2016 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 3 - Sunday May 1, 2016
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Kindra Park 2.10pm
Umpires: Ryan Dedini, Mark Rowe and Richard Krenz (RUA)
Coolamon ...... 0.4 .. 4.6 .. 7.7 .. 11.9 (75)
Griffith ........... 4.5 .. 6.7 .. 8.12 .. 12.14 (86)
COOLAMON ROVERS: Will Graetz, Jeremy Bradley, Jesse Rapley; Luke Redfern, Marshal Macauley, Adam McKenzie; Harry Fitzsimmons, Jamie Maddox, Chase Grintell; Adam Schneider, Joel Dalton, Matt McGowan; Luke Gerhard, Tyler Owens, Mark Crawford; Ben Edyvean, Hayden Bradley, Hayden Leary; Sam Clyde, Ashley Hard, Ben Gillett
GRIFFITH: Sam Foley, Jacob Conlan, Sam Daniel; Guy Orton, James Toscan, Royce Johns; Tyler Bruns, Jordan Iudica, Daniel Peruzzi; Dean Crack, Alex Birch, Casey Moore; Alex Blissett, Kyle Lynch, Michael Duncan; Andrew Cappello, Will Griggs, Ben King; Ben McRae, Ben Tarr, Kieran Hume
Coolamon: J Dalton 2, J Maddox 2, S Clyde, M McGowan, B Gillett, M Crawford, C Grintell,
A Schneider, H Bradley
Griffith: D Crack 3, C Moore 2, G Orton, A Birch, B McRae, B Tarr, K Lynch, B King
Coolamon: J Maddox, C Grintell, H Bradley, T Owens, L Redfern, W Graetz
Griffith: G Orton, B King, W Griggs, S Foley, A Birch, M Duncan
A summary of match report, with thanks
The class of of former AFL star Adam Schneider was not enough to get Coolamon home as Griffith continued a fine start to the season with a thrilling 11-point victory on Sunday. The scores were level with five minutes remaining, but it was the Swans who rose to the occasion to sneak home, 12.14 (86) to 11.9 (75) at Kindra Park. Schneider spent most of the game forward where the 31-year-old former St Kilda and Sydney Swans star gathered 15 disposals and kicked 1.3. Ultimately, it was his opponent for much of the day, two-time Jim Quinn Medallist, Guy Orton, that proved the difference in a tense final term. Orton started the quarter on Schneider and kept him under control before going into the midfield to play a starring role in Griffith’s win. Orton got the Swans going again when challenged by Coolamon and kicked a classy goal running away from the centre bounce that put Griffith back in front late in the game.
Griffith director of coaching Adrian Pavese lauded his new-look Swans. “That was our new-found resilience. I think last year we would have lost that game,” Pavese said. “We were down to nothing on the bench in the last quarter, playing blokes injured. “I give Coolamon credit, they’re a good young side and they’re going to trouble a lot of teams but we’re more focused on us at the moment and we wanted to be better team by five o’clock this afternoon regardless of the result and I think we done that. “The fact that we could play to our structure in the first quarter and a half, then Coolamon had their moment, and then we found our way and got back to the belief that if we stick to our process then we should be thereabout.”
Guy Orton was brilliant for Griffith, but well supported by midfielders Ben King and Will Griggs. They finished with injuries to key talls Alex Birch (calf), Kyle Lynch (finger) and Andrew Cappello (hamstring). Jamie Maddox was best for Coolamon, in and under all day, while Chase Grintell was also very good. Will Graetz also did well at full-back.
Pavese is happy to head into Saturday’s showdown with Leeton-Whitton with two wins from two games. “We’ll take it, absolutely. The early wins are going to be important because when we do fall over while we are learning the new game plan, they are the wins you need to get,” he said. (By Matt Malone - The Area News, Monday May 2, 2016).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 10.9 (69) def by Collingullie-GP 13.8 (86), Mangoplah-CUE 10.6 (66) def by Leeton-Whitton 6.15 (51), Turvey Park 8.17 (65) def by Narrandera 16.13 (109); Wagga, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 16.7 (103) def Coolamon 5.5 (35)
Goals: V Pecora 6, K Ruyg 4, E Murphy 2, S Bartter 2, D Villata, T Argus
Best Players: C Harrison, B Rees, M Johns, K Ruyg, V Pecora, D Catanzariti
Under 17: Griffith 19.14 (128) def Coolamon 5.8 (38)
Goals: J Favell 5, R Greenaway 4, D Schmetzer 3, R Matheson 2, S Witherspoon 2, A McDermott 2, I Potts
Best Players: T Clarke, R Matheson, I Potts, D Schmetzer, A Kennedy, J Favell