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Round 12 - Saturday July 12, 2014
Riverina Football Netball League 
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: n/a (RUA)
Griffith ................ 4.2 .. 5.4 .. 5.6 .. 6.8 (44) 
Wagga Tigers .... 1.3 .. 5.6 .. 7.9 .. 9.10 (64) 

GRIFFITH: Fletcher Josling, Richard Malone, James Taylor; Ben McRae, Glen Snaidero, Tom Webb; Tom Shannon, Josh Hamilton, Tom West; Jonathon Gastin, James Toscan, Dean Crack; Brandon Mathews, Michael Duncan, Kieran Hume; Michael Griffiths, Guy Orton, Tim Matheson; Trevor Richards, Mathew Peruzzi, James Keenan, Pat Whittard
WAGGA TIGERS: Jack Collins, Pat Gaynor, Charles Bance; Ben Davis, John Anstee, Lahn Shepherd; Jackson Kelly, Matt Rava, Campbell Lovell; Joshua Parmenter, Matthew Noonan, Jake Gunning; Nick Ryan, Mitchell Hawker, Ben Farrell; Brad Graham, Shaun Flanigan, Pat Noonan; Nathan Cooke, Kade Rowbotham, Xavier Brennan, Jacob Osbeiston 
Griffith: M Griffiths 2, M Duncan, J Toscan, B Mathews, D Crack 
Wagga Tigers: J Parmenter 3, J Kelly 2, M Hawker, C Lovell, P Noonan, C Bance
Griffith: M Griffiths, J Hamilton, B Mathews, J Taylor, M Duncan, J Gastin
Wagga Tigers: C Lovell, N Ryan, B Davis, J Parmenter, J Kelly, B Graham

A summary of match report, with thanks
Basic skill errors let down the Griffith Swans when they lost 9.10 (64) to 6.8 (44) to the Wagga Tigers on Saturday at Exies Oval.

The Swans got off to a flying start to lead by 17 at the first break by making the most of a stiff breeze at their backs. Predictably Wagga made equal use of the wind in the second term, to take a two-point lead into the main break. The Swans lost the match in the premiership quarter, scoring just two points in the third term with the wind, while the Tigers kicked two goals. By the fourth term the contest was done and dusted, and the Tigers used the breeze to stroll in comfortable victors, winning by 20 in a low-scoring match.
Griffith coach Brandon Mathews said his side lacked the higher skills of higher fancied clubs but had managed to paper over any deficiencies against weaker opponents with grit and determination. “We were hitting targets, we were dropping simple marks, basic handballs were missing their intended targets and we got shown up by a more skilled side who punished us on the turnover,” Mathews said.

“We had more than enough of the ball to win the game and were good with contested footy and our effort was all there, but basic skill errors let us down. “Skills have been a bit of a problem all year, and you can get away with it to a point, but close games against top sides it comes back to bite you.” 
The coach credited on-baller Tim Matheson, club best and fairest winner Mick Duncan and ruckman Michael Griffiths as playing good football despite the result. The 206cm Griffiths, who was recruited earlier in the season has been making steady improvement since recovering from an ankle injury. (By Jack Morphet – The Area News, Monday July 14, 2014).  

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 6.11 (47) def by Narrandera 15.5 (95); Mangoplah-CUE 15.8 (98) def Leeton-Whitton 3.7 (25); SUN: Coolamon 5.6 (36) def by Collingullie-AK 14.15 (99); Turvey Park, bye.

Reserves: Wagga Tigers 9.20 (74) def Griffith 10.7 (67) 
Goals: R Bulluss 5, A Cappello 2, C Lugton, J Hourigan, M Johns
Best Players: B Tarr, D Catanzariti, J Crowe, R Bulluss, J Hourigan, R Johns
Under 17: Griffith 6.10 (46) def Wagga Tigers 3.7 (25)
Goals: T Argus 2, L Shannon 2, B Testoni, C Cunial
Best Players: L Shannon, K Ruyg, B French, C Cosson, T Condon, D Villata

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