GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" May 18, 1969 - No. 6
By Swan: Well the Stars proved too good in the big game last Sunday. On the day they were the better team and as the win broke a 13-year drought for them at Griffith it certainly was not out of turn.
With Bruce Forbes unavailable and Ron O'Neill out of action before half-time our attack was rather unsettled and we hope for better things where later we visit the Tin Mines Town.
It was pleasing to see Kevin Kirkpatrick back to top form and he with the consistent Sid Robins rated as our best.
John Scott had things other than football on his mind as early Sunday morning his wife presented him with their first child - a daughter. Scottie was so sure the new arrival would be a footballer that he lost about 6 months beer ration.
Our Seconds showed terrific will-to-win to beat Ardlethan by one-point in a stirring finish. It was a really good game and had the crowd on their toes to the siren.
In only their second game for the season our Thirds showed improved form to make it two out of three. Selected by Ron O'Neill their best were Glen Harrison, Trevor Reed and Terry Higgins.
A report on Ron O'Neill on Monday is that he had five stitches in a long, deep gash behind the knee and will be out for 3 weeks.
Last weeks star player was Kevin Kirkpatrick: Tireless game in centre always to the fore when the team needed rallying.