GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" July 20, 1969 - No. 13
By Swan: Knowing that the Magpies always go well at Matong we expected a tough game and that is just what we had.
After trailing most of the day, with a little luck and better conditions perhaps, to finish the stronger and collect the four points.
A word of appreciation to SWDFL umpire, Gus Dalitz, who, after doing the Second 18 game, carried on after half time when VFL umpire Turner couldn't continue.
The players seem to go better with local umpires and good control and more consistent decisions and even in the hectic stages everyone concentrated on the ball.
It was a photo finish between Mal Brauman and Sid Robins for our best with good games also from Kevin Kirkpatrick, Bruce Forbes and Ralph Robins.
Our Seconds had another big win and the Thirds also won against Ardlethan in a practice game at Ganmain.
Thanks to the Ganmain Club for making their oval available for this game.
The South West's elimination from the Country Championship at Albury last Sunday increased our poor average against the Ovens and Murray and again illustrated the difference in standards.
Our team's performance was pretty lifeless with only Allan Hayes and, after half time, Frank Conlan revealing much spirit.