2016 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 4 - Saturday May 7, 2016
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Leeton Showground 2.30pm
Umpires: Matt Tom, Rob Johnston and Richard Krenz (RUA)
Leeton-Whitton ..... 0.6 .. 8.8 .. 9.14 .. 12.18 (90)
Griffith ..................... 0.3 .. 2.3 .. 4.5 .. 6.7 (43)
LEETON-WHITTON: Jayden Lehman, Will Wakeman, Tyh Evans; Michael Wescombe, Kodie O'Malley, Tom Morton; Joel Crowhurst, Toby Conroy, Luke Potter; Cam Grigg, Joshua Grant, Tom Meline; Mitchell Hardie, Jade Hodge, Brian Lake; Neil Irwin, Jimmy Nancarrow, Ben Gaynor; Isaac Houghton, Ryan Dunn, Sean Browning
GRIFFITH: Guy Orton, James Toscan, Jacob Conlan; Sam Daniel, Ben McRae, Sam Foley; Tyler Bruns, Jordan Iudica, Daniel Peruzzi; Dean Crack, Royce Johns, Michael Johns; Alez Blissett, Vincent Pecora*, Michael Duncan; Casey Moore, Will Griggs, Ben King; Ben Tarr, Kieran Ruyg, Jordan Wood*
Leeton-Whitton: B Lake 3, T Conroy 2, J Hodge 2, M Wescombe, J Nancarrow, N Irwin, M Hardie, R Dunn
Griffith: W Griggs 3, T Bruns, V Pecora, M Duncan
Leeton-Whitton: M Hardie, N Irwin, T Conroy, W Wakeman, L Potter, M Wescombe
Griffith: J Conlan, J Toscan, J Iudica, W Griggs, S Foley, B King
SENIOR DEBUT: Vincent Pecora, Jordon Wood
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans’ undefeated start to the season has come to an end at the hands of the Leeton-Whitton Crows. Powered by AFL star Brian Lake, the Crows were dominate as they capitalised on a sluggish Swans start. Both teams were shooting blanks in the first term, with the Swans kicking 0.3 (3) and the Crows 0.6 (6). In was the second quarter that the Crows kicked things into gear.
The Crows rattled off goal after goal as they notched home eight for the team. The Swans hit the mark as well, kicking home 2.0 12) but found themselves behind 8.8 (54) to 2.3 (15). The Swans came out of the sheds for the second half looking the better of the two teams.
Their accuracy in front of goals saw them cut into the Crows’ lead. Unfortunately for the boys in red and white, the number of chances just weren’t there, and they went into the final term down by 39 points.
The deficit proved too much for the Swans as another 2.2 (14) quarter sealed the loss.
Swans coach Adrian Pavese said his side fell apart in the second quarter. “We didn’t give a lot of fight in that second quarter and that annoyed me,” he said. “The boys got a good look at a quality outfit, and we can’t allow teams to run over us like they did. “They lifted up a gear and we just didn’t match them.” He was pleased with how the team responded coming out of the sheds after half-time.
“It’s hard to play a full four quarters of footy at peak intensity,” he said. “When it’s our moment we need to take it and when the opposition have their moment, we need to be strong enough to hold on.” He was happy with the effort put in by the back six. “James Toscan did a great job on Brian Lake and Jacob Conlan was also terrific.” Lake started in the midfield for the Crows and then went forward where he finished with 3.3. (By Riley Krause – The Area News, Monday May 9, 2016).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-GP 8.10 (58) def by Coolamon 10.12 (72), Narrandera 5.7 (37) def by Ganmain-GGM 18.20 (128), Wagga 14.9 (93) def Mangoplah-CUE 5.5 (35); Turvey Park, bye.
Reserves: Leeton-Whitton 16.13 (109) def Griffith 3.4 (22)
Goals: K Hume, R Patey, B Rees
Best Players: B French, D Catanzariti, D Puntoriero, C Harrison, B Rees, D Villata
Under 17: Leeton-Whitton 8.11 (59) def Griffith 8.7 (55)
Goals: I Potts 5, R Greenaway 2, J Spencer
Best Players: A Coldwell, I Potts, J Spencer, A Kennedy, D Schmetzer, R Greenaway