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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 18, 1965 - No. 2
By Neil Griggs: Apologies to all patrons at Leeton on Sunday for the confusion caused by the wrong numbers on our players but you can't wear guernseys still with the manufacturers.
With only seven of last year's twenty available, the Red and Whites turn on an astounding team effort to down Leeton and supporters returned home full of optimism for the future.
The team had no passengers and the way players such as Sid Robins, Kevin Luhrs and Lachie O'Dwyer lifted their game was a revelation.
Coach, Kevin Kirkpatrick, who was married in Geelong last Tuesday could not have wished for a better wedding present than such a good win in his first game.
After much cogitation the selectors awarded Ron Dalla's Whitmont shirt to Sid Robins.
On the second 18, although beaten by a stronger Leeton team we were pleased with their performance and will improve a lot during the season.
We were disappointed at not being able to field a third 18 but for various reasons 12 or 14 of our prospective players were unavailable and it was impossible to rake up the minimum of 14 on the day.