SWANS CLUB NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 13, 1967 - No. 17
With an aggregate of 286 to 52 we had two percentage boosting wins over Grong Grong-Matong last Sunday.
Although inconclusive in the first half our firsts made sure the Magpies didn't stage the Bernborough finish that almost upset us in our last game by outscoring them 103 to 13 after half-time.
New full-forward Phil Smith followed his nine goals at Leeton with the Seconds with seven against G.G.-M to justify his promotion and make a strong claim for a permanent place in the firsts.
Sid Robins, back in his right position at centre halfback, and flanker Bob Prenzel were our best defenders, and especially in our weak second quarter effort they were outstanding.
Points in the Griffith Co-op-Ernest Hillier suit award went to Sid Robins 3, Bob Prenzel 2 and Kevin Kirkpatrick 1.
Our Seconds also had a big win 144 to 7, but they also had to get the needle from coach Don Best at half-time to get into top gear. Ray Smith turned in a bright display of roving, highlighted by 5 goals and all he lacks to be a real star is weight. Others to do well included Max Eldridge, Reg Higgins and John Mitchell.