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Round 17 - Saturday 12 August 2023 @ 2.10pm
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Crossroads Oval
Umpires: Craig Fletcher, Tim Beard and Rob Johnston (RUA)
Collingullie-GP .... 5.0 .. 7.4 .. 10.6 .. 16.8 (104)
Griffith ................... 2.3 .. 4.5 .. 8.7 .. 11.8 (74)
COLLINGULLIE-GLENFIELD PARK: Chad Fuller, James Pope, Josh Gunning; Tom Crakanthorp, Harry Radley, Dan Kennedy; Joshua Conlan, Ed Perryman (capt), Joe Perryman; Harry Wichman, Riley Martyn, Bodi Williams; Tom Howard, Sam Stening, Jayden Klemke; Monty Inglis, Kane Flack, Matt Klemke; Oscar Wichman, Zac Burkinshaw, Fergus Inglis.
GRIFFITH: Sam Foley, Nicholas Conlan, Daniel Peruzzi; Broden Spencer, Charlie Cunial, Dean Simpson; Jay Summers, Oliver Bartter, Mason Rosengreen; James Girdler, Henry Delves, Kahlan Spencer; Patrick Payne, James Toscan, Alex Page; Nathan Richards, Rhys Pollock, Jack Rowston (capt); Bailey Morrissey, Jordan Whitworth, Michael Cudmore.
Collingullie-GP - S Stening 6, J Klemke 4, E Perryman 2, B Williams 2, M Klemke, H Wichman
Griffith - P Payne 3, H Delves 2, J Rowston, B Morrissey, R Pollock, J Toscan, J Summers, A Page
Collingullie-GP - J Klemke, J Pope, E Perryman, H Wichman, R Martyn, S Stening
Griffith - J Rowston, D Peruzzi, R Pollock, M Cudmore, H Delves, P Payne
A summary of match report, with thanks
THE WINNERS - Collingullie-Glenfield Park remains in the hunt to play finals this season after a final quarter surge led the Demons to an impressive 30-point win over Griffith. The Demons kicked six of the last seven goals of the contest to run out victors 16.8 (104) to 11.8 (74) at Crossroads Oval. The two sides traded goals in the first term before the Demons managed to get on top and they carried a 15-point lead into the first break. They then held that lead until early in the last quarter when back-to-back goals to Jay Summers and Patrick Payne saw the Swans hit the front. With their season on the line, the Demons then rose to the challenge with Sam Stening and Ed Perryman both playing a crucial role in Collingullie's final quarter dominance as they kicked clear to run out comfortable winners at home.
Collingullie coach Nick Perryman was pleased with the performance of his side who entered the contest knowing they had to win to keep their season alive. "Griffith are obviously a good side and we knew what was at stake," Perryman said. "That last quarter I was really pleased with the boys' efforts and to have a win like that against a good side is always a positive."
Despite trailing for the majority of the contest, the Swans continued to fight and were at times only a goal behind during the third term.
Although Griffith hit the lead in the last quarter, Perryman admitted that he wasn't too nervous and believed that his side would be able to overcome the challenge put to them. "It looked like throughout the day that we could score pretty quickly if we got a bit of a roll on," he said.
"I put it on the midfielders in that last quarter to sort of get going a little bit and to their credit they did after the first goal or so that Griffith kicked. "We won a bit of territory and finished off the work, so it was really pleasing." Stening kicked two final quarter goals and finished with six for the afternoon in what was another impressive performance from the key forward. Perryman was proud of the efforts of Stening who extended his season tally to 55 goals. "Yeah, he played really well," he said. "He kicked very straight which was very helpful for us and he kicked some big goals. He's a great player for us and I'm really happy with his game today."
Matt Klemke also made a timely return and battled on superbly all afternoon through the midfield and up forward for the Demons.
Perryman said it was great to have Matt back in the side for such an important game and also noted the performance of Jayden Klemke who finished with four goals. "He's a quality player and we always love him in the side," he said. "He makes everyone better and it's a real positive to have him in and I thought Jayden played really well today as well. He had a crook toe and he just powered through, and he was one of the best I thought.
