GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" May 24, 1970 - No. 7
By Swan: Congratulations to Whitton on winning their way to the top four - it's a long time since they were up there so it's not out of turn.
We led for three quarters last Sunday but could not withstand Whitton's strong finish.
The loss of Geoff Martin in the first quarter depleted the forwards and the Swans did well to extend the Tigers.
Sid Robins as usual was outstanding but got good support from many team mates.
In their good win our Seconds had several players including Garry Owen and Banjo Davidson, who, surely, caught the selectors' eye.
Congratulations to Joe Whyte and Wayne Robins and their respective wives on the recent arrival of their first born - two footballers.
The Swans, after losses to Ardlethan and Whitton have their feathers a little bedraggled but the likely return of Doug Prior, Bruce Forbes and Bill Tyndall this week followed by John Foley and Mal Brauman may see them preening those feathers before long.
Noticed our treasurer Bill Simmons in hospital for a beauty "Op" a couple of weeks ago. Also at that time, Bruce Forbes and Doug Prior were patients as was Neil Griggs. Lots of other players were sighted there, such as Bill Biron, Geoff Martin etc., but I hope they were only visiting.
Secretary Neil Griggs is out of Hospital now and was a spectator (very quite) at Whitton but after another week's convalescence should be able to lend a hand with arrangements today.
No doubt the First grade side will be out to dispel the knockers today and fight their way back to the four, so how about plenty of vocal support fans? - Incidentally, Jake Carter got the supporters vote for the fittest man on the ground.