5 .. 10.9 (69)
Whitton .... 1.5 .. 4.10 .. 9.12 ..  11.13 (79)

Goals: Griffith: J Taylor 4, D Kelly 3, S West 2, D O'Callaghan 
Best players: Griffith: G Willis, F Clarke, F Savage, V Carroll, D O'Callaghan, D Kelly
Umpire: L Byrnes (Leeton)
Other matches - Leeton 3.5 (23) def by Coolamon 13.22 (100), Narrandera 18.18 (126) def Grong Grong 5.7 (37).
Match report: Griffith greatly strengthened by their new coach, Geoff Willis, formally half back for North Melbourne, went on the field in high hopes of scoring a victory in their first match. However, they were beaten by Whitton who put in a great spurt in the third quarter. Playing in a new position centre, the Griffith coach was found to be a little slow in turning round and gave away quite a number of free kicks for holding the ball. But once Willis got moving in the one direction there was no stopping him. 
 
SWDFL Round 2 - Sunday May 4, 1947 at Grong Grong Oval
Grong Grong .... 0.1 .. 1.3 ..  2.3 .. 2.3 (15)
Griffith ............... 2.3 .. 4.6 .. 9.7 .. 10.10 (70)

Goals: Griffith: J Taylor 5, F Clarke 3, A Broad, B Higgins, N Hutton
Best players: Griffith: G Willis, A Broad, F Savage, J Taylor, B Higgins
Other matches - Coolamon 5.19 (49) def by Narrandera 9.13 (67), Whitton 17.22 (124) def Leeton 5.6 (36).


SWDFL Round 3 - Sunday May 11, 1947 at Griffith Showground
Griffith ........... 4.1 .. 6.5 .. 8. 10 .. 11.11 (77)
Coolamon ....  3.5 .. 5.8 .. 5.12 .. 9.17 (71)

Goals: Griffith: B Higgins 3, D O'Callaghan 3, J Taylor 2, H McLean 2, A Broad
Best players: Griffith: B Clarke, G Willis, D O'Callaghan, J Taylor, W Jones, N Hutton
Umpire: A Harding (Leeton)
Other matches - Grong Grong 1.3 (9) def by Whitton 19.12 (126), Leeton 7.5 (47) def by Narrandera 13.8 (86).
Curtain-raiser: 'Old Buffers' 34 def Griffith Reserves 13


SWDFL Round 4 - Sunday May 18, 1947 at Narrandera Sportsground
Narrandera ..... 4.6 ..10.8 .. - .. 13.21 (99)
Griffith ............2.1 .. 3.5 .. - .. 6.8 (44)

Goals: Narrandera: N Thompson 6, L Foley 4, N Hinchcliffe 2
Griffith: F Wood 3, G Willis, C Lane, R Hutchins
Best players: Narrandera: N Thompson, J Talbot, L Foley, C Hazelman, S Day, J McCallum
Griffith: B Clarke, D Kelly, F Savage, S West, L Charles, F Clarke
Umpire: A Harding (Leeton)
Other matches - Coolamon 8.4 (52) def by Whitton 9.12 (66), Grong Grong 6.11 (47) def by Leeton 10.9 (69).

SWDFL Round 5 - Sunday May 25, 1947 at Griffith Showground
Griffith ........ 3.1 .. 6.8 .. 8.12 .. 11.12 (78)
Leeton .......  1.3 .. 4.7 .. 7.9 .. 9.11 (65)

Goals: Griffith: D Kelly 3, J Taylor 2, F Burns 2, C Lane, F Wood, B Higgins, F Clarke
Best players: Griffith: G Willis, C Lane, W Jones, D Kelly
Umpire: L Byrnes (Leeton)
Other matches - Coolamon 137 def Grong Grong 28, Whitton 8.9 (57) def Narrandera 4.18 (42).
Reserves LDFL (Sun): Griffith 40 def Leeton 7

SWDFL Round 6 - Sunday June 1, 1947 at Whitton Recreation Ground
Whitton ..... 2.3 .. 4.5 .. 7.7 ..  9.9 (63)
Griffith ...... 4.2 .. 8.5 .. 10.7 ..10.9 (69)

Goals: Griffith: J Taylor 3, B Higgins 3, J Shrives 2, F Clarke, D Kelly
Best players: Griffith: F Clarke, G Willis, B Higgins, H McLean, M Graham, E Forrestal
Umpire: A Harding (Leeton)
Other matches - Coolamon 18.18 (126) def Leeton 3.7 (25), Grong Grong 1.5 (29) def by Narrandera 12.19 (91).
Reserves LDFL (Sat): Darlington Point 70 d Griffith 64 

Darlington Point Knock Out - Saturday June 7, 1947
Hay No. 1 d Griffith Reserves by 9 points, Darlington Point d Hay No. 2 by 40 points.
Final: Hay No. 1 d Darlington Point by 14 points.
 
