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Second Semi Final - Saturday September 8, 2018
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Narrandera Sportsground 2.15pm
Umpires: Ryan Dedini, Alex Manley and James Forwood (RUA)
Griffith ................... 1.3 .. 4.7 .. 7.10 .. 8.12 (60)
Collingullie-GP .... 1.6 .. 4.6 .. 5.11 .. 10.13 (73)
GRIFFITH: Daniel Peruzzi, James Toscan, Dean Catanzariti; Michael Duncan, Guy Orton, Will Griggs; Isaac Campbell, Jordan Iudica, Toby Blissett; Jacob Conlan, Charlie Cunial, Theo Valeri; Heath Northey, Lucas Conlan, Sam Daniel; Riley Irvin, Sam Foley, Ben King; Jonathon Gastin, Kris Duncan, Thomas Valeri, Reece Matheson
COLLINGULLIE-GLENFIELD PARK: Luke Murray, Dusty Rogers, Sean Keith; Daniel Kennedy, Kallum Sykes, Tom Byrnes; Ed Perryman, Nick Kennedy, Lachlan Moore; Tom Keogh, Marc Geppert, Matt Klemke; Dereck Singe, Blake Harper, Daniel Frawley; Ben Klemke, Nick Perryman, James Kennedy; Ben Keith, Bradley McMillan, Cody Cool, Joshua Gunning
Griffith: J Iudica 2, R Matheson 2, C Cunial, H Northey, Tom Valeri, L Conlan
Collingullie-GP: M Geppert 4, D Singe 3, N Perryman, C Cool, D Frawley
Griiffith: J Toscan, I Campbell, J Iudica, B King, H Northey, G Orton
Collingullie-GP: D Singe, M Klemke, D Rogers, N Perryman, M Geppert, S Keith
A summary of match report, with thanks
COLLINGULLIE-GLENFIELD Park are through to another Riverina League grand final after upstaging Griffith by 13 points on Saturday. The Demons found another level when it mattered, coming from 11 points down at three quarter time to down the Swans, 10.13 (73) to 8.12 (60) at Narrandera Sportsground. Griffith's undefeated start to season came to an end in their first final as the Swans struggled to reproduce their best football when it mattered. They took an 11-point lead into three-quarter-time after kicking three goals in six minutes in a quarter that was otherwise dominated by the Demons, who could not convert. Collingullie-GP started the fourth quarter with two goals inside the opening two minutes and kicked five of their six goals for the term to book their sixth grand final appearance in the past eight years.
Dereck Singe was the unlikely hero for the Demons, kicking three goals, two in the final term, to help the Demons to victory. Marc Geppert also stood tall with two final quarter goals to finish with four in a match-winning display. Collingullie-GP coach Luke Gestier never doubted his team for a minute. "Their effort was fantastic and across the board, I couldn't fault them. It was fantastic," Gestier said. "I kept saying to them, we've just got to stay in the contest. It's not as if I'm not backing them in, but we just had to stay in the contest, as long as we're in the contest, we're in the game. "At three quarter time we were only 11 points down and we kept coming and coming and coming and eventually we got our nose in front. "I know we're a great last quarter side, even last year's grand final we kept coming and coming and coming, we lost it, but it's the fight in us that I know the boys will keep giving. They're fantastic." The was little between the two teams all day.
The Demons led by three points at quarter-time, then worked hard to stick with Griffith in the second quarter, going into half-time two points down. Collingullie-GP had all the play in the first 10 minutes of the third quarter but failed to capitalise before the Swans went up the other end and nailed three goals in six minutes. The Demons' midfield got on top for most of the second half, working hard both ways as Collingullie-GP's defence proved rock solid and rebounded efficiently. With a fortnight off before the grand final, the Demons now face the dilemma as to how many players they bring back for the decider.
GRIFFITH coach Will Griggs is confident the Swans can recover quickly from their first loss of the year in Saturday's semi-final. The Swans were overrun by Collingullie-Glenfield Park and get a second chance to qualify for the decider in next Sunday's preliminary final. "It's never ideal to have a loss towards the end of the season." Griggs said. "It was far from our best performance today but credit to Gullie, they're a great team and it takes four quarters to beat them and once you switch off towards the end of the last, they ran over the top of us.
"We talked at the end of the game and I'm pretty confident we'll respond." To make matters work worse for Griffith, they lost on-baller Sam Foley to what appears to be a season-ending hamstring injury. Griggs said the most disappointing aspect of the loss was they got overworked by Collingullie-GP, something the Swans have prided themselves on throughout the year.
(By Matt Malone) - The Area News, September 10, 2018).
Collingullie-GP ...... 3.2 .. 3.2 .. 5.4 .. 8.7 (55)
Griffith ..................... 0.2 .. 1.8 .. 2.12 .. 2.17 (29)
Goals - CGP: Z Billingham 2, D Koop 2, B Bettess, M Geppert, B Neville, M Cooke
Griffith: R Perre, B Chambers
Best players - CGP: B Ryan, M Cooke, D Matthews, L Powell, M Mullins, G Pritchard
Griffith: B Rees, D Andreazza, L Peruzzi, C Harrison, R Perre, N Witherspoon
Griffith: Blake Testoni, Beau Rees, Michael Johns; Jordan Crowe, Jordan Burley, Cameron Harrison; Michael Agnew, Royce Johns, Luke Peruzzi; Jesse Ryan, Brady Chambers, Daniel Andreazza; John Evans, Todd Argus, Todd Howard; Rowan Patey, Rocco Perre, Nick Witherspoon; Andrew Cappello, Jake Villata, James Keenan, Ben McRae
Umpires: Richard Kreuz, Mark Rowe and Tony O'Halloran (RUA)
Turvey Park ............. 1.4 .. 3.4 .. 5.8 .. 8.12 (60)
Collingullie-GP ....... 3.0 .. 7.1 .. 8.1 .. 9.1 (55)
Goals - Turvey Park: R Browning 3, N Simons 2, C Bramich, D Irvine, B Lewington
Collingullie-GP: H Lane 2, S Mamo, C Krebser, J Conlan, J Perryman, W Hughes, B Sainsbury, H Hugler
Best players - Turvey Park: R Shaw, A Carroll, A Grigg, N Simons, M Howe, C Bramich
Collingullie-GP: J Pope, C Fuller, J Conlan, M Bryon, H Luff, X Mamo
Umpires: Brayden McClintock, Craig Fletcher and Lee Barclay (RUA)
Netball - A grade: Wagga Tigers 50 d Collingullie-GP 46; A Reserve: Collingullie-GP 60 d Turvey Park 31; B grade: Turvey Park 40 d Leeton-Whitton 35; C grade: Turvey Park 41 d Collingullie-GP 32; Under 17's: Mangoplah-CUE 44 d Turvey Park 34