2021 RFNL SEASON RESULTS
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IN: Henry Delves (Ainslie), Reece Matheson (Barellan United), Jack and Tom Powell (Ainslie), Jack Rowston (Banyule), Kieran Ruyg (Belconnen Magpies), Thomas Shannon (Emmaus St Leos, VAFA).
OUT: Isaac Campbell (Culcairn), Daniel, Luke and Mathew Peruzzi (Coleambally), Beau Rees (Northern Jets).
DREYER UNVEILED AS SWANS COACH - By Jon Tuxworth
THE final piece of the Riverina League's coaching puzzle is in place after Griffith confirmed club stalwart Greg Dreyer will be at the helm next season, Dreyer, a club life member, was due to share the roll with Will Griggs this year, before the Swans opted not to participate in the AFL Riverina Championship.
Griggs has since opted to stay at home club Queanbeyan Tigers, where he played this year, after five seasons and two grand final appearances at the Swans.
Dreyer will be assisted by club junior and former VFL player Leigh Owen, who was also set to return to the Swans this year had they played, while captain James Toscan will fill a junior development role.
Dreyer has taken control of the under 15s program for some time, and president Jeff Harris said the familiarity with a number of youngsters who have either progressed to the seniors, or are on the verge of doing so, will be an advantage.
"He's been doing a fair bit of the 15s program over the last decade, and some of those kids are the ones coming into senior footy now so he's really got a good connection with our young brigade," Harris said.
"Greg's very well respected by the kids coming through, and it's a good link because we've got a wealth of talent and it's really important we get the that transition right.
"For us to put a group of locals in those roles probably sums up what we've about as a footy club for the last few years. We're promoting guys who are continually putting back into the club.
"We've been working on it (coaching structure) for a while and we figured that's where we'd like to end up. "Greg was going to be our senior co-coach with Will, so it's a natural progression.
Harris said Toscan will work specially with the juniors to help ease the challenge of assimilating to senior football. "He's heavily engage with the youth with some individual mentoring," Harris said.
(The Area News - Monday November 23, 2020).
Round 1 - Saturday April 17, 2021 at Crossroad Oval 2.10pm
Collingullie-GP ... 4.2 .. 6.3 .. 13.3 .. 16.6 (102)
Griffith ................ 2.2 .. 7.5 .. 10.6 .. 10.9 (69)
Goals: Collingullie-GP: J Perryman 4, E Perryman 3, B Harper 3, N Perryman 2, D Kennedy, J Pope, J Gunning, D Carroll
Griffith: H Delves 4, K Spencer 2, J Powell 2, R Irvin, D Bennett
Best players: Collingullie-GP: E Perryman, J Klemke, C Fuller, D Rogers, H Wichman
Griffith: H Delves, L Owen, J Toscan, K Spencer, R Irvin
Collingullie-Glenfield Park: Spencer Small, Jack Thompson-Gardener, Doug De Jong; Daniel Kennedy, Harry Radley, Daniel Frawley; James Pope, Blake Harper, Harry Wichman; Joshua Gunning, Dustin Rogers, Chad Fuller; Joe Perryman, Jayden Klemke, Jim Kennedy; Joe Schultz, Ed Perryman, Nick Perryman; Nick Kennedy, Declan Carroll, Luke Murray
Griffith: Angus Bartter*, James Toscan, Michael Agnew; Mitchell Irvin, Charlie Cunial, Ryan Bullus; Taine Moraschi*, Jack Rowston, Sam Daniel; Kahlan Spencer, Henry Delves, Leigh Owen; Oswald Herrmann, Riley Irvin, Jay Summers*; Nathan Richards, Jack Powell*, Tom Powell*; Tom Bartter*, Oliver Bartter*, Dean Bennett
Umpires: Tim Beard, Alex Manley (RUA)
Other matches: Leeton-Whitton 8.2 (48) def by Wagga 12.15 (87); Turvey Park 10.5 (65) def by Coolamon 12.12 (84); Narrandera 5.4 (34) def by Ganmain-GGM 16.17 (113); Mangoplah-CUE, bye
Reserves: Griffith 10.4 (64) d Collingullie-Glenfield Park 8.4 (52)
