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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" July 6, 1969 - No. 12
By Swan: Although we defeated Leeton by 43 points some of the sceptics reckoned it was not a very impressive effort. Our team certainly has played better, but without four regulars, to beat the No. 3 team so well, was quite an encouraging performance.
Our half-back line, Frank Conlan, Sid Robins and Bob Prenzel kept Leeton's scoring thrusts well under control and were on top all day. Deputising for the injured Darryl Collis on the wing, Jeff Evans up from the Seconds turned in a pleasing effort in his initial First 18 game.
Grant Luhrs continued his splendid goalkicking form in the Second 18 game and with 7 goals rated as one of the teams best in their clear-cut win. Others to do well in a crowded game were Mick Newman, John Mitchell and Bill Tyndall.
Allowing Leeton to score only in the second quarter (2-2) our Thirds turned on a very good second half to win by 48 points to start us off on our second successive hat-trick of wins.
With no competition game today for his team coach John Scott was happy to accept the offer of a game with Ardlethan Thirds which will be played at Ganmain, the half-way mark between Matong and Coolamon.
Come on all you scribes let the Editor have the details wanted of your Third 18 - these lads love to see their names in the paper.
Last week's star player was Angie Maloni - played a strong intelligent game on the half forward flank.