SWDFL Round 7 - Sunday June 8, 1947 at Griffith Showground
Griffith ................ 5.5 .. 12.12 .. 16.19 .. 22.24 (156)
Grong Grong ..... 1.3 .. 1.7 .. 1.8 .. 1.10 (16)

Goals: Griffith: C Lane 7, J Meehan 5, J Taylor 4, T Wood 4, L Charles, R Hutchins
Best players: Griffith: C Lane, G Willis, M Graham, R Hutchins, J Taylor, T Wood
Other matches - Leeton 6.9 (45) def by Whitton 10.4 (64), Narrandera 12.22 (94) def Coolamon 10.5 (65)
Umpire: J Mulquinney (Wagga)

Narrandera Knock Out Carnival - Monday June 16, 1947
Barellan District d Leeton, Methul d Darlington Point, Whitton d Sydney, Griffith 40 d Junee 16, Narrandera d Ainslie, Beckom 17 d Coolamon 13. Semi-finals: Barellan District d Methul, Whitton 19 d Griffith 12, Narrandera d Beckom 
Final: Barellan District 21 d Whitton 9. Grand Final: Narrandera 44 d Barellan District 8.   Prize money: £50, £15, £5, £5

SWDFL Round 8 - Sunday June 22, 1947 at Kindra Park 
Coolamon ......  6.11 (47)
Griffith ............. 6.12 (48)

Goals: Griffith: J Taylor 2, T Wood 2, R Hutchins, C Lane
Best players: Coolamon: F Williamson, Ron, Jack and Eddie English
Griffith: F Clarke, W Jones, G Willis, R Hutchins, B Clarke, N Tyndall (debut)
Other matches - Narrandera 13.6 (84) def Leeton 12.10 (82), Whitton def Grong Grong

SWDFL Round 9 - Sunday June 29, 1947 at Griffith Showground

Griffith ............. 5.2 (32)

Narrandera .... 17.11 (113)

Goals: Griffith: n/a

Narrandera: R Dryburgh 4, L Foley 4, N Thompson 3, R Jones 2, R Hardie, J McNamee, J McCallum, H Turner.

Other matches - Leeton def Grong Grong, Whitton def Coolamon.

Reserves LDFL R1 (Sun): Griffith 44 def Darlington Point 19

 

SWDFL Round 10 - Sunday July 6, 1947 at Leeton Showground

Leeton ....... 0.2 .. 3.3 .. 4.5 .. 8.6 (54)

Griffith ...... 2.5 .. 2.6 .. 5.9 .. 5.9 (39)

Goals: Griffith: G Willis 3, F Clarke 2

Best players: Griffith: F Clarke, F Savage, G Willis, J Taylor

Leeton: Paddy O'Connell (capt.), Jack Crouch, Maurie Harrison, Eddie Luhrs, Arch Lawson, K Harrington, Keith Luhrs, Jack Schier, Jim Kelly, Ritchie Younger, Cliff Brown, M Schlodder, Stan Thompson, Bill Pleming, C Dunn, Jack Curtis, K Taylor, Jack Breed, Des Lynch

Griffith: Geoff Willis (c-c), Terry Wood, Fred Clarke, Vic Carroll, Bob Hutchins, Jack Taylor, Eddie Forrestal, Jack Shrives, Brian Higgins, Leo Charles, Bill Jones, Martin Graham, Noel Tyndall, Fred Savage, Len Slattery, Denny O'Callaghan, Hugh McLean; Frank Burns, Stan West

Other matches - Coolamon def Grong Grong, Narrandera 10.9 (69) def Whitton 6.7 (43)

Reserves LDFL R2 (Sun): Leeton 0 lost to Griffith 37.

 

SWDFL Round 11 - Sunday July 13, 1947 at Griffith Showground

Griffith ....... 4.3 .. 4.5 .. 7.9 .. 7.11 (53)

Whitton ..... 0.1 .. 2.8 .. 4.9 .. 8.18 (66)

Goals: Griffith: L Crump, J Taylor, C Lane, B Higgins, L Charles, D O'Callaghan, H McLean

Best players: Griffith: F Clarke, F Savage, G Willis, L Crump, K Tyndall, L Charles

Other matches - Leeton 34 Coolamon 49, Narrandera 21.17 (143) def Grong Grong 0.3 (3).

