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Round 11 - Saturday July 3, 2021
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Leeton Showground
Umpires: Ryan Dedini and Craig Tilston (RUA).
Leeton-Whitton ..... 3.6 .. 6.10 .. 10.13 .. 13.17 (95)
Griffith ..................... 2.0 .. 4.0 .. 5.0 .. 7.4 (46)
LEETON-WHITTON: Hayden Cooper, Jason Burke, Nathan Ryan; Jye Doyle, Alex Daly, Bailey Wood; Angus Crelley, Sam Darley (c-c), Tom Meline; Tom Handsaker, Tyron Rainbird, Matt Rainbird; Josh Lanham, Hunter Booth, Dan Hillam; Mason Dryburgh, Bryce O’Garey, Ryan Grey; Harrison Steele, Jake Norman, Kyle Pete
GRIFFITH: Jamie Best, Charlie Cunial, Ryan Bullus; Mitchell Irvin, Riley Irvin, Isaac Testoni; Jay Summers, Jack Rowston, Kieran Ruyg; Jordan Whitworth, James Toscan, Kahlan Spencer; Taine Moraschi, Henry Delves, Leigh Owen; Nathan Richards, Tom Powell, Jack Powell; Oliver Bartter, Angus Bartter, Patrick Payne
Leeton-Whitton: T Rainbird 5, H Steele 2, K Pete 2, S Darley, D Hillam, B O'Garey, M Rainbird
Griffith: H Delves 3, L Owen 2, J Toscan, I Testoni
Leeton-Whitton: R Grey, B O'Garey, S Darley, J Burke, A Crelley, K Pete
Griffith: J Rowston, C Cunial, T Powell, J Summers, L Owen, T Moraschi
MILESTONE: James Toscan (200th senior game).
Quinn Medal votes: 3 - Bryce O'Garey (LW), 2 - Mason Dryburgh (LW), 1 - Taine Moraschi (Gri).
A summary of match report, with thanks
Leeton-Whitton took the bragging rights over their arch-rivals Griffith Swans and leapt off the bottom of the ladder with a 49-point win. The Crows took a 12-point lead into the first change, but a bit more accuracy in front of goal would have seen them further ahead as they had nine scoring shots to just two from the Swans. The home side pushed the lead out to 22-points at the main break as the Crows were able to make the most of a Swan's side who were not able to hit their targets or get themselves out of their defensive fifty.
The game got a bit fiery after halftime with the Swans Ryan Bullus sin-binned and placed on report (later withdrawn) after an altercation with Bryce O'Garey, and the Crows were able to all but wrap the game up with a four goal to one term and be leading by 43 points at three quarter time. "We needed to make a change, or nothing will change. "We played well last week but lost, to get the result makes a difference," Crows coach Sam Darley said. While it was tough for Swans coach Greg Dreyer to hide his disappointment from the defeat to their rivals. "We just played badly full stop. It was really exaggerated today for whatever reason. We didn't execute, we didn't run hard enough, and didn't compete hard enough. It's all of us." he said. (By Liam Warren - The Area News, Monday July 5, 2021).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-GP 9.6 (60) def Coolamon 8.5 (53), Mangoplah-CUE 5.14 (44) def Wagga 3.6 (24), Turvey Park 2.2 (14) def by Ganmain-GGM 19.13 (127); Narrandera, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 10.8 (68) def Leeton-Whitton 3.3 (21)
Goals: D Bennett 2, J Burley, T Shannon, C Bock, D Catanzariti, R Best, L Wallace, A Verhagen, D Crack
Best Players: J Burley, D Catanzariti, C Harrison, A Verhagen, L Killalea, L Wallace
Under 17.5: Griffith 13.9 (87) def Leeton-Whitton 3.2 (20)
Goals: B Evans 4, T Bartter 3, K Bennett 3, L Irvin, W Ellis, A Brown
Best Players: L Wallace, R Best, B Evans, K Bennett, L Irvine, B Signor