2003 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 7 - Sunday June 1, 2003
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Peter Ross and Michael Davidson (RUA)
Griffith .................................... 7.4 .. 13.8 .. 20.10 .. 28.10 (178)
East Wagga-Kooringal ...... 0.1 .. 2.5 .. 4.6 .. 7.10 (52)
GRIFFITH: Trent Bradley, Jonathon O'Dwyer, Simon Spiers; Matt Bunn, Jeff Mickan, Jason Malone; Myles Bunn, Anthony Greely, Ben Ford; Kaine Malone, Rodney Simpkin, Craig Conlan; Damien Scott, Andrew Hill, Jason Hampel; Jason Vant, Rodney Duncan, Jamie Bennett; Rick Frkovic*, Ajay Kearney*, Terry Condon*
EAST WAGGA-KOORINGAL: Jamie Keenan, Peter Braneley, Brendan Schumach; Luke McMahon, James Hutchison, Craig Lugton; Daniel Hocking, Brad Burkinshaw, Clint Campbell; Shawn Gallop, Phil Evans, James Richards; Ryan Campbell, Chris Smith, Jay Peace; James Geale, Craig Roberts, Danny Bromham; Bryce Neitz, Anthony Kalis, Isaac James
Griffith: A Hill 4, J Vant 4, D Scott 3, Matt Bunn 3, R Frkovic 3, C Conlan 2, R Simpkin 2, J Bennett 2, T Condon, R Duncan, B Ford, S Spiers, K Malone
East Wagga-K: C Campbell 2, J Geale 2, J Richards 2, P Evans
Griffith: J Bennett, R Duncan, A Greely, K Malone, J Hampel
East Wagga-K: B Burkinshaw, P Evans, D Bromham, B Shumach, J Geale
SENIOR DEBUT: Terry Condon, Ajay Kearney, Rick Frkovic
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith recorded one of its most important wins of the Riverina Football League season to date when it downed East Wagga-Kooringal by 126 points yesterday. With 13 footballers of senior experience on the sidelines through injury, the Swans lifted to win 28.10 (178) to 7.10 (52) at the Ex-Servicemen's Oval. Swans coach Cian Ebert - out for eight weeks with a cruciate ligament injury - said footballers elevated to seniors had stood up. He said that was one of the positive factors that came out of the game.
"Several footballers were forced to play out of position, and they also responded accordingly," Ebert said. "While the scoreboard looks good, we played only well in patches but that is to be expected with so many regulars sidelined. "There were no real stars for us but
everyone played their part in what was a pressure situation." East Wagga coach Mick Fabre was happy with the Hawks' effort and commitment. He said while the scoreboard was a clear win for the Swans, his side had a fair dip after suffering a few setbacks at the last minute. "We had some late withdrawals and three players had to line up twice but importantly we completed our commitments," Fabre said.
"The Swans had a number of players out, but they still had too much polish and skill." Fabre said most pleasing was the effort by Brad Burkinshaw who was named the Hawks' best. Fabre said Burkinshaw led by example and was well supported by centre half forward Phil Evans, back pocket Brendan Schumack and ruckman James Geale. (By Peter Baker - The Area News, Monday June 2, 2003).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 23.12 (150) def Leeton-Whitton 16.11 (107), Mangoplah-CUE 19.19 (133) def Coolamon 10.10 (70), Narrandera 8.5 (53) def by Turvey Park 19.18 (132).
Reserves: Griffith 25.14 (164) def East Wagga-Kooringal 4.6 (30)
Goals: A Gardner 6, Chris Conlan 5, B Harrison 5, A Romagnolo 3, G Dreyer 2, A Freyer, W Armstrong, A Gifford, K Duncan
Best players: W Tyndall, M Molloy, G Dreyer, Chris Conlan, A Gardner