Best players: D Schmetzer, N Witherspoon, I Testoni, C Harrison, D Villata, T Shannon,
Under 17.5: Griffith 21.13 (139) d Collingullie-Glenfield Park 1.0 (6)
Goals: P Payne 10, W Ellis 3, A Brown 3, M Bennett, L Wallace, J Best, B Evans, K Stevenson
Best Players: K Bennett, J Whitworth, P Payne, J Best, L Wallace, R Best
Match report: In their return to the playing field for the first time since the 2019 Riverina League grand final, the Griffith Swans have fallen to a quick finishing Collingullie-Glenfield Park side at Crossroads Oval. The Demons made a strong start in the first quarter, kicking four goals to two to head into the first break with a 20 point lead. The Swans came out flying in the second quarter while holding the home side to just the two majors to head into the main break with an eight-point lead. Collingullie were able to hit back in the third term and retake the lead with a 7-goal quarter to take a 15-point lead heading into the final term. The Demons were able to maintain their hold on the game in the final term as they held the Griffith side goalless while kicking three late goals to take a 102 to 69 victory. (By Liam Warren - The Area News, Monday, April 19, 2021)
Round 2 - Saturday April 24, 2021 at Griffith Exies Oval 3.10pm
Griffith ..................... 1.1 .. 4.3 .. 9.6 .. 12.10 (82)
Leeton-Whitton .... 3.2 .. 4.2 .. 4.2 .. 7.4 (46)
Goals: Griffith: H Delves 4, K Spencer 2, J Powell 2, R Irvin, D Bennett, O Bartter, S Daniel
Leeton-Whitton: T Meline 3, S Darley 2, T Doyle, B O'Garey
Best players: Griffith: H Delves, L Owen, J Toscan, K Spencer, R Irvin, J Rowston
Leeton-Whitton: S Darley, T Meline, B O'Garey, I Houghton, R Grey, B Boots
Griffith: Angus Bartter, Ryan Bullus, Michael Agnew; Mitchell Irvin, James Toscan, Charlie Cunial; Nick Witherspoon, Jack Rowston, Sam Daniel; Leigh Owen, Henry Delves, Oswald Herrmann; Kahlan Spencer, Riley Irvin, Tom Powell; Nathan Richards, Jack Powell, Oliver Bartter; Tom Bartter, Jay Summers, Dean Bennett
Leeton-Whitton: Bryce Rogers, Kyle Pete, Hayden Cooper; Ryan Grey, Tom Meline, Bailey Wood; Joshua Thomas, Sam Darley (c-c), Jye Doyle; Tyron Rainbird, Alex Daley, Josh Lanham; Coopa Steele, Taj Doyle, Bradley Boots; Mason Dryburgh, Bryce O'Garey, Jay Tang; Mark Salafia, Ryan Oldershaw, Isaac Houghton
Umpires: Craig Fletcher, Andrew Tough (RUA)
Other matches: Coolamon 11.23 (89) def Collingullie-GP 9.7 (61); Ganmain-GGM 19.11 (125) def Turvey Park 5.8 (38); Wagga 3.7 (25) def by Mangoplah-CUE 14.13 (97); Narrandera, bye
Reserves: Griffith 22.16 (148) d Leeton-Whitton 1.0 (6)
Goals: C Bock 5, M Duncan 4, T Shannon 4, B Chambers 2, B Rowston 2, N Schmetzer, A Ray, K Duncan, L Killalea, D Schmetzer
Best Players: I Testoni, T Shannon, D Schmetzer, K Ruyg, M Duncan, N Schmetzer
Under 17.5: Griffith 8.10 (58) d Leeton-Whitton 3.4 (22)
Goals: M Bennett 2, A Brown 2, M Ashcroft, J Whitworth, L Wallace, W Ellis
Best players: S Irvin, L Irvin, J Whitworth, L Wallace, J Rogerson,
Match report: In what was the Swans' first senior football home game since August of 2019, then sent a strong message with a convincing over Leeton-Whitton. The Crows were able to make a fast start with Taj Doyle, Bryce O'Garey and Sam Darley hitting the scoreboard while Henry Delves kicked the Swans solo major in the opening term. Riley Irvin reduced the margin after the break before Darley booted his second, but the game swung in the Swans favour from that point. The home side kicked seven unanswered goals to take a 34-point lead into the final term, with Delves kicking three while Kahlan Spencer kicked two. The Crows were unable to kick three goals as Tom Meline was thrown forward but the Swans were able to hold on, with Delves finishing the day with four goals as the home side took a 82 to 46 victory. (By Liam Warren - The Area News, Monday, April 26, 2021).
