2004 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 9 - Sunday June 6, 2004
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Michael Davidson and Brett Webb (RUA)
Griffith ............... 5.6 .. 9.10 .. 13.16 .. 19.18 (132)
Narrandera ...... 3.0 .. 6.4 .. 7.6 .. 9.10 (64)
GRIFFITH: Dominic Giorgi, Simon Spiers, Damien Scott; Simon McClure, Ben Wade, Jason Hampel; Brett Owen, Matthew McDonald, Ben Ford; Michael Duncan, Jeff Mickan, Rodney Duncan; Jamie Bennett, Ashley Gardner, Mathew Crack; David Curran, Adrian Burns (c-c), Shane Pound; Rick Frkovic, Chris Conlan, Greg Tyack
NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Liam Richmond, Kaine Malone, James Sullivan; Peter Bloomfield, Ashley Thomson, Daniel Purtill; Ben Powell, Stuart Hutchins, Adam Black; Damon Burden, Jason McMartin, Tim Mathieson; James Walsh, John Vearing, Tim Durnan; Brett Powell, Chris Smith, Dean Hopwood; Bill Hutchins, Matthew Thornton, Ian Donaldson
Griffith: M Duncan 5, M McDonald 3, R Duncan 3, B Owen 3, J Mickan, D Giorgi, J Hampel, J Bennett, B Ford
Narrandera: T Durnan 2, D Hopwood 2, Brett Powell, J Vearing, T Mathieson, J McMartin, J Walsh
Griffith: D Curran, R Duncan, M McDonald, A Burns, D Scott, B Ford
Narrandera: Brett Powell, D Hopwood, T Mathieson, K Malone, A Thomson
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans moved into outright second on the RFL table yesterday with a convincing win over Narrandera at Exies Oval. The Swans totally outclassed Narrandera, winning the match 19.18 (132) to 9.10 (64), with brothers Michael and Rod Duncan leading the assault with five and three goals respectively. Matt McDonald and Brett Owen also pocketed three goals each, the Swans scoring consistently and regularly throughout the match. They jumped out to an 18-point lead after the first term and from there they never turned back.
As well as piling on the goals, the Swans stood up defensively, restricting Narrandera to a solitary goal in the third quarter while scoring four. They added another six goals in the last term to really ram home the advantage for a sizable victory. However, while the scoreline suggested a relatively straight-forward win, Swans coach Adrian Burns was quick to bestow praise on the efforts of all his side.
"The team fought the game right out strongly, it was a good team effort," Burns said. "We worked on working hard as a team and it was very disciplined." Burns said during the week that the Swans' kicking accuracy was not as good as it should be and although they kicked 19 goals on Sunday, they also kicked 18 behinds, suggesting once again that their accuracy was not as high as they would have hoped.
However, he also mentioned the side needed to improve its first half performance and this was something that worked well yesterday.
Burns credited the backline with a good performance, naming Simon Spiers and Dave Curran as standouts with Rod Duncan also having a good game. The RFL now has a week off with a general bye which Burns said would be a good opportunity to "freshen up and have a good tilt at the second round". (The Area News - Monday June 7, 2004).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 21.21 (147) def Eastern Hawks 11.7 (73), Mangoplah-CUE 10.15 (75) def Coolamon 7.9 (51); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 32.16 (208) def Turvey Park 12.3 (75)
Reserves: Narrandera 21.21 (147) def Griffith 4.5 (29)
Goals: D Catanzariti, N Campbell, J Moat, K Duncan
Best players: W Armstrong, G Ceccato, M Smith, G Dreyer, W Tyndall
Under 18: Narrandera 9.10 (64) def Griffith 7.8 (50)
Goals: K Duncan 4, L Kidd, C Gillett, J Gastin
Best players: W Overs, K Duncan, T Matheson, C Gillett, D Catanzariti