Reserves LDFL R3 (Sat): Whitton 2.4 (16) def by Griffith 13.15 (93)

 

SWDFL Round 12 - Sunday July 20, 1947 at Grong Grong Oval

Grong Grong ...... 8.10 (58)

Griffith ................ 18.13 (121)

Goals: Griffith: C Lane 9, P Withers 2, B Higgins 2, B Clarke 2, F Clarke 2, D O'Callaghan

Best players: Griffith: C Lane, B Clarke, F Clarke

Other matches - Leeton 6.10 (46) def Whitton 4.5 (29),Narrandera 13.8 (86) def Coolamon 5.18 (48)

Reserves LDFL R4 (Sat): Darlington Point 31 def by Griffith 38

 

SWDFL Round 13 - Sunday July 27, 1947 at Griffith Showground

Griffith ............ 2.4 .. 5.7 10.10 .. 13.18 (96)

Coolamon ...... 2.1 .. 7.7 .. 7.7 .. 8.11 (59)

Goals: Griffith: C Lane 3, P Withers 3, L Crump 2, B Higgins 2, D O'Callaghan, F Clarke, G Willis

Best players: Griffith: G Willis, J Taylor, F Clarke, J Shrives, F Savage, P Withers

Other matches - Leeton 8.6 (54) def by Narrandera 13.8 (86), Whitton def Grong Grong on forfeit

Schoolboys: Barellan 41 def Griffith 0

Reserves LDFL R5 (Sat): Griffith 65 def Leeton 45

Exhibition Match - Saturday August 2, 1947 at Narrandera Sportsground
S.W.D.F.L. ... 1.3 .. 4.9 .. 5.9 .. 9.14 (68)
Subiaco .......  2.5 .. 7.10 .. 7.16 .. 8.19 (67)

Goals: Subiaco: Williams 5, Hickey, Lindsay, W Orr
Best players: Subiaco: Willams, Jeavons, Ryan, Hickey, Hawtin, Kinsman, Anderson

Exhibition Match - Sunday August 3, 1947 at Bolton Park, Wagga
Subiaco ... 5.3 .. 7.10 .. 11.14 .. 13.17 (95)
Wagga ..... 1.2 .. 4.3 .. 7.7 .. 11.7 (73)

Goals: Subiaco: Orr 4, Hawtin 4, Willams 3, Preston, Exell
Best players: Subiaco: Wally Orr, Exell, Howe, Searle, Bennett

SWDFL Round 14 - Sunday August 3, 1947 at Narrandera Sportsground
Narrandera ..... 2.1 .. 3.2 .. 6.4 .. 9.4 (58)
Griffith ........... 2.1 .. 4.3 .. 5.6 .. 7.9 (51)

Goals: Narrandera: L Foley 2, N Thompson 2, R Jones 2, J McCallum, A Walton, N Hinchcliffe
Griffith: C Lane 4, G Willis, R Hutchins, L Crump
Best players: Narrandera: J McNamee C Hazelman, E Currey, F English, R Jones, J Sargent 
Griffith: E Forrestal, G Willis, B Clarke, L Crump
Other matches - Coolamon 10.17 77 def Whitton 3 17 (35), Leeton def Grong by forfeit.

Exhibition Match - Wed Aug 5, 1947 at Temora
Nth Riverina .... 3.15 .. 5.21 ..  - .. 12.28 (100)
Subiaco ............ 2.1 .. 6.2 ..  - ..  13.8 (86)

Best players: Subiaco: Orr, Hopkinson, Jeavons, Bennett, Exell

Ariah Park Knock Out Carnival - Saturday August 9, 1947
R1: Ganmain (1) 46 d Ariah Park 3, Ariah Park (2) 53 d Temora 1, Ariah Park (1) 14 d Rannock 10, Wagga 34 d Binya 29, Tullibigeal 41 d Ganmain (2) 2, Leeton 37 d Ungarie 7, Ganmain (1) 61 d Wagga 12, Ariah Park (1) 35 d Lake Cargelligo 15, Leeton 28 d Tullibigeal 14
S-F: Ganmain (1) 53 d Ariah Park (2) 2, Leeton 29 d Ariah Park (1) 28
Final: Ganmain 3.5 (23) d Leeton 2.3 (15).    Crowd: 1800   Prize money: £70 

