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Round 5 - Sunday May 7, 2006
Riverina Football League
Venue: Maher Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Duncan Potts and Sam Roberts (RUA)
Turvey Park .... 1.2 .. 5.3 .. 10.3 .. 14.6 (90)
Griffith ............. 6.4 .. 9.5 .. 10.7 .. 13.8 (86)

TURVEY PARK: Nathan Byrne, Jeff Fletcher, Anthony Craig; Cameron Barker, Grant Bourne, Michael Dombroski; Andrew Regan, Dane Campbell, Ben Regan; Chris Cerato, John Hoey, Nathan Flanagan; Dusty Brown, Luke Webb, Luke Toose; Doug McLean, Blair Campbell, Truman Carroll; Michael Cunningham, Doug Feary, Dan Burns. 
GRIFFITH: Myles Bunn, Simon Spiers, Matthew Kenny; Josh Ward, Sam Hickleton, Luke McLean (c-c); Tim Matheson, Matthew McDonald, Ben Ford; Graham Foley, Ashley Gardner, Daniel Meade; Craig Conlan, Gary Argus, Kris Duncan; Jeff Mickan, Nathan Petersen-Gray, Michael Duncan; Dean Crack, Rhys Newman*, Jonathon Gastin*.
Turvey Park: D Brown 4, C Cerato 4, L Webb 2, L Toose 2, N Flanigan, J Hoey 
Griffith: G Argus 5, C Conlan 2, M McDonald 2, N Petersen-Gray 2, K Duncan, L McLean 
Turvey Park: C Cerato, T Carroll, D Brown, N Byrne, C Barker, J Hoey
Griffith: L McLean, N Petersen-Gray, M Duncan, J Mickan, G Argus, S Hickleton, C Conlan
SENIOR DEBUT: Jonathon Gastin, Rhys Newman
A summary of match report, with thanks
Turvey Park yesterday arrived as a genuine RFL finals contender following a courageous four-point win over Griffith at Maher Oval.

A left-foot snap from 30m out by ruck-forward John Hoey put Turvey Park ahead with eight minutes remaining and the team held on to win 14.6 (90) to 13.8 (86). Turvey Park will stay level with RFL heavyweights Ganmain-GGM, Leeton-Whitton and the Eastern Hawks.

Turvey Parks coach Anthony Dowdle claimed the team had shown it is a worthy contender in the competition.

"This is a defining moment for the team," Dowdle said. "Griffith is a top side and we've worked and worked and beaten them."

After suffering their first loss to Leeton-Whitton last week, it appeared the Bulldogs season was unravelling in the first quarter as the Swans went on six-goal-to-one rampage.

But the Bulldogs improved, slamming on four unanswered goals in the third term to trail by four points at the final change. Goals to Gary Argus and Nathan Petersen-Gray put the Swans back in front, only for Nathan Flanigan to turn the tables moments later.

The Swans than took charge through captain-coach Luke McLean, before Turvey Park kicked three consecutive behinds to edge within a point. It appeared the Bulldogs would rue the missed chances, but Hoey's snap proved the game-winner.

(The Area News - Monday May 8, 2006). 

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 10.16 (76) def by Leeton-Whitton 15.16 (106), Mangoplah-CUE 9.18 (72) def by Eastern Hawks 19.13 (127), SUN: Coolamon 15.9 (99) def by Narrandera 23.12 (150). 

Reserves: Turvey Park 6.9 (45) drew Griffith 6.9 (45)
Goals: R Simpkin 2, D Scott, A Hukins, D Best, T Morgan 
Best players: R Hill, T Morgan, T Wilson, N Campbell, N Kite, R Simpkin
Under 18: Turvey Park 6.9 (45) def Griffith 2.3 (15)
Goals: T Harrington, J Geddes
Best players: J Iemma, D McGreal, T Harrington, S Curran, A Chalmers, A Baker

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