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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" June 11, 1972 - No. 9
By Swan: Bruises and sore spots were as common as 20 cent pieces amongst the Swans after a fierce and rugged game against the Ardlethan heavy weights, but the 15-point win proved a suitable balm.
The early games were also pretty rugged with the honours shared - Griffith winning the Seconds and Ardlethan the Thirds. Players Awards for these games were: Firsts (Griffith Co-op Society) Sid Robins; Seconds (Bob Carroll's Menswear) Noel Brown; Thirds (Socks award) Steven Murray.
Despite valuable help from a former experienced SWDFL footballer, VFL umpire Pritchard caused plenty of confusion perhaps he got mixed up with his and his assistant's interpretations.
This is a short story about a lot of bull and a plucky footballer - spirited Swan rover, Gary Owen, was heading homewards in his new utility on Saturday when his right of way was challenged by a large bull. In the resultant collision, the bull, was killed, the utility badly damaged with lucky Gary receiving only a shaking up. Gary showed that the experience did not do him any harm when, against Ardlethan he rated as one of the best.