2004 SEASON RESULTS
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Representative Match - Sunday June 13, 2004
Venue: Maher Oval, Wagga Wagga
M.V.A.F.A. ....... 2.8 .. 4.11 .. 8.14 .. 12.17 (89)
SYDNEY FL ... 5.3 .. 9.7 .. 12.13 .. 20.20 (140)
MUURRUMBIDGEE VALLEY AFA: Aaron De Jong (TRYC), Ben Wade (Griffith), Stuart Hutchins (Narrandera); Brandon Ryan (GGGM), Murray Hamblin (GGGM, Doug Bruckner (CAK); Nathan Irvine (GGGM), Matt Hard, capt.,(Coolamon), Brad Aiken (CAK; Michael Duncan (Griffith), David Curran (Griffith), Kane Johnstone (Temora); Rodney Simms (MCUE), Brendan McKelvie (Coolamon), Michael Byrne ; Matt Robertson (Leet-Whit), Nigel Scott (Coolamon), Luke Maloney (Coolamon); Jason Brown (TRYC), Andrew Loughman (Turvey Park), Chris Higgins (MCUE), Ashley Thomson (Narrandera).
SYDNEY FL: Steven Pech, Mark Parmenter, Steven Crisp, Brad Finn (UNSW-ES); Jason McPherson, John Bradfield (Western Suburbs); Todd Featherstone, Michael Talbot, Richard Talbot, Decian Donoghue, Andrew Bawden (St George); Andrew Berwza, Jarrod Crosby, Mark Livy, Nathan Carbone (North Shore); Craig Morrison, Cameron French (Balmain); Adam Fiddler, Radlee Moller (Campbelltown); Peter Cary, Barnaby Howarth, Anthony Brawn, Ryan Talbot, Alex Higgins (Pennant Hills)
MVAFA: B McKelvie 2, B Aiken 2, M Byrne 2, B Ryan, A Loughman, R Simms, M Duncan, N Irvine
Sydney: J McPherson 4, S Pech 4, J Bradfield 3, A Higgins 3, M Livy 2, P Crey 2, A Brawn, A Fiddler
MVAFA: A De Jong, B Ryan, M Hard, N Scott, M Robertson, M Hamblin
Sydney: S Pech, B Finn, M Parmenter, R Talbot, J McPherson, B Howarth
Under 18: Eastern 15.9 (99) def Western 9.5 (59)
A summary of match report, with thanks
Three Griffith Swans players were part of the Murrumbidgee Valley side that went down to Sydney Football League in yesterday's representative clash. Mick Duncan, Ben Wade and Dave Curran took to the field and were part of an MVAFA side threatened throughout the game but failed to go home with the trophy. More than once MVAFA stepped up notch at Maher Oval and came charging at their Sydney opponents, but never got close enough to strike. In the end, Sydney strugged off the challenge and ran away to a 140 to 89 win.
Beaten but not disgraced, Murumbidgee Valley coach Russel Durnan said the team gained a lot. "We had our chances, especially in the first term and just could not capitalise on it," he said. "Overall, I thought we worked pretty hard, but I think Sydney just had a better system in place on the field and we couldn't quite match it." Despite mounting another strong challenge in the third term MVAFA were unable to bridge the gap and Sydney sealed the victory with a strong final quarter, booting eight majors. (The Area News - Monday June 14, 2004).