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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" May 2, 1971 - No. 4
By Swan: Although beaten by Narrandera last Sunday, the Swans regained some of the prestige lost at Gissing Oval the previous week.
Trailing by 37 points into the last quarter our players won many friends by their courageous fight back and only inaccuracy cost them victory as they had 13 scoring shots (6.7) to the Imperials 2 goals and failed by five points.
After two good efforts at home local supporters knowing we are team building are generally pleased with the performance of our young team which at least is encouraging.
In a photo finish John Candusso won the Griffith Co-op Store, Toby Lee weekly award from Sid Robins.
Our Seconds, also at the transition stage, went down to a better organised Narrandera team with Garry Gardner (Bob Carroll award), Garry Owen, Greg Thompson and Trevor Reed prominent.
Having lost 14 of last year's players, our Third 18 is pretty young and inexperienced and were no match for Narrandera going down 147 to 11.
A good trier John O'Donnell won the footie sox as our best. Ganmain today, let's hope a win.