2007 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 4 - Sunday May 6, 2007
Riverina Football League
Venue: Maher Oval 2.10pm
Turvey Park .... 2.2 .. 6.7 .. 7.10 .. 15.12 (102)
Griffith ............. 6.2 .. 13.2 .. 20.3 .. 23.5 (143)
TURVEY PARK: Andrew Donaldson, Kyle Cross, Luke Toose, Doug McLean, Paul Donaldson, Blair Campbell, Dane Campbell, Brad Walker, Rick Daniher, Chris Reechman, Luke Webb, Cameron Barker, Josh Stinson, Nathan Flanagan, Michael Cattell, Scott Pople, Andrew Regan, Brendan Cattell, Travis Richards, Gimon Doig, Tulsa Harrison
GRIFFITH: Dean Jamieson, Peter Hunt, Jason Hampel; Matthew Kenny, Jason Malone, Mathew Crack; Ben Ford, Michael Duncan, Joel Brown; Dean Crack, Jeff Mickan, Craig Lugton; Craig Conlan, James Toscan, Daniel Meade; Ryan Bull, Matthew McDonald, Luke McLean; Graham Foley, Jonathon Gastin, Jace Iemma*
Turvey Park: N Flanigan 6, M Cattell 2, D Campbell 2, G Doig 2, T Richards, A Regan, S Pople
Griffith: D Meade 5, M Duncan 4, L McLean 4, C Conlan 2, J Brown 2, D Crack 2, M McDonald, C Lugton, J Toscan, J Mickan
Turvey Park: N Flanigan, M Cattell, K Cross, B Campbell, D Campbell, A Donaldson
Griffith: J Brown, M McDonald, R Bull, P Hunt, J Hampel, M Duncan
SENIOR DEBUT: Jace Iemma
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith scored a rare win in Wagga and continued Turvey Park's miserable start to the season with a 40-point drubbing of the Bulldogs at Maher Oval. In an uninspiring affair, Turvey Park booted the final eight goals of the game to add some respectability to the scoreline as Griffith won 23.5 (143) to 15.12 (102). With a less than impressive record travelling to Wagga, Griffith came out firing and through some accurate shooting, got out to a 37-point lead at half-time.
The Swans went on to set up their win with a seven goal-to-one third term, where small forward Daniel Meade came into his own.
Griffith coach Luke McLean continued the onslaught to start the final quarter, booting the first three goals of the quarter before Turvey Park ended the game with eight consecutive majors to soften the blow.
McLean was particularly pleased with the Swans' third quarter and happy to finally leave Wagga a winner.
"It's good to get a win here in Wagga," McLean said. "I think our third term was particularly good. I asked the guys at half-time to come out hard and they gave everything and really set up the win there.
Turvey did come back late but I thought we already had a big enough lead after we kicked a few goals to start the last quarter.
"We're trying to get quick movement of the ball going and today I was pretty happy with how we did that." It was a big win for the Swans, as they entered the game without ruckman Brock Harrison and fellow key players Myles Bunn, Zach Lewis, Jarred Wilson, Roger Heenan and Simon Spiers. But with hard-running midfielders Matt McDonald and Luke McLean making all the play through the middle, Griffith always had the game under control.
The Bulldogs backline struggled all day to contain small forwards Daniel Meade, Mick Duncan and Craig Conlan while Jeff Mickan worked hard at centre-half-forward. There were few highlights in the first three quarters for the Bulldogs, but Michael Cattell proved to be a valuable target up forward while Travis Richards worked hard in the ruck. (The Area News - Monday May 7, 2007).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 23.16 (154) def Eastern Hawks 17.10 (112), Wagga Tigers 15.20 (110) def by Narrandera 18.6 (114); SUN: Coolamon 15.10 (100) drew Leeton-Whitton 14.16 (100); Mangoplah-CUE, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 13.19 (97) def Turvey Park 7.6 (48)
Goals: B Hicken 4, K Duncan 3, M Harris 3, W Tyndall, R Bridgen, M Clark
Best players: R Bridgen, M Harris, J Smith, A Cappello, N Kite
Under 18: Griffith 21.14 (140) def Turvey Park 4.6 (30)
Goals: M Patterson 9, S Curran 5, J Tyrell 2, L Piccolo, J Fallon, M Tyndall, B Jaffrey, J Geddes
Best players: C Harrison, J Geddes, M Patterson, S Curran, C McGann, M Tyndall, L Piccolo.