Round 12 - Saturday July 3, 2010
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Kindra Park 2.10pm
Umpires: Duncan Potts, Chris Moore and Noel Butland (RUA)
Coolamon ...... 5.3 .. 9.9 .. 16.13 .. 25.18 (168)
Griffith ........... 1.1 .. 3.2 .. 4.5 .. 6.6 (42)
GRIFFITH: Ben McRae, Dean Catanzariti, Andrello Cappello; Matthew Kenny, Matthew Noonan, Tim Matheson; Roland Finch, Mathew Crack, Luke Piccolo; Dean Crack, Josh Whelan, Jonathon Gastin; James Fallon, Matthew Hogan, Luke Humphries; Jeff Mickan, Michael Duncan, Alex Overs; Kris Duncan, Matthew Patterson, Chris Niven
Coolamon: B Garrett 4, J Maddox 3, W Archibald 3, A McKenzie 3, B Fixter 2, B Nolte 2, B Edyvean 2, M Robinson,
B Gibson, M Macauley, B Munro, J McPherson, J Kew
Griffith: J Fallon 3, L Humphries 2, M Duncan
Coolamon: W Archibald, N Edyvean, A McKenzie, J Maddox, B Nolte, B Garrett
Griffith: M Duncan, D Crack, A Overs, J Mickan, L Humphries, M Noonan
MILESTONE: Matthew Kenny 150th senior games
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans have suffered one of their heaviest defeats this season after being thoroughly outclassed across the park by the Coolamon Hoppers who won easily by 126 points on Saturday at Kindra Park. The latest drubbing continues the Swans’ season of woe that has seen them continue to be a fixture at the bottom of the Riverina Football League ladder after what is their ninth loss in a row.
With only one win to Griffith’s name this year – Narrandera in the first round – it has been a long season for the club with officials simply left to hope to string together wins at the back end of the season against sides closer to them on the ladder. But the Hoppers ran roughshod over the Swans from the outset on the weekend with a five-goal opening term giving an indication of what was yet to come.
While the Swans were able to hold back the tide somewhat in the second quarter, with only four goals going to the Coolamon for the term, Griffith was not able to accumulate enough time in the forward 50 to create scoreboard pressure, going in the long break down by 43 points.
For much of this season the Swans’ biggest Achilles heel has been their third quarter performances.
Unfortunately for the local side the same can be said of their performance on Saturday as the Hoppers went on with the job and kicked seven goals for the term to snuff out any chance of a Griffith comeback.
Not content on coasting through to the final siren, Coolamon rubbed further salt into the Swans’ wounds with another nine goals in the final term taking the tally up to amazing 25 to complete the rout. Brett Garrett was best for the home side in bagging four majors for the game with Jamie Maddox, Wade Archibald and Adam McKenzie collecting a hat-trick as part of 13 individual goal scorers.
For Griffith, only James Fallon (three goals), Luke Humphries and Mick Duncan were able to make any impression on the scoreboard, with NSW/ACT Rams player Alex Overs continuing his excellent form from the rep scene. Despite battling a hamstring strain for the past month, Jeff Mickan was gutsy in his effort all day to also be named one of the Swans’ best. (By Matt Malone - The Area News, Monday July 5, 2010).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 28.12 (180) def Narranndera 6.5 (41), Wagga 14.10 (94) def Leeton-Whitton 8.4 (52); SUN: Turvey Park 10.7 (67) drew Mangoplah-CUE 10.7 (67).
Reserves: Coolamon 19.11 (125) def Griffith 1.1 (7)
Goals: L Catanzariti
Best players: R Best, J Tyrell, C Harrison, C Burge, B Woolner, G Taylor
Under 17: Coolamon 12.10 (82) def Griffith 11.5 (71)
Goals: P Whittard 4, C Moore 3, J Evans, J Soraggi, T Valeri, K Hillier
Best players: J Evans, D Rossiter, M Griffin, J Tyndall, J Soraggi, C Moore.