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Round 7 - Saturday June 7, 2014
Riverina Football Netball League 
Venue: Narrandera Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Tim Beard and Gene Hodgins (RUA)
Narrandera .... 5.4 .. .7.6 .. 8.8 .. 10.10 (70)
Griffith ............ 1.4 .. 7.8 .. 9.11 .. 13.14 (92)

NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Kurt Jensen, Luke Paterson, William Hayward; Jakob Vearing, Damon Burden, Stephen Irons; Lachlan Hutchins, Nic Hetherington, Ben Powell; Mark Flack, Andrew Thompson, Tim Sullivan; Shaun Quilter, Ben Grant, Logan Smith; Phil Aumann, Shaun Light, Tyler Webster; Scott Robertson, Ryan Burden, Jamie Grintell, Jack Hillman 
GRIFFITH: Fletcher Josling, Richard Malone, Dean Crack; Tom West, James Taylor, Jonathon Gastin; Daniel Peruzzi, Tim Matheson, Luke Peruzzi; James Fallon, James Toscan, Glen Snaidero; Joel Hourigan, Ryan Bulluss, Jack Ryan*; Michael Griffiths, Guy Orton, Michael Duncan; Tom Shannon, Ben McRae, Trevor Richards, Mathew Peruzzi 
Narrandera: P Aumann 3, A Thompson 2, T Sullivan, S Irons, B Powell, T Webster, N Hetherington 
Griffith: J Toscan 5, G Orton 2, G Snaidero 2, J Fallon, Jack Ryan, M Griffiths, J Gastin
Narrandera: S Irons, W Hayward, D Burden, T Sullivan, J Vearing, B Powell
Griffith: T Matheson, J Gastin, J Toscan, J Fallon, R Malone, F Josling
Reports: Ryan Burden (Narrandera) for allegedly kicking Tim Matheson - suspended for 1 game.

Tom Shannon (Griffith) for rough conduct on Steve Irons - issued a reprimand.

A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith has finally returned to the winner’s circle, breaking a four-game losing run with a 22-point victory over Narrandera on Saturday afternoon. The Swans overcome another sluggish start to take the lead in the second quarter and were never headed as they ran away with the 13.14 (92) to 10.10 (70) result at Narrandera Sportsground. Tim Matheson continued his stellar season with another best-on-ground performance while spearhead James Toscan slotted five goals. It was a vital win for the Swans, who are now in the box seat for an assault on the top half of the RFL ladder with four home games in five rounds to come after this weekend’s bye.

“That’s probably the nature of the comp this year,” coach Brandon Mathews said. “In fact, I’d be surprised if Narrandera doesn’t beat a few more sides, if they can play like that. “It was good for us to get a win and a bit of confidence – it wasn’t the greatest performance, but everyone did something. “It wasn’t a complete four-quarter effort but probably a bit of reward for effort after the last few weeks.” 
Mathews said he was also satisfied with the performance of new signing Jack Ryan, who kicked one goal on debut for the Swans. Ryan was cleared from Gold Coast side Coolangatta-Tweed Heads last week and was named at full forward last season in the South East Queensland AFL’s team of the year.  “He looks a likely type,” Mathews said. “He’s not very big – there’s not much of him – but he went well, having only met everyone on Saturday morning.
The only blight on the win was an incident in the third quarter, which saw Griffith youngster, Tom Shannon reported and sent off for 15 minutes. Shannon will face the RFL tribunal this week after delivering a late hit on a Narrandera player in a marking contest, leaving the Swans a man down at a critical stage of the match. An Eagles player, Ryan Burden was also given his marching orders towards the end of the third team for kicking. Mathews fortuitously arranged to have the match video-taped and after reviewing the footage of the two incidents, said he would be stunned if either player was suspended. “It’s nothing to worry about, I wouldn’t have thought,” he said.

(By Vince Rugari -The Area News, Monday June 9, 2014). 

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-AK 11.15 (81) def Turvey Park 9.7 (61), Ganmain-GGM 12.7 (79) def by Mangoplah-CUE 14.13 (97); SUN: Leeton-Whitton 9.6 (60) def by Wagga 13.12 (90); Coolamon, bye.

Reserves: Griffith 18.8 (116) def Narrandera 8.4 (52)
Goals: T Howard 4, T Bruns 2, D Dunbar 2, K Hume, J Keenan, S Simpson, D Catanzariti, B Tarr, M. Kenny, C Milojevic, A Cappello, C Harrison, J Ryan
Best Players: B Tarr, J Gordon, M Kenny, T Howard, K Hume, D Catanzariti

Under 17: Griffith 11.10 (76) def Narrandera 9.7 (61)
Goals: C Cunial 7, L Shannon 2, R Moore, T Argus
Best Players: R Holland, K Ruyg, B French, L Shannon, T Argus, B Testoni

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