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 1956 SWDFL SEASON RESULTS 
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PLAYER TRANSFERS

IN: Don Best and Bill Biron (Beelbangera), Don Bitcon (Numurkah), Don Buchanan (Ganmain), Dennis, Frank and John Conlan (Barellan-Binya), Ken Grady (Beelbangera), Don Guest, Kevin McMahon (Geelong District).

OUT: Dick Bitcon, Fred Clarke, Jack Luhrs, Cecil Polkinghorne; Dennis and John Conlan (Barellan-Binya).

Round 1 - Sunday April 8, 1956 at Griffith Showground 2.45pm

Griffith ...... 0.3 .. 2.7 .. 4.7 .. 8.11 (59)

Whitton .... 4.1 .. 4.3 .. 9.6 .. 12.8 (80)

Goals: Griffith: E Feltwell 3, V Hathaway 2, J Fielder, D Bitcon, T Wood

Whitton: W Causon 5, E Williams 2, D Williams 2, L Musgrave, B Keighran, T Hyde

Best players: Griffith: G Habel, V Ledwidge, D Maples, T Wood, D Bitcon, V Hathaway, W Price, A Biron
Whitton: W Causon, J Tuckett, W Box, R Painting, G Fleming, E Williams, L Musgrave
Griffith: Wally Price (c-c), Adley 'Bill' Biron*, Don Bitcon*, Don Buchanan*, Ted Feltwell, Jim Fielder, Fred Gambell, Geoff Habel, Vic Hathaway, Vic Ledwidge, Willie Ledwidge, Don Maples*, Kevin McMahon*, Charlie O'Brien, Vince O'Dwyer*, Noel Tyndall, Bob Tyndall, Terry Wood; John Diggelmann, Bill Tyndall
Whitton: Geoff Fleming (c-c), Bill Box, Peter Briggs, Willie Causon, DeMamiel, Pat Dunn, Trevor Hyde, Bernie Kelly, Brian Keighran, Max McAliece, Les Musgrave, Bob Painting, Ron Tiffen, Jack Tuckett, Delwyn Williams, Edwin Williams, George Williams, Ron Williams
Umpires: L C Smith (VFL).   Gate: £80/8/6
Other matches - Ariah Park-Mirrool 16.12 (108) def Ganmain 7.10 (52), Grong Grong-Matong 9.7 (61) def by Narrandera 11.13 (79), Leeton 15.12 (102) def by Ardlethan 16.9 (105), Turvey Park 9.7 (61) def Coolamon 15.10 (100).
Reserves: Griffith 10.14 (74) d Whitton 2.4 (16)
Best players: Mick Newman, Billy Small, Ken Grady, Bob Brown, Tom Conlan, Bruce Cobden

Round 2 - Sunday April 15, 1956 at Kindra Park 2.45pm

Coolamon ..... 3.13 .. 12.20 (92)

Griffith .......... 3.4 .. 4.7 (31)

Goals: Coolamon: G Kew 2, N Rutzou 2, R Harris 2, C Smith 2, F Williamson, M Whybro, N Thompson, D Bell

Griffith: E Feltwell 2, B Parslow, D Bitcon

Best players: Coolamon: N Rutzou, R Harris, B Pattison, C Smith, F Treasure, R Inch
Griffith: V Ledwidge, D Bitcon, G Habel, W Price, F Conlan, C O'Brien
Coolamon: Frank Treasure (c-c), Don Bell, Jack Buchanan, Brian Butts, Jim Conquest, Laurie Gaynor, Rob Harris, Ron Hilton, Ross Inch, Garry Kew, Bernie Pattison, Neale Rutzou, Clinton Smith, Neville Thompson, Mick Whybro, Frank Williamson
Griffith: Wally Price (c-c), Adley 'Bill' Biron, Don Bitcon, Bob Brown*, Don Buchanan, Frank Conlan*, Ted Feltwell, Jim Fielder, Geoff Habel, Vic Ledwidge, Willie Ledwidge, Don Maples, Kevin McMahon, Charlie O'Brien, Vince O'Dwyer, Bernall Parslow, Noel Tyndall, Bill Tyndall
Umpire: Bill Yendle (VFL) 
Other matches - Ardlethan 7.7 (49) def by Grong Grong-Matong 10.19 (79), Ganmain 16.17 (113) def Leeton 10.13 (73), Narrandera 8.16 (64) def Turvey Park 4.16 (40), Whitton 7.14 (56) def Ariah Park-Mirrool 12.4 (76).
Reserves: Griffith 9.11 (65) d Coolamon 5.7 (37)
Best players: D Hurst, J Conlan, R Carroll, R Tyndall, M Newman, J Newman 

Round 3 - Sunday April 22, 1956 at Griffith Showground 2.45pm

Griffith ............. 6.5 .. 12.11 (83)

Narrandera .... 6.5 .. 8.13 (61)

