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 2023 SEASON 

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Round 4 - Saturday 6 May 2023
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Leeton Showground
Umpires: Ryan Dedini, Cam O'Kane and Symon Tardrew (RUA)
Leeton-Whitton .... 0.0 .. 1.0 .. 1.1 .. 1.3 (9)
Griffith .................... 4.4 .. 8.5 .. 14.7 .. 19.10 (124)
James Rourke, Blake Ryan, Kabe Stockton; Grant Birchall, Tom Meline, Will Wakeman; Tom Groves (c-c), Matt Rainbird, Jack Coelli; Taj Doyle, Logan Mahalm, Jake Turner; Dan Hillam, Jaxon Ryan, Cooper Purtill; Mason Dryburgh, Darcy Cullen, Angus Crelley; Bryce Rogers, Jake Norman, Josh Stevens
GRIFFITH: Sam Foley, Charlie Cunial, Nicholas Conlan; Dean Simpson*, Alec McCormick, Jack Rowston (capt); Mason Rosengreen, Oliver Bartter, Kieran Ruyg; Patrick Payne, Henry Delves, Kahlan Spencer; Jay Summers, James Toscan, Alex Page; Nathan Richards, Rhys Pollock, Taine Moraschi; James Girdler, Daniel Peruzzi, Sam Daniel.
Leeton-Whitton - D Cullen
Griffith - P Payne 3, A Page 3, H Delves 3, R Pollock 2, K Spencer 2, S Daniel 2, K Ruyg, J Toscan, J Girdler, J Summers 
Leeton-Whitton - K Stockton, B Ryan, T Meline, M Dryburgh, D Cullen, M Rainbird
Griffith: A Page, J Toscan, R Pollock, N Richards, S Foley, J Summers

Milestone: 50 senior games - Kahlan Spencer. Senior debut - Dean Simpson.
A summary of match report, with thanks

GRIFFITH has spoiled Leeton Whitton's party and given their percentage a nice boost after recording a huge 115-point win against the Crows.
The Swans kicked four unanswered goals in the first quarter and never looked troubled as they went on to record the 19.10 (124) to 1.3 (9) win. The victory sees the Swans exit round four with two wins, a draw and a bye and coach Greg Dreyer was pleased with the position they find themselves in after the first month. "Oh yeah of course we are," Dreyer said. "We've got a five-week block until our next bye and that can set us up this year if we play some good footy, but there's tough games in there." 
The Swans side was the strongest they have named this year which saw captain Jack Rowston make the move to the half back flank. Dreyer was happy with Rowston's performances and also that of vice-captain Sam Daniel who finished with two goals. 
In addition to Rowston and Daniel, Dreyer was also impressed by the performance of Alex Page who finished with three goals for the Swans alongside Henry Delves and Patrick Payne. "Alex Page was pretty good in the mids and up forward," he said. "He was close to the best and Nathan Richards was good again. "He rucks all day and just controls it for us, then there's Sam Foley, Dean Simpson and Alec McCormick down back. "That was the best team win I'd say and it's hard to single blokes out because everyone played their part."
The big win for the Swans were a big dampener on what was supposed to be a day of celebration for the Crows with four-time Hawthorn premiership star Grant Birchall pulling on the boots for Leeton-Whitton.
Despite the result being far from what he was hoping, Birchall still enjoyed the experience and lining up for the Crows. "Yeah, it was good fun to pull the boots back on again and run around," Birchall said. "It was a disappointing day result wise, but they are a young group and there is plenty to learn out of today. "So, all you can do is move forward and learn the lessons from today and get on with it. "But I enjoyed getting out there with the boys and having a run around, it was good fun.
Following the final siren, the Crows remained on the field for a few moments as Birchall seemed to direct a few words of wisdom gathered during his 287-game career at the top level. "I just mentioned to them that sometimes you can learn off some of the things they did really well today," he said. "Which was the ability to make the ground big, spread and use their run and they really pulled us apart on defence. "To take the learning's from that into next week, just keep building and don't lose trust in each other." 

Kabe Stockton was fantastic down back for the Crows and was kept busy throughout the four quarter while Blake Ryan, Tom Meline, Matt Rainbird and Mason Dryburgh all battled on the entire afternoon. (By Jimmy Meiklejohn - The Daily Advertiser - Monday May 8, 2023).

Other matches - SAT: Coolamon Rovers 18.11 (119) def Narrandera 11.6 (72); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 11.9 (75) def Turvey Park 7.10 (52); Collingullie-Glenfield Park, bye. 7/4 Mangoplah-CUE 6.9 (45) def Wagga Tigers 6.3 (39).

Reserves: Leeton-Whitton 2.4 (16) def by Griffith 13.16 (94) 
Goals - R Matheson 3, J Whitworth 2, J Neyland 2, J Nancarrow 2, L Wallace 2, C Bock, G Charles
Best players - R Matheson, M Cudmore, L Peruzzi, L Wallace, J Whitworth
Griffith: Jordan Crowe, Ash Verhagen (c), Max Vardanega; Michael Cudmore, Luke DeMamiel, Michael Agnew; Archie Ray, Lachlan Wallace, James Rogerson; Luke Peruzzi, Connor Bock, Gary Charles; Jimmy Nancarrow, James Treweeke, Ryan Bulluss; Jack Neyland, Reece Matheson, Jordan Whitworth; Sam Robinson, Rowan Patey, Mason Ashcroft, Sam Irvin. 
Umpire: Ron Irvin/Steve Cunial
Other matches - SAT: Coolamon Rovers 29.25 (199) def Narrandera 1.2 (8); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 5.12 (42) def by Turvey Park 10.4 (64); Collingullie-Glenfield Park, bye. 7/4 Mangoplah-CUE 6.6 (42) def Wagga Tigers 2.6 (18).

Under 17.5: Leeton-Whitton 8.8 (56) def Griffith 5.10 (40)
Goals - W Vaessen 2, B Evans, B Morrissey, T Jamieson
Best players - W Vaessen, S Culgan, B Fattore, B Spencer, B Morrissey, J Naseby
Griffith: Oliver Young, Lucas Stevenson, Sean Culgan; Ben Fattore, Will Vaessen, Ryan Irvin; Zac Spiers, Bailey Morrissey, Navieen Singh; Archie Forwood, Zaviea Connor, Tom D'Aquino; Tom Jamieson, Billy Evans, Jai Menegazzo; Bede Kenny, James Naseby, Broden Spencer; Digby Paterson, Riley Andreazza, Xavier Quarisa, Jock Emery, Lachlan Emery
Umpire: Chris Forwood
Other matches - SAT: Coolamon Rovers 16.8 (104) def Narrandera 4.2 (26); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 10.11 (71) def Turvey Park 1.7 (13); Collingullie-Glenfield Park, bye. 7/4 Mangoplah-CUE 12.5 (77) def Wagga Tigers 6.7 (43).

NETBALL vs Leeton-Whitton: A Grade: won 38-68, A Reserve: won 44-54, B Grade: won 46-56, C Grade: won 28-47, U17: lost 41-40. 

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