2013 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 12 - Saturday July 6, 2013
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Narrandera Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Pat O'Donaghue and Andrew Touvi (RUA)
Narrandera ... 1.3 .. 4.7 .. 6.8 .. 9.11 (65)
Griffith ........... 6.2 .. 8.5 .. 11.7 .. 11.12 (78)
NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Shaun Quilter, Jonathon Doyle, Alex Lee; Ryan Burden, Jakob Vearing, Luke Paterson; Toby Orme, Jim Rice (c-c), Tyler Webster; Nic Hetherington, Kurt Masters, Jay Kickett; Zane Litchfield, Andrew Johnston, Mark Flack; Phil Aumann, Alex Lawder, Glenn Currie; Drew Kenna, Drew Hardy, Neil Halden, Mark Rice
GRIFFITH: Ben McRae, Glen Snaidero, Dean Crack; Jonathon Gastin, James Taylor, James Fallon; Cameron Harrison, Michael Duncan, Mathew Peruzzi; Tom Shannon*, James Toscan, Tim Matheson; Tom West, Trevor Richards, Daniel Peruzzi; Henry Delves, Guy Orton (c-c), Alex Blissett; Lance Poka, Daniel Moysey, Ben Tarr, Joshua Tyndall
Narrandera: K Masters 2, N Hetherington 2, T Orme, Z Litchfield, P Aumann, A Lee, D Kenna
Griffith: T West 2, D Peruzzi 2, D Moysey 2, A Blissett, M Duncan, G Orton, J Toscan, T Richards
Narrandera: K Masters, M Flack, J Kickett, A Lawder, L Paterson, J Rice
Griffith: M Duncan, J Fallon, H Delves, J Gastin, A Blissett, D Moysey
SENIOR DEBUT: Tom Shannon
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith’s faint final hopes are still alive after outgunning reigning premiers Narrandera to a 13-point win on Saturday afternoon.
The Swans burst out of the blocks with a six-goal first quarter, setting up the valuable 11.12 (78) to 9.11 (65) triumph at the spacious Narrandera Sportsground. While the side’s experienced brigade fired it was the next generation that stole the show, with the likes of Tom West and Daniel Peruzzi taking full advantage of the wide expanses on offer at the Eagles ground. West and Peruzzi kicked two goals each, while Swans alumni Alex Blissett and NSW/Rams representative Henry Delves also pulled on the boots for the first time this season.
While Griffith’s injury crisis has hitherto been a roadblock to results, captain-coach Guy Orton said the enthusiasm of the youngsters and the open space at Narrandera was the perfect storm. “We tried not to kick to contest – we wanted to use the space and use our legs to win the ball that way, which we did,” he said. “I don’t understand why Narrandera recruit big-bodied players.
They’re fit but they want contests, they want it in-tight so they can muscle the opposition out of things, “We spoke about how to get in front early and using our youth and kicking to advantage, right out in front of space. “We didn’t want to chase them all day – we wanted to play our game on the big ground, and we did.”
The Swans took a 29-point lead into the second term but more importantly, showed up after the long break and were in front by the exact same margin at the final change. “We broke the hoodoo of coming out and being flat after half-time,” Orton said. “It was probably only the last 10 minutes of the game that we dropped off, and that’s when they kicked away, and they probably thought they had a bit of a sniff.”
Orton, Mick Duncan, James Fallon and Dan Moysey were among the best for Griffith – and their dominance allowed the growing numbers of young players to the side to come into the game. Aside from Delves, Blissett, West and Peruzzi, the likes of Ben Tarr, Matt Peruzzi, Tom Shannon and Josh Tyndall all had their moments, and the skipper said it was evidence of regeneration at the club.
“They are all starting to shine because their mates are coming into the side as well,’ he said. “We’ve got experienced players out there leading by example, and then the young kids are following and doing their job. “They’ve all got it in them – that’s why they’re playing in the seniors.” (By Vince Rugari – The Area News, Monday July 8, 2013).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-AK 12.8 (80) def Wagga 8.8 (56), Turvey Park 5.3 (33) def by Ganmain-GGM 15.17 (107); SUN: Coolamon 12.9 (81) def Mangoplah-CUE 10.13 (73); Leeton-Whitton, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 13.12 (90) def Narrandera 2.5 (17)
Goals: J Wade 5, M Hogan 3, C Milojevic 2, J Harris, M Robertson, J Evans
Best players: J Evans, K Farrell, C Milojevic, J Wade, K Hume, M Robertson
Under 17: Griffith 17.10 (112) def Narrandera 8.4 (52)
Goals: K Ruyg 5, J Burley 4, D Camm 2, L Peruzzi, B Moore, J Gordon, D Richens, L Shannon, H Diaz
Best players: K Ruyg, D Peruzzi, B Lewis, J Burley, J Gordon, C Heffernan