EX-GRIFFITH FORWARD ON LEARNING LESSONS
ALBURY'S Jacob Conlan had played some top level football before arriving at Tiger-land, but he'd never come across the professionalism. "Definitely the pre-season was different to what I was used to, three nights a week and everyone rocks up, it's not just the 10 blokes we had up at the Swans in November, here we had 60-odd and then everyone goes to the gym," he explained.
"But it was the video (analysis), they'd video a game every now and then in Griffith, maybe a final, but their were no reviews and no snippets on your own personal game, which is good. I like it."
Conlan signed signed with Albury after the 2019 season where he had won the Riverina Football League goalkicking with 66 for his junior club, Griffith Swans.
COVID guaranteed there would be no football last year, but it allowed Conlan and younger brother Lucas to ease into the Ovens and Murray lifestyle. "Just the pace of the game, it's so much quicker and you've got players coming out from the AFL, both in our team and some others, it's pretty unreal," he offered.
Conlan had played a handful of NEAFL games with Canberra Demons in 2019, but when a former player returned, he was on the outer and returned home, only to play in a second successive losing grand final.
Under the Ovens and Murray's players points system, the Conlan siblings are four-pointers, which places pressure on them to perform.
And it certainly didn't look good for Jacob when he kicked six straight behinds in the second game against Wangaratta Rovers and went goalless. "I don't know what that was, it was just one of those days where it wasn't working and once you miss a few, it starts to get in your head," he admitted.
"It's never been a weakness, I'm not elite or anything, but I'd back myself to kick more goals than points, but that was just a rough day in front of the sticks."
Conlan has shown his class in the games since, particularly with a five-goal haul against the miserly Wangaratta defence last week, booting three majors in the first quarter to blow the game open.
He now leads the Doug Strang Medal with 21, although the Tigers and Yarrawonga have played one more game than the other eight teams. Conlan faces another stern test away to Lavington today.
Given former Ovens and Murray top defender Brant Dickson is out injured, there's every chance another ex-VFL backman in Nick Meredith will oppose the strongly-built 191cm, 95kg Conlan.
This will be the 21-year-old's first clash against the long-time and fierce rival of the Tigers and the Panthers will be desperate to rebound from a poor performance against the Corowa-Rutherglen Roos.
(By Andrew Moir - Bordermail, Saturday, May 8, 2021)
Round 3 - Saturday May 1, 2021 at Mangoplah Sportsground 2.10pm
Mangoplah-CUE ... 4.5 .. 7.10 .. 12.16 .. 20.17 (137)
Griffith .................... 2.1 .. 3.2 .. 4.2 .. 8.3 (51)
Goals: Mangoplah-CUE: T Castles 8, G Kendall 3, B Ambler 2, R Turnbull, S De Sousa, T Keogh, W Clark, D Arthur, P Griffin, C Palombi
Griffith: K Spencer 3, R Irvin, J Powell, J Toscan, D Bennett, J Whitworth
Best players: Mangoplah-CUE: R Turnbull, T Castles, S De Sousa, E Schiller, D Arthur, N Collins
Griffith: J Powell, H Delves, T Powell, R Irvin, J Toscan, T Moraschi
Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes: Pat Killalea, James Scott, Dominic Bunyan; Lachlan Kendall, Hunter Lloyd, Nick Collins; Tom Keogh, Trent Cohalan, Ethan Schiller; Brayden Ambler, George Kendall, Doug Arthur; Sam De Sousa, Trent Castles, Padric Griffin; Jacob Whitley, Ryan Turnbull, Christian Palombi; Ryan Price, Jake Hindmarsh, Wesley Clark
