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Round 5 - Sunday May 11, 2008
Riverina Football League
Venue: Mangoplah Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Mark Rowe, Duncan Potts and Luke Olsen (RUA)
Mangoplah-CUE ..... 7.3 .. 8.6 .. 11.10 .. 13.11 (89) 
Griffith ...................... 3.1 .. 6.6 .. 7.14 .. 11.20 (86)

MANGOPLAH-COOKARDINIA UNITED-EASTLAKES: Trent Cohalan, Dylan DeBritt, Jeff Millar; Stace Creasy, Brett Howard, Adam Howard; Graeme Reid, Brad Roberson, Matt Thomas; Geoff Spriggs, Dean Howard, Jai Warden; Grant Bruce, Brad Turner, Matt Molkentin; Sam Balding, Chris Higgins, Jack Killalea; Jarrod Kahlefeldt, Curtis Richens, Adam Stow 
GRIFFITH: Dean Catanzariti, James Smith, Myles Bunn; Jason Bertacco, Shaun Curran, Simon Spiers; Jonathon Gastin, Jeff Mickan, Luke Piccolo; Kris Duncan, Jeremy Way, Ben Ford; Brett Davis, Craig Conlan, Michael Tyndall; Jack Geddes, Michael Duncan, Brett Owen; Matthew Kenny, Andrew Cappello, Michael Johns 
Mangoplah-CUE: G Reid 4, M Molkentin 3, G Spriggs 2, B Turner 2, B Roberson, J Kahlefeldt 
Griffith: K Duncan 3, C Conlan 3, M Duncan 2, S Curran, B Davis, J Way 
Mangoplah-CUE: J Millar, M Molkentin, C Higgins, S Creasy, J Kahlefeldt, J Warden 
Griffith: M Duncan, J Gastin, C Conlan, K Duncan, J Geddes, M Kenny
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans came agonisingly close to their first win of the Riverina Football League season, going down to Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes by only three points. Swans coach Gerard Toscan said his players were gutted by the loss but would try to focus on the highlights that got them to the threshold of their maiden 2008 win. "We could have iced it in the third quarter, but we kicked 1.9," Toscan said.

"When we came off the ground, we said we needed to press and we did - we had 18 inside 50s in the last quarter, compared to seven for them. With 20 behinds, the Swans wasted too many chances, but Toscan had nothing but praise for some of his standout players.

"Mick Duncan was our best best on the day and Jono Gastin was on fire across half-back, and Jack Geddes and Dean Catanzariti and Craig Conlan at full-forward all had solid games. Conlan and Kris Duncan found their way to goal on more than one occasion.

(The Area News - Monday May 12, 2008).

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: North Wagga 10.5 (65) def by Eastern Hawks 13.19 (97), Turvey Park 13.10 (88) def by Leeton-Whitton 14.10 (94); SUN: Coolamon 12.19 (91) def Narrandera 17.19 (121), Wagga 11.10 (76) def Ganmain-GGM 5.6 (36).

Reserves: Mangoplah-CUE 26.13 (169) def Griffith 4.5 (29)
Goals: D Keenan 2, M Butcher, R Johns
Best players: R Bridgen, D Keenan, C Harrison, M Vardanega, R Johns, N Kite 
Under 18: Mangoplah-CUE 16.20 (116) def Griffith 5.2 (32)
Goals: D Keenan 2, M Butcher, R Johns
Best players: R Bridgen, D Keenan, C Harrison, M Vardanega, R Johns, N Kite

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