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 2002 SEASON 
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Round 16 - Sunday August 11, 2002
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Andrew Crook and Craig Hooper (RUA)
Griffith ................ 3.4 .. 6.11 .. 8.14 .. 13.17 (95)
Turvey Park ...... 0.2 .. 2.3 .. 4.8 .. 6.13 (49)

GRIFFITH: Shawn Conlan, Brendan Giason, Matt Bunn; Damien Scott, Jonathan O'Dwyer, Jason Malone; Michael Duncan, Phillip Rowston, Kaine Malone; Craig Conlan, David Curran, Jeff Mickan; Andrew Hill, Danny Beriman, Trevor Clarke; Matthew Olney, Rodney Duncan, Cian Ebert (c-c); Chris Conlan, Luke Condon, Chris Blanchard
TURVEY PARK: Simon Nimmo, Cameron Barker, Cameron Grentell; Michael Wheatley, Jeremy Masterson (c-c), Chris Cerato; Josh Kennedy, Dane Campbell, Blair Campbell; Warren Sykes, Adrian Dowdle, Stuart Anderson; Julian Nimmo, Andrew Loughman, Dale Isaac; Leith Mills, Nigel Clarke, Matthew Carroll; Dale Cameron, Brett Daniher
Griffith: D Curran 3, M Duncan 3, A Hill 2, M Olney, C Ebert, Craig Conlan, D Beriman, K Malone
Turvey Park: S Anderson, A Dowdle, C Masterson, L Mills, C Cerato
Griffith: M Duncan, J O'Dwyer, P Rowston, C Ebert, J Mickan
Turvey Park: M Wheatley, C Cerato, L Mills, W Sykes, D Cameron
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith gained more than the glory of winning when it defeated Turvey Park by 46 points. Not only did the Swans clinch the four competition points, the Riverina Football League minor premiership and the right to stage the major semi-final on Sunday, September 8, but they gained a morale boosting success, 13.17 (95) to 6.13 (49) on their home ground, the Ex-Servicemen's Oval.

Griffith's convincing win yesterday emphasised how difficult it will be for Turvey Park and the other prospect, Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong, to be successful at the Ex-Servicemen's Oval in September. Not only was Turvey Park outpointed on the field and scoreboard but it lost captain-coach Jeremy Masterson (shoulder), centre Dane Campbell (shoulder) and Josh Kennedy (concussion).

Campbell hurt his shoulder in the first quarter and Kennedy was knocked out in a high tackle late in the second term.

The two players were taken to Griffith Base Hospital, and Kennedy was kept overnight. Masterson did not resume after half-time and along with assistant-coach Troy Maiden (groin) watched as the Bulldogs struggled against superior odds.

 Griffith took a grip of the game in the first quarter when it outscored the Bulldogs, who kicked with the strong wind.

Griffith backline gained a tactical advantage when it contained Turvey Park to two behinds for the term while ruckman Matt Olney, forward Andrew Hill and rover Mick Duncan kicked goals to open up a gap of 20 points. Turvey Park's backs defended just as grimly in the second quarter, but Griffith grafted out to a 32 points advantage, which always looked to be a good platform for success in the last two quarters.

The Bulldogs chances of making progress were revived by a goal from centre half-forward Stuart Anderson early but Duncan, full-forward Danny Beriman and captain-coach Cian Ebert added three majors among seven behinds to put the game out of the visitors reach.

 Griffith experienced footballers in Ebert, centre half-back Jon O'Dwyer, centre Phil Rowston and centre half-forward Jeff Mickan took command of the first quarter and held it to the end. The Duncan brothers, Mick and Rodney, and Olney also shone at various times.

Turvey Park defenders- Michael Wheatley, Chris Cerato and Cameron Grentell - did well considering the amount of ball which came their way. As usual Leigh Mills toiled in the ruck and around the ground while Warren Sykes, Matt Carroll, Dale Cameron and Blair Campbell showed plenty of desperation against the odds. (By Peter Baker - The Daily Advertiser, Monday August 12, 2002).

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Coolamon 77 def by Mangopah-CUE 78, East Wagga-Kooringal 76 def by Ganmain-GGM 117, Narrandera 97 def Leeton-Whitton 72.

Reserves: Griffith 16.21 (117) def Turvey Park 2.7 (19)

Goals: S Ruyg 8, J Way 5, D Kidman, R Simpkin
Best players: S Ruyg, D Best, J Way, S Spiers, Myles Bunn
Under 18: Turvey Park 8.16 (64) def Griffith 3.13 (31)
Goals: T Condon, A Gardner, B Hicken
Best players: N Malone, B Owen, J Hampel, B Wade, E Gilbert 

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