Griffith: Angus Bartter, Ryan Bullus, Michael Agnew; Mitchell Irvin, James Toscan, Charlie Cunial; Taine Moraschi, Jack Rowston, Dean Bennett; Tom Bartter, Oliver Bartter, Jay Summers; Tom Powell, Nathan Richards, Henry Delves; Riley Irvin, Jack Powell, Kahlan Spencer; Isaac Testoni* Jordan Whitworth*, Quade Stevenson*
Umpires: Tony O'Halloran, Dallas McKelvie (RUA)
Other matches: Collingullie-GP 5.6 (36) def by Ganmain-GGM 16.11 (107); Leeton-Whitton 8.2 (50) def by Coolamon 11.20 (86); Turvey Park 23.15 (153) def Narrandera 4.8 (32); Wagga, bye
Reserves: Griffith 7.8 (50) d Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes 6.4 (40)
Goals: C Bock 4, T Shannon, C Thompson-Gardener, K Ruyg
Best Players: D Schmetzer, C Bock, J Burley, D Villata, C Harrison, J Whitehead
Under 17.5: Griffith 10.11 (71) d Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes 4.5 (28)
Goals: A Brown 4, P Payne 4, B Evans, K Bennett
Best Players: R Best, K Bennett, B Signor, J Best, N Conlan, W Ellis
Match report: In what was always billed as a tough road trip to Mangoplah, it lived up to expectations for the Griffith Swans, who fell to a 86-point defeat at the hands of the Mangoplah Goannas. The Goannas made a strong start in the first quarter having nine scoring shots to Griffith's three but weren't out of reach to be leading by 16 points at the first break! It wasn't until the second half where the Swans lost touch with Mangoplah kicking 13 goals in the final two quarters to walk away 137 to 51 victors. Kahlan Spencer had a good day in front of goal kicking three majors while Riley Irvin, Jack Powell, James Toscan, Dean Bennett and Jordan Whitworth kicked one each.
The reserve graders kept their undefeated start to the season alive with four goals to Connor Bock, helping them to a 50 to 40 victory while the under 17.5s came away with a 42-point win with Patrick Payne and Angus Brown kicking four goals each. (By Liam Warren - The Area News, Monday, May 1, 2021).
Round 4 - Saturday May 8, 2021 at Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Griffith ................... 2.1 .. 6.4 .. 8.9 .. 9.10 (64)
Wagga Tigers ...... 4.1 .. 7.2 .. 8.6 .. 13.8 (86)
Goals: Griffith: H Delves 3, S Daniel 2, J Toscan, T Powell, J Powell, K Spencer
Wagga Tigers: M Stephenson 6, T McCoullough 2, S McNaughton, B Myers, J Cornell, N Cooke, T Osmotherly
Best players: Griffith: T Powell, N Richards, L Owen, J Powell, C Cunial, R Irvin
Wagga Tigers: N Cooke, M Stephenson, N Ryan, B Morton, S Flanigan, L Waters
Griffith: Michael Agnew, Ryan Bullus, Charlie Cunial; Jack Rowston, Riley Irvin, Oswald Herrmann; Jordan Whitworth, Mitchell Irvin, Dean Bennett; Leigh Owen, James Toscan, Sam Daniel; Kahlan Spencer, Henry Delves, Oliver Bartter; Nathan Richards, Jack Powell, Tom Powell; Isaac Testoni, Tom Bartter, Angus Brown*
Wagga Tigers: Lewis Waters, Isaac Bennett, Ignatius Lyons; Fraser Yates, Brady Morton, Reid Gordon; Sam McNaughton, Brendan Myers, Xavier Heeney; Nathan Cooke, Murray Stephenson (c-c), Patrick Ryan; Nick Gorman, Jock Cornell, Jeremy Lucas; Tom McCullough, Shaun Flanigan, Nick Ryan; Tom Osmotherly, Charlie Bance, Harry Kelly
Umpires: Alex Manley, Ryan Wolter, Mark Rowe (RUA)
Other matches: Coolamon 11.11 (77) def by Mangoplah-CUE 12.11 (83); Ganmain-GGM 17.23 (125) def Leeton-Whitton 4.2 (26); Narrandera 19.8 (122) def Collingullie-GP 9.11 (65); Turvey Park, bye
Reserves: Griffith 11.15 (81) d Wagga Tigers 7.5 (47)
Goals: K Duncan 3, T Shannon 2, M Duncan, B Chambers, N Schmetzer, B Rowston, C Bock, K Ruyg
Best Players: K Ruyg, C Burge, N Witherspoon, D Villata, J Burley, D Schmetzer
Under 17.5: Griffith 16.14 (110) d Wagga Tigers 3.0 (18)
Goals: W Ellis 4, S Irvin 4, M Bennett 2, K Bennett 2, K Stevenson, J Summers, B Signor, J Rogerson
Best Players: B Signor, W Ellis, J Summers, K Bennett, J Best, R Best
