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 2024 SEASON 

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AFTER having to make the longest journey in Riverina League football - 150 miles as the crow flies - perhaps it's not surprising that Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes took 13 visits to the Griffith Exies Oval to record their first away win. That victory by the Goannas was 16 years ago whereas the Swans were near the bottom section of the RFL ladder.

Swans' coach Gerard Toscan said his side's 64-point loss was their worst game of the 2008 year.
Griffith: Michael Tyndall, Simon Spiers, Sam Gilbert; Jason Bertacco, Matthew Kenny, Jonathon Gastin; Luke Piccolo, Michael Johns, James Smith; Ben Ford, Glen Snaidero, Brett Davis; Andrew Cappello, Craig Conlan, Jack Geddes; Shaun Curran, Michael Duncan, Brett Owen; Kris Duncan, David Pasin, Craig Lugton.
MCUE: Brett Howard, Jai Warden, Trent Cohalan; Jake Phillips, Stace Creasy, Chris Higgins, Jeff Millar, Brad Roberson, Brad Turner; Dean Howard, Jordan Foster, Geoff Spriggs; Graeme Reid, Dylan de Britt, Curtis Richens; Matt Molkentin, Jarrod Kahlefeldt, Brad Pattison; Sam Balding, Jack Killalea, Shaun Bennett. 
Since then, Griffith has met Mangoplah at home on a further 15 occasions for just six victories. When the yellow and blue hoops were here last year, April 15, the game ended in a dramatic draw after a thrilling contest. The draw was the first in 61 games between the two clubs since Mangoplah-Cookardinia United joined the Riverina Football League in 1995.

Swans record against Goannas at Griffith Exies Oval: Played 30, Won 20, Lost 9, Draw 1.

Biggest Swans win: 24.20 (164) - 2.6 (18), R13, July 17, 2011.

Biggest Goannas win: 24.9 (153) - 7.9 (51), R5, May 9, 2010.

Most Swans goals: 9 - Andrew Hill, R1, April 5, 2003.

Most Goannas goals: 7 - Andrew Dickens, R5, May 17, 2014, Jordan Foster, R8, June 17, 2017.


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