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Round 15 - Sunday August 3, 2014
Riverina Football Netball League 
Venue: Ganmain Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Rob Apted and Andrew Touvi (RUA)
Ganmain-GGM .... 6.2 .. 12.3 .. 18.4 .. 19.5 (119)
Griffith .................. 0.2 .. 2.2 .. 4.3 .. 9.4 (58) 

GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: Andrew Clarke, Travis Collison Nathan Kember; Jesse Lander, Matthew Clarke, Curtis Steele; Justin Driscoll, Daniel Rankin, Tom Noble; Ash Dikkenburg, Josh Walsh, Brad McKinnon; Christen McPherson, Mitchell Steele, Jayden Kotzur; Ben Walsh, Luke Kohlhagen, Justin Evans; Mark Ivanoff, Pat Walsh, Lachlan Parker, Luke Foley 
GRIFFITH: Jonathon Gastin, James Taylor, James Toscan; Dean Villata, Tom Webb, Fletcher Josling; Daniel Peruzzi, Michael Duncan, Kieran Hume; Guy Orton, Glen Snaidero, James Fallon; Josh Hamilton, Trevor Richards, Dean Crack; Michael Griffiths, Brandon Mathews, Tim Matheson; Ben McRae, Tom Shannon, Ryan Bulluss, Luke Shannon*
Ganmain-GGM: C McPherson 8, J Kotzur 3, M Steele 3, J Driscoll, B McKinnon, C Steele, L Parker, B Walsh
Griffith: D Crack 2, G Orton, J Fallon, D Peruzzi, G Snaidero, T Richards, J Toscan, M Duncan 
Ganmain-GGM: C Steele, C McPherson, J Kotzur, T Noble, A Clarke, N Kember
Griffith: J Gastin, K Hume, T Matheson, M Duncan, F Josling, J Taylor
SENIOR DEBUT: Luke Shannon

A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans slumped to their fourth loss in a row in the Riverina Football League yesterday after going down by 61 points to Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong. While the Swans needed a mathematical miracle to qualify for the finals before the clash, coach Brandon Mathews conceded his team’s hopes of September football ended with the defeat. GGGM was ruthless on its home turf, the Lions booting the first six goals of the match to set up the 19.5 (119) to 9.4 (58) victory. It was a tough result for Mathews to reconcile after the previous week’s hiding at the hands of Mangoplah. 
He said the Lions were a class above his team when it comes down to skill level. “They completely showed us up,” Mathews said. “It was just the skill errors that cost us. We probably won enough of the ball to get a bit closer than what we did, but like I said, the skill errors cost us badly. “We just kept turning the ball over and you can’t afford to do that. “We had a bit of a go towards the end, but it was all done and dusted by then.” 
Lions forward Christen McPherson menaced the Swans’ defence all afternoon to finish with eight goals. The home side had little trouble keeping the scoreboard ticking over during the match, but Mathews said the Swans’ back three weren’t to blame for the blowout.

“I can’t point my fingers at them the way it was coming in. It was just too easy (for GGGM),” he said. “We’ve been pretty good all season, but the last two weeks have been pretty disappointing. “You can’t win games of footy with only six to eight blokes putting in.”
The Swans take on Narrandera this weekend in what will be the club’s last home game of the season. Mathews said his players needed to aim up in front of their Griffith fans. “That’s definitely a winnable game for us,” he said. “We’ve got to improve from what we’ve been showing, though.” (By Andrew Piva – The Area News, Monday August 4, 2014).  

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 11.17 (83) def Turvey Park 5.12 (42), Narrandera 6.8 (44) def by Coolamon 22.10 (142), Wagga 10.11 (71) def by Mangoplah-CUE 11.13 (79); Collingullie-AK, bye

Reserves: Griffith 7.10 (52) def Ganmain-GGM 7.8 (50)
Goals: R Johns 2, M Johns 2, A Cappello, K Duncan, J Harris
Best Players: M. Johns, P Whittard, B Tarr, S Simpson, R Johns, J. Harris
Under 17: Griffith 11.8 (74) def Ganmain-GGM 10.12 (72)
Goals: C Cunial 3, M Peruzzi 2, D Camm 2, N Richards, R Holland, J Reitano, K Ruyg
Best Players: N Richards, S Foley, R Holland, R Moore, J Ralph, R Cassidy


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