2005 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 16 - Sunday August 7, 2005
Riverina Football League
Venue: Narrandera Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Pat O'Donoghue, Sam Graham and Simon Harrison (RUA)
Narrandera ...... 1.2 .. 2.5 .. 6.9 .. 8.13 (61)
Griffith .............. 3.3 .. 9.8 .. 13.9 .. 19.14 (128)
NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Stephen Irons, Stuart Hutchins, John Vearing; Dean Hopwood, Ashley Thomson, Peter Bloomfield; Tim Mathieson, Chris Smith, Ben Powell; Jason McMartin, Tim Durnan, Kane Blunt; Liam Richmond, Ben Cios, Jeremy Orme; Shaun Brooker (coach), Damon Burden, Mark Ivanoff; Brad Kiley, Chris Walsh, Mark English
GRIFFITH: Jason Hampel, Simon Spiers, Rodney Simpkin; Josh Ward, Adam Brander, Rodney Duncan; Ben Ford, Matthew McDonald, Graham Foley; Nic Hetherington, Jeff Mickan, Tim Birks; Adrian Burns (c-c), Ashley Gardner, Craig Conlan; Michael Wilson, Matt Bunn, Michael Duncan; Trent Bradley, Mathew Crack, Matthew Kenny
Narrandera: J McMartin 4, D Hopwod 2, C Smith, S Irons
Griffith: A Burns 8, M Crack 7, T Birks 2, M Duncan, M McDonald
Narrandera: A Thomson, M Ivanoff, S Irons, D Burden, P Bloomfield, D Hopwood
Griffith: T Birks, Matt Bunn, M McDonald, S Spiers, J Ward, Craig Conlan, A Burns
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans slammed any doubt that they couldn't perform on Narrandera's oversized oval, defeating the home side by 67 points.
The Swans knew they would have a lot of ground to cover in yesterday's RFL clash if they were to climb into third spot on the ladder.
Swans coach Adrian Burns said that goal spurred his side on to have one of their best opening performances for the season and held on to their strength for the length of the game. "We ran the game right out, everyone played well, and we put the rest to the doubts that we can't perform," Burns said. "The first twenty minutes was great; we haven't been playing well in the opening stages and we really addressed that.
"We turned around and we kept it going for the entire game, we really played for the full 80 minutes." Burns said yesterday's win along with a string of victories the Swans have had recently, has bolstered confidence within the side.
"We have been playing well and have been working hard. We are confident, the players are confident in their own abilities and that of their team-mate, " he said. "If we can keep playing like this, we shouldn't have a problem continuing our good form." Burns was strong for the Swans getting eight goals, while Matt Crack collected seven. (By Amelia Elliston - The Area News, Monday August 8, 2005).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 15.9 (99) def by Ganmain-GGM 23.14 (152); SUN: Coolamon 27.19 (181) def Leeton-Whitton 5.4 (34), Turvey Park 9.10 (64) def by Mangoplah-CUE 13.20 (98).
Reserves: Narrandera 17.11 (113) def Griffith 7.10 (52)
Goals: M Burke 2, H Robertson, C Lugton, K Duncan, W Tyndall, R Heenan
Best players: D Catanzariti, D Best, J Bennett, R Heenan, Chris Conlan, D Scott
Under 18: Narrandera 14.13 (97) def Griffith 7.5 (47)
Goals: R Newman 2, J Geddes, J Beckton, C Munro, Josh Little, J Poscoliero
Best players: C Munro, J Toscan, R Newman, J Little, D McGreal, J Poscoliero