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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" September 14, 1969 - No. 21
By Swan: What bad luck it was that last Sunday's game struck such bad weather.
It is to credit all teams, however, that they did their best in the conditions and the dampened spectators must have appreciated the teams' efforts and the three thrilling finishes.
It says much for the enthusiasm of the supporters of all teams that they came out on such a dismal day in numbers to give the League it best semi final gate for six years.
Congratulations to Denis Tyndall on winning the Petts Trophy for Best and Fairest in the Third XVIII competition - a bright future predicted for this lad.
Congratulations may also be in order for Grant Luhrs and Chris Sharpe for being leading goalkickers in the Second and Third comps respectively, but they will have to wait until the official figures are released.
Our ball last Friday week was a happy swinging affair with radio commentator, Jim Ryan, taking all honours in his tuxedo, which would have put Joseph's coat of many colours to shame.
With all three teams engaged today it is a big occasion for Red and Whites and will be bigger if, as we hope, we can score a hat-trick of wins against our three worthy opponents.