Match report: The Wagga side were able to get the first two goals of the afternoon before Henry Delves was able to hit the scoreboard before another two goals to the visitors and one to James Toscan saw the Tigers lead by 12 at the first break. Sam Daniel and Tom Powell got the Swans off to a strong start in the second term before the Tigers kicked the next two. Delves kicked his second before the Tigers restored their advantage, but a smart snap by Kahlan Spencer brought the Swans within five points at the main break. A goal to Jack Powell and a second to Daniel saw the Swans heading into the final term with a three points advantage. Three straight goals to the Tigers had them threatening to run away with the game, but after Delves kicked his third, the Wagga side was able to kick two late goals to wrap up a 86 to 64 win. (By Liam Warren - The Area News, Monday, May 10, 2021).
Round 5 - Saturday May 15, 2021
Other matches: Collingullie-GP 3.9 (27 def Turvey Park 3.7 (25); Leeton-Whitton 7.12 (54) def Narrandera 4.10 (34); Mangoplah-CUE 14.7 (91) def Ganmain-GGM 6.6 (42); Wagga 6.5 (41) def by Coolamon 7.6 (48)
Round 6 - Saturday May 22, 2021 at Kindra Park 2.10pm
Coolamon ..... 3.6 .. 4.11 .. 9.11 .. 15.12 (102)
Griffith .......... 2.2 .. 6.5 .. 9.6 .. 14.7 (91)
Goals: Coolamon: J Redfern 3, J Maslin 3, M Mcgowan 3, C McKelvie 2, B. Glyde 2, T Vance, J Barrett
Griffith: H Delves 4, J Toscan 3, T Powell 2, J Powell, O Bartter, D Bennett, J Rowston, J Summers
Best players: Coolamon: J Maslin, R Allen, J Barrett, M Hillier, J Buchanan, A Carroll
Griffith: T Powell, R Irvin, J Rowston, N Richards, C Cunial, H Delves
Coolamon Rovers: Zac Oliver, Josh Buchanan, Hayden Bradley; Bayden Leary, Marshal Macualey, Nick Buchanan; Cooper McKelvie, Jake Barrett, Max Hillier; Ryan Allen, Matt McGowan, Dylan McPhail; Alex Carroll, Joe Redfern, Braeden Clyde; Ben Edyvean, Jamie Maddox, Jeremiah Maslin; Ryan Cox, Will Graetz, Tennyson Vance
Griffith: Isaac Testoni, Charlie Cunial, Oswald Herrmann; Patrick Payne*, Riley Irvin, Kahlan Spencer; Michael Agnew, Jack Rowston, Jay Summers; Mitchell Irvin, James Toscan, Angus Bartter; Sam Daniel, Henry Delves, Leigh Owen; Nathan Richards, Jack Powell, Tom Powell; Ryan Bullus, Oliver Bartter, Dean Bennett
Umpires: Ryan Dedini, Jack Christopher (RUA)
Other matches: Narrandera 10.7 (67) def by Mangoplah-CUE 23.9 (147); Turvey Park 15.12 (102) def Leeton-Whitton 5.7 (37); Ganmain-GGM 17.9 (111) def Wagga 7.7 (49); Collingullie-GP, bye
Reserves: Coolamon 10.8 (68) d Griffith 5.4 (34)
Goals: J Burley, D Campbell, C Bock, N Witherspoon, D Catanzariti
Best Players: D Schmetzer, L Killalea, C Harrison, N Witherspoon, N Schmetzer, T Shannon
Under 17.5: Griffith 18.24 (132) d Coolamon 6.3 (39)
Goals: A Brown 5, B Evans 5, W Ellis 2, M Ashcroft, K Bennett, N Conlan, J Whitworth, L Wallace, J Rogerson
Best Players: W Ellis, S Irvin, K Bennett, L Wallace, J Best, B Evans
Match report: The Griffith Swans came within three minutes of securing what would have been one of the upsets of the season when they travelled to Kindra Park to take on Coolamon. The Rovers led by 10 points going into the first break, but the Swans charged into life in the second term to kick four goals to one to lead by six heading into half-time. Coolamon hit back again in the third term to take a five-point lead into the final charge before the Swans once again found their footing in the final term. Looking for just their second win of the year, the Swans looked set to produce the biggest upset thus far when they led by 13 points heading into time-on in the final quarter. But the Hoppers stayed composed to kick four goals and solidify a top three spot. (By Liam Warren - The Area News, Monday, May 24, 2021).
