Round 12 - Sunday July 10, 2011
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Ganmain Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Ryan Dedini, Scott Crowley and Paul McCormack (RUA)
Ganmain-GGM .... 3.1 .. 11.5 .. 15.12 .. 20.20 (140)
Griffith .................. 0.1 .. 2.2 .. 2.3 ..4.8 (32)
GRIFFITH: Dean Catanzariti, Glen Snaidero, James Smith; Che Jenkins, Matthew Noonan, Jonathon Gastin; Luke Piccolo, Michael Johns, John Evans: Tom Webb, Tom Buckley, Mathew Crack; James Fallon, James Toscan, Beau Runnalls; Jeff Mickan, Guy Orton, Michael Duncan; Kris Duncan, Brendan Giason, Jesse Ryan
Ganmain-GGM: M Steele 5, J Conway 3, D Rankin 3, D Hitchens 2, C Steele 2, M Rava 2, J Olsson, S Crozier, D Walsh
Griffith: T Buckley 2, J Toscan, B Runnalls
Ganmain-GGM: C Steele, M Steele, D Rankin, M Carroll, C McPherson, C Taylor
Griffith: J Evans, T Buckley, M Crack, J Toscan, C Jenkins, M Noonan, M Duncan
A summary of match report, with thanks
Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong produced its best performance of the year to blow away Griffith by a whopping 108 points at Ganmain Sportsground. With the Lions’ 1991 and 1992 premiership squads looking on, GGGM produced a performance fitting a great team as it annihilated another potential contender, 20.20 (140) to 4.8 (32). GGGM youngster Curtis Steele continued his breakout season with another best-on-ground display, while evergreen defender Christen McPherson was outstanding at centre half-back.
Mitch Steele highlighted how handy his inclusion to the team is with a five-goal haul while Jarrod Conway continues to find his feet at centre half-forward. GGGM captain-coach Mitch Carroll rated the win up there with his team’s best performance of the year. “Yeah, I suppose,” Carroll said. “It’s hard to tell. The tight ones, the bigger games when you win them are a bit better rather than these wins.
“I thought (Griffith) would have had a bit more than that but we seem to play well against them.”
GGGM kept Griffith goalless in the opening term and opened up a handy three-goal lead. The Lions put their foot down in the second term with eight goals to two to open up 57-point break at half-time. GGGM again kept the Swans goalless in the third term as the margin blew out to 87 points and the Lions completed the job in the final term.
For Griffith, the loss is a huge blow to its top-five aspirations as the Swans were simply non-competitive against the ladder-leaders for the second time this year. The Swans lost James Fallon to what appeared to be a serious knee injury in the second term, and he was stretchered from the field. Youngster John Evans showed good signs and Che Jenkins and Matt Noonan were serviceable.
(Matt Malone – Wagga Daily Advertiser, Monday July 11, 2011).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-AK 17.19 (121) def Turvey Park 5.6 (36), Mangoplah-CUE 9.8 (62) def Coolamon 7.10 (52); SUN: Leeton-Whitton 6.6 (42) def by Narrandera 16.7 (103); Wagga, bye.
Reserves: Ganmain-GGM 10.9 (69) def Griffith 5.9 (39)
Goals: D Crack 2, J Tyrell, M Hogan, B McRae
Best players: D Crack, M Harris, C Harrison, C Boye, C Lugton, J Cudmore
Under 17: Ganmain-GGM 9.10 (64) def Griffith 4.11 (35)
Goals: C O'Reilly, J Tyndall, Tom Valeri, J Crowe
Best players: B Tarr, Tom Valeri, N Witherspoon, J Tyndall, J Evans, P Rose