GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" September 1, 1963 - No. 19
By Neil Griggs: We hoped to end the season with a win but Grong Grong-Matong had other ideas and, with local knowledge of the tricky ground, proved just too good.
After taking a long time to settle down, our seconds came good in the second half and their strong finish just got them into the four.
"Whittonites" was very evident, and most of the players were worrying too much about the game at Ariah Park to concentrate on their own football.
Bob Carroll (1sts) and Jim Eley (2nds) won the last shirts, both playing well under difficult conditions, and Fred Mundy and Len Sexton won the Craven Filter trophies.
Our schoolboys reported a "super" time when they returned from Peakhurst on Monday, and they all wanted to know "where are we going next year?"
Congratulations to Des Lyons and Graham Hughes on their fine achievements in winning this year's Gammage and Lanham Medals.
Best wishes to the four clubs in the first 18 finals. With so little between them, we look forward to some bright and exciting football. Best wishes also to the other three teams in the seconds, with a warning: Look out for Griffith!