Round 7 - Sunday May 30, 2021 at Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Griffith ................... 0.1 .. 3.8 .. 4.9 .. 5.9 (39)
Ganmain-GGM .... 5.2 .. 6.5 .. 7.9 .. 12.11 (83)
Goals: Griffith: H Delves 2, J Powell 2, J Rowston
Ganmain-GGM: T Anderson 3, R Corbett 2, J Lander, B Walsh, J Sase, D Foley, J Olsson, L Parker, G Alexander
Best players: Griffith: R Irvin, J Toscan, N Richards, J Summers, H Delves, J Powell
Ganmain-GGM: S Martyn, J Walsh, J Lander, J Olsson, J Taylor, T Anderson
Griffith: Isaac Testoni, Riley Irvin, Ryan Bullus; Kahlan Spencer, Lucas Conlan, Charlie Cunial; Jay Summers, Jack Rowston, Nick Witherspoon; Oliver Bartter, Henry Delves, Patrick Payne; Leigh Owen, Jacob Conlan, James Toscan; Nathan Richards, Jack Powell, Tom Powell; Sam Daniel, Dean Bennett, Michael Agnew
Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong: Luke Walsh, Josh Walsh, Matt Knagge; Angus Cumming, Ben Walsh, Sam Marytn (c-c); Jakob Taylor, Jesse Lander, Jono Neville; Jack Sase, George Alexander, Jack McCaig; Lachlan Parker, Riley Corbett, Dan Foley; Jacob Olsson, Aaron Proctor, Tom Anderson; Isaac Crouch, Nathan Fitzgerald-Holmes, Shannon Butterfield
Umpires: Callum Logan, Danny Fitzpatrick, Dallas McKelvie (RUA)
Other matches: Leeton-Whitton 7.6 (48) def by Collingullie-GP 17.12 (114); Mangoplah-CUE 10.14 (74) def Turvey Park 3.11 (29); Wagga 19.6 (120) def Narrandera 3.4 (22); Coolamon, bye
Reserves: Griffith 10.17 (77) d Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong 2.7 (19)
Goals: B Chambers 5, D Crack 2, K Duncan, C Bock, S Robinson
Best Players: D Schmetzer, B Chambers, L Killalea, A Verhagen, D Villata, C Bock
Under 17.5: Griffith 27.19 (181) d Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong 0.2 (2)
Goals: B Evans 5, N Conlan 5, K Bennett 4, L Wallace 3, L Irvin 3, J Best 2, W Ellis 2, M Ashcroft, J Whitworth, S Irvin, B Devery, J Rogerson, B Fattore, M Vardanega, A Brown
Best Players: K Bennett, W Ellis, J Rogerson, A Brown, L Wallace
Match report: Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong passed a series of tests in Griffith with flying colours on Sunday. The Swans welcomed back Jacob and Lucas Conlan for the day but it mattered little as the Lions continued their strong start to the season with a 44-point win 83 to 39 at Exies Oval. Not only were the Swans boosted for the clash but the Lions went in without young guns Matt Hamblin, Kai Watts and the travelling Kirk Mahon. Any doubts were put to bed early as GGGM kicked five unanswered first-quarter goals to open up a 31-point lead. The Swans lifted their intensity and more than match the visitors for the next two quarters, before the Lions finished full of running in the final term. (The Daily Advertiser - Monday, May 31, 2021).
