SWANS CLUB NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" July 16, 1967 - No. 13
A strong near gale force wind diagonally across the ground marred our game with Whitton and in impossible conditions good football was at a premium.
Whitton inspired by coach Bob Little tried hard but Griffith were too strong and had little trouble winning by 32 points.
Conditions didn't make for outstanding players but just about everyone gave Geoff Martin the vote as our best. Geoff took the three points in the Griffith Co-op-Ernest Hillier suit award with Mal Russell next best getting two and Robert Prenzel one.
It was strange to see Sid Robins (indisposed) in the role of onlooker, but Bob Spears filled in solidly at centre halfback.
In a completely foreign position, John Foley, good footballer that he is, did reasonably well in the back pocket but will undoubtedly be much more at home on the half forward line.
Without eight of their regulars players the second 18, with recruits from the thirds, had a comfortable win, 66-18, but their team game also suffered with the wind.
Experienced players Mick Newman and Bob Carroll handled the conditions well and were the team's best.