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Round 1 - Sunday April 11, 2010
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Leeton Showground 2.10pm
Umpires: Ryan Dedini, Paul Smith and Rob Johnston (RUA)
Leeton-Whitton ..... 1.1 .. 2.4 .. 3.5 .. 6.8 (44)
Griffith ..................... 2.4 .. 2.5 .. 6.7 .. 6.8 (44)

GRIFFITH: Luke Piccolo, Matthew Noonan, Jack Tyrell; Michael Duncan, Roland Finch*, Tim Matheson; Ben Ford, Brett Owen, Jonathon Gastin; Luke Humphries*, Jeff Mickan, Alex Overs; Dean Crack, Josh Whelan*, Kris Duncan; Shaun Curran, Mathew Crack, James Fallon; Michael Harris, Matthew Kenny, Jarrad Cox* 
Leeton-Whitton: S Iannelli 2, N Doolin, G Lee, B Dryburgh, M Irvin
Grifith: M Duncan 2, J Fallon, J Whelan, L Humphries, T Matheson
Leeton-Whitton: K Stockton, M Irvin, B Boots, N Doolin, T Stiller
Griffith: M Duncan, M Crack, J Fallon, B Owen, J Mickan, M Noonan
SENIOR DEBUT: Jarrod Cox, Roland Finch, Luke Humphries, Josh Whelan
A summary of match report, with thanks
A final quarter capitulation has seen the Griffith Swans squander a 20-point lead to draw with the Leeton-Whitton Crows at Leeton yesterday. In a match where both sides’ fortunes swung on the breeze, Griffith was forced to kick into the howling wind in the fourth quarter as the Crows put up the spinnaker. In the last frenzied seconds of the match, the Swans were charging towards the goal posts for a least a point before the siren cruelly denied them. Swans player Mick Duncan, who scored two goals in the match, was philosophical about the result.

“I suppose two points is better than none,” Duncan said. “We were in front for most of the game, but the breeze was so powerful in the final quarter and in a way we did well to hold on. “We were pretty confident going into the match that if we had played four consistent quarters, we’d be OK, but the wind played a huge part in the game. “There were probably 10 new players in our side, and we’ll be better for the run … there’s certainly a lot of positives for us to take out of the game.”

Griffith was a point up at half time but accelerated to a 20-point lead at the final break before thew weather gods had their say. Duncan and Tim Matheson were among Griffith’s best, Brett Owen was damaging through the middle, while Matt Crack also had a strong game.

Kabe Stockton was the best for the Crows, playing tight in defence and giving the Crows plenty of drive, Brad Boots was prolific across the ground while captain Dave Elwin was strong in the backline. (The Area News – Monday April 11, 2010).

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Mangoplah-CUE 10.10 (70) def Narrandera 10.7 (67), Wagga 9.6 (60) def by Ganmain-GGM 21.10 (136); SUN: Turvey Park 6.6 (42) def by Coolamon 13.7 (85).

Reserves: Leeton-Whitton 6.9 (45) def Griffith 6.8 (44)
Goals: B Pickett 2, R Johns, J Ryan, M Hogan, L Catanzariti
Best players: B Woolner, C Harrison, B Pickett, J Harris, B McRae, R Johns
Under 17: Leeton-Whitton 14.19 (103) def Griffith 6.9 (45
Goals: B Watts 3, P Whittard 2, C Hutchinson
Best players: M Griffin, J Tyndall, T Valeri, B Watts, H Porter, J Soraggi

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