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Round 15 - Saturday August 1, 2009
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Mangoplah Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: ----
Mangoplah-CUE .... 2.4 .. 5.12 .. 12.14 .. 17.15 (117)
Griffith ..................... 2.2 .. 4.2 .. 9.4 .. 12.8 (80)

MANGOPLAH-COOKARDINIA UNITED-EASTLAKES: Matt Byrne, Jeff Millar, Andrew Vanzanteen; Jordan Foster, Geoff Spriggs, Ben Coombe; Jai Warden, Stace Creasy, Harry Collins; Brad Roberson, Dylan De Britt, Mick Byrne; Chris Higgins, Cameron Bailey, Trent Balding; Sam Balding, D Cooper, Jack Killalea; Chris Zielinski, Trent Cohalan, Xavier Higgins 
GRIFFITH: Royce Johns, James Smith, Simon Spiers; Mathew Crack, Matthew Noonan, Matthew Kenny; Kris Duncan, Brett Owen, Dean Crack; James Nancarrow, Shaun Curran, Ben Ford; Jeff Harris, Jason Bertacco, Jonathon Gastin; Michael Harris, Jeff Mickan, James Fallon; Chris Toohey, Cameron Harrison, Michael Tyndall
Mangoplah-CUE: Mick Byrne 4, D de Britt 4, T Balding 2, C Zelinski 2, J Killalea 2, C Bailey, B Roberson, D Cooper
Griffith: K Duncan 3, J Bertacco 3, B Owen 2, J Harris 2, J Gastin, M Tyndall 
Mangoplah-CUE: D de Britt, B Roberson, S Balding, M Byrne, D Cooper, C Higgins 
Griffith: J Smith, B Owen, S Curran, M Kenny, B Ford, M Harris

A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans' chances of staying in the Riverina Football League next season took another hit on Saturday, when they were defeated by Mangoplah-Cookardinia-United-Eastlakes, 17.15 (117) to 12.8 (80) in an inconsistent performance.

Griffith's future in the premier competition hangs in the balance after it was announced last week that the bottom three clubs this season will drop down to form an eight team Farrer League. As it to typify the side's fortunes this season, the Swans were able to string together some excellent phrases of play against the Goannas when they pushed the pace.

But all too often they let their opponents off the hook, a fact lamented by coach Matt Noonan who conceded his side still have plenty to play for with the bottom three beckoning the club. "The first half we were fumbly, we just couldn't get our hands on the ball cleanly, so that was probably the major difference between the two sides early," Noonan said.

 "But to the boy's credit, they never lay down at any time, even in the third and fourth quarters were able to string together three and four goals, but it's just a consistency thing, we'd play that 15 good minutes and then we'd undo it by 15 poor minutes."

Noonan said he would try and get the side up again for the remaining weeks of the season, saying his side needs to believe they can match it with the best in the competition.

Brett Owen was the standout again for the Swans, proving to be a ball of energy out of the middle where he worked well with Shaun Curran. Michael Harris proved a good target when he moved forward while in the backline, Matt Kenny ran himself into the ground in a bid to try and stop the flow of goals coming from the home side.  (By Scott Hazlewood - The Area News, Monday August 3, 2009).

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 14.14 (98) def North Wagga 8.7 (55), Wagga 17.11 (113) def Narrandera 7.6 (48); SUN: Leeton-Whitton 6.15 (51) def Coolamon 6.5 (41), Turvey Park 8.6 (54) def by Ganmain-GGM 15.9 (99). 

Reserves: Mangoplah-CUE 21.20 (152) def Griffith 2.1 (13)
Goals: C Niven, N Campbell
Best players: B Woolner, J Tyrell, Josh Ryan, P Crawford, R Best, Mark Duncan  
Under 17: Mangoplah-CUE def Griffith on forfeit

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