Round 12 - Saturday July 11, 2015
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Tim Beard, Craig Delany and Shana Doughney (RUA)
Griffith ................ 4.0 .. 9.2 .. 18.2 .. 22.2 (134)
Turvey Park ...... 1.1 .. 1.2 .. 3.2 .. 7.6 (48)
GRIFFITH: James Keenan, Ben McRae, Jacob Conlan*; James Fallon, James Taylor, Sam Daniel; Daniel Peruzzi, Chris Cerato, Kieran Ruyg; Tyler Bruns, James Toscan, Jonathon Gastin; Dean Crack, Henry Delves, Michael Duncan; Josh Hamilton, Ben King, Will Griggs; Kieran Hume, Steven McCanna, Dean Catanzariti
TURVEY PARK: James Colaiacovo, Jeff Fletcher, Kingsley Graf; Jack Brooks, Josh Donaldson, Mitchell Francis; Jack Hagger, Dane Campbell, Nathan Flanigan; Fletcher Doherty, Matthew Hort, Jayden Carroll; John Ingram, Chase Grintell, Dustin Brown; Tyler Maher, Tim Doyle, Allan Ryan; Brodie Elworthy, Josh Hill
Griffith: M Duncan 6, J Gastin 5, C Cerato 2, H Delves 2, W Griggs 2, D Crack 2, J Toscan, D Catanzariti, S. Daniel
Turvey Park: C Grintell 2, D Brown, B Elworthy, M Hort, T Maher, A Ryan
Griffith: M. Duncan, J Gastin, J Taylor, S McCanna, D Peruzzi, B King
Turvey Park: F Doherty, T Maher, D Campbell, J Brooks, M Francis, A Ryan
SENIOR DEBUT: Jacob Conlan
A summary of match report, with thanks
It was mission accomplished for the Griffith Swans on Saturday, the home team earning a win and giving their percentage a healthy boost against Turvey Park. The Swans ere heavy favourites to beat the winless Bulldogs and didn't slip up against the Riverina Football League's bottom-placed team, triumphing 22.2 (134) to 7.6 (48), after a remarkably display of kicking accuracy.
As he was the previous week against Narrandera, Michael Duncan was a dangerous presence in the Swans' forward 50 and finished with six goals, while teammate Jonathon Gastin booted five. Griffith were up by 17 points at quarter time and 48 at the main break, the winning margin the only thing to be decided when play resumed.
Swans assistant coach Tom Groves, who missed the match with a hamstring injury, said his players couldn't have done much better. "It was a very good win, and we needed that big win," he said. "I still think we didn't play our best football today, but we got the four points.
It's a massive accomplishment. The boys are pretty happy." The Swans are in a scrap for the top five and take on fellow finals aspirant Coolamon away from home this Saturday. Last time the sides met in round four, the Hoppers broke Griffith's heart with a one-point victory at Exies Oval. Groves said the Swans' top-five hopes would take a major hit if his side lost the return match. "We really need to win this one," he said. In a boost for the Swans, Groves hopes a to be passed fit for the showdown with Coolamon.
"I'll train on Tuesday and see how I pull up," Groves said. (By Andrew Piva – The Area News, Monday July 13, 2015).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 13.8 (86) def Ganmain-GGM 9.9 (63), Mangoplah-CUE 6.5 (41) def by Wagga 10.7 (67); SUN: Coolamon 9.12 (66) def Narrandera 4.7 (31); Collingullie-GP, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 14.13 (97) def Turvey Park 4.5 (29)
Goals: T Howard 4, C Harrison 2, K Duncan 2, J Schirripa 2, C. Moore, B Tarr, Tom Valeri, R Holland
Best Players: C Harrison, J Schirripa, J Crowe, T Howard, J Tyrell, Tom Valeri
Under 17: Griffith, bye
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