GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 25, 1965 - No. 3
By Neil Griggs: We had been warned the Bombers would be hard to beat, and the prognostication was no myth, as it was only better condition that won us a close, hard game.
Bob Spears turned in a brilliant game - his best for the season, and the effort won him Ron Dalla's Whitmont shirt award as our best player.
Once again John Foley produced an outstanding performance and it is rather puzzling to Griffith fans that this consistent and brilliant player continues to miss out as a half-forward flanker in the S.W.D.F.L. rep. teams.
It was pleasing news that Claude Smith's ankle was not broken, as first thought. He has a badly sprained ankle, however, and will miss quite a few games.
One of the features of the game was the splendid kicking out of our full-back, Lachie O'Dwyer, who repeatedly beat the pack with his long, driving drop kicks.
The 2nd XVIII, showing quite good form, recorded their first win this year. Their kicking generally, and especially in front of goal, will need to improve a lot if they are able to test the stronger teams. Best players were Bob Munnerley, Ron Dreyer, John Kupsch and Bill Tyndall.