2006 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 6 - Saturday May 13, 2006
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Simon Harrison, Pat O'Donoghue and Paul Smith (RUA)
Griffith ..................... 2.5 .. 8.11 .. 15.16 .. 16.18 (114)
Eastern Hawks ..... 1.4 .. 2.5 .. 5.7 .. 11.10 (76)
GRIFFITH: James Toscan, Nathan Petersen-Gray, Matthew Kenny; Roger Heenan, Josh Ward, Simon Spiers; Myles Bunn, Matt Bunn, Ben Ford; Graham Foley, Jeff Mickan, Sam Hickleton; Dean Crack, Ashley Gardner, Craig Conlan; Rhys Newman, Matthew McDonald, Michael Duncan; Joel Brown, Jonathon Gastin, Tim Matheson.
EASTERN HAWKS: Patrick Gribble (c-c), Glenn Cole, Ben Perkins, Phillip Evans, Craig DePiazza, David Vanderfeen, Stephen Thompson, James Richards, Luke Adams, Kaine Malone, Danny Bromham, Jay Peace, Ken Vanderfeen, Daniel Purtill, Mark Adams, Brenton Roberts, James Macauslan, Jarrod Gorman, Sam Jackson-Ryan, Damien Cheney, Joel Grieve.
Griffith: S Hickleton 5, Matt Bunn 3, J Brown 2, C Conlan 2, D Crack, J Mickan, G Foley, B Ford
Eastern Hawks: B Perkins 2, D Vanderfeen 2, G Cole 2, J Macauslan 2, K Vanderfeen, J Grieve, P Evans
Griffith: N Petersen-Gray, Matt Bunn, J Brown, Myles Bunn, S Hickleton, M Duncan
Eastern Hawks: K Malone, J Grieve, P Evans, K Vanderfeen, B Roberts, J Macauslan
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans finally broke through for a major win on Saturday, producing their best performance to date to defeat ladder leader Eastern Hawks by 38 points at Exies Oval. Missing captain-coach Luke McLean and several others, the Swans proved it takes a good team to beat them on their own turf after a superb nine-goal third quarter set up the win.
Best on ground was Swans full-back Nathan Petersen-Gray, who along with keeping goal-kicking star Ben Perkins to just two goals, gathering over 20 possessions and provided plenty of drive, in attack. McLean praised the effort of his full-back and predicted Petersen-Gray could be the difference between the two teams later in the year. "Nathan's performance was a major factor in our win," McLean said.
"There's not much difference between the two teams apart from Perkins and if Nathan can do the job every time we play them, it's going to help us a great deal. McLean was thrilled to have finally claimed a major scalp in the Eastern Hawks and hopes it could reignite their season. "It's a good win, it's put the belief back in the team, we played a good brand of footy," McLean said.
Along with Petersen-Gray, both Matt and Myles Bunn played good games along with Joel Brown, Rhys Newman and Sam Hickleton. Meanwhile, for the Eastern Hawks it was a dirty day with Phil Evans putting in his usual four-quarter effort along with Kaine Malone and Ken Vanderfeen. (By Matt Malone - The Area News, Monday May 15, 2006).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Narrandera 24.15 (159 def Mangoplah-CUE 12.13 (85), SUN: Ganmain-GGM 10.18 (78) def by Turvey Park 11.15 (81), Leeton-Whitton 15.13 (103) def Coolamon 14.13 (97).
Reserves: Griffith 19.7 (121) def Eastern Hawks 6.9 (45)
Goals: G Argus 7, K Duncan 3, J Harris 2, L Cavallo 2, R Simpkin 2, A Huskin 2, 1 short.
Best players: T Morgan, K Duncan, G Minchin, N Campbell, G Argus, L Cavallo
Under 18: Griffith 15.17 (117) def Eastern Hawks 1.3 (9)
Goals: L Cooper 4, M Vardanega 3, J Geddes 2, J Iemma 2, M Tyndall 2, S Curran, L Piccolo
Best players: A Chalmers, J Iemma, T Harrington, D McGreal, C Harrison, M Vardanega.