GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" June 18, 1972 - No. 10
By Swan: The Maroons proved far too good for us last Sunday and really should have had the game well and truly wrapped up by quarter time, had the forwards, especially big Phil (Gehrig), made the most of their chances.
Excuses have been made for our poor showing, such as the loss of drive from Bruce Forbes, but good footballer that he is, Bruce would have needed to be Superman to lift our team into top gear.
Bruce had the satisfaction of playing for N.S.W. team vs Queensland.
The only bright spots in our day were the winning efforts of our Seconds and Thirds, both of whom revealed plenty of determination to win their games against strong Ganmain opposition.
Awards for the three teams went to Firsts (Griffith Co-op Society) Greg Thompson; Seconds (Bob Carroll's Menswear) Bob Spears; Thirds (Socks award) Glen McNally.
It seems as if the penalty copped by our Noel Brown for an involuntary burst of bad language is to taken as a guide, the judiciary, with the help of the umpires, will take a lot of pollution out of the air - and it certainly will not do any harm either.