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 2023 SEASON 

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Round 12 - Saturday 8 July 2023 @ 2.10pm
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Mangoplah Sportsground

Umpires: Tim Beard, Jordan Coggin and Craig Fletcher (RUA)
Mangoplah-CUE .... 4.3 .. 6.4 .. 9.4 .. 11.4 (70)
Griffith ...................... 3.1 .. 6.3 .. 8.8 .. 11.13 (79) 

MANGOPLAH-COOKARDINIA UNITED-EASTLAKES: Padric Griffin, Lewis Pulver, Doug Arthur; Nick Collins, Sam Male, Tristan Wheeler; Jonathan Male, Nelson Foley (co-coach), Wilson Morshead; Jack Warden, Dean Lord, Harry Fitzsimmons; Flynn Collins, Patrick Gardiner, Jordan Doering; Sam De Sousa, Harry Collins, Ryan Turnbull; Dominic Bunyan, Luke Lawrence, Tom Smith
GRIFFITH: Sam Foley, Charlie Cunial, Nicholas Conlan; Dean Simpson, Alec McCormick, Taine Moraschi; Jay Summers, Oliver Bartter, Mason Rosengreen; James Girdler, Patrick Payne, Kahlan Spencer; Alex Page, Henry Delves, Sam Daniel; Nathan Richards, Rhys Pollock, Jack Rowston (capt); Bailey Morrissey, Broden Spencer, Jordan Whitworth.

Mangoplah-CUE - J Doering 2, N Foley 2, D Lord 2, H Fitzsimmons, H Collins, F Collins, P Gardiner, R Turnbull
Griffith - B Morrissey 4, J Summers, J Rowston, K Spencer, O Bartter, A Page, P Payne, H Delves
Mangoplah-CUE - L Pulver, R Turnbull, H Fitzsimmons, S Male, T Wheeler, D Lord
Griffith - B Morrissey, R Pollock, J Rowston, B Spencer, J Girdler, H Delves

A summary of match report, with thanks
A fourth quarter surge guided Griffith to an impressive nine-point win against Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes.

All the more impressive is the fact they did it without coach Greg Dreyer who became the first victim of the newly introduced coaching box card system and was subsequently red carded from the game during the third term.
It was a very even contest throughout the first three terms and there was an incredible eight lead changes as both sides traded goals at Mangoplah Sportsground. The Swans had trailed by two points heading into the final term however were on fire early in the last with goals to Patrick Payne, Ollie Bartter and Henry Delves seeing Griffith got out to a 16-point lead. The Swans then continued to press and despite not being to make the most of opportunities were still able to run out 11.13 (79) to 11.4 (74) winners over the Goannas.
Dreyer was pleased with the way that the Swans finished off the game and glad they could get the points in a tight contest. "We expected it to be a grind and it was exactly that," Dreyer said. "They were desperate obviously after going down to the Gullie which put a bit more pressure on them. "It was pleasing that we could respond and then kick on with it because I thought we've learnt from past games where we may not have hung onto that as well as we did." 
Fourth-gamer Bailey Morrissey had a game out at Mangoplah finishing with a game-high four goals and was among the Swans best. 
Dreyer was pleased with the performance of the 17-year-old who has been playing some good senior football since his debut back in round eight against Collingullie-Glenfield Park. "That's his fourth game and he looked very comfortable," he said. "It suited him as the ball was on the ground and he's quick and pretty agile. He kicked four goals and it was excellent."
Earlier in the season the Swans were overrun in a tight contest at Maher Oval against Turvey Park going down by three points.

Dreyer believed the lessons learnt from the loss proved massively beneficial as his side were able to finish off strongly in the final term. 

"Earlier in the year we got to 15 points in front and then let it slip," he said. "Whereas today we got out to a 15 and they got that one goal but we hung on and played really well."
The win also sees the Swans range in on top position of the Riverina Football League ladder with Griffith now sitting just half a game behind the Bulldogs. The Swans host the Bulldogs next weekend at Exies Oval and Dreyer was hopeful of another strong performance as they try to consolidate a top three finish. "I'm happy just floating around in the top three because that's where you want to be," he said. "We've got to be able to win these games if we are going to make finals for one and then do something in the finals. 
The win is the third impressive victory the Swans have claimed on the road against a top opponent this season after previously defeating Ganmain-Grong Grong-Mataong and Wagga Tigers on their home decks.  Dreyer also said it's pleasing to be so dangerous on the road and that gives his side a lot of confidence moving forward. 
Dreyer was forced to vacate the Swans coaching box after receiving a red card during the third term and admitted that it was silly thing for him to do. "It was dumb to be honest ," he said. "I let my emotions get the better of me and it was a silly thing by me and a bit of frustrations and I should know better. I've done my best to apologise to the umpires and we move on and take my punishment I suppose."

(By Jimmy Meiklejohn - The Daily Advertiser - Monday July 10, 2023).
Other matches - SAT: Collingullie-GP 20.18 (138) def Narrandera 3.5 (23), Ganmain-GGM 18.10 (118) def Leeton-Whitton 2.0 (12), Wagga Tigers 8.7 (55) def Turvey Park 2.6 (18), Coolamon Rovers, bye. 

Reserves: Mangoplah-CUE 1.9 (15) def by Griffith 16.4 (100)
Goals - T Blissett 4, J Treweeke 4, M Cudmore 2, J Neyland, D McDermott, L Wallace, R Bulluss, A Ray, M Agnew
Best players - M Cudmore, R Matheson, J Treweeke, J Crowe, L Wallace, A Verhagen
Griffith: Richard Malone, Ash Verhagen (capt), Michael Agnew; Ben Signor, Luke DeMamiel, Michael Cudmore; Reece Matheson; Archie Ray, Ryan Bulluss, Darcy McDermott; Toby Blissett, James Treweeke, James Rogerson; Jack Neyland, Jordan Crowe, Lachlan Wallace; Mason Ashcroft, Gary Charles, Kalan Stevenson, Max Vardanega.
Griffith umpire: Paul Rogerson
Other matches - SAT: Collingullie-GP 27.9 (171) def Narrandera 1.1 (7), Ganmain-GGM 24.15 (159) def Leeton-Whitton 2.1 (13), Wagga Tigers 5.10 (40) draw Turvey Park 5.10 (40), Coolamon Rovers, bye. 

Under 17.5: Mangoplah-CUE 9.11 (65) def Griffith 4.2 (26)
Goals - B Cooper, A Forwood, T Jamieson, B Evans
Best players - W Vaessen, B Cooper, I Conlan, O Young, S Culgan, B Evans
Griffith: Lucas Stevenson, Isaac Conlan, Sean Culgan; Zaviea Connor, Brayden Forrester, Oliver Young; Beau Cooper, Will Vaessen, Brody Summers; Navieen Singh, Alex Minato, Zac Spiers; Archie Forwood, Billy Evans (capt), Mason Salvestro; Blake Aloisi, Brock Parmenter, Tom Jamieson; Alex Stopic, Owen Robinson, Ryan Irvin
Griffith umpire: Ron Irvin
Other matches - SAT: Collingullie-GP 6.7 (43) def by Narrandera 11.8 (74), Ganmain-GGM 6.8 (44) def Leeton-Whitton 4.7 (31), Wagga Tigers 8.3 (51) def Turvey Park 7.7 (49), Coolamon Rovers, bye.

NETBALL vs Mangoplah-CUE: A Grade: lost 51-47, A Reserve: lost 59-42, B Grade: lost 38-26, C Grade: won 18-51, U17: won 36-10.

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