2016 SEASON RESULTS
Click on 2016 season to return
Round 7 - Saturday 4 June 2016
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Narrandera Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Rob Apted and Mark Rowe (RUA)
Narrandera ...... 0.3 .. 1.4 .. 3.6 .. 5.8 (38)
Griffith ............. 1.2 .. 4.6 .. 8.7 .. 10.9 (69)
NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Scott Robertson, Luke Paterson, Shaun Quilter; Hainsworth Cock, Nick O'Brien, Stephen Irons; Jack Absolom, Jarred Lane, Toby Orme; Shaun Gehringer, Nathan Finnen, Jonathon Doyle; Nic Hetherington, Michael Foster, Paul Broad; Lachlan Hunter, Brent Rose, James Sullivan; Ben Grant, Brendan Knagge, Reece Borg
GRIFFITH: Michael Johns, James Toscan, Sam Foley; Sam Daniel, Jacob Conlan, Beau Rees; Ben Tarr, Jordan Iudica, Cameron Harrison; Kieran Ruyg, Ben McRae, Alex Blissett; Will Griggs, Nathan Richards, Michael Duncan; Steven McCanna, Guy Orton, Ben King; Andrew Cappello, Tyler Bruns, Daniel Peruzzi
Narrandera: B Rose, J Lane, N Hetherington, B Knagge, N Finnen
Griffith: W Griggs 3, N Richards 2, J Iudica, B King, A Blissett, S McCanna, M Duncan
Narrandera: N Finnen, B Rose, J Lane, H Cock, P Broad, J Absolom
Griffith: J Iudica, M Duncan, N Richards, M Johns, G Orton, B King
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith will go into the biggest fortnight of their season in winning form courtesy of a 31-point victory over Narrandera on Saturday. On a rain soaked Narrandera Sportsground, a four-goal third term against the breeze proved crucial for Griffith as they claimed the four point, 10.9 (69) to 5.8 (38). Things started off slow though as both teams found it hard to adapt to the muddy conditions. The teams combined to kick 1.5 (11) in the opening term as the Swans found themselves up by five. The Swans found their feet in the second though. The continued to push the ball forward and were rewarded for their efforts. The Swans kicked 3.4 (22) in the term including a goal after the half-time siren from Mick Duncan. This put the Swans 20 points in front going into the sheds.
It was the play in the third quarter that sealed things for the Swans. Griffith knuckled down to kick four goals against the breeze to establish a match-winning 31-point three-quarter time lead. Not a side to let up, they continued to push the ball in the final term but some good play by Narrandera matched them as both sides kicked 2.2 (14) in the final term.
Griffith director of coaching Adrian Pavese loved the way his team won ugly. “To get away with a win, let alone a five-goal win, was very pleasant,” Pavese said. “Just the way we got down and dirty. We were a bit off today; we have been up for a bit, and I could see the signs that we weren’t at our best. “The fact that we were able to keep grinding through was very pleasing. “To Narrandera credit, they played the conditions well, but the fact we were able to find answers all day was pretty good.”
Griffith’s ‘engine room’ led the way with Guy Orton, Jordan Iudica, Mick Duncan and Ben King all good in the wet. The Swans rested Duncan and Will Griggs for the final 20 minutes. Narrandera’s big men Lachie Hunter and Nathan Finnen were best for the Eagles.
(By Matt Malone - The Area News, Monday June 6, 2016).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 5.8 (38) def by Ganmain-GGM 12.8 (80), Mangoplah-CUE 18.20 (128) def Turvey Park 4.1 (25), Wagga 10.10 (70) def Coolamon 1.5 (11); Collingullie-GP, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 9.5 (59) def Narrandera 4.14 (38)
Goals: J Ryan 3, M Peruzzi 2, E Murphy, L Quade, S Bartter, J Heffer
Best Players: R Johns, B French, J Ryan, D Catanzariti, L Peruzzi, D Villata
Under 17: Griffith 14.21 (105) def Narrandera 11.6 (72)
Goals: R Greenaway 4, J Favell 2, I Potts 2, A McDermott 2, L Fabris, T Clarke, D Schmetzer, J Spencer
Best Players: D Schmetzer, L Butcher, T Clarke, J Spencer, A McDermott, I Potts