GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" September 1, 1968 - No. 20
By Swan: We won at Coolamon somehow or other but our win assures us of the minor premiership trophy.
Our players who played somewhere near expectations could be counted on one hand but as coach Ron O'Neill said "thanks goodness we have got that bad one out of our systems before the finals".
The team has had some pretty tough games lately so there probably had to be a let down and that day we hope was last Sunday. From a handful of good players the votes in the Griffith Co-op-Ernest Hillier suit award went to Darryl Collis 3, John Foley 2 and David Hall 1.
Our Seconds going out percentage conscious slammed away madly at goal to kick points galore 148-2 costing our keen supporter who gave 150 points start a schooner.
Max Eldridge led the goal kickers, with 10 but he also sprayed them high, wide and handsome.
In a scratch game our Thirds let us down, only 13 turning up and the Coolamon 16 years team with the help of a couple of "seniors" Blue Patterson and Bruce Lucas were far too strong.
The Coolamon team which won the Wagga Zone premiership were without their veterans, would on their showing, do quite well in the third 18 comp. next year.