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Round 16 - Saturday August 8, 2015
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Crossroads Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Tim Beard, Wayne Sanbrook and Jake O'Halloran (RUA)
Collingullie-GP ...... 9.4 .. 14.6 .. 14.12 .. 21.15 (141)
Griffith ..................... 2.0 .. 6.3 .. 7.3 .. 9.6 (60) 

COLLINGULLIE-GLENFIELD PARK: Joe Banks, Geoff Spriggs, Tim Haines; Ben Mackenzie, Kallum Sykes, James Kennedy; Jack Turnbull, Jayden Klemke, Lachlan Moore; Brayden Ambler, Will Haines, Matt Beckmans; Nick Kennedy, James Morris, Harry Perryman; Chris Jackson, Chris Gordon, Nick Perryman; Brad Haines, Tim Banks, Tim Hines 
GRIFFITH: James Fallon, Chris Niven, Kieran Hume; Jacob Conlan, Tom Groves, Sam Daniel; Kieran Ruyg, Brandon Mathews, Daniel Peruzzi; Dean Crack, James Toscan, Jonathon Gastin; Nathan Richards, Michael Duncan, Will Griggs; Steven McCanna, Chris Cerato, Ben King; Kris Duncan, James Keenan, Andrew Cappello
Collingullie-GP: C Gordon 7, J Morris 4, J Klemke 3, J Kennedy 3, M Beckmans 2, K Sykes, N Perryman 
Griffith: K Duncan 3, K Ruyg 2, J Toscan, N Richards, M Duncan, W Griggs
Collingullie-GP: C Jackson, H Perryman, J Klemke, C Gordon, J Turnbull, G Spriggs
Griffith: B King, K Ruyg, J Conlan, S McCanna, J Fallon, W Griggs
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans’ slim finals hopes are officially over following an 81-point loss to reigning Riverina Football League premiers Collingullie-Glenfield Park on Saturday. The Swans were off the pace from the opening siren in the away clash, the classy Demons showing no mercy as they romped to a 21.15 (141) to 9.6 (6) victory. The home side set up the result with a brutal 9.4 first quarter, its defence just as impressive in limiting Griffith to two goals. The Swans received a blow on the eve of the match when scans confirmed Josh Hamilton suffered a broken elbow in the previous week’s draw with Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong. 
Already without ruckman Michael Griffiths (broken arm), the Swans lack of height was exposed by the Demons during transition and at the contest.

Griffith also took a heavy injury toll from the match, with Mick Duncan (hamstring), Kris Duncan (back) and Chris Niven (shoulder) unable to finish the game. Swans coach Brandon Mathews said his side never recovered from its terrible start. “At the end of the day, they (Collingullie-GP) just got off to a flyer and we couldn’t do much about it,” he said. “It’s not that we didn’t try, but they’ve got a few bigger guys and they just exposed our lack of height. “After the first quarter we started winning bit of the footy, but we didn’t make the most of our opportunities. We’d work so hard to get to the half-forward line and then they’d go to the other end with ease and kick a goal.” 
The loss makes it mathematically impossible for the seventh-placed Swans to crack the top five with two rounds remaining. Mathews, however, insists Griffith won’t wave the white flag with matches against competition heavyweights Mangoplah-CUE and the Wagga Tigers ahead of them. “While we’ve not going to play finals, considering what’s been chucked up this year with injuries – and I don’t want to use that as an excuse – but I think we’ve still been pretty successful,” he said. “There’s a lot of kids that have had a taste of senior football and are going well. “You want to finish off strongly because you don’t want to get a flogging going into next year.”

(By Andrew Piva – The Area News, Monday August 10, 2015).  

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-GP 18.13 (121) def Turvey Park 4.4 (28), Narrandera 4.5 (29) def by Mangoplah-CUE 24.13 (157); SUN: Coolamon 15.5 (95) def Leeton-Whitton 2.9 (21); Wagga, bye.

Reserves: Collingullie-GP 9.12 (66) def Griffith 5.9 (39)
Goals: C Harrison 3, Tom Valeri 2
Best Players: T Matheson, T Richards, C Harrison, L Vogan, R Holland, J Tyrell
Under 17: Collingullie-GP 13.4 (82) def Griffith 4.6 (30) 
Goals: R Cassidy, L O'Dwyer, W Kennedy, J Favell
Best Players: S Foley, R Moore, L O'Dwyer, J Spencer, W Dalton, M Forbes

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