GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 29, 1971 - No. 20
By Swan: For the Grasshoppers it was a case of "do or die" last Sunday and this incentive was just enough for them to win by four points and knock Whitton from out of the final four.
We had 27 shots to 26 and we had our chances but let them slip, mainly because of poor kicking.
Our Seconds made sure of playing in the finals with a big win, while the Thirds, who led at three quarter time, seemed likely to end their season with a win "fell in a heap" in the last quarter when Coolamon outscored them 42-1.
Our trophy winners against Coolamon were - Firsts: Bob Prenzel, Seconds: Greg Harrison, Thirds: Trevor Harrison.
Schoolboy winger, David Simmons, who was a regular First Grader until injured, is out of hospital after, it is hoped a successful cartilage operation. He hopes to be back with the Swans next season.
Chis Sharpe made a welcome return with the Seconds on Sunday after an appendix operation and reported no after effects.