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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" May 4, 1969 - No. 4
By Swan: The "battle of the full forwards" proved a bit of a flop last Sunday, as both Ron O'Neill and Eddie Rogalski had a bad day and missed far too many easy chances for goalkickers of their calibre.
"Peggy", however, took the honours, seven goals to three.
On the day Leeton proved the better team and we couldn't match their mobility around the flanks which proved their winning asset. We hope to have revenge at Griffith next time.
It was a good game with close scores and Leeton only winning in time on so the big crowd surely got their money's worth. Our best were Bruce Forbes, Frank Conlan, Sid Robins and Geoff Martin.
Our one win for the day came in the Seconds when the Les Collis trained lads had a comfortable margin and the coach received good support from Dave Hall, Denny Dreyer and Bob Harris.
In a game between "minnows" and "whales", the Leeton "whales" proved too big and strong for our youngsters in the Third 18 game although our boys played the better brand of football.
A team such as Leeton fielded in this game defeats completely the aim and objects of these Third 18 games.
Today we honor Don Best who will be playing his 200th game.