SWANS CLUB NOTES: The Aussie Ruler April 30, 1961 - No 4.
What a relief it was to get over the game at Coolamon still undefeated. Our players were not too happy in the mud and slush, but Coolamon seemed to relish the conditions, and played very well. They are rapidly improving and should soon have some points on the board.
The Ganmain scribe's comment about Len Sexton was not to well received by Griffith fans. [Their coach is a grand footballer and a good kick, but the show pony type, we think]. Anyway, Len certainly "showed" the Ganmain players and supporters how the game should be played - a fact that even "Boggy Bill" appreciated.
Our Seconds really turned it on at Coolamon, and there won't be many bigger tallies than their 30-14 (194).
John Bortolazzo was the main driving force, and Ian Buck was right on target with 12 goals. Jim Eley's smile was like a rising full moon.
Vic Hathaway was the best Griffith "mudlark" at Coolamon and rated as best afield.
Allan Smith celebrated his 19th birthday on Sunday with an outstanding exhibition on the half-back line.
The Griffith Players Committee has arranged a series of socials after each home game, and everyone is invited to join in the fun and games.
With the wind and rain, last Sunday wasn't a really good day to do a windscreen, but two Griffith "tourists", Joe Tyndall and Bill Biron, had that experience. Bill effected emergency repairs and wasn't too badly off, but Joe had that rain in the face, and claimed he swallowed more water on the trip that he has for the past 10 years.