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Roumd 8 - Saturday June 4, 2022
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval
Umpires: Ryan Dedini and Brayden McClintock (RUA)
Griffith ................. 3.1 .. 5.2 .. 7.5 .. 8.6 (54)
Coolamon ........... 6.3 .. 11.10 .. 13.12 .. 21.15 (141)
GRIFFITH: James Nancarrow, Sam Foley, Michael Agnew; Richard Malone, Patrick Payne, Will Ellis; Lachlan Wallace, Charlie Cunial, Mason Rosengreen; Jordan Whitworth, Darcy McDermott, James Girdler; Oliver Bartter, James Toscan, Reece Matheson; Nathan Richards, Kahlan Spencer, Jack Rowston (capt.); Connor Bock, Angus Brown, Broden Spencer.
COOLAMON ROVERS: Mitch Robinson, Zachary Oliver, Patrick Bray; Nick Buchanan, Josh Buchanan, Luke Gerhard; Ryan Cox, Jake Barrett (co-coach), Aiden Macauley; Shae Darcy, Will Graetz, Jayden Carroll; Campbell Mattingly, Joe Redfern, Jeremiah Maslin; Will McGowan, Jeremy Sykes, Braeden Clyde; Bayden Leary, Matt McGowan, Hugh Wakefield.
Griffith: J Toscan 4, J Rowston, K Spencer, O Bartter, J Whitworth
Coolamon: J Maslin 5, J Redfern 5, S Darcy 2, A Macauley 2, H Wakefield 2, J Barrett, M McGowan, W Graetz, J Sykes, B Leary
Griffith: J Rowston, O Bartter, R Malone, K Spencer, J Whitworth, S Foley
Coolamon: J Sykes, J Maslin, S Darcy, A Macauley, B Glyde, J Carroll
A summary of match report, with thanks
It was another tough day at the office for the Griffith Swans as the Coolamon Hoppers came home strong to condemn the Swans to an 87-point defeat at Exies Oval.
It was a high-scoring start to the game, with Coolamon taking a 20-point lead into the first break and continuing that momentum with the first two goals of the second quarter. The Swans were able to kick back-to-back goals through James Toscan and Oliver Bartter before Coolamon restored their advantage with two late in the term to see their lead sitting at 44 at half-time.
The sides traded goals in the third term, Jordan Whitworth and Toscan getting the majors for the Swans, but the Hoppers took a 43-point lead into the final term. Coolamon kicked two goals to start the term, but Toscan kept the margin under 50 with his fourth of the afternoon.
The Hoppers then kicked six straight goals, with four coming in time on as the Swans faded out of the game, and the visitors made the most of it to secure a 141 to 54 win.
The way the Swans finished the game, left a little to be desired for Swans coach Greg Dreyer. "We spoke about it in the dressing rooms, and Jack Rowston spoke about it at length. It was disappointing" he said.
"The Wagga Tigers game showed a real lack of effort, and we didn't turn up, so we wanted to compete today, and we did for the bulk of the day. Dreyer said his side will continue to work on the areas of concern identified from the two heavy defeats. "The score will look after itself if we are able to compete hard enough, and if we can cut out the skill errors, it will show on the scoreboard," he said.
Hopper's co-coach Jake Barrett said their greater ability to run out games this year has been notable. "The fitness side is the thing we've been working on, and it's been helping us," he said.
"I still find Griffith a danger game, because they've definitely stuck well with some of the good teams, and we weren't sure what to expect today. "There were some ebbs and flows in the game and they got on top a bit in the third quarter, but we adapted to that a lot better this year and learning how to turn that around." (By Liam Warren - The Area News, Monday June 6, 2022).
OTHER MATCHES- SAT: Leeton-Whitton 6.4 (40) def by Collingullie-GP 17.16 (118), Narrandera 7.3 (45) def by Ganmain-GGM 15.7 (97), Turvey Park 14.10 (94) def Wagga Tigers 8.4 (52); Mangoplah-CUE bye.
Reserves: Coolamon Rovers 7.8 (50) def Griffith 6.2 (38)
Goals: R Bullus 2, M Duncan, T Argus, T Shannon, J Rogerson
Best players: A Verhagen, D Catanzariti, J Keenan, J Crowe, D Mckenzie, Z DeMamiel
Under 17.5: Griffith 12.11 (83) def Coolamon Rovers 4.6 (30)
Goals: Bailey Morrissey 7, Billy Evans 4, Mason Ashcroft
Best players: Nicholas Conlan, Bailey Morrissey, Ryan Best, Broden Spencer, James Rogerson, Willem Vaessen
NETBALL vs Coolamon Rovers: A Grade: won 53-39, A Reserve: won 36-33, B Grade: won 44-14, C Grade: won 38-19, U17: won 26-25.