GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 30, 1972 - No. 4
By Swan: No excuses - we kicked 11-6 in difficult windy conditions, had a 50-point lead at one stage and went down by four points. By their win Narrandera the best team on the day now are clear cut competition leaders after only three rounds.
It is strange, but for the second time this season we have had a "fade-out" at Griffith in the last quarter which makes one wonder if the home ground is an advantage after all.
Narrandera made it a good day by winning the Thirds and Seconds. We hope that after two football lessons in a row our teams benefit and improve by the experience.
John Candusso, who is having a real good year won the Griffith Co-op's award as the best First 18 player while Terry O'Connor in his first game (in year's) won Bob Carroll's Menswear trophy for the Seconds.
Noel Haase, having his first game with the Swans shaped quite well against Narrandera's tall timber in the rucks and looks like being a very handy player when he settles down.
Bob Spears and Bill Biron certainly were the two heaviest players in the Seconds game.