Round 8 - Saturday June 5, 2021 at Narrandera Sportsground 4.10pm
Narrandera ..... 5.2 .. 11.4 .. 13.4 .. 14.6 (90)
Griffith ............. 4.0 .. 7.2 .. 11.5 .. 12.11 (83)
Goals: Narrandera: L Mckay 4, T Van Buuren 2, T Metcalfe 2, A Durnan 2, R Tuohey 2, B Hutchison, L Hawkins
Griffith: H Delves 6, J Toscan 3, J Powell, J Whitworth, O Bartter
Best players: Narrandera: L Mckay, K Williams, L Paterson, C Vearing, T Van Buuren, A Durnan
Griffith: T Powell, J Powell, J Summers, H Delves, N Richards, J Rowston
Narrandera Imperial: Stuart Bull, Luke Paterson, Brandon Hall; Jordan Hedington (c-c), Connor Vearing, Kane Williams; Ben Grinter, Luke McKay, Shaun Gehringer; Cooper Irons, Angus Durnan, Harry Grintell; Theo Medcalfe, Robert Touhey, Joe Grinter; Bradley Hutchison, Tom Van Buuren, Ryan Price; Lachlan Hawkins, Jack Absolom, James Smith
Griffith: Isaac Testoni, Charlie Cunial, Ryan Bullus; Taine Moraschi, Riley Irvin, Kahlan Spencer; Jay Summers, Jack Rowston, Patrick Payne; Oliver Bartter, James Toscan, Mitchell Irvin; Jordan Whitworth, Henry Delves, Leigh Owen; Nathan Richards, Jack Powell, Tom Powell; Nick Witherspoon, Dean Bennett, Dean Villata
Umpires: Alex Manley, Mark Rowe, Danny Fitzpatrick (RUA)
Other matches: Collingullie-GP 7.8 (50) def by Mangoplah-CUE 11.17 (83); Ganmain-GGM 13.19 (97) def Coolamon 4.7 (31); Turvey Park 11.5 (71) def by Wagga 11.14 (80); Leeton-Whitton, bye
Reserves: Griffith 20.12 (132) d Narrandera 2.2 (14)
Goals: S Daniel 5, B Chambers 4, C Bock 3, D Crack 2, I Piva 2, B Rowston, T Shannon, D Schmetzer, M Agnew
Best Players: C Harrison, N Schmetzer, S Daniel, M Agnew, A Ray, B Chambers
Under 17.5: Griffith 30.17 (197) d Narrandera 0.0 (0)
Goals: K Bennett 6, L Wallace 5, M Bennett 4, B Evans 3, R Best 2, L Irvin 2, L Irvine 2, W Ellis 2, J Best, J Bellicanta, B Fattore, M Rosengreen
Best Players: R Best, W Ellis, M Bennett, J Best, A Brown, L Irvine
Match report: Narrandera have lifted themselves off the bottom of the ladder after outlasting Griffith in the battle of the cellar dwellers at Narrandera Sportsground on Saturday. An 11-goal-to seven first half was enough for the Eagles to secure their second victory of the year in a 90 to 83 triumph, with Luke McKay kicking four goals. Henry Delves was the leading light up forward for Griffith with six goals, but the Swans remain level with Leeton-Whitton at the foot of the ladder with just one win. Narrandera coach Jordan Hedington said the win would give his side plenty of belief when they resume after next week's competition bye. "The goal at the start of the year was six wins and we're happy to be heading in the right direction, that's for sure," he said. "We had a big loss against Wagga last week but we had five changes to the team today which made a big difference, especially centre half forward Angus Durnan with our attack." (The Daily Advertiser - Monday, June 7, 2021).