2014 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 16 - Sunday August 10, 2014
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Tim Beard and Andrew Touvi (RUA)
Griffith .............. 4.2 .. 12.6 .. 12.6 .. 17.11 (113)
Narrandera ..... 0.5 .. 1.7 .. 2.10 .. 4.11 (35)
GRIFFITH: Dean Villata, James Taylor, Ben McRae; Jonathon Gastin, Tom Webb, Tom West; Kieran Hume, James Toscan, Daniel Peruzzi; Tom Shannon, Ryan Bulluss, James Fallon; Trevor Richards, Michael Duncan, Dean Crack; Michael Griffiths, Guy Orton, Tim Matheson; Fletcher Josling, Brandon Mathews, Joshua Foley, Mathew Peruzzi
NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Daniel Smith, Ryan Burden, Scott Robertson; Jordan Morris, Jakob Vearing, Logan Smith; Tyler Webster, Shaun Quilter, Lachlan Hutchins; Shaun Light, Nic Hetherington; Dylan Choy, Matthew Flynn, Stephen Irons, Jamie Grintell; Phil Aumann, Tim Sullivan, Mark Flack; Alex Lee, Drew Hardy, Reece Borg, Sam Argus
Griffith: M Duncan 7, M Griffiths 2, T Richards, J Fallon, J Toscan, G Orton, B Mathews, R Bullus,
T Matheson, J Gastin
Narrandera: M Flynn 2, T Sullivan, D Choy
Griffith: M Duncan, T Matheson, J Toscan, G Orton, J Fallon, T West
Narrandera: T Webster, P Aumann, M Flack, N Hetherington, T Sullivan, J Morris
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans snapped a four-game losing streak in the Riverina Football League in fine style yesterday, thrashing Narrandera by 78 points at Exies Oval. Playing their last home game of the season, the Swans booted their largest score of the year to prevail 17.11 (113) to 4.11 (35). Disappointed with his team’s effort the past fortnight, Swans player-coach Brandon Mathews found little to fault in Sunday’s dominant performance. “It just shows what can happen when you have 22 blokes pulling in the same direction,” Mathews said.
“Narrandera were a bit undermanned, but we’ll take the win. “It was a good performance from the boys considering how disappointing we’d been the past few weeks.”
The Swans set up their victory in the first quarter. Running into the breeze, the home team booted 4.2, while the visitors only managed five behinds. When play restarted, the Swans made full use of the wind to keep the scoreboard attendant busy. Swans forward Mick Duncan, who finished the match with seven majors, proved unstoppable in the goal square, as Narrandera’s defence struggled to clear the Sherrin with any authority. Up 78-13 at the main break, the Swans went off the boil in the final two quarters, but the damage was done.
Mathews said the victory was just the boost the Swans needed after a tough month. “Everyone made a contribution and that was probably the most pleasing thing,” he said. “It was our last home game of the season. We had a bit of a sponsors’ day, so we wanted to put in a big performance, “It got a little bit scrappy in the last two quarters after we went away from what was working for us, but I can’t really fault the boys’ effort.” The Swans have the bye this week before closing their season with an away match against ladder leaders Collingullie-AK.
(By Andrew Piva – The Area News, Monday August 11, 2014).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Mangoplah-CUE 16.11 (107) def Ganmain-GGM 6.11 (47), Turvey Park 4.10 (34) def by Collingullie-AK 24.14 (158), Wagga 19.15 (129) def Leeton-Whitton 5.8 (38); Coolamon, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 14.17 (101) def Narrandera 1.5 (11)
Goals: G Argus 4, J Keenan, J Hourigan, R Johns, P Whittard, S McCanna, B Tarr, J Ryan, T Howard
Best Players: A Cappello, J Ryan, L Peruzzi, J Hourigan, S Simpson, D Spratt
Under 17: Griffith def Narrandera on forfeit