2006 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 8 - Sunday June 4, 2006
Riverina Football League
Venue: Leeton Showground 2.10pm
Umpires: Peter Ross and Brett Webb (RUA)
Leeton-Whitton ...... 5.0 .. 6.5 .. 11.8 .. 15.9 (99)
Griffith ..................... 6.3 .. 9.7 .. 13.12 .. 18.14 (122)
LEETON-WHITTON: Matthew Flagg, David Harrison, Greg Looby; Ben Dryburgh, Dale Symes, Graeme Dale; David Elwin, Jamie Broadbent, Matthew Melidonis; Travis Doyle, Aaron Nettelbeck, Steven Iannelli, Matthew Lang, Damian Lang, Daryl Clayton; Kurt Bullock, Drew Dunscombe, Daniel Sullivan; Simon Piltz, Giles Lee, Luke Aylett
GRIFFITH: Ben Ford, Simon Spiers, Sam Hickleton; James Toscan, Nathan Petersen-Gray, Michael Duncan; Myles Bunn, Luke McLean (c-c), Graham Foley; Daniel Meade, Ashley Gardner, Jeff Mickan; Joel Brown, Craig Conlan, Dean Crack; Rhys Newman, Matthew McDonald, Matt Bunn; Tim Matheson, Jonathon Gastin, David Pasin*
Leeton-Whitton: D Lang 5, T Doyle 4, D Clayton 2, D Elwin, M Lang, D Dunscombe, D Harrison
Griffith: J Brown 3, R Newman 3, C Conlan 2, A Gardner 2, M Duncan 2, M McDonald 2, D Meade 2, Matt Bunn, N Petersen-Gray
Leeton-Whitton: D Dunscombe, S Piltz, T Doyle, D Symes, S Iannelli, K Bullock
Griffith: C Conlan, N Petersen-Gray, M Duncan, R Newman, Matt Bunn, M McDonald
SENIOR DEBUT: David Pasin
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans produced their strongest performance of the season to run out convincing 23-point winners over the second-placed Leeton-Whitton Crows at Leeton yesterday. In the second local derby of the season, the Swans were able to produce a strong four-quarter effort to reverse the result of the opening round and move within a game of second spot.
After calling for the senior Swans to stand tall during the week, that's what they did, with Matt McDonald starring along with Craig Conlan, Simon Spiers, Matt Bunn and Mick Duncan. Swans coach Luke McLean was thrilled with the performance and rated it as their best win yet. "Definitely, without doubt, it was the first time all year we've been able to put four quarters together," McLean said.
"We ran all day and stuck to the game plan. "But I think the difference was we were hard at the footy, that and we used it a lot better."
The Swans managed to kick a big winning score again without a full-time full-forward, with Duncan and Conlan rotating from the position along with the ruckman. While no-one kicked more than three, the Swans had nine different goal scorers, something he thinks is a big advantage on other teams. "We chipped in with goals which was good and a lot of the goal-kickers is definitely going to be an advantage," McLean said. "We're improving every week which is great but there is still a long way to go for us.
"But the good thing is we're still coming along." The Swans were consistent throughout the match, booting nine goals in both halves.
The Crows, however, were still in the match at three-quarter time, down by 16 points. But in a stark contrast to last time, Griffith ran out the match strongly, booting five goals to run out 23-point winners. (By Matt Malone - The Area News, Monday June 5, 2006).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 20.11 (131) def Narrandera 13.6 (84), Ganmain-GGM 15.23 (113) def Mangoplah-CUE 4.13 (37), SUN: Turvey Park 14.22 (106) def Coolamon 10.11 (71).
Reserves: Griffith 20.13 (133) def Leeton-Whitton 9.6 (60)
Goals: G Argus 11, K Duncan 2, A Hukins 2, R Frkovic, Chris Conlan, C Lugton, L Cavallo, J Harris
Best players: R Duncan, C Conlan, G Argus, W Tyndall, R Frkovic
Under 18: Leeton-Whitton 20.19 (139) def Griffith 6.2 (38)
Goals: T Harrington, J Geddes 2, S Curran, D McGreal
Best players: D McGreal, T Harrington, A Chalmers, S Curran, K Hicken, C McGann