SWANS CLUB NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" July 11, 1965 - No. 12
No excuses, but about 15 reasons, all of whom had a bad day, for our loss at Ariah Park, last Sunday.
The Bombers gave us a lesson in determination and adaptability, and thoroughly deserved their 45 points win.
Barry Rist must be a disciple of Ron Barassi, for, like the inimitable Ron, he gave the umpire a lot of help with his "in-decisions".
The last minute loss of Ian ("Killer") Crewes was a big blow and the team certainly missed his dynamic play, and the absence of our star junior, winger Bob Munnerley, left another hard-to-fill gap.
We didn't have too many good players, but Vic Hathaway (Ron Dalla Whitmont shirt winner), Bill Tyndall and John Foley were amongst the best of the game.
Our 2nd 18 returned to the winning list with a good performance and these players are still hoping to make the final four.
Brian Hawkins turned in a beauty in this game and was a popular winner of Ted Withnell's trophy, while others to do well were John Kupsch, Terry "Occa" O'Connor, Gordon Brennan and Reg McCudden.
We welcome Grong Grong-Matong today and are hoping to win.