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Round 10 - Saturday 1 July, 2017
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Leeton Showground 2.10pm
Umpires: Brian Robinson, Paul McKelvie and Andrew Touvi (RUA)
Leeton-Whitton ..... 1.3 .. 2.4 .. 3.7 .. 7.9 (51)
Griffith ..................... 4.1 .. 7.1 .. 9.1 .. 13.4 (82) 

LEETON-WHITTON: Hugh Collins, Neil Irwin, Will Wakeman; Ben Curley, Tom Meline, Liam Greenwell; Tyh Evans, Toby Conroy, Luke Potter; Jake Wood, Jade Hodge (c-c), Sean Wilkinson; Jamieson Booth, Daniel Muir, Jimmy Nancarrow; Mason Dryburgh, Bryce O'Garey, Matt Rainbird; Ryan Dunn, Joel Crowhurst, Sam Cooper, Jayden Lehman
GRIFFITH: Jonathon Gastin, Richard Malone, Lucas Conlan; Sam Daniel, Ash Verhagen, Toby Blissett; Luke Shannon, Michael Duncan, Daniel Andreazza; Jacob Conlan, James Toscan (c), Will Griggs; Tom Valeri, Brent Arho, Heath Northey; Jacob Barrington, Jordan Iudica, Ben King; Sam Foley, Casey Moore, Daniel Peruzzi, Jack Rowston
Leeton-Whitton: J Hodge 3, D Muir 2, J Wood, L.Potter
Griffith: B Arho 4, J Conlan 3, B King 2, H Northey, J Toscan, J Iudica, M Duncan
Leeton-Whitton: T Conroy, M Rainbird, N Irwin, J Nancarrow, W Wakeman, J Hodge
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith produced their best performance of the year to down arch-rival Leeton-Whitton by 31 points on Saturday. The Swans scored their first win over a top five side this season and took a giant step towards cementing a finals berth, downing the Crows 13.4 (82) to 7.9 (51) at Leeton Showground. In stark contrast of the earlier meeting between the two teams this year, Griffith started strongly and got right on top of Leeton-Whitton early. The Swans kicked four goals to one in the first quarter, then another three to one in the second term to enter half-time 27 points clear. The second half was much tighter, but Griffith still did enough to win both quarters narrowly and enjoy their first win over Leeton-Whitton since 2014.
Griffith coach Adrian Pavese was as proud as punch and described the win as the Swans' best performance of the season. "They were brilliant, the boys," Pavese said. "It was the first time this year we've played four quarters and we hit all our KPI's for the first time this year, which is good." Pavese said there was a sense of relief in the win, but for different reasons. "You could say yes, there was, we finally clicked, and the boys got to see that," he said. "It was nothing to do with my coaching, or the coaches, it all came from them. It had been building for three or four weeks and it's a relief, that they got to see it. That when we bring that effort and intensity, we can get results." Heath Northey played his best game for Griffith and was clear best-on-ground. Will Griggs continued his fine season.

(By Matt Malone - The Area News, Monday July 3, 2017). 

OTHER MATCHES- SAT: Collingullie-GP 19.16 (130) def Ganmain-GGM 10.7 (67), Narrandera 12.2 (74) def by Turvey Park 13.14 (92); SUN: Coolamon 13.9 (87) def Mangoplah-CUE 11.20 (86); Wagga, bye.  

Reserves: Griffith 23.9 (147) def Leeton-Whitton 0.3 (3)
Goals: D Crack 3, C Cunial 2, J Ryan 2, R Perre 2, J Spencer 2, N Witherspoon 2, B Tarr 2, K Hume 2, D Villata, R Johns, T Bruns, A Scott, B McRae, J Keenan
Best Players: R Johns, D Crack, K Hume, C Barrington, J Spencer, B Testoni
Under 17: Griffith 15.11 (101) def Leeton-Whitton 4.5 (29)
Goals: G Rovere 4, L Killalea 2, A Kennedy 2, J Paton, D Bennett, S Witherspoon, R Marlow, T Beitaki, B Argus, D Schmetzer
Best Players: R Matheson, I Campbell, B Piva, C Verri, L Killalea, D Schmetzer

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