SWANS CLUB NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 20, 1967 - No. 18

On a bleak, windy, miserable afternoon, Ardlethan were unlucky to strike Griffith in both games (firsts and seconds) on a scoring rampage and an aggregate of 428 to 28, we maintained our high percentage.

The firsts in their 197-28 win, played much good football to hearten their fans, while Ardlethan, to their credit, tried hard right to the end.

As the scores indicate, everyone with a chance played well. Returning to his lively best, Mal Russell rated tops and took out the three points in the Griffith Co-op-Ernest Hillier suit award, with John Foley getting two points and Kevin Kirkpatrick one.

The Seconds exceeded their coach's simple request by 31 points, winning 231 to nil.

Ray Smith with some lively sharp-shooting, kicked 14 goals to be our best, while Max Eldridge, Les Collis and Garry Owen were always prominent.

By performances on Sunday it seems our annual Ball on the Friday didn't do the players any harm, although there were a few seedy boys around on Saturday.

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