GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" September 7, 1969 - No. 20

By Swan: The best that can be said about last Sunday's game against Coolamon is perhaps that at least it gave us our fourth minor premiership in the last six years.

Coolamon in the first half, although we led narrowly at half time, took all he honours but could not capitalise on their better play due to our very solid defence.

Coach Ron O'Neill had a few pertinent things to say during the break so to get him "off their back" the players turned on some really good football in the third quarter to settle the issue.

Kevin Kirkpatrick running into top form at the right time, was possibly our best although Phil Smith and John Foley also had strong supporters. Congratulations to Kevin on being our top player in the Gammage Medal voting.

Our Seconds scored their biggest win ever when they beat Coolamon by 239 points. Despite the glut of goals (38.25) our full forward Grant Luhrs could only manage 8 for a season total of 80 - not a bad effort for a schoolboy.

Our Thirds compensated a little for no comp games with a pretty lively scratch match between 32 players and if these lads happen to be a little short on match practice they certainly will be fresh and fit for their second semi against Narrandera.

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