GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 20, 1969 - No. 2
By Swan: Things were rather "dicey" for quite a long time at Coolamon last Sunday until eventually experience won out and we got on top in the last quarter to win by a shaky eight points.
Coolamon played the better football but we got the points and for those four points we can thank our defenders, led by Frank Conlan, Sid Robins and Phil Smith.
Others to do well were Geoff "Marto" Martin, Darryl Collis and Bruce Forbes, who had a great tussle with Allan Hayes.
Our Seconds were far too solid for the young and promising Coolamon team and had an easy win with Mick Newman, Warwick Collis, Denis Tyndall, Bob Wilson and Grant Luhrs showing good form.
We left Coolamon with a couple of "walking wounded" - Noddy O'Neill (2) bumped his eye against a seat and Bill Biron bumped his nose against someone's elbow, with the result both received two stitches.
With last Sunday's solid workout and some strenuous training during the week we hope to win again today but, win, lose or draw, we hope the Magpies will mingle with the Swans for a friendly "taste" in the new clubrooms after the game.
Best player: Frank Conlan, very solid and determined defender, unbeaten all day.