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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 23, 1970 - No. 19
By Swan: With rain and wind and some hail, conditions last Sunday were not the best, but football is a winter game and although the players had not had much wet weather experience this season both teams adapted pretty well to provide a keen interesting game.
As could be expected with the result so important to both, pressure was on from the start and for three quarters it was anyone's game until the start of the last term when Griffith found 10 minutes of its Gissing Oval form and scored 5-2 to put the result beyond doubt.
We needed this win badly, but it was bad luck it had to come at the expense of the Magpies and deprive them, after so many years of writing a page in the club's history.
Sid Robins, John Candusso, Vic Wilson and Bruce Forbes shared the vote as our best player. John Foley did well in his first game since injury against Canberra and will benefit from the match practice.
The Second 18 game in addition to rain and wind had a couple of hailstorms to cope with. Despite the conditions they also turned in an interesting game with Griffith eventually winning by 22 points.