2006 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 2 - Saturday April 8, 2006
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Scott Crowley and Simon Harrison (RUA)
Griffith ................ 3.2 .. 6.4 .. 8.6 .. 13.10 (88)
Ganman-GGM ... 5.6 .. 12.8 .. 14.11 .. 15.13 (103)
GRIFFITH: Myles Bunn, Simon Spiers, Daniel Meade; Roger Heenan, Jeff Mickan, Josh Ward; Ben Ford, Luke McLean (c-c) *, James Toscan; Nathan Petersen-Gray, Joel Brown, Rodney Duncan; Sam Hickleton, Ashley Gardner, Dean Crack; Blair Alban, Matthew Bunn, Michael Duncan; Kris Duncan, Tim Matheson, Michael Wilson.
GANMAIN GRONG GRONG-MATONG: Justin Evans, Paul Lucas, Warwick Smith; Brett Lenon, Christen McPherson, Mitch Fennessy; Chad Hamblin, Christin Macri, Lachlan Steward; Marc Geppert, David Logan, Nathan McPherson; Mitchell Steele, Jarrod Conway, Rapheal McGowan; Marc Braybon, Luke Walsh, Matt Rava; Luke Habel, Adam Symons, Josh Eisenhauer
Griffith: S Hickleton 5, N Petersen-Gray 2, R Duncan, A Gardner, B Ford, L McLean, T Matheson, J Brown
Ganmain-GGM: M Geppert 7, N McPherson 2, J Conway, L Walsh, M Braybon, M Rava, C Macri, M Steele
Griffith: Matt Bunn, S Spiers, S Hickleton, L McLean, Myles Bunn, N Petersen-Gray
Ganmain-GGM: M Geppert, M Braybon, C McPherson, C Macri, P Lucas, M Rava
SENIOR DEBUT: Luke McLean
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans put on a strong second half effort to try and get on top of reigning premiers Ganmain-GGM yesterday, but their burst came too late, and they went down by 15 points. It was the Swans first home game of the season, and their hopes were pinned on gaining their first victory at the Exies Oval, but they had a formidable task ahead of them.
Swans captain-coach Luke McLean admits there may have been some stigma to playing GGGM. "There possibly was a mindset playing the reigning premiers, sometimes it happens when you play a side like that," McLean said. "But we settled in and played a more relaxed game."
McLean said they started nervously but settled into play well in the second half. "Apart from the second quarter really the guys didn't go too badly," he said. Now the Swans will be focusing on building their confidence and gaining their first win of the season to put them back on the right track. "I think it is a matter of keeping upbeat," McLean said. "We played two good sides first up and we haven't been beaten by a lot.
"So now we concentrate and try and chalk up a win." (By Amelia Elliston - The Area News, Monday April 10, 2006).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 14.17 (101) def Leeton-Whitton 7.15 (57), Mangoplah-CUE 6.14 (50) def by Coolamon 12.10 (82); SUN: Turvey Park 18.13 (121) def Narrandera 11.11 (77).
Reserves: Griffith 19.19 (133) def Ganmain-GGM 3.9 (27)
Goals: G Argus 10, C Lugton 5, A Cappello 2, M Burke, R Agresta
Best players: G Argus, A Cappello, L Cavallo, T Wilson, N Kite, C Lugton
Under 18: Ganmain-GGM 12.13 (85) def Griffith 6.6 (42)
Goals: O Acar 4, S Curran, R Best
Best players: J Gastin, C Harrison, S Zanotto, A Chalmers, R Johns, M Tyndall