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Round 12 - Sunday July 4, 2004
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Duncan Potts, Scott Crowley and Rob Davidson (RUA)
Griffith .............. 2.4 .. 9.9 .. 13.15 .. 19.21 (135)
Turvey Park .... 1.7 .. 3.8 .. 7.12 .. 13.14 (92)

GRIFFITH: Trent Bradley, Simon Spiers, Damien Scott; Matt Bunn, Ben Wade, Simon McClure; Jason Hampel, Shane Pound, Ben Ford; Matthew McDonald, Jeff Mickan, Michael Duncan; Mathew Crack, Ashley Gardner, Jamie Bennett; David Curran, Adrian Burns (c-c), Brett Owen; Reece Hill, Kris Duncan*, Brett Lanyon
TURVEY PARK: Ben Glascott, Jeff Fletcher, Brad Cooper; Paul Donaldson, Stephen Medlin, Dale Isaac; Brad Walker, Chris Cerato, Josh Kennedy; Nathan Flanigan, Andrew Loughman, Mitchell Sykes; Tyrone Naughtin, Leigh Mills, Luke Webb; Michael Wilson, Warren Sykes, Truman Carroll; Kasey Kickett, Brad Mattingly, Michael Dombroski
D Curran 4, S Pound 3, A Gardner 2, J Bennett 2, M Duncan 2, M Crack, A Burns, J Mickan, M McDonald, B Owen, K Duncan
Turvey Park: L Mills 4, A Loughman 3, W Sykes 2, T Naughtin, L Webb, N Flanigan, K Kickett
Griffith: S Pound, J Mickan, D Curran, J Hampel, S Spiers, D Scott
Turvey Park: C Cerato, M Dombroski, J Fletcher, P Donaldson, W Sykes, A Loughman

A summary of match report, with thanks
It may not have been pretty, but the Griffith Swans bounced back into the winner's circle with a 43-point win over favourite rivals Turvey Park at Exies Oval yesterday. Coming off a loss to top-of-the-table Ganmain-Grong Grong-Marong last week, Swans coach Adrian Burns was decidedly disappointed with his side's effort, but nonetheless happy to come away with the points. "It was a fairly ordinary effort," Burns said.

"We were a little flat, but it was still good to get a win though."It wasn't really physical, it was pretty scrappy in places, we were a bit behind the eight-ball." Plagued by injury, the Swans welcomed Matt Bunn back into the side yesterday, but are still missing several other key players.

Both sides got off to a slow start with the Swans only kicking two and Turvey getting one major in the first quarter.

It was the second quarter that really laid the platform for the (Griffith) win, booting seven goals and restricting the visitors (to two goals), to hold a 37-point lead at the long break. It remained a relatively even game for the next two quarters, with the big gap set up in the second quarter proving too much for the Bulldogs to breach.

 Burns named Jason Hampel, Shane Pound, Dave Curran and Simon Spiers as his side's best yesterday. Curran booted four goals for the side with Pound contributing well with three and Jamie Bennett, Mick Duncan and Ashley Gardner getting two each.

Burns said the game would give the side plenty to think about with the side reaching the important half of the year, with only six games of the regular season remaining before finals. "We've got to put our heads down and step the tempo up at training to get the edge and get our fitness back up there," Burns said.  Reserve grade also had a return to form with a relatively comfortable victory, taking it out 119- 70.

The under 18's were not so lucky though, going down 169-6.

Representative commitments took their toll on the Swans netball side, which lost the A grade to the Bulldogs 63-36. However, they did win B grade 24-22 and C grade 32-10.  (By Grace Uhr - The Area News, Monday July 5, 2004). 

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 10.7 (67) def by Coolamon 23.14 (162), Mangoplah-CUE 11.7 (73) def by Ganmain-GGM 19.12 (126), Narrandera 11.9 (75) def by Leeton-Whitton 13.12 (90).

Reserves: Griffith 16.23 (119) def Turvey Park 10.10 (70)
Goals: P Rowston 5, B Hicken 4, T Wilson 3, W Armstrong 2, N Hetherington, D Graham 
Best players: N Creevy, C Conlan, P Rowston, N Campbell, D Graham
Under 18: Turvey Park 25.19 (169) def Griffith 1.0 (6)
Goals: T Wade
Best players: D Catanzariti, B Corbett, P Bugno, T Campbell

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