2015 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 8 - Saturday June 13, 2015
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Mangoplah Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Richard Krenz, Matt Tom and Brian Robinson (RUA)
Mangoplah-CUE .... 5.2 .. 8.6 .. 11.7 .. 15.11 (101)
Griffith ..................... 2.1 .. 2.4 .. 4.6 .. 7.7 (49)
MANGOPLAH-COOKARDINIA UNITED-EASTLAKES: Padric Griffin, Mark Roberson, Connor Griffin; Trent Cohalan, Tom Keogh, Lachy Davis; Jacob Whitley, Harry Collins, Sam Schiller; Stuart Carey, Dustin Rogers, Stace Creasy; Andrew Dickens, Matt Collins, Pat Killalea; Andrew Pettigrove, Colin Sanbrook, Mitch Daniher; Connor Huthwaite, Alex Pleming, Theo Metcalfe
GRIFFITH: James Keenan, Richard Malone, Che Jenkins; Kieran Hume, James Taylor, James Fallon; Daniel Peruzzi, Chris Cerato, Will Griggs; Jonathon Gastin, James Toscan, Dean Crack; Michael Duncan, Josh Hamilton, Kieran Ruyg; Michael Griffiths, Tom Groves, Ben King; Sam Daniel, Royce Johns, Dean Villata
Mangoplah-CUE: M Collins 3, S Creasy 2, P Killalea 2, A Dickins, H Collins, T Metcalfe, T Keogh, L Davis,
D Rogers, A Pettigrove, S Schiller
Griffith: M Griffiths 3, J Toscan, J Hamilton, D Crack, C Cerato
Mangoplah-CUE: T Keogh, H Collins, S Creasy, P Killalea, A Dickins, M Daniher
Griffith: B King, W Griggs, R Malone, M Duncan, K Hume, C Cerato
A summary of match report, with thanks
Mangoplah-CUE have given the Griffith Swans a sobering reminder of how much they need to improve before they can consider themselves a premiership threat in the Riverina Football League. The Goannas dominated the Swans at Mangoplah on Saturday to run out 15.11 (101) to 7.7 (49) winners and remain on top of the ladder. Fresh from victory over Collingullie-Glenfield Park, the Swans were confident of pushing the competition pacesetters. But Griffith were no match for the home team, the well-drilled Goannas taking control in the first two quarters to lead 54-16 at the main break.
There was only going to be one result when play restarted, Swans coach Brandon Mathews conceding his side wasn’t up to the challenge.
“We had patches where we sort of got on a roll, but we couldn’t score goals. We couldn’t hit the scoreboard,” Mathews said. “They were obviously better than us, but we had enough of the foot to score more. “We were probably getting into our forward 50 enough, especially early, but we missed a couple of opportunities and dropped a couple of marks we should’ve taken. “In the end, we weren’t good enough.
We didn’t have enough blokes have a go. There was too much left for too few, unfortunately.”
One player who could hold his head high was Ben King, the Queanbeyan recruit once again underlining his value to the Swans with a workmanlike performance. Also having an impact for the Swans were Will Griggs and Richard Malone, while Michael Griffiths finished the game with three majors. Mathews didn’t take part in the match after opting to give himself another week of training as he continues his recovery from a back injury. While he hopes to be fit for this Saturday’s home clash with the Wagga Tigers, teammates Che Jenkins (foot), Royce Johns (knee) and James Taylor (knee) are in doubt after picking up injuries against the Goannas. “We got whacked fairly hard with the old injury stick,” Mathews said. “It’s not ideal, but we’ll see how we go.” (By Andrew Piva – The Area News, Monday June 15, 2015).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-GP 16.7 (103) def Ganmain-GGM 13.6 (84), Leeton-Whitton 24.16 (160) def Turvey Park 5.4 (34); SUN: Coolamon 13.10 (88) def Wagga 7.14 (56); Narrandera, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 10.11 (71) def Mangoplah-CUE 8.4 (52)
Goals: G Argus 2, D Dunbar 2, Tom Valeri 2, J Geddes , B McRae , C Cunial , C Harrison
Best Players: J Schirripa, B Tarr, C Harrison, L Peruzzi, J Geddes, M. Peruzzi
Under 17: Mangoplah-CUE 14.14 (98) def Griffith 1.3 (9)
Goals: A McDermott
Best Players: B French, J Spencer, T Clarke, R Moore, S Foley, J Conlan