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Round 2 - Sunday April 14, 2002
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Steve Hatherall and Rob Wilson (RUA)
Griffith ............... 8.6 .. 13.8 .. 23.9 .. 28.13 (181)
Turvey Park ..... 2.0 .. 9.0 .. 12.2 .. 16.7 (103)
GRIFFITH: Shawn Conlan, Jonathan O'Dwyer, Damien Scott; Jason Malone, Chris Blanchard, David Kidman; Kaine Malone, Phillip Rowston, Michael Duncan; Rodney Duncan, David Curran, Craig Conlan; Jamie Bennett, Danny Beriman, Matthew Olney; Brendan Giason, Cian Ebert (c-c), Luke Condon; Jeff Mickan, Chris Conlan, Matthew Kenny
TURVEY PARK: Ben Brown, Adrian Dowdle, Brett Daniher; Blair Campbell, Jeremy Masterson (c-c), Simon Killalea; Matthew Carroll, Andrew Loughman, Chris Cerato; Dale Isaac, Matthew Rake, Warren Sykes; Leith Mills, Travis Richards, Owen Gooden; Nathan Clarke, Dale Cameron, Ben Rodham
Griffith: D Beriman 11, J Bennett 5, L Condon 3, M Olney 2, R Duncan, Craig Conlan, Chris Conlan,
J Mickan, M Kenny, K Malone, P Rowston
Turvey Park: C Cerato 5, D Isaac 4, A Loughman 3, W Sykes, M Carroll, B Campbell, B Rodham
Griffith: D Beriman, J Bennett, B Giason, J O'Dwyer, M Duncan
Turvey Park: L Mills, O Gooden D Isaac, C Cerato, J Masterson
A summary of match report, with thanks
An exciting new full forward by the name of Danny Beriman has emerged in Riverina Football League. The Griffith Swans' young star booted 11 goals in a top-of-the-table clash against Turvey Park at the Ex-Servicemen's Oval, Griffith, yesterday. Beriman became the focal point of the Griffith attack as the Swans won 28.13 (181) to 16.7 (103) to remain on the top of the competition table on percentage.
The performance of Beriman - the RFL's leading goal-kicker on 14 majors after two rounds - is even more creditable as Griffith lost centre half forward Dave Curran with an ankle injury early in the second quarter. It was not their only casualty as last year's best and fairest winner Rodney Duncan damaged his wrist, and the two players will have X-rays today for possible breaks.
Despite the setbacks, Griffith's forward zone was in full flight with Jamie Bennett kicking five goals and many other players contributing to a convincing win. The Swans took a grip on the game in the first term by kicking 8.6 (54) to 2.0 (12) and never let it slip.
The Bulldogs second quarter effort saw them reduce the margin considerably, but the Swans' attack still scored well.
Griffith captain-coach Cian Ebert said he was pleased with the way the backline performed. He said the performance of the halfback line was important to the success with Dave Kidman, Jon O'Dwyer and Jason Malone not putting a foot wrong. "The ruckman, Brendan Giason and Matt Olney worked hard in tandem," Ebert said. "We hit our targets more times than we missed, and this made a big difference to our game." Turvey Park ruckman Leith Mills tried hard to contain his two strong opponents and went well around the ground.
Bulldogs' leader Jeremy Masterson was strong but could not cover the gaps while Owen Gooden, Dale Isaac and Chris Cerato were effective in the forward zone. (By Peter Baker - The Daily Advertiser, Monday April 15, 2002).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: East Wagga-K 72 def by Ganmain-GGM 135; SUN: Coolamon 37 def by Mangoplah-CUE 43, Narrandera 71 def by Leeton-Whitton 85.Reserves: Griffith 27.14 (176) def Turvey Park 2.3 (15)
Goals: S Ruyg 8, A Trotter 4, J Way 3, M Johns 3, T Bradley 2, Myles Bunn 2, S Driscoll 2, G Lamont 2, P Thornton
Best players: S Ruyg, J Way, Myles Bunn, N Creevy, Gavin Hill
Under 18: Turvey Park 12.13 (85) def Griffith 7.4 (46)
Goals: B Hicken 3, A Gardner, B Wade, A Hill, M Wade
Best players: Aaron Hill, B Wade, W Archibald, N Malone, Kris Duncan