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Round 16 - Sunday August 11, 2013
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Kindra Park 2.10pm
Umpires: Ryan Dedini, Sam Wemyss and Duncan Potts (RUA)
Coolamon ...... 3.1 .. 8.7 .. 12.14 .. 13.17 (95)
Griffith ........... 2.4 .. 4.5 .. 5.10 .. 9.11 (65)

COOLAMON ROVERS: Marshal Macauley, Greg Aki, Alex Rogers; Adam McKenzie, Murray Stephenson, Hayden Leary; Jake Wiggers, Jesse Rapley, Hayden Bradley; Luke Maloney, James McKenzie, Mark Crawford; Lewis Roberts, Ben Cadzow, Sam Robinson; Ben Edyvean, Connor Neyland, Jamie Maddox; Nathan Edyvean, Jeremy Robinson, Mitchell McKelvie, Jason So-Ong
GRIFFITH: Jordan Burley*, Glen Snaidero, James Keenan; Tom West, James Taylor, Jonathon Gastin; Luke Peruzzi*, Michael Duncan, Tom Shannon; James Fallon, Trevor Richards, Daniel Moysey; Dean Crack, Brandon Mathews, Matthew Hogan; James Toscan, Guy Orton (c-c), Tim Matheson; Daniel Peruzzi, Ben Tarr, Royce Johns, Joshua Foley*
Coolamon: L Roberts 4, J So-Ong 2, M Crawford 2, N Edyvean 2, J McKenzie, C Neyland, B Cadzow
Griffith: D Crack 3, G Orton 2, J Toscan, J Burley, B Mathews, G Snaidero
Coolamon: B Edyvean, M Stephenson, M Crawford, J Maddox, C Neyland, H Bradley
Griffith: J Gastin, T Richards, M Duncan, D Crack, G Orton, T Shannon
SENIOR DEBUT: Jordan Burley, Joshua Foley, Luke Peruzzi

A summary of match report, with thanks
Swans captain-coach Guy Orton has praised the “character and grit” of his side despite it slumping to a 30-point loss to RFL high-flyers Coolamon yesterday. After been subjected to 100-plus point floggings the two previous rounds, Orton said the Swans’ effort to stay in touch with Coolamon – and outscore them four goals to one in the final term – was commendable.

“I couldn’t be happier with the boys, they fought all the way and stood up when they needed to,” Orton said. “We can’t make the finals and it can be hard to motivate teams in that situation, but I couldn’t fault their effort. “The last couple of weeks we’ve kind of given up when things have turned bad, we played the full game this week and I’m really proud.” 
Orton’s effort was every bit as remarkable as his side’s. The reigning Jim Quinn medallist was long odds to play again this season after fracturing a vertebra against Collingullie-AK in round 15, but a second medical opinion saw him take the field yesterday and kick two goals. “I’ve pulled up pretty sore but I’m all good,” he said. 
Trailing by three points at quarter time, the Swans were blown off the park in the middle two quarters, with the undefeated Coolamon kicking 9.13 to the Swans’ 3.6. But a plucky last quarter from the visitors returned some respectability to the scoreboard and rekindled hopes Griffith could finish the season strongly. Dean Crack kicked three goals for the Swans while Glen Snaidero, James Toscan, Jordan Burley and Brandon Mattthews all chipped in with singles. 
In an all-times niggling contest, the Swans fought hard around the stoppages, but Coolamon showed their class when allowed space.

Best for Griffith were half-back flanker Jono Gastin and rugby league covert Trevor Richards.  Young debutantes Jordan Burley, Luke Peruzzi and Josh Foley also had strong games.  (By Vince Rugari – The Area News, August 12, 2013).

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 24.18 (162) def Narrandera 3.8 (26), Mangoplah-CUE 11.13 (79) def Wagga 9.10 (64), Turvey Park 5.10 (40) def by Leeton-Whitton 24.18 (162); Collingullie-AK, bye.

Reserves: Griffith 8.6 (54) def Coolamon 7.10 (52)
Goals: D Dunbar 5, J Evans 3
Best players: J Ryan, D Catanzariti, T Webb, A Cappello, D Dunbar, K Farrell
Under 17: Griffith 14.9 (93) def Coolamon 10.9 (69)
Goals: D Richens 4, J Gordon 3, L Peruzzi 2, B Moore 2, D Peruzzi 2, D Evans
Best players: R Holland, B Moore, J Foley, D Evans, D Peruzzi, L Peruzzi

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