Round 11 - Sunday July 1, 2012
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Kindra Park 2.10pm
Umpires: Ryan Dedini, W Smith and Rob Wilson (RUA)
Coolamon ...... 4.3 .. 6.4 .. 9.4 .. 9.5 (59)
Griffith ............ 4.4 .. 8.6 .. 9.13 .. 10.16 (76)
COOLAMON ROVERS: Zach Bradley, Mitch Stephenson, Mitch Robinson; Jesse Rapley, Murray Stephenson, Marshal McCauley; Alex Rogers, Connor Neyland, Sam Robinson; Ashley Hard, Jake Wiggins, Mitch O'Brien; Luke Maloney, Rick Pritchett, Zach Robinson; Ben Edyvean, Jacob McPherson, Jamie Maddox; Tyler Owens, Jacob Tilyard, Adam McKenzie
GRIFFITH: Tim Matheson, Matthew Noonan, Tom Miller; Che Jenkins, Glen Snaidero, Jonathon Gastin; Toby Blissett, Michael Duncan, Rick Daniher; James Fallon, Jethro Calma-Holt, Dean Crack; Mathew Crack, James Toscan, Dylan Cudmore; Andrew Hawkins, Guy Orton (c-c), Brett Owen; Kris Duncan, Tom Buckley, Tom Webb
Coolamon: L Maloney 2, T Owens 2, M O'Brien, J McPherson, A McKenzie, B Edyvean, C Neyland
Griffith: K Duncan 3, J Calma-Holt 2, J Toscan 2, J Fallon, D Crack, T Blissett
Coolamon: Murray Stephenson, A Rogers, J McPherson, Mitch Stephenson, M McCauley, J Rapley
Griffith: M Duncan, T Miller, C Jenkins, G Snaidero, G Orton, D Cudmore
A summary of match report, with thanks
It wasn’t their prettiest performance this Riverina Football League season. But Griffith Swans coach Guy Orton believes it may be one of their most important as they hung on to defeat the Coolamon Hoppers by 17 points at Kindra Park.
Griffith earned back-to-back wins despite difficult conditions yesterday, thanks largely to their more efficient use of the ball going forward.
“We just kept fighting right until the end and the boys are really stepping up when we needed to,” Orton said. “We didn’t win by much, but a win’s a win and we just have to keep moving forward now.” Griffith played from the front for most of the game and had a real chance to blow the game wide open in the third quarter, when the Swans kicked just 1.7.
“They were shots we could make, I’m not blaming the weather, but it does certainly make it difficult from dry weather football,” Orton said. Making matters harder for the Hoppers was the yellow carding of their star Jamie Maddox for a swinging arm, with Orton saying there was not much in the incident.
Griffith’s backline was again rock solid with Glen Snaidero, Matt Noonan and Che Jenkins performing well, along with new face Tom Miller, who Orton said is fitting in exceptionally well. Kris Duncan finished with three goals to top the list for the game, with the Griffith coach saying his stature was perfectly suited to the conditions. “His work-rate was great to be our main goal-scorer, he plays so tall really, and teams don’t want to man up on him and give him the respect he deserves, that’s good for us,” Orton said.
“Because he will keep going all day and he managed to get one of his goals because he got in and under and got the free.
Tom West and Jethro Calma-Holt also bagged doubles to go with single goals from Toby Blissett, James Fallon and Dean Crack with Mick Duncan, Orton, Fallon and Dylan Cudmore among the best on ground all day. (By Scott Hazlewood – The Area News, Monday July 2, 2012).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 12.15 (87) def Ganmain-GGM 5.10 (40), Turvey Park 9.5 (59) def by Mangoplah-CUE 20.21 (141), Wagga 6.7 (43) def by Narrandera 12.12 (84); Collingullie-AK, bye
Reserves: Coolamon 13.7 (85) def Griffith 5.13 (43)
Goals: A Cappello 2, D Dunbar, Tom Valeri, C Moore
Best players: J Tyrell, C Lugton, B McRae, D Dunbar, C Moore, M Tucker
Under 17: Griffith 16.18 (114) def Coolamon 4.3 (27)
Goals: H Delves 5, N Witherspoon 3, D Cassidy 2, T Shannon 2, B Tarr, C Matheson, T Bruns, A Blissett
Best players: H Delves, T Bruns, L Peruzzi, A Blissett, J Gordon, D Peruzzi