SWDFL Round 15 - Sunday August 10, 1947 at Griffith Showground
Griffith ..,. 10.8 .. 17.10 .. 25.13 .. 31.17 (203)
Leeton ..... 0.0 ..  0.1 .. 0.6 .. 3.8 (26)

Goals: Griffith: R Hutchins 5, B Higgins 4, C Lane 4, D O'Callaghan 3, L Crump 3, B Clarke 3, H McLean 3, G Willis 2, J Taylor
Other matches - Whitton 5.10 (40) def by Narrandera 6.9 (45); Coolamon def Grong Grong on forfeit. 
Reserves LDFL R6 (Sat): Griffith 103 def Whitton 33

Reserves LDFL (Kinlock Cup) First Semi Final - Saturday August 16, 1947 at Leeton Showground 
Leeton 84 d Whitton 14 

SWDFL First Semi Final - Sunday August 17, 1947 at Leeton Showground 
Whitton ........ 3.3 .. 4.3 .. 5.6 .. 7.6 (48)
Coolamon ... 2.3 .. 5.6 .. 7.8 .. 8.10 (58)

Best players: Whitton: W Painting, E Thompson, J Tucker, C Turner
Coolamon: J Hallahan, T Maloney, A Williamson, A Dedini
Whitton: Ted Thompson (capt.), Doug Thompson, Lew Thompson, Jeff Thompson, 'Jazbo' Thompson, Ossie DeMamiel, Jack Tucker, Mick McAliece, Fred Wheatley, Reuben Gladman, Charlie Turner, John Weaven, Bill Painting, Toby Ross, Cyril Woolnough, Perc 'Ike' Weaven, Les Thompson, Ernie Gladman, Ken Painting
Coolamon: Jim Hallahan (capt.), Albert Williamson, Frank Williamson, Tom Maloney, Bernie Bartholomew, Pat Leary, Les Gould, Bernie English, Jack English, Erroll Boothey, Bob Heir, Adrian Dedini, Mick Curtis, Snow Irvine, Berhard Schultz, Ron English, Dudley Smith, Vince English; Mervyn Iverach, Keith Crocker
Crowd: 900.  Gate: £100/-/

Reserves LDFL (Kinlock Cup) Second Semi Final - Saturday August 23, 1947 at Whitton Recreation Ground
Griffith 52 def Darlington Point 42

SWDFL Second Semi Final - Sunday August 24, 1947 at Griffith Showground
Narrandera .... 4.2 .. 6.4 .. 8.8 .. 13.13 (91)
Griffith ............. 0.7 .. 1.9 .. 3.11 .. 3.14 (32)

Best players: Narrandera: Leo Foley (6 goals), Jack Sargent, Bob Dryburgh
Griffith: Terry Wood, Lionel Crump, Geoff Willis, Bob Hutchins, Ben Clarke, Bill Jones
Umpire: Peter Watt (VFL)

Leeton Knock Out Carnival - Sunday August 31, 1947 at Leeton
Round 1: Leeton 51 d Binya 8, Whitton 60 d Darlington Point 0, Griffith 24 d Ariah Park 17, Yarrowonga d Beckom (walkover), Coolamon 33 d Narrandera 25, Ganmain 45 d Ungarie 8, Junee 50 d Hay 6.
Round 2: Leeton 38 d Coolamon 11, Yarrowonga 52 d Griffith 8, Ganmain 21 d Whitton 12, Tullibigeal 57 d Junne 20
Semi-Finals: Leeton 27 d Yarrowonga 9, Ganmain 15 d Tullibigeal 13
Final: Ganmain 3.6 (24) d Leeton 1.4 (10)   Crowd: 3500

 

LDFL (Kinlock Cup) Preliminary Final - Saturday September 6, 1947 at Whitton Recreation Ground
Darlington Point def Leeton
 
SWDFL Preliminary Final - Sunday September 7, 1947 at Narrandera Sportsground
Griffith .......... 3.3 .. 5.5 .. 8.8 .. 8.9 (57)
Coolamon .... 1.0 .. 5.8 .. 5.10 .. 8.11 (59)

Goals: Griffith: Clive Lane 3, Mil Clarke 3, Terry Wood, Geoff Willis
Coolamon: n/a
Best players: Griffith: Geoff Willis, Jack Taylor, Fred Clarke, Terry Wood, Marty Graham
Coolamon: Bernie English, Vince E