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Round 16 - Saturday 5 August 2023 @ 2.10pm
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval
Umpires: Joel Fairman, Sarah Jameson and Clayton Delaney (RUA)
Griffith ............. 6.6 .. 9.8 .. 12.14 .. 19.16 (130)
Narrandera .... 2.2 .. 5.4 .. 5.6 .. 7.9 (51)
GRIFFITH: Sam Foley, Charlie Cunial, Daniel Peruzzi; Nicholas Conlan, Alec McCormick, Dean Simpson; Jay Summers, Oliver Bartter, Mason Rosengreen; Bailey Morrissey, Henry Delves, Kahlan Spencer; Alex Page, James Toscan, James Girdler; Patrick Payne, Rhys Pollock, Jack Rowston (capt); Jordan Whitworth, Michael Cudmore, Broden Spencer.
NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Brandon Hall, Blake Gleeson, Ky Bloomfield; Blake Renet, Jack Powell, Joe Grinter (capt); Leigh McKay, Luke McKay, Sam Williamson; Michael Mellon, Drew Matthews, Harvey Odgers; Connor Vearing, Dale Quilter, Andrew Beal; Bradley Hutchison, Tom Powell, Tomas Van Buuren; Tom McClellan, Tom Pearson, Jobe Litchfield
Griffith - K Spencer 5, J Toscan 3, H Delves 2, A Page 2, J Summers 2, R Pollock, J Rowston, J Girdler, D Simpson, A McCormick
Narrandera - B Renet 2, Luke McKay 2, T McClellan, D Matthews, C Vearing
Griffith - J Rowston, K Spencer, P Payne, R Pollock, O Bartter, D Simpson, J Summers
Narrandera - Luke McKay, B Renet, J Powell, J Grinter, B Hutchison, D Quilter
A summary of match report, with thanks
GRIFFITH returned to form after claiming an impressive 79-point win over Narrandera at Exies Oval. Six goals to two in the opening term got the Swans to a perfect start and they never looked back going on to run out comfortable 19.16 (130) to 7.9 (51) winners.
Griffith coach Greg Dreyer was back in the helm today and he was pleased with the way his side rallied after a tough couple of weeks.
"We've had two losses in a row, so we had to win," Dreyer said. "I thought Narrandera played quite well today, and it was difficult to get the group up because it's been a pretty intense week. "We lost a couple of key position players with Taine Moraschi playing VFL and Nathan Richards having the flue. "I was happy with the end result, and it probably looked a bit better than it really was."
Richards has been outstanding for the Swans this season in the ruck and his omission forced young forward Patrick Payne to shoulder the majority of the workload. Dreyer thought that Payne did an admirable job, and he was aided by a couple of fellow forwards who gave him a well-earned break. "He played well," he said. "He played the bulk of the game as young Huchy (Brad Hutchison) does so they had a good battle actually. "Henry Delves did a little bit, James Toscan did a little bit, but Patty did 90 per cent of it."
The trio's cameo in the ruck offered up the opportunity for someone else to hit the scoreboard for the Swans and it was Kahlan Spencer who took full advantage finishing with five goals. Dreyer was pleased with the performance of Spencer who returned to form after a couple of quiet weeks. "Yeah, Spen got back in the middle of the ground as well and played a bit of midfield," he said. "Then he went forward and got five goals today which is a good reward."
Rhys Pollock, Oliver Bartter and Dean Simpson were also good for the Swans while captain Jack Rowston had an outstanding game for Griffith. Dreyer was pleased with the performance of Rowston who has been exceptional over the past couple of weeks.
"He has really good Jack," he said. "He was best of field today and really controlled that middle and he took upon himself to play on Luke McKay as well. "He slowed him down and he was our best by far today.
Ahead by seven goals at three quarter time and after a bruising past month of football, the Swans could've been forgiven for easing off in the last quarter. However, they did the exact opposite and piled on seven goals to two to run out strong winners at home.
Dreyer was pleased with the way the Swans finished and believed that momentum should carry them in good stead heading into a tough challenge against the Collingullie Demons next weekend. (By Jimmy Meiklejohn - The Area News - Monday August 7, 2023).
Other matches - SAT: Collingullie-GP 7.9 (51) def by Ganmain-GGM 7.14 (56), Turvey Park 25.17 (167) def Leeton-Whitton 1.2 (8); SUN: Coolamon 10.10 (70) def by Wagga Tigers 12.13 (85); Mangoplah-CUE, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 24.20 (164) def Narrandera 1.0 (6)
Goals - C Bock 11, K Ruyg 5, L Wallace 2, J Neyland, L Irvine, M Vardanega, R Bullus, A Ray, J Treweeke, R Matheson
Best players - C Bock, R Matheson, R Bulluss, K Ruyg, L Irvine, M Vardanega
Griffith: Kalan Stevenson, Ash Verhagen (capt), Luke DeMamiel; Sam Irvin, Sam Robinson, Ben Signor; Reece Matheson; Kieran Ruyg, Jordan Crowe, Max Vardanega; Lou Irvine, Connor Bock, Jack Neyland; James Treweeke, Ryan Bullus, Lachlan Wallace; Mason Ashcroft, Archie Ray, Darrah Kelly
Griffith umpire: Mark Tyndall
Other matches - SAT: Collingullie-GP 12.8 (80) def Ganmain-GGM 7.3 (45), Turvey Park def Leeton-Whitton on forfeit; SUN: Coolamon 8.16 (54) def Wagga Tigers 3.5 (23); Mangoplah-CUE, bye.
Under 17.5: Griffith 13.16 (94) def Narrandera 4.7 (31)
Goals - A Forwood 3, B Evans 2, J Menegazzo 2, A Minato 2, B Aloisi, B Cooper, T Hammond, M Salvestro, Z Spiers
Best players - B Evans, W Vaessen, A Minato, M Salvestro, A Forwood, B Aloisi
Griffith: Lucas Stevenson, Bede Kenny, Riley Andreazza; Ryan Irvin, Willem Vaessen, Sean Culgan; Zac Spiers, Oliver Young, Jai Menegazzo; Archie Forwood, Alex Minato, Beau Cooper; Xavier Quarisa, Billy Evans (capt), Brody Summers; Blake Aloisi, Mason Salvestro, Tom Jamieson; Digby Paterson, Todd Hammond, Alex Stopic, Lau Tietie, Brayden Forrester,
Griffith umpire: Ron Irvin
Other matches - SAT: Collingullie-GP 1.0 (6) def by Ganmain-GGM 14.12 (96), Turvey Park 6.4 (40) def by Leeton-Whitton 12.4 (76); SUN: Coolamon 5.2 (32) def by Wagga Tigers 7.13 (55); Mangoplah-CUE, bye.
NETBALL vs Narrandera: A Grade: won 101-13, A Reserve: won 79-17, B Grade: won 71-8, C Grade: won 64-8, U17: lost 22-24.