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SWANS CLUB NOTES: The Aussie Ruler July 23, 1961 - No 14.
Everyone at Griffith was highly delighted with the best and fairest award from the Farrer game. Frank Conlan is a stalwart footballer and always gives of his best, and he has won a Heinz "Sportsman of the Week" award this season also for his good play.
SWDFL first's team effort was most disappointing, but you can only play as well as your opposition allows you to, and the Farrer players certainly were hot last Sunday.
Back to the competition this week, and we have a big hurdle in Peter Box, and his "Magpies".
Some straight talking by Len Sexton after last week's pie night, and a player's council of war this Friday, could see a big improvement on the team's recent displays.
Our annual Ball last Friday night was most successful and enjoyable, and all players present appreciated the night out.
Kevin Rowston returns for Sunday's game and his high marking and lively play should bring about a big improvement in the attack.
Our 2nd XVIII will need to on their toes on Sunday also, following G.G.-Matong's shock win over Narrandera in their last game. The players, however, are keen to redeem themselves for the poor effort, and there should be a few Magpie feathers around the oval after Sunday's game.
The Griffith players and Club join with all other SWDFL Clubs in extending sincere sympathy to the Ness and Walsh families on their recent sad bereavements.
Notes from Ardlethan Anecdotes
In one of the best third quarters of football produced by Ardlethan this year, when we were stung by the sight of our coach being carried off the field, we kicked seven goals to Griffith's two to virtually clinch the game. We had to withstand a determined last quarter bid by Griffith, but we did it. The Seconds also came out in glory.
On the debit side, we sustained some injuries to players. In the First Grade, Les Romari received a broken jaw (in two places), and Johnny Kelly a badly strained ankle. We will be without Les for the rest of the season, but John hopes to be fit very shortly and will only play on Sunday subject to a fitness test, but he is very doubtful. In the Seconds, Paul Dunn received two stitches in his eye -lid after the game; Stan Horan received a caved in nose and Sid Coombes a badly bruised ankle.