2014 SEASON RESULTS
Click on 2014 season to return
Round 11 - Saturday July 5, 2014
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Leeton Showground 2.10pm
Umpires: Tim Beard, Brian Robinson and Mark Rowe (RUA)
Leeton-Whitton .... 1.3 .. 3.6 .. 5.7 .. 7.7 (49)
Griffith .................... 0.4 .. 5.5 .. 5.7 .. 8.16 (58)
LEETON-WHITTON: Will Wakeman, Tom Morton, Jamie Broadbent; Matthew Gaynor, Kodie O'Malley, Lachlan O'Callaghan; Jayden Lehman, Tom Meline, Sam Ryan; Liam Woods, Nathon Symes, Mitchell Hardie; Siale Howe, Ben Curley, Calum Garney; Mason Dryburgh, Will Overs, Sean Browning; Daniel Sullivan, Jacob Young, Ben Elwin, Mathew Fraumeni
GRIFFITH: R Bulluss, J Taylor, T West; B McRae, G Snaidero, T Webb; D Peruzzi, M Duncan, L Peruzzi; T Shannon, T Richards, T Matheson; B Mathews, J Toscan, D Crack; M Griffiths, G Orton, J Gastin; D Giorgi, M Peruzzi, F Josling, J Keenan
Leeton-Whitton: S Browning 2, W Overs 2, C Garvey, T Meline, B Curley
Griffith: D Crack 2, J Toscan 2, J Gastin, M Duncan, M Griffiths, T Shannon
Leeton-Whitton: T Morton, L Woods, B Curley, J Lehman, J Broadbent, W Wakeman
Griffith: G Orton, T Matheson, J Gastin, D Crack, J Taylor, M Duncan
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans made better use of Saturday’s prevailing wind than visitors Leeton-Whitton at Exies Oval, to record a third win from the past four starts. The Swans were slow out of the blocks, but so stiff was the breeze, the side kicking into the wind didn’t register more than two goals in a quarter. With the match tied up at 37 points apiece at the close of the third quarter, the Swans held their nerve to make the most of the breeze in the final stanza and kicked away to a gutsy win. Coach Brandon Mathews was pleased with his side’s purple patch after too many close losses towards the beginning of the season, saying the side was learning how to win the close contests.
Mathews said the Swans’ brand of football in cold and damp conditions wasn’t visually spectacular, but he was happy to sacrifice flash footy for four points. The coach was especially pleased with his young brigade, who were showing plenty of spirit by putting their bodies in harm’s way against some sizeable opponents. “It was tough to pick the best yesterday, Glen Snaidero moved from centre-half back to fullback and shut down the Crows’ most dangerous forward, which was a critical role,” he said. “But the three young Peruzzi boys, Matt, Luke and Daniel, they played well, along with Tom Shannon and Tom West.
“All the young blokes put their bodies on the line even though there’s not much of them. “They’re taking the game on and their efforts against bigger bodies really impressed me, their improvement in the past five weeks have been sensational.” The local side’s second quarter, in which they piled on five goals to Leeton-Whitton’s two and set the tone for a win, was managed without the help of Michael Griffiths who spent 15 minutes on the sideline for language. (By Jack Morphet – The Area News, Monday July 7, 2014).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-AK 9.8 (62) def Wagga 9.1 (55), Coolamon 4.8 (32) def by Mangoplah-CUE 14.14 (98), Turvey Park 9.6 (60) def by Ganmain-GGM 9.9 (63); Narrandera, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 13.3 (81) def Leeton-Whitton 1.6 (12)
Goals: J Gordon 3, T Howard 3, L Shannon 2, K Duncan, P Whittard, D Dunbar, D Catanzariti, R. Johns
Best Players: B Tarr, D Catanzariti, L Shannon, S McCanna, D Villata, A Cappello
Under 17: Griffith 18.12 (120) def Leeton-Whitton 4.3 (27)
Goals: N Richards 4, W Dalton 3, C Cunial 3, T Argus 3, L Shannon 2, W Kennedy, B Testoni, R Cassidy
Best Players: H Diaz, L Shannon, K Ruyg, S Hart, C Cunial, D Villata