GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" June 6, 1971 - No. 9
By Swan: We had hopes of three wins at Leeton but finished without a feather with which to fly after three losses so it wasn't a very good day for the Swans.
Our trophy winners for the day were: Firsts, Sid Robins (Co-op Store Toby Lee award); Seconds, Stuart McDowell (Bob Carroll's award); Terry Greedy (Pat Cudmore sox award).
Many of the Swans' fans were not too happy about the umpiring in the main game but "Secco" had an unenviable job and handled it well. He made a few "blues" - who doesn't but he didn't deserve the unfriendly at the end of the game.
It is these supporters that keep the game going, however, and I suppose they are entitled to make a few vocal comments for their 50 cents now and then.
It was unfortunate (Inter-league) game played last Sunday was such a bad day as it spoiled the football and did nothing to help league finances, In the battle of the birds today, we hope the Swans can outplay the Magpies.