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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" May 7, 1972 - No. 5
By Swan: Although of late years we usually have won, our team is never really happy on the small Ariah Park ground, and such was the case again last Sunday when we had to battle for our win after a hard and rugged game.
One of the highlights of the game was the performance of the respective centres Kevin Kirkpatrick and Garry Wynd.
They played wide of each other and were amongst the best on the ground, "Kirkie" may have had the edge.
One cannot understand our Seconds returning to form as the opposition was rather weak, but they certainly kept the flag wavers busy with their mammoth score of 40-25 (265). This against the Bombers seven points gave the percentage a lift.
Our award winners for the day were - First 18 (Griffith Co-op Society Trophy) Noel Haase; Second 18 (Bob Carroll Trophy) Chris Sharpe.
Our 12- and 14-years schoolboys teams made history last Saturday when they defeated Narrandera in the Leeton Zone Comp.
It is believed this is the first time the Narrandera under 12's have been defeated while us under 14's under the expert coaching of Don Best and Bob Carroll are playing excellent team football.