GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 10, 1969 - No. 16
By Swan: The highlight of our visit to Narrandera last Sunday was the performance of our Thirds who with good intelligent football brought about Narrandera's first defeat of the season - in fact it was their first loss in three years.
It was a grand effort and full credit to coach John Scott and his Cygnets.
In the main game neither team was particularly impressive but our bigger incentive and better condition enabled us to finish with a 46-point margin in a scrambly game.
It wasn't easy to find outstanding players but perhaps John Foley, "Peggy" O'Neill and Bill Biron were the most noticeable.
Our Seconds turned in another chamelon performance - dazzling for the first 45 minutes when they led 9.3 to 0.1 then as dull as dishwasher for the next 35 minutes then arousing a little and battling on for a 32-point win.
"Monty" Forrester played his best game to date and tied with Les Hodson for our best player vote.
Congratulations to Ricky Quade on scoring his 100 goals - at the rate he is going he could establish an all-time SWDFL record. It was rather co-incidental that he and a former Bomber, Barry Walker (The Rock-Yerong Creek) reached the century on the same weekend.
We anticipate that Ron O'Neill will also be well past the century before the finals come along.