THE LOSERS - Griffith coach Greg Dreyer has conceded that his side has simply been not good enough as they fell to their third loss in four games. Although guaranteed to play in finals this season, there is still plenty up for grabs for the Swans who are in the hunt for a top three finish. While eventually being overrun in the final quarter by Collingullie-Glenfield Park, Dreyer believed the key factor in the loss was a poor start which had the Swans heading into the quarter time down by 15 points. "It's a bad habit we've got at the moment," Dreyer said.
"We are letting sides get ahead of us and then we work back, and we can't maintain it. It's just the game management is not good enough at the moment." Griffith captain Jack Rowston was exceptional for the Swans while Patrick Payne finished the afternoon with three goals.
Dreyer believes the pair were among Griffith's best and said that everyone had played well in patches but there wasn't enough consistency across the board. "Jack was good." he said. "Rhys Pollock was good and I thought also Dan Peruzzi, Henry (Delves), Patty and Tosco (James Toscan). "A few plays well week in and week out but there is not the consistency from the bulk of the group."
Taine Moraschi was again a late omission after earning selection for GWS Giants in VFL. Key defender Alec McCormick was also a late out however Dreyer was confident that he should be right to face Wagga Tigers next weekend.
(By Jimmy Meiklejohn - The Daily Advertiser - Monday August 14, 2023).
Other matches - SAT: Mangoplah-CUE 17.13 (115) def Leeton-Whitton 5.3 (33), Wagga Tigers 14.21 (105) def Narrandera 5.7 (37); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 13.14 (92) def Coolamon Rovers 8.6 (54), Turvey Park, bye.
Reserves: Collingullie-GP 12.7 (79) def Griffith 5.8 (38)
Goals - B Evans 2, R Matheson 2, C Bock
Best players - R Matheson, J Crowe, W Vaessen, B Aloisi, A Verhagen, L Wallace
Griffith: Michael Agnew, Ash Verhagen (capt), Sam Irvin; Cameron Harrison, Luke DeMamiel, Ben Signor; Kieran Ruyg, Reece Matheson, Max Vardanega; Mason Ashcroft, Lou Irvine, Archie Ray; Billy Evans, Connor Bock, Gary Charles; Jack Neyland (white/red card - umpire abuse: two game club suspension), Jordan Crowe, Lachlan Wallace; Rowan Patey, Willem Vaessen, Blake Aloisi, Sean Culgan
Griffith umpire: Steve Cunial
Other matches - SAT: Mangoplah-CUE 22.17 (149) def Leeton-Whitton 1.0 (6), Wagga Tigers 21.16 (142) def Narrandera 2.1 (13); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 1.3 (9) def by Coolamon Rovers 16.16 (112), Turvey Park, bye.
Under 17.5: Collingullie-GP 5.3 (33) def by Griffith15.13 (103)
Goals - A Minato 4, A Forwood 2, B Kenny 2, M Salvestro, B Aloisi, R Andreazza, J Menagazzo, O Young, I Conlan, B Cooper
Best players - W Vaessen, I Conlan, B Aloisi, A Minato, A Forwood, B Kenny
Griffith: Lucas Stevenson, Bede Kenny, Riley Andreazza; Xavier Connor, Willem Vaessen, Sean Culgan; Oliver Young; Blake Aloisi, Isaac Conlan, Alex Minato; Billy Evans (capt), Archie Forwood, Tom Jamieson; Brody Summers, Mason Salvestro, Beau Cooper; Zac Spiers, Jai Meegazzo, Digby Paterson, Xavier Quarisa, Lau Tietie
Griffith umpire: Ron Irvin
Other matches - SAT: Mangoplah-CUE 17.15 (117) def Leeton-Whitton 3.7 (25), Wagga Tigers 28.14 (182) def Narrandera 0.1 (1); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 4.1 (25) def by Coolamon Rovers 5.7 (37), Turvey Park, bye.
NETBALL vs Collingullie-GP: A Grade: won 32-53, A Reserve: won 36-46, B Grade: won 24-50, C Grade: won 21-45, U17: won 24-67.