GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 27, 1972 - No. 20
By Swan: It was not the Swan's day last Sunday when both our Seconds and Thirds packed their guernseys away into mothballs after losing their first semi final games.
The young players of the Third XVIII could not settle down and probably the occasion was a little too much for them and it was only in the last quarter that they showed some of the football expected of them and with good play, outscored Leeton 26 to 2, to fail by two points.
The Seconds, who were strongly fancied, were most disappointing and playing well below form were never in the race against the strong Ganmain combination to trail by 42 points at the final siren.
Our hopes of winning a premiership now lie with the First XVIII and they face no easy task against Narrandera this afternoon. We have, however, broken even with the Imps so far this season and the players are confident they can make it two out of three today.
The popular (Gammage Medal) win by Sid Robins called for quite a bit of celebrating which wound up when his First XVIII team mates on the Friday joined in a niner (plus) after training.