GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" July 2, 1972 - No. 12
By Swan: To say our loss at Matong last Sunday was quite a shock would be an understatement of the week but the result is now history and the Magpies clearly won the battle of the birds.
Full credit to them too for, on the day, they were the better team and it is a pity some of their enthusiasm and purpose did not rub off on to some of our players.
We missed Ron Russell, who was injured in a motor (cycle) accident and the reshuffled team could not settle down but we had our chances to win when we hit the front early in the last quarter, only to be swamped by a storming eight goal finish. Our Seconds had a big win and the highlight of the performance was the 15 goals kicked by Chris Sharpe.
Our weekly winners at Matong were Firsts (Griffith Co-op Society Award) Darryl Collis; Seconds (Bob Carroll's Menswear Award) Reg Higgins.
It was pleasing to see the Riverina Australian Football Club received its licence. It should now become a popular stop over place for teams visiting Wagga.