GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 19, 1962 - No. 18

By Neil Griggs: Defeat at Coolamon last Sunday was a bitter pill to swallow, as it put us out of the running for the finals.

Coolamon, however, were too good, and deserved their win. We wish them well in their fight for the pennant.

Len Sexton turned in a brilliant game and, by scoring six goals, put himself back at the head of the goal-kicking competition.

A "bottler" is the only way to describe Allan Hudson's performance at Coolamon, as his was a non-stop effort, full of determination, and for our team he and Len shared the honours.

A glut of injuries and illness saw our seconds' team much depleted, and Coolamon had an easy win.

Denny Dreyer won the award as our best player, but special mention must be made of trainer Jack (Mitchell), who "filled" a guernsey to help out.

As this seem likely to be our last contribution for the season the Club would like to congratulate Bert Schmidt on the improved production of the Aussie Ruler, and hope that, with the full support of all clubs, it will be even better next season.

Our congratulations to all teams in the finals. May these games be played in the true sporting spirit and bring credit to the SWDFL, and may the best teams be the 1962 premiers. ... My Tip - Narrandera; Ardlethan.

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