GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 18, 1971 - No. 2
By Swan: It was a grand start to the new season on Monday when our Firsts and Seconds each had winning margins of more than 100 points over Ariah Park-Mirrool.
In the main game our generally young fast team ran the out of condition Bombers ragged but we are not getting carried away although it was a most encouraging effort and indicated better things to come.
Bruce Forbes was the star of the game and he was well supported by Sid, Wayne and Ralph Robins, Noel Evans and Dave Hall, whilst it was pleasing to see two youngsters coming up from the Seconds, Noel Brown and David Simmons rating amongst our best six.
Coach Joe Whyte, who was one of the two players over 21 in the Seconds' team, must have been well satisfied with the sparkling performance of his players.
In a win as big as this (170 to 22) everyone played well but perhaps Garry Parslow, Garry Gardner, Harry Moses and Warwick Dalwood were most prominent.