2004 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 4 - Sunday May 2, 2004
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Paul Guthrie, Scott Crowley and Sam Graham (RUA)
Griffith ................... 1.3 .. 6.6 .. 8.10 .. 12.13 (85)
Ganmain-GGM .... 6.4 .. 9.8 .. 12.10 .. 15.13 (103)
GRIFFITH: Myles Bunn, Damien Scott, Simon McClure; Rick Frkovic, Ben Wade, Matt Bunn; Jason Hampel, Adrian Burns (c-c), Ben Ford; Rodney Duncan, Jeff Mickan, Michael Duncan; Jamie Bennett, Rodney Simpkin, Ashley Gardner; Did Curran, Matthew McDonald, Shane Pound; Trent Bradley, Simon Spiers, Daniel Best
GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: Troy Lenon, Drew Symons, Chad Hamblin; Brett Lenon, Christen McPherson, Andrew Roberts; Adam Symons, Murray Hamblin, Nathan Irvine; Marc Braybon, Scott Hamblin, Luke Walsh; Clinton Renner, Anthony Carroll, Daniel Underwood; David Logan, Brandon Ryan, Eddie Sullivan; Ben Sullivan, Mathew Hatty, Andrew Johnston
Griffith: A Gardner 5, M McDonald 2, J Bennett 2, R Duncan 2, M Duncan
Ganmain-GGM: C Renner 5, A Carroll 4, M Hamblin 2, S Hamblin 2, A Johnston, N Irvine
Griffith: B Wade, Myles Bunn, S McClure, M McDonald, S Spiers, R Duncan
Ganmain-GGM: N Irvine, M Hamblin, B Lenon, B Ryan, C Hamblin
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith Swans' early season three-game winning streak was halted on Sunday with an 18-point loss at the hands of Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong at Exies Oval. The Swans were forced to play most of the game without captain-coach Adrian Burns who was taken to hospital with a head wound in the first quarter of the game. But Swans replacement on-field leader Rod Duncan refused to use Burns' absence as an excuse for yesterday's loss. "We're not using that as an excuse," Duncan said. "It was a slow start that cost us."
The Swans did not look in with a chance early on, Ganmain-GGM getting out to a 40-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. They were able to regain some composure and some ground in the second quarter, booting five majors to the Lions three and move to within 20 points.
However, Ganmain-GGM again took control in the third quarter, extending their lead back out and give themselves some breathing space going into the final term, leading by 24 points. The last quarter had Griffith sneak to within one goal of the visitors and give themselves a sniff of victory, but it was to no avail as Ganmain-GGM kicked away to win the game by 18 points.
"It was our first loss of the season, we turned the ball over a bit too much and didn't use our skills right," Duncan said. "It was pretty physical there in the first quarter and they played a long direct kicking game. We gave them too much start. Duncan praised Ben Wade, Simon McClure and Jeff Mickan for their efforts. (By Grace Uhr - The Area News, Monday May 3, 2004).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 7.6 (48) def by Turvey Park 18.20 (128), Mangoplah-CUE 11.11 (77) def by Leeton-Whitton 22.12 (144), Narrandera 8.7 (55) def by Coolamon 15.16 (106).
Reserves: Griffith 12.17 (89) def Ganmain-GGM 8.16 (64)
Goals: K Duncan 4, G Tyack 3, A Romagnolo, W Tyndall, M Smith, M Crack, M Scott
Best players: Chris Conlan, M Crack, G Tyack, A Trotter, G Ceccato
Under 18: Ganmain-GGM 11.13 (79) def Griffith 6.6 (42)
Goals: A Gulloni, S Stubbs, D Crack, M Best, K Duncan, J Gastin
Best players: W Overs, P Bugno, T Wade, R Hill, T Matheson