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SWANS CLUB NOTES: The Aussie Ruler June 11, 1961 - No 9.
Congratulations to Narrandera for a good double last Sunday. The First XVIII in particular were very impressive and played like a premiership team.
They had a big following, too, and with great local interest the Club had a record gate - £178 - and despite opposition from a featured Rugby game.
Bill Biron rucked well all day, and his loss early in the last quarter was a big blow. Coach Len Sexton played his usual fast, elusive game and kicked well for his six goals, with two near misses (over the post, according to the goal ump.). Len now has the honour of being the leading goal kicker.
The Seconds game was a vicious affair that called for early decisive action by the umpire. This was not forthcoming and what could have been a good game was spoilt by too much playing the man. Only one player was reported, but perhaps the report card wasn't big enough to list everyone that should have been named.
Casualties on Sunday were Bill Tyndall, Bill Biron and Jim Fielder, with leg injuries, and Seconds' player Ernie Wade, broken finger.
Add these to the four Griffith players in the SWDFL team, and it will be seen the teams against Leeton on Sunday will contain a few new faces.
The Club will stage its annual Ball on Friday, July 14, in Woodside Hall and, with the Farrer game on Sunday, the players should be ably to enjoy themselves.