GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" May 25, 1969 - No. 7
By Swan: Just as well for us that Bruce Forbes interrupted his honeymoon to call in at Ganmain on Sunday as he turned in a blinder and supplied the drive that was lacking in the attack against Ardlethan.
In good winter conditions the game was played at almost grand final pressure and in such tough football there had to be a couple of flare ups but they were quickly broken up.
Some people even saw humour in the 5ft. 8ins. Bill Tyndall and Phil Gehrig sparring around each other.
The Seconds game with top place at stake was also keen and hard fought and in doubt right to the finish with bad kicking dissipating our winning chances.
The Thirds, however, were much more on target in their 31 points win.
It seems this team have a budding Ron O'Neill in Chris Sharpe, whose tally from 10 shots was eight goals two.
Bill Biron no longer a "gentle giant" was handling around cigars last Sunday night, the occasion being a baby daughter. If this daughter trend continues we will have all barrackers and no footballers in another couple of decades.
Last week's star player: Bruce Forbes, who was on top in several positions and capped an outstanding game with five goals.