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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 17, 1969 - No. 17
By Swan: A return to fine weather and a fast playing surface saw all three Griffith teams really "hitting their straps" last Sunday to score impressive wins over Turvey Park.
The Third XVIII set the pattern for the Red and Whites with a brilliant exhibition of team football for the second week in a row and the effort possibly encouraged the other two teams to a top performance.
Although they never stopped trying the Bulldogs expected strong challenge failed to eventuate and the game was in the Swans keeping at half time.
Interest, however, was maintained right to the end by Ron O'Neill's steadily mounting tally of goals. Ron finished with 10 for a total of 98 and only failed to reach his century by the obvious tactics of the Griffith forwards and determined efforts of Turvey defenders who were not playing Santa Claus.
With three more games and only two goals to get Ron is a "past the post" proposition to score his second successive hundred but it would have been nice to see it happen at home.
Our Seconds played most consistently for the full game to achieve their 40-point win.
Les Hodson at centre half back upset many Turvey attacks with devastating football and clearly rated as our best and he was well supported by Ron Dreyer, Wal Clark and Jeff Evans.
Good news for Griffith supporters is that Ron O'Neill has decided to have another year in Griffith with the aim of trying to score a hat-trick of centuries in goals.
Last weeks star player - too many.