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Round 16 - Sunday August 8, 2004
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Scott Crowley, Paul Smith and Brett Webb (RUA)
Griffith ............... 3.5 .. 10.8 .. 16.16 .. 19.20 (134)
Narrandera ...... 2.2 .. 4.2 .. 4.3 .. 7.5 (47)

GRIFFITH: Trent Bradley, Simon Spiers, Damien Scott; Simon McClure, Ben Wade, Matt Bunn; Ben Ford, Matthew McDonald, Brett Owen; Rodney Duncan, Jeff Mickan, Rodney Simpkin; Adrian Burns (c-c), Ashley Gardner, Jamie Bennett; David Curran, Shane Pound, Michael Duncan; Phillip Rowston, Reece Hill, Jason Hampel
NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Peter Bloomfield, Stuart Hutchins, Liam Richmond; John Vearing, Ashley Thomson, Stephen Irons; Ben Powell, Dean Hopwood, Chris Smith; Jason Coleman, Shaun Brooker, Tim Durnan; Jason McMartin, Pat Robinson, Daniel Purtill; Mark Ivanhoff, Jason Malone, Adam Black
Griffith: A Gardner 6, M Duncan 4, A Burns 2, S Pound 2, M McDonald 2, J Bennett, R Duncan, D Curran
Narrandera: S Hutchins 2, P Robinson 2, L Richmond, D Purtill, J McMartin
Griffith: M McDonald, B Wade, M Bunn, S Spiers, S Pound
Narrandera: S Irons, M Ivanoff, A Thomson, D Hopwood, S Brooker
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans bounced back from last fortnight's loss to Mangoplah-CUE with a massive home victory over Narrandera at Exies Oval yesterday. An elated Swans coach Adrian Burns praised his chargers for going over and above what they had to do to win. "We had to bounce back from last week and we have," Burns said. "We didn't just want to win, we wanted to have a big win.

 Well, it rained almost all day and we won." The scoreboard showed the Swans as easy victors, but Burns said the game was hard-won, and that the scoreboard was nothing to go by. "It's a big win but it was never easy," he said. "We worked really hard for this win, and we deserved it."We won by a lot, but it is not easy as it's always physical and it's always hard."

 The Swans were up by nine points after the first term but kicked away in the second, extending their lead to 34 points.

After the long break the Swans really fired up and stormed out onto the oval dominating play, kicking six goals and not allowing Narrandera to get one between the sticks, 112 to 27. The Swans were sure of a win going into the last term and let their guard down considerably compared with the first three. Narrandera did all they could to claw back some respect, kicking three goals in the last term - their most successful of the game. But it was all too late for Narrandera and they went home losers by a massive 87 points.

Top scorers for the Swans were Ashley Gardner with 6 and Michael Duncan with 4. Others to have strong games for the home side were Matt McDonald, Matt Bunn and Ben Wade. (By Amelia Elliston - The Area News, Monday August 9, 2004).

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 16.6 (102) def by Leeton-Whitton 19.14 (128); SUN: Coolamon 19.13 (127) def Mangoplah-CUE 3.3 (21), Turvey Park 5.2 (32) def by Ganmain-GGM 24.15 (159).

Reserves: Narrandera 13.20 (98) def Griffith 10.4 (64)

Goals: W Armstrong 2, K Duncan 2, N Lanyon 2, D Giorgi, G Dreyer, Ryan Hill, M Crack

Best players: D Giorgi, M Crack, Myles Bunn, W Armstrong, N Campbell

Under 18: Narrandera 17.16 (118) def Griffith 1.7 (13)

Goals: A Potroz, K Duncan

Best players: L Habel, J Gastin, K Duncan, A Baker, D Catanzariti

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