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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 21, 1968 - No. 2
By Swan: The closeness of the scores maintained interest in the opening game last Sunday until the last quarter when Coolamon tired and Griffith took over to win by 20 points.
There was nothing to rave about in the standard of play, Griffith in particular handling and kicking poorly most of the day.
Ron O'Neill was kept rather quite for the first three quarters but showed his worth when most needed with three really good goals in the last quarter to clinch the valuable early points for Griffith.
Kevin Fruend also found goals pretty hard to get and had to be satisfied with three for the day with Phillip Smith taking the honours for their duel.
Quite a few of our players had their bright moments but Geoff Martin went well right throughout to rate as our best with Ray Smith and Kevin Kirkpatrick possibly best of the others.
The Second's game, in which quite a few of our thirds had a run, was a pretty ragged affair and best in our winning team were Max Eldridge, David Hall and Ralph Robins.
Angie Maloni became engaged last week-end and the best wishes of players and supporters go to him and Maria.