2014 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 3 - Saturday May 3, 2014
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Robertson Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Andrew Touvi and Michael Skillbeck (RUA)
Wagga Tigers ..... 2.7 .. 5.11 .. 8.11 .. 10.16 (76)
Griffith ................. 1.1 .. 1.1 .. 2.2 .. 5.3 (33)
WAGGA TIGERS: Jacob Osbeiston, Matthew Noonan, Ben Davis; Pat Noonan, John Anstee, Mitchell Hawker; Jackson Kelly, Matt Rava, Brady Morton; Jack Collins, James Hodges, John Buchanan; Jeremiah Maslin, Jake Gunning, Jamie Wolf; Brad Graham, Joshua Parmenter, Lahn Shepherd; Campbell Lovell, Shaun Bourchier, Warren Bartlett, David Rava
GRIFFITH: Tom West, Richard Malone, Tim Matheson; Joel Hourigan, James Taylor, Ryan Bulluss; Fletcher Josling, Brandon Mathews, Jonathon Gastin; Daniel Peruzzi, Glen Snaidero, Ben McRae; Tom Webb, James Toscan, Dean Crack; Michael Griffiths, Guy Orton, James Fallon; David Dunbar, Trevor Richards, Riley Holland, Charlie Cunial*
Wagga: J Hodges 2, J Maslin 2, J Gunning 2, M Rava, B Graham, C Lovell, B Morton
Griffith: D Peruzzi, T Matheson, G Orton, F Josling, R Holland
Wagga: P Noonan, J Hodges, B Graham. J Maslin, B Davis, J Kelly
Griffith: B Mathews, J Hourigan, T Matheson, D Dunbar, G Orton, R Malone
SENIOR DEBUT: Charlie Cunial
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith was given a harsh dose of reality on Saturday as the Wagga Tigers reigned supreme by 43 points in a one-sided contest at Robertson Oval. A week on from the club’s centenary celebrations, the Swans simply didn’t turn up and were promptly punished by a well-drilled Tigers outfit that piled on 20 scoring shots to just four across the first three-quarters.
The visitors had the better of the last term and actually outscored the Tigers who won 10.16 (76) to 5.3 (33), but the damaged was already done. Griffith coach Brandon Mathews was bitterly disappointed, labelling it a “deplorable” performance across all facets of the game. “They really showed us how far we have to go if we’ve going to be competitive,” Mathews said. “They were pretty good, well-drilled, but we just folded like a deck of cards under their pressure.”
The Swans were held scoreless in the second term as Wagga kicked away and managed just one goal in the third as the Tigers pushed on to lead by 45 points at the final change. The usual suspects starred for Griffith with Tim Matheson, Dave Dunbar and Richard Malone continuing their strong form from last week’s win over the Crows, while skipper Guy Orton produced his best game for the year.
But too much was left to too few, Matthews said. “Maybe having a win last week with the weekend, it was, the boys thought it was going to make the year,” he said. “We had a little bit of a go late on to save a bit of face but the damage was already done. “The scoreboard flattered us – it should have been 100 points.”
Charlie Cunial’s impressive first-grade debut was one of the few positives, while Fletcher Josling played his first senior game for the year and fellow young gun Riley Holland also did well. “There were probably half a dozen blokes that went alright but it’s pretty hard to win like that,” Matthews said. (By Vince Rugari – The Area News, Monday April 28, 2014).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-AK 13.12 (90) def Coolamon 10.5 (65), Leeton-Whitton 5.10 (40) def by Mangoplah-CUE 12.15 (87), Narrandera 11.6 (72) def by Ganmain-GGM 23.15 (153); Turvey Park, bye.
Reserves: Wagga Tigers 11.11 (77) def Griffith 8.5 (53)
Goals: T Shannon 3, T Howard 2, J Gordon 2, D Spratt
Best players: T Shannon, J Gordon, P Whittard, J Keenan, T Bruns, C Lugton
Under 17: Wagga Tigers 5.15 (45) def Griffith 3.3 (21)
Goals: C Cunial 2, C Cosson
Best players: J Foley, D Villata, K Ruyg, D McKenzie, W Dalton, T Argus