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Round 17 - Saturday 13 August, 2016
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Mangoplah Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Rob Apted, Jake O'Halloran and Brian Robinson (RUA)
Mangoplah CUE ....... 3.2 .. 7.3 .. 7.6 .. 8.9 (57) 
Griffith ...................... 0.1 .. 2.4 .. 3.6 .. 6.11 (47) 

MANGOPLAH-COOKARDINIA UNITED-EASTLAKES: Padric Griffin, Alex McCormack, Jacob Whitley; Jack Killalea, Isaac Damme, Tom Keogh; Dusty Rogers, Harry Collins, Ethan Schiller; Stuart Carey, Theo Metcalfe, Will Keogh; Ryan Price, Chris Willis, Lachlan Kendall; Connor Huthwaite, Trent Cohalan, Stace Creasy; Tristan Dickson, Zach Walgers, Jared Kahlefeldt 
GRIFFITH: Michael Johns, Alex Birch, James Taylor; Jonathon Gastin, Casey Moore, Sam Foley; Alex Blissett, Guy Orton, Jack Rowston; Sam Daniel, Nathan Richards, Royce Johns; Michael Duncan, Jacob Conlan, Dean Crack; James Toscan, Will Griggs, Ben King; Tyler Bruns, Daniel Peruzzi, Ben Tarr
Mangoplah-CUE: R Price 2, E Schiller, J Kahlefeldt, T Cohalan, L Kendall, C Willis, J Whitley
Griffith: A Birch 4, N Richards, W Griggs
Mangoplah-CUE: I Damme, H Collins, D Rogers, E Schiller, R Price, J Killalea
Griffith: A Birch, J Toscan, N Richards, J Conlan, G Orton, J Taylor

A summary of match report, with thanks
A spirited comeback by the Griffith Swans wasn’t enough on Saturday as they went down 8.9 (57) to 6.11 (47) against Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes at Mangoplah. The Goannas skipped out to a 29-point lead at half-time before the Swans – as Griffith director of coaching Adrian Pavese puts it - said enough’s enough.” “Mick Duncan got a bit fiery. Guy Orton, Ben King and a few other guys got a bit cranky and made sure every tackle hit the mark,” Pavese said. “We weren’t playing well.

They (MCUE) were up and about and about making it happen while we were waiting for it to happen. “That’s when some of our leaders really stood up. “Tosco (James Toscan) played one of his best games for the year along with Jono Gastin. “They said ‘enough’s enough, we’re not copping it. Let’s get a bit ugly a bit harder at the contest and see how they respond.”
Whilst Pavese was thrilled with the never say die attitude shown by his troops, he was left scratching his head as to why it took so long for the Swans to click into gear.” Why do we wait for someone else to spark us?” Pavese asked.  “For us to have an impact on the finals, it can’t be just one person putting in, it has to be everyone.” Pavese believes the Swans know where they need to improve if they are to go deep into the finals. “After the game, we sat down and had an honest conversation,” he said.

“We showed we can fight back and could have won the game. “Only time will tell, we’ve got Wagga Tigers next week and it could be a difference kettle of fish again.” Along with the close contest, there were a couple of eventually moments in the match.

MCUE forward Chris Willis was reported early in the final term for allegedly head-butting Griffith opponent Toscan. Griffith were also without Duncan for 15 minutes early due to a yellow card. (By Ben Jaffrey – The Area News, Monday August 15, 2016). 

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 8.6 (54) def by Collinfgullie-GP 13.15 (93), Wagga 18.20 (128) def Ganmain-GGM 16.6 (102); SUN: Coolamon 25.15 (165) def Turvey Park 12.8 (80); Narrandera, bye.

Reserves: Mangoplah-CUE 17.9 (111) def Griffith 3.6 (24)
Goals: K Ruyg 3
Best Players: L Peruzzi, K Hume, J Heffer, D Villata, C Harrison 
Under 17: Griffith 10.9 (69) def Mangoplah-CUE 3.4 (22)
Goals: I Potts 3, A McDermott 2, A Coldwell 2, T Clarke, J Favell, D Schmetzer
Best Players: A Coldwell, R Irvin, G Rovere, I Potts, L Butcher, J Spencer

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