Goals: Griffith: D Bitcon 4, N Tyndall 4, R Brown 3, W Tyndall

Narrandera: J Stockton 5, R Turner, D Durnan, R Hyde

Best players: Griffith: D Bitcon, W Price, J Conlan, K McMahon, N Tyndall
Narrandera: K Osmond, J Stockton, J Bliss, B Waters, R Hyde
Griffith: Wally Price (c-c), Don Bitcon, Bob Brown, Don Buchanan, Frank Conlan, John Conlan*, Jim Fielder, Ted Feltwell, Geoff Habel, Don Hurst, Vic Ledwidge, Don Maples, Kevin McMahon, Charlie O'Brien, Vince O'Dwyer, Noel Tyndall, Bill Tyndall, Terry Wood
Umpire: W Newland (VFL). Gate: £61/1/3. Note: Narrandera awarded match on protest
Other matches - Ariah Park-Mirrrool-M 10.14 (74) def Coolamon 6.4 (40), Ganmain 16.12 (108) def Ardlethan 7.9 (51), Leeton 12.11 (83) def Whitton 10.10 (70), Turvey Park 13.10 (88) def Grong Grong-Matong 7.15 (57).
Reserves: Griffith 7.25 (67) d Narrandera 2.5 (17)
Best players: R Tyndall, N Tyndall, G Coggan, F Carroll, M Macklin, M Newman

Round 4 - Sunday April 29, 1956 at Matong Sportsground

Grong Grong-Matong ..... 11.18 (84)

Griffith ............................... 6.4. (40)

Goals: GG-M: C Wines 6, M Pieper 2, D Murrell 2, P Curry

Griffith: F Carroll 3, D Bitcon, W Tyndall, 1 short

Best players: GG-M: J Doherty, M Pieper, D Mattingly, P Hogan, T Smith, C Wines
Griffith: C O'Brien, W Price, V Ledwidge, F Carroll, G Habel, D Bitcon
Grong Grong-Matong: Clinton Wines (c-c), Bruce Bryon, Pat Curry, John Doherty, Pat Hogan, Gordon Jones, Dud Mattingly, Des Murrell, Merv Pieper, Pat Quinn, J Russell, Norm Russell, P Sheather, R Sheather, Tom Smith, Mick Stuart, Bill Walsh
Griffith: Wally Price (c-c), Don Bitcon, Bob Brown, Don Buchanan, Frank Carroll*, Jim Fielder, Fred Gambell, Geoff Habel, Vic Hathaway, Don Hurst, Vic Ledwidge, Don Maples, Kevin McMahon, Charlie O'Brien, Vince O'Dwyer, Bernell Parslow, Noel Tyndall, Bill Tyndall
Umpire: C Smithwick (VFL)
Other matches - Ardlethan 12.18 (90) def Turvey Park 11.15 (81), Coolamon 18.21 (129) def Leeton 16.11 (107), Narrandera 9.17 (71) def Ariah Park-Mirrool 10.5 (65), Whitton 4.12 (36) def by Ganmain 15.14 (104).
Reserves: Griffith d Grong Grong-Matong by 13 points
Best players: J Diggelmann, J Ford, K Grady, J Newman, B Parslow

Round 5 - Sunday May 6, 1956 at Griffith Showground 2.45pm

Griffith ............. 3.2 .. 5.3 .. 8.4 .. 9.8 (62)

Turvey Park .... 1.1 .. 3.8 .. 5.11 .. 8.15 (63)

Goals: Griffith: D Bitcon 4, F Carroll 2, V Hathaway, W Tyndall, N Tyndall

Turvey Park: R Scott 7, C Baker

Best players: Griffith: V Ledwidge, J Conlan, D Bitcon, W Price
Turvey Park: R Scott, R Langridge, N Morrow, G Nye
Griffith: Charlie O'Brien, Geoff Habel, Don Buchanan; Wally Price (c-c), Vic Ledwidge, Frank Conlan; Vince O'Dwyer, John Conlan, Kevin McMahon; Jim Fielder, Frank Carroll, Don Guest*; Bill Tyndall, Don Bitcon, Noel Tyndall; Adley 'Bill'  Biron, Don Maples, Vic Hathaway; Don Hurst, Bruce Cobden*
Turvey Park: Geoff Nye, J Neighbour, Bob Stockton; Don Baker, Bob Thomson, Ron Langridge; Trevor McNamara, John Nolan, Noel Morrow; Neil Stockton, Rex Burge, Lou Cox; F Sherriff, Ray Scott (c-c), Chic Baker; Peter Murphy, John Schieberger, Norm McLennan; N McKay, K Turner
Umpire: D R Lyon (VFL). Gate: £48/5/-
Other matches - Ardlethan 9.16 (70) def Whitton 7.14 (56), Ariah Park-Mirrool 14.16 (100) def Grong Grong-Matong 10.19 (79), Ganmain 14.20 (104) def Coolamon 8.11 (59), Leeton 9.7 (61) def by Narrandera 10.11 (71)
Reserves: Griffith 6.15 (51) d Turvey Park 6.5 (41)
Best players: R Carroll, R Tyndall, F Gambell, G Coggan

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Round 6 - Sunday May 13, 1956 at Griffith Showground 2.45pm

Griffith ......... 6.3 .. 13.10 (88)

Ardlethan .... 2.6 .. 6.9 (45)

Goals