SWANS CLUB NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 27, 1961 - No 19.
It has been a tough battle over the last five or six weeks to make the four, but we eventually got there.
The rain and Narrandera's spirited finish had us worried on Sunday, but the boys kicked on in the last ten minutes to gain a notable win.
Vic Hathaway seemed unaffected by the conditions, to be our best player and, like Ted, we expect him to take out a trophy or two this season.
The selectors were very pleased men at the success of Don Best in his new position of centre wing. Don unsettled Ted Kirsopp with close play, and on the day had the best of matters.
In a hard-fought, scramble game, the Seconds just failed in their game with the Imperials, but we still give them a good premiership chance.
Kevin Luhrs was the best of the Seconds players, rucking well all day. He should be a handy first grader next year.
Ken ("Ripper") Stevenson went well in his first game with the senior side at Narrandera and he, too, will be a handy man next season.
Bob Spears didn't have a fair test under the conditions in his trial at full forward, but his two goals were handy and timely.
No luck with the lottery tickets so far, but the players will enjoy the 18 (gallon keg) from the same source at the steak night on Tuesday.
It's congratulations from all members and players to coach Len Sexton on heading the SWDFL goal-kicking ladder, this being the first time ever by a Griffith player.