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Elimination Final - Sunday September 4, 2011
Riverina Football Netball League. Gate: $9,730
Venue: Narrandera Sportsground
Umpires: Cameron Warner, John Hilton and John Mohr (RUA)
Narrandera ........ 3.4 .. 4.5 .. 6.7 .. 8.9 (57)
Wagga Tigers .... 1.5 .. 7.6 .. 8.10 .. 10.11 (71)

NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: James Sullivan, Brett Powell, Stuart Hutchins; Mark Rice, Jonathon Doyle, Damon Burden (c-c); Drew Kenna, Jim Rice, Tim Sullivan; Wes Kiley, Phillip Aumann, Zane Litchfield; Jamie Grintell, Nic Hetherington, Mark Flack; Lachlan Hunter, Tim Mathieson, Pat Horsburgh; Peter Bloomfield, Sam Longmore, Shaun Gehringer, Chris Walsh
WAGGA TIGERS: Michael O'Dea, Daniel Davey, Todd Krause; Josh Larwood, John Anstee, Josh Gaynor; Shaun Flanigan, John Simpson, Zac Keogh; Jim Carroll, Ted Fellows, Angus Durnan, Ted Lindon; Matthew Etchells, Tom Power (c-c); Jason Smith, Brett Doswell, Damien Papworth; Sam Gaynor, Jackson Oehm, Mitch Colvin, Elliot Hull
Narrandera: N Hetherington 2, B Powell 2, P Aumann, P Horsburgh, M Flack, W Kiley
Wagga: A Durnan 3, B Doswell 2, T Power, S Flanigan, M Etchells, J Oehm, J Larwood
Narrandera: D Burden, B Powell, N Hetherington, M Rice, L Hunter, J Sullivan
Wagga: B Doswell, J Simpson, J Anstee, D Papworth, J Gaynor, A Durnan, J Smith

Collingullie-AK ....... 3.2 .. 4.5 .. 7.8 .. 12.13 (85)
Mangoplah-CUE ..... 3.1 ..  8.3 .. 11.7 .. 16.8 (104)

Goals - Mangoplah-AK: D Fuller 4, N Fuller 3, B MacKenzie 2, J Slattery, T Edgar, M Mullins
Mangoplah-CUE: G Bruce 3, Mick Byrne 3, B Coombe 2, L Thompson 2, C Zielinski 2, D Lawrence, B Roberson, W Ryan, A Killalea
Best players - Collingullie-AK: S Shearer, N Fuller, S Gow, M Mullins, D Fuller, B Neville
Mangoplah-CUE: B Coombe, M Roberson, N Davis, J Byrne, X Higgins, Mick Byrne

Under 17: 
Mangoplah-CUE ...... 3.4 .. 4.7 .. 5.9 .. 8.15 (63)
Griffith ...................... 1.2 ..5.6 .. 8.8 .. 11.8 (74)

Goals - MangoplahCUE: J Cool 2, H Lloyd, A McCormack, I Damme, W Lloyd, M Miller, T Harris
Griffith: H Delves 5, P Whittard 2, T Shannon 2, A Blissett 2
Best players - Mangoplah-CUE: M Salau, R Spink, P Melton, C Kleine, I Damme, J Crouch
Griffith: M Griffin, F Josling, H Delves, B Tarr, J Evans, J Tyndall.

A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans under 17s have produced their best performance of the season to keep their RFL flag hopes alive, after beating MCUE by 11 points. Griffith's hopes received a massive boost on the eve of the game with rising star Henry Delves made available to play, with his first grade and representative experience being invaluable for the Swans. Coach Norm Campbell raved about the side's performance, saying they stepped up to the level required in the finals for the entire game. "Like we spoke about during the week we needed to pressure them, and it was probably the best we'd done it all year," Campbell said. "Our pressure on the ball had a big effect on them, and there was a bit of a loophole, and we were able to get Henry Delves back for the game. "So, we had the luxury of having Patrick Rose, who's a young bloke who's been playing ruck all year, we could leave him there and then put Henry forward and we were able to keep kicking it to him before they had three or four blokes marking him. Kicking into at least a three-goal breeze in the first quarter, Griffith did well to only trail by 14 and were well-positioned for a second-quarter assault. Griffith grabbed the lead at half-time before kicking three goals in the third, with the back six of the Swans' working overtime to keep the Goannas quiet offensively. "They were fantastic at the back, they repealed everything that came at them, Matt Griffin at fullback especially was all over it as well as Fletcher Josling," Campbell said. Despite kicking five goals, Delves effectiveness was blunted as he was double and triple-teamed, but the side's smaller players got into the game with Delves able to get the ball to ground with the likes of John Evans and Josh Tyndall starring. Mangoplah rued a wasteful last quarter where they kicked 3.6, with the Swans' three goals enough for them to seal the win and earn themselves a clash with the Wagga Tigers at Narrandera this Saturday.

(By Scott Hazlewood - The Area News, Wednesday September 7, 2011).

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