2003 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 2 - Sunday April 13, 2003
Venu: Ganmain Sportsground 2.10pm
Ganmain-GGM .... 8.3 .. 9.5 .. 13.8 .. 15.9 (99)
Griffith .................. 3.4 .. 7.10 .. 14.14 .. 21.24 (150)
GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: David Cox, Adam Symons, Warwick Smith; Scott Hamblin, John Lawton, Troy Lenon; Paul Hamblin, Shane Lenon (c-c), Drew Symons; Joel Noble, Michael Mazzocchi, Chris Pedler; Joe Longford, Clinton Renner, John Anderson; David Logan, Nathan Irvine, Craig Lenon; Chad Hamblin, Hayden Milne, Drew Wood
GRIFFITH: Matt Bunn, Ben Wade, Damien Scott; Jeff Mckan, Jason Vant, Jason Malone; Jason Hampel, Matthew McDonald, Ben Ford; Craig Conlan, Phillip Rowston, Jonathon O'Dwyer; Ryan Hill; Andrew Hill, Michael Duncan; Matthew Olney, Rodney Duncan (capt), Jamie Bennett; Myles Bunn, Simon Spiers, Dominic Giorgi
Ganmain-GGM: C Renner 5, J Anderson 2, H Milne 2, N Irvine 2, S Lenon 2, M Mazzochi 2
Griffith: M Duncan 5, R Duncan 3, J Bennett 3, P Rowston 2, C Conlan 2, M McDonald 2, A Hill 2, M Olney, D Scott
Ganmain-GGM: N Irvine, T Lenon, D Cox, H Milne, S Lenon, C Renner
Griffith: R Duncan, M Duncan, Matt Bunn, M Olney, C Conlan, B Wade
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith's Duncan's brothers, Rodney and Michael, were in strong competition yesterday as they vied for the best players in the Swans' 51 points win over Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong With nearly 80 possessions between them, the Duncan's provided the drive for Griffith to win 21.14 (150) to 15.9 (99) at Ganmain Sportsground. After three quarters of fluctuating fortunes, Griffith dominated in the last session kicking 7.10 to 2.1 to prove the best side on the day. Eldest of the Duncan's, Rodney 23, collected 45 possessions (30 kicks, seven marks, eight handballs) while Mick, 20, had 34 (21, three, 10). In addition to disposing of their possessions wisely, they kicked eight between them with five majors to Mick and three to Rod. The two on-ballers took control of the game and the Griffith's forward zone benefited in what was a thrilling and high standard game, reminiscent of last year's grand final but not as close.
To their credit the Lions turned in three quarters of their best and with footballers to return, they can only improve. Watching from the sidelines due to a groin injury, Griffith coach Cian Ebert said the Duncan's worked hard all game. He said not only did they turn good individual performances but were fine team members. "Mick and Rod were just part of a good team effort for us in what was a good hit out for us," Ebert said. "We expected a hard contest at Ganmain and we got it. Ganmain just kept coming at you and never gave up.
"They have picked up a few experienced players and made us work throughout. "Our fitness was not us to scratch but the players were prepared to help each other and carry us through." Lions captain-coach and centre Shane Lenon said his side was competitive for three terms and the score blew out in the last. He said the final margin was not a true indication of the difference between the sides but admitted Griffith had proven the best on the day. (By Peter Baker - The Area News, Monday April 14, 2003).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Mangoplah-CUE 14.6 (90) def by Turvey Park 14.13 (97); SUN: Coolamon 23.19 (157) def Leeton-Whitton 5.7 (37), Narrandera 13.18 (96) def by East Wagga-K 15.18 (108).
Reserves: Ganmain-GGM 14.13 (97) def Griffith 7.4 (46)
Goals: K Malone 2, B Hicken 2, D Coromandel, D Hill, A Trotter
Best players: K Malone, R Simpkin, R Frkovic, A Trotter, A Freyer
Under 18: Ganmain-GGM 7.13 (55) def Griffith 6.5 (41)
Goals: M Wade 2, T Condon, E Gilbert, B Hicken, L Corbett
Best players: D Coromandel, T Condon, C Munro, R Hill, S Stubbs