SWANS CLUB NOTES: 'The Aussie Ruler' April 23, 1961 - No 3.
To beat Ganmain so easily, and by such a margin (seldom scored against the Maroons) has the Griffith players right on top of the world and chockful of confidence.
Assiduous attention to training and unqualified confidence in coach Len Sexton is paying good dividends.
Kevin Rowston came right back to top form and some of his marks had to be seen to be believed.
A noticeable improvement was evident in the exhibition of the Second XVIII, and their pace and cohesion was too much for "Dooley" Carroll's boys.
One of the best tussles of last Sunday's play was in the senior game between two of the younger players afield - Allan Smith (Griffith) and Eric McCaig (Ganmain). There was nothing between these two as they provided one of the most interesting features of the game.
Ganmain's new coach, Laurie Stephenson, was out of touch, perhaps naturally enough, but he revealed sufficient good football to indicate that when he settles down he will be a classy player.
It didn't take Bill Tyndall long to settle down after his honeymoon, and on Sunday he rated as one of Griffith's best.
Bill Biron was another to rank as one of the best afield, and is in great form. Being keener than ever at this early stage, being tipped to poll well in Gammage Medal voting.