GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" June 22, 1969 - No. 10
By Swan: It was pleasing to see for once Gissing Oval in tip top condition for our game against Turvey Park but it was disappointing to lose the four valuable competition points which would have given us the No. 1 place.
We though we had the game "in the bag" half way through the last quarter but the bag must have had a hole in it for Turvey Park, in the true tradition of the Bulldog breed, would not except defeat and got up for a meritorious win.
It was some small consolation to win the Thirds and Seconds games.
What a splendid day's football was turned out for the big crowd in all games at Narrandera last Sunday.
The No. 2 team especially was a real crowd pleaser and a worthy introduction to the Country Championship game.
Our three players in the main game, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Bruce Forbes and Darryl Collis fully justified their selection.
Most scribes and commentators listed Kevin and Bruce amongst the best players and Darryl, in his first experience of the "big time" also played well.
Congratulations to Kevin on winning the trophy as the best SWDFL player.
Since our last issue Kevin's wife Joan has presented him with a baby daughter and, after daughters to Scotts and Birons, if this trend continues, we will be out of footballers by about 1990.