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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" July 9, 1972 - No. 13
By Swan: Just as well there are no stewards in football or our whole First XVIII team would certainly have been swabbed after their two most recent performances at Matong and Narrandera.
Down deservedly to the Magpies one week then beating the unbeaten competition leaders the next is almost unbelievable form, but the score are now history.
It was "evens stevens" too with both Ron Russell and Jeff Hemphill featuring in the roll of non-playing coach brought about by injury. The game was not one for the weak or timid as it was pretty hectic at times in the first half and always rugged but fortunately umpire Quinlivan was equal to the task.
We also upset the Imperials in the Seconds which, with Leeton's big win dropped them down to second place but they were a little too good in the Thirds.
Winners of our weekly trophies at Narrandera were Firsts (Griffith Co-op Society Award) John Candusso in a photo finish from four others; Seconds (Bob Carroll's Menswear Award) Ian Hamilton in another close decision and Thirds (Sid Sellars Socks Award) Greg Wade.
It's the Bombers at home today and here hoping we don't turn on another Matong episode.