2014 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 4 - Sunday May 11, 2014
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Kindra Park 2.10pm
Umpires: Gene Hodgins and Andrew Touvi (RUA)
Coolamon ...... 4.3 .. 6.5 .. 8.8 .. 10.10 (70)
Griffith ............ 4.0 .. 6.6 .. 8.8 .. 9.12 (66)
COOLAMON ROVERS: Adam McKenzie, Marshal Macauley, Luke Maloney; Mitchell Stephenson, Connor Neyland, Greg Aki; Jesse Lawrence, Peter McGrath, Hayden Bradley; Mitchell O'Brien, Lew Roberts, Mark Crawford; Ben Fixter, Joe Redfern, Zachary Masterson; Ben Edyvean, Jamie Maddox, Jesse Rapley; Hayden Leary, Edward Edis, Zachary Robinson, Mitchell Jarrett
GRIFFITH: Joel Hourigan, Richard Malone, Jonathon Gastin; Ben McRae, James Taylor, Tom Webb; Daniel Peruzzi, Michael Handby*, Luke Peruzzi; Glen Snaidero, Josh Hamilton*, Tim Matheson; Tom Shannon, James Toscan, Dominic Giorgi; Michael Griffiths, Brandon Mathews, Guy Orton; Ryan Bulluss, David Dunbar, Trevor Richards, Tom West
Coolamon: J Redfern 5, M Stephenson, M Crawford, M O'Brien, B Fixter, Z Masterson
Griffith: M Handby 3, G Orton 3, D Giorgi, M Griffiths, J Hamilton
Coolamon: M Macauley, P McGrath, C Neyland, J Redfern, B Fixter, A McKenzie
Griffith: M Handby, G Orton, M Griffiths, R Malone, D Peruzzi, J Taylor
SENIOR DEBUT: Josh Hamilton, Michael Handby
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith came agonisingly close to one of its best wins in years as it fell short of an upset over reigning premier Coolamon at Kindra Park yesterday.
The Swans gave it everything they had but were four points short when the final siren sounded as Coolamon gained a vital four points, winning 10.10 (70) to 9.12 (66). Former Greater Western Sydney-listed player Joe Redfern proved the difference in his guest appearance for his junior club as he proved a handful up forward and finished with five goals. Griffith’s gun recruit Michael Handby lived up to expectations with a dominant performance in the midfield as he and good mate, ruckman Michael Griffiths, starred in their first game together in more than a decade.
Fellow Swans recruit Josh Hamilton had a set shot from 50 metres out with two minutes remaining on the clock but pushed it right for a behind. Griffith continued to attack only for the siren to sound and Coolamon to sneak home.
Coolamon coach Lew Roberts knew there was nothing between the two teams and was happy to come away with an important win. “Happy to get the four points,” he said. “It was good to see the effort there again, I guess. “Last week we were disappointed, taking nothing away from Collingullie they were really good, but just our effort and intensity wasn’t there. “So, it was good to see and grind out a tough hard win. “They had a really good side in today so full credit to them, but it was good to see us stick it out.
Griffith kicked the opening two goals of the game through Handby and Guy Orton, before Redfern marked his return to the green and white. He kicked three goals in the opening quarter, finished with five and could have had more if he had taken a shot on goal instead of trying to pass off. Handby, the Yarrawonga recruit, Griffiths and Orton did everything they possibly could to try and lift Griffith over the line.
They were instrumental but not alone, as James Taylor, Glen Snaidero, coach Brandon Mathews and Richard Malone all put in big efforts.
(By Matt Malone - The Daily Advertiser, Monday May 12, 2014).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-AK 19.14 (128) def Narrandera 4.2 (26), Turvey Park 10.3 (63) def Wagga 4.9 (33); SUN: Leeton-Whitton 10.18 (78) def by Ganmain-GGM 14.13 (97); Mangoplah-CUE, bye.
Reserves: Coolamon 11.14 (80) d Griffith 6.7 (43)
Goals: J Tyrell, A Cappello, S Simpson, T Howard, G Male, R Williamson
Best players: F Josling, J Tyrell, J Keenan, P Whittard, A Cappello, D Catanzariti
Under 17: Griffith 13.14 (92) d Coolamon 6.11 (47)
Goals: T Argus 3, D Camm 2, C Cunial 2, C Cosson, R Holland, P Jaffrey, L Quade, A McRae, J Ralph
Best players: M Graham, P Jaffrey, C Cunial, J Foley, K Ruyg, B Testoni