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Round 4 - Sunday May 2, 2010
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Maher Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Chris Moore, Ryan Dedini and Brian Robinson (RUA)
Turvey Park .... 6.3 .. 11.5 .. 17.9 .. 18.9 (117) 
Griffith ............. 2.0 .. 2.1 .. 8.3 .. 17.7 (109)

GRIFFITH: Dean Catanzariti, Matthew Noonan, Craig Lugton; Ben Ford, Roland Finch, Michael Duncan; Brett Pickett*, Jonathon Gastin, Toby Blissett; Luke Humphries, Michael Harris, Greg Pickett; Kris Duncan, Matthew Hogan*, Dean Crack, Shaun Curran, Mathew Crack, Brett Owen; Jarrad Cox, Frank Coyne*, Jeff Mickan
Turvey Park: J Brooks 5, K Hannigan 2, J Elliott 2, D Campbell 2, C Beckmans 2, J Hoey, R Blundell, G Ward, D Ward, D Brown
Griffith: L Humphries 5, F Coyne 4, M Duncan 2, M Hogan, G Pickett, M Crack, J Mickan, D Crack, C Lugton 
Turvey Park: R Blundell, C Beckmans, J Brooks, K Hannigan, C Cerato, S Roberts
Griffith: S Curran, L Humphries, B Owen, J Gastin, M Duncan, G Pickett
SENIOR DEBUT: Frank Coyle, Matthew Hogan, Brett Pickett
A summary of match report, with thanks
Turvey Park held off a huge last quarter comeback from Griffith to post a thrilling eight-point win at Maher Oval yesterday.

A brilliant first half performance from the Bulldogs proved to be enough in the end, despite Griffith booting the last seven goals of the game. Turvey Park led by 60 points at three-quarter-time but went to sleep as Griffith piled on nine goals to one in the final term to give the Bulldogs an all-mighty fright.  It meant back-to-back victories for the Bulldogs, winning 18.9 (117) to 17.7 (109). Turvey Park did have some reason for the last quarter fade-out, with the Bulldogs suffering four injuries and having no bench in the final term. Five players were also yellow carded and sent off during the final term, three from Turvey Park and two from Griffith, all resulting from one scuffle.
Turvey Park captain-coach Brad Burkinshaw let his disappointment known to his players but was still happy to walk away with a win.

“We were really good in the first half then we just got a bit far ahead of ourselves,” Burkinshaw said afterwards. Turvey Park where brilliant early as teenage forward Jack Brooks sparked the Bulldogs with three first quarter goals as they raced to 27-point lead at the first break.

The second quarter was all one-way traffic as Turvey Park kicked five unanswered goals to stretch the lead to what appeared to be a match-winning break of 58-points. A big win looked on the cards for Turvey Park, but Griffith dug their toes in and were a lot more competitive during an even third quarter. Then all of a sudden, the Swans sprouted wings in the final term to charge home to just miss out.

Burkinshaw gave the Bulldogs a spray at three-quarter-time and was even less impressed after the final quarter. Burkinshaw said too many Turvey Park players were “front-runners”. It was exactly the same against Ganmain, blokes got lazy and didn’t work for each other,” Burkinshaw said. Brooks finished with five goals for Tuvey Park, and youngsters Ryan Blundell, Chris Beckmans and Pat Cattell were good for Turvey Park as was Seth Roberts and Chris Cerato.

Brett Owen produced a big second half for Griffith and sparked the comeback, while Shaun Curran produced an impressive four-quarter display in the ruck. Indigenous recruits Luke Humphries (five goals) and Frank Coyne (four) were very lively up forward for Griffith.

(The Area News – Monday May 3, 2010).

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Coolamon 20.17 (137) def Narrandera 13.7 (85), Leeton-Whitton 10.4 (64) def by Ganmain-GGM 25.19 (169), Wagga 9.8 (62) def by Mangoplah-CUE 16.11 (107).

Reserves: Turvey Park 14.9 (93) def Griffith 7.10 (52)
Goals: Theo Valeri 4, J Harris, K Russell, M Tyndall
Best players: Theo Valeri, P Crawford, R Johns, B Woolner, M Tyndall, B McRae
Under 17: Turvey Park 25.25 (175) def Griffith 7.1 (45)
Goals: C Moore 4, K Hillier, M Griffen, J Tyndall
Best players: B Watts, Tom Valeri, C Moore, P Rose, C Hutchinson, S Brennan

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