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Round 13 - Saturday July 11, 2009

Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Leeton Showground 2.10pm
Umpires: ---
Leeton-Whitton .... 1.3 .. 7.5 .. 10.7 .. 13.11 (89) 
Griffith .................... 1.2 .. 2.2 .. 3.4 .. 6.5 (41)

LEETON-WHITTON: Jacob Wessing, Dean Fraser, Matthew Flagg; Jamie Broadbent, Ben Dryburgh, Craig Townsend; Aaron Gordon, Brady Dunn, Giles Lee; David Harrison, Jade Hodge, Brad Boots; Matthew Smith (c-c), Matthew Robertson, Ben Crittendon; Paul Scoullar, Jarrod Gornall, Bruce Gilmour; Nick Doolin, Daniel Sullivan, David Elwin 
GRIFFITH: Myles Bunn, Matthew Kenny, James Smith; Simon Spiers, Matthew Noonan, Jason Bertacco; Ben Ford, Brett Owen (capt), Royce Johns; James Nancarrow, Aaron Cocks, Dean Crack; Michael Harris, Jeff Harris, Kris Duncan; Shaun Curran, Jeff Mickan, James Fallon; Jonathon Gastin, Chris Toohey, Cameron Harrison
Leeton-Whitton: M Smith 3, M Robertson 2, D Elwin 2, A Gordon 2, N Doolin, J Gornall, G Lee, J Hodge 
Griffith: B Owen 2, J Harris, J Nancarrow, A Cocks, J Gastin 
Leeton-Whitton: B Boots, D Fraser, D Sullivan, A Gordon, P Scoullar, J Broadbent 
Griffith: S Curran, J Mickan, J Bertacco, J Smith, B Owen, J Fallon.

A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans season has gone from bad to worse after a dismal performance against the Leeton-Whitton Crows in Leeton on Saturday, when the home team more than doubled Griffith's score. While the tied score at quarter time suggested it would be a competitive game, it didn't take long for Crows too outrun and outscore the Swans in a dominant second quarter, the half-time score 47-14.

The margin only widened further in the third quarter, with Leeton-Whitton scoring three goals to Griffith's one, and while the Swans' performance improved in the final quarter of the game, it proved to be nowhere near enough. Swans coach Matt Noonan said a failure to take opportunities proved costly to his team. "It wasn't the result we wanted, but it panned out that way in the end, but not through lack of trying on our part," he said. Noonan said the side needed to take more advantage of having the wind at their backs in the first quarter.

"We didn't take our opportunities when we had the wind advantage, but Leeton did," he said. Noonan mentioned Shaun Curran, Jeff Mickan, Brett Owen and James Fallon as standout players in the game. (By Nick Pearson - The Area News, Monday July 13, 2009).

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 16.6 (102) def Narrandera 9.8 (62), Wagga 11.16 (82) def Mangoplah-CUE 8.4 (52); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 8.7 (55) def by Coolamon 8.13 (61), Turvey Park 20.16 (136) def North Wagga 6.7 (43).

Reserves: Leeton-Whitton 14.20 (116) def Griffith 3.2 (20)
Goals: P Crawford 2, R Simpkin
Best players: D Best, R Simpkin, B Woolner, J Wade, M Tyndall, C Lugton 
Under 17: Leeton-Whitton 16.12 (108) def Griffith 8.8 (56)
Goals: S Brennan 3, J Parr, A Overs, D Bartter, C Burge, T Blissett
Best players: D Bartter, C Niven, B Prendergast, C Moore, T Blissett, B McRae 

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