2006 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 12 - Sunday July 9, 2006
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Sam Graham, Peter Ross and Rob Wilson (RUA)
Griffith .............. 1.3 .. 11.15 .. 15.22 .. 29.26 (200)
Turvey Park .... 6.3 .. 7.3 .. 9.5 .. 10.10 (70)
GRIFFITH: Myles Bunn, Joel Brown, Tim Wilson; David Pasin, Josh Ward, James Toscan; Craig Conlan, Luke McLean, Ben Ford; Daniel Meade, Jeff Mickan, Graham Foley; Sam Hickleton, Rodney Duncan, Dean Crack; Ryan Hill, Matthew McDonald, Michael Duncan; Jeff Harris*, Ashley Gardner, Daniel McGreal*
TURVEY PARK: Paul Donaldson, Doug McLean, Nathan Byrne; John Hoey, Cameron Barker, Ben Reagan; Andrew Reagan, Dane Campbell, Matt Williams; Matt Beckmans, Jeff Fletcher, Luke Toose; Dusty Brown, Luke Webb, Nathan Flanagan; Chris Reeckman, Blair Campbell, Matt Paul; Brad Cooper, Doug Feary
Griffith: C Conlan 6, G Gardner 5, M McDonald 3, L McLean 3, S Hickleton 3, M Duncan 2, D Meade 2, G Mickan 2,
D Crack 2, J Harris
Turvey Park: D Brown 4, M Beckmans 2, L Webb, J Hoey, B Campbell, M Paul
Griffith: L McLean, M Duncan, M McDonald, C Conlan, Myles Bunn, J Mickan
Turvey Park: N Byrne, J Hoey, M Paul, J Fletcher, A Reagan, C Reechman
SENIOR DEBUT: Ashley Gardner, Jeff Harris, Daniel McGreal
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans put in two scintillating quarters of football to humiliate Turvey Park by 130 points at Exies Oval yesterday. The Swans were at their destructive best, scoring 10 unanswered goals in the second period and 14 majors in the last term as the hapless Bulldogs had no answers. The Swans, notorious for their slow starts, were again struggling early as Turvey Park streaked to a 30-point lead at quarter-time. But the Swans seemed rejuvenated after the first break and were equally dynamic in attack and defence and full of running in the second quarter to blitz the travelling Bulldogs.
"We are starting slowly but we just stuck to what we wanted to do," Swans captain-coach Luke McLean said. "We did come out a bit slow, but we knew the wind would do its work and we came out and played our game and had lots of numbers at the ball. In the second quarter, the Swans suddenly started converting the chances that they had squandered in the first period.
Three goals to the home side within three minutes was the catalyst for the drubbing, with McLean landing the final goal of the blitzkrieg with a booming 40-metre effort. The Swans had more sting in their defence and more flair in attack as Turvey Park was left to contemplate their sudden disintegration. Ashley Gardner was ever-present in the forward line for the Swans and could lay claim to one of the day's best marks - a spectacular hanging effort right in his own goalmouth which he instantly thumped between the posts for one of his five goals.
The game developed into a red and white procession in the final quarter as the Griffith side piled on a phenomenal 88 points.
The win still leaves the Swans in fourth place on the RFL ladder, but they were able to create some breathing space with Turvey Park remaining in fifth place. (By Will Gilroy - The Area News, Monday July 10, 2006).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 15.16 (106) def Mangoplah-CUE 7.13 (55), Narrandera 19.15 (129) def Coolamon 17.7 (109); SUN: Leeton-Whitton 8.5 (53) def by Ganmain-GGM 28.15 (183)
Reserves: Griffith 24.19 (163) def Turvey Park 5.4 (34)
Goals: L Condon 6, G Argus 5, L Cavallo 4, M Harris 3, K Duncan 2, R Newman, R Agresta
Best players: G Dreyer, D Best, R Newman, L Catanzariti, G Vaccari, L Cavallo
Under 18: Turvey Park 12.9 (81) def Griffith 9.14 (68)
Goals: K Hicken 3, M Condon 2, J Iemma, J Geddes, M Vardanega, J Fallon
Best players: N McGrath, C Harrison, G Snaidero, A Baker, J Iemma, R Best