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Round 16 - Saturday August 6, 2022
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval
Umpires: Luke Bell, Craig Fletcher and Craig Tilston (RUA)
Griffith .................. 1.3 .. 3.5 .. 6.8 .. 7.14 (56) 
Wagga Tigers ..... 2.0 .. 4.1 .. 6.1 .. 8.2 (50) 

GRIFFITH: Charlie Cunial, Jamie Best, Michael Agnew; Sam Foley, Nicholas Conlan, Jack Rowston (capt); Jay Summers, Leigh Owen, Lacklan Wallace; James Nancarrow, Patrick Payne, James Girdler, Sam Daniel, Todd Argus; Nathan Richards, Taine Moraschi, Kahlan Spencer; Jordan Whitworth, Archie Ray, Broden Spencer. 
WAGGA TIGERS: Iggy Lyons, Brady Morton, Tom McCoullough, Arshpeet Singh, Murray Stephenson (c-c), Lahn Shepherd, Ashley Bennett, Xavier Heeney, William Morley, Ben Gould, Cooper Pavitt, Fraser Yates, Justin Scarr, Nathan Cooke, Brayden Bigham, Hayden Wooden, Jock Cornell, Patrick Ryan; Nathan Dohl, Josh Larwood, Isaac Bennett.
Griffith: P Payne 3, S Daniel, O Bartter, K Spencer, T Argus
Wagga: M Stephenson 2, H Wooden 2, B Bigham, J Connell, C Pavitt, X Heeney
Griffith: J Best, J Rowston, S Foley, P Payne, N Richards, J Girdler
Wagga: B Morton, L Shepherd, M Stephenson, A Bennett, J Cornell, J Scarr

A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith have won their second game in a row after narrowly defeating the Wagga Tigers by six points. The Swans inaccuracy nearly cost them dearly, however they were able to do enough to record the 7.14 (56) to 8,2 (50) win. Griffith coach Greg Dreyer said it was good to get another win in the back half of the season and they had a point to prove after losing heavily to the Tigers earlier in the year."We want to finish the year off strongly," Dreyer said. "We felt this game was a genuine chance, they beat us easy the first round so we had a bit of a point to prove. "Our training and our build up has been good, so it was nice to put it together."  The win against the Tigers adds to the victory over Turvey Park before the bye for the Swans, and Dreyer said it had been great for momentum to have this success in the final rounds.
Jamie Best, Jack Rowston, Sam Foley and Nathan Richards were brilliant for the Swans while Patrick Payne kicked three goals.

(By Jimmy Meiklejohn - The Daily Advertiser, Monday August 8, 2022). 


SWANS TAME TIGERS IN RETURN BOUT - By "The Man on the Fence"  
IN a troublesome wind, and a greasy ground, our Swans had a tremendous fight with Wagga Tigers at Exies Sports Oval. Not only that, but we played football that was definitely on a slightly higher plane than that of our visitors, and with a little bit of luck, would have secured half a dozen more goals. 
Apart from a few anxious moments during the match there never appeared much likelihood that a weakened Wagga Tigers side would create a surprise. They were keen and persevering, but the longer the game lasted the brighter became the prospects of the Griffith boys.

It took us some time, however, to get that final goal, a 'speculator' from villain turned hero Toddy Argus late in the game, but after that the issue was never in doubt.  
The boys are now going strong - touch wood - and last Saturday's return 'bout' was extremely satisfying to everyone concerned. Indeed, it is quite a change to find people taking a keen interest in the Club.  When matters are not going too well everyone, except the more loyal supporters, avoid football topics entirely. But now, wherever one goes, the Swans' future prospects are discussed with real keenness!

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 0.0 (0) def by Coolamon Rovers 11.12 (78), Mangoplah-CUE 8.8 (56) def by Collingullie-GP 8.12 (60); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 14.9 (93) def Turvey Park 9.2 (56); Narrandera, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 14.6 (90) def Wagga Tigers 3.5 (23)
Goals: R Matheson 4, R Marando 3, A Brown 2, D Crack 2, C Bock 2, C Munro 
Best players: C Munro, S Irvin, R Matheson, T Shannon, A Brown, C Bock
Under 17.5: Griffith 12.19 (91) def Wagga Tigers 5.2 (32)
Goals: T Bartter 4, O Bartter 2, B Morrissey 2, B Spencer 2, M Bennett, M Rosengreen
Best players: J Neyland, T Bartter, S Culgan, R Best, B Signor, J Rogerson
NETBALL vs Wagga Tigers: A Grade: lost 32-36, A Reserve: lost 35-36, B Grade: won 49-43, C Grade: won 29-28, U17: won 30-16.