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Round 16 - Saturday 6 August, 2016
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Mark Rowe and Rob Johnston (RUA)
Griffith ................ 2.4 .. 12.7 .. 16.10 .. 23.13 (151) 
Narrandera ....... 3.1 .. 3.2 .. 4.2 .. 5.3 (33) 

GRIFFITH: Guy Orton, Ben McRae, Sam Foley; Sam Daniel, Tyler Bruns, Jonathon Gastin; Alex Blissett, Jordan Iudica, Jack Rowston*; Royce Johns, Alex Birch, Dean Crack; Michael Duncan, Casey Moore, Jacob Conlan; Nathan Richards, Will Griggs, Ben King; Daniel Peruzzi, Ben Tarr, James Taylor
NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Hainsworth Cock, Nick O'Brien, Michael Cummins; Brent Rose, Jarred Lane (c-c), Brendan Knagge; Shaun Quilter, Nic Hetherington, Jack Absolom; Shaun Gehringer, Nathan Finnen, Tim Sullivan; Isaac Williams, Jacob Anderson, Scott Robertson; Michael Foster, Paul Broad, Jonathon Doyle; Brett Quilter, Brian Cummins, Calder Hamill
Griffith: W Griggs 6, M Duncan 5, B King 3, A Birch 2, S Daniel, N Richards, J Taylor, J Iudica, C Moore, J Rowston, D Crack
Narrandera: N Finnen 3, T Sullivan, J Anderson
Griffith: A Blissett, J Iudica, B King, W Griggs, S Daniel, J Gastin 
Narrandera: P Broad, J Lane, M Foster, N Finnen, N O'Brien, S Quilter 
SENIOR DEBUT: Jack Rowston

A summary of match report, with thanks
A slow start from the Griffith Swans saw Narrandera snare an early lead at Exies Oval on Saturday. Coach Adrian Pavese said the boys were very flat in the first quarter. “At quarter time I just said it wasn’t good enough,” Pavese said. The Swans kicked 10 goals in the second quarter, while Narrandera was kept scoreless. Pavese’s boys had plenty to celebrate on Saturday night, finishing 23.13 (151) to Narranderra’s 5.3 (33). I don’t want to make excuses, but it was a six-day break, and we were certainly off our game in the first quarter,” Pavese said.

A few key players stepped up in the second quarter and lifted the spirits of the team. Michael Duncan, Jordan Iudica, Will Griggs, Ben King and Jono Gastin put in solid efforts,” Pavese said.  Pavese said it was good to finish the day on a high.  “I said to the boys, well done because it’s the first time since 2005 we’ve won 10 games in a home and away season,” Pavese said. “We want to embrace the fact that we created a bit of history yesterday with two games to go.” 
Griggs was impressive on the forward line, kicking six goals – a career best – while Duncan kicked five. Jack Rowston, 16-years-old, made his debut with the seniors and impressed Pavese. “He was really good,” Pavese said. “I dare say he was nervous early, but he kicked a goal in the second quarter and got the crowd going – it was really pleasing to see.” Pavese hopes Nathan Richards and Iudica recover after going off injured. Richards suffered a cork to the inner thigh, while Iudica suffered a cork to the hamstring. Pavese said he hoped the pairs injuries weren’t serious (By Monique Patterson – The Area News, Monday August 8, 2016).   

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 18.13 (121) def Leeton-Whitton 11.5 (71), Turvey Park 2.1 (13) def by Mangoplah-CUE 16.18 (114); SUN: Coolamon 5.4 (34) def by Wagga 18.15 (123); Collingullie-GP, bye.

Reserves: Griffith 17.9 (111) def Narrandera 5.6 (36)
Goals: K Ruyg 6, K Duncan 5, B Rees 2, J Keenan, K Hume, C Cunial, T Argus
Best Players: K Ruyg, K Duncan, K Hume, C Cunial, R Irvin, J Keenan 
Under 17: Griffith def Narrandera on forfeit.

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