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Round 1 - Saturday 8 April 2022
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval
Umpires: Rob Johnston and Callum Logan (RUA)
Griffith ....................... 0.2 .. 3.4 .. 6.4 .. 7.5 (47)
Mangoplah-CUE ..... 1.6 .. 5.8 .. 6.10 .. 9.12 (66)
GRIFFITH: James Girdler*, Charlie Cunial, Nicholas Conlan*; Jamie Best, Sam Foley, Darcy McDermott*; Lachlan Wallace*, Jack Rowston (capt.), Angus Brown; Jordan Whitworth, James Toscan, Ryan Best; Leigh Owen, Connor Bock, Sam Daniel; Todd Argus*, Kahlan Spencer, Reece Matheson; William Ellis*, Nathan Richards, Oliver Bartter.
MANGOPLAH-COOKARDINIA UNITED-EASTLAKES: Pat Killalea, Timothy Smith, Dominic Bunyan; Jack Collins, Tom Keogh, Padric Griffin; Charlie Chambers, Nick McCormack, Jonathan Male; Ethan Schiller, Max Hanrahan, Brayden Ambler; Matt Collins, Issac Damme, Flynn Collins; James Scott, Trent Cohalan (capt.), Ryan Turnbull; Mitchell Sykes, Justin Dore, Doug Arthur.
Griffith: J Toscan 2, R Best 2, T Argus, L Owen, K Spencer
Mangoplah-CUE: J Male 3, B Ambler 2, M Collins, J Dore, C Chambers, I Damme
Griffith: C Cunial, S Foley, J Rowston, K Spencer, R Best, N Conlan
Mangoplah-CUE: T Cohalan, R Turnbull, J Male, E Schiller, T Smith, T Keogh
SENIOR DEBUT: Todd Argus, Nicholas Conlan, William Ellis, James Girdler, Darcy McDermott, Lachlan Wallace
A summary of match report, with thanks
MCUE coach Jeremy Rowe was full of praise for Griffith after the Goannas were forced to dig deep to start the season with a 19-point win at Exies Oval on Saturday.
Griffith came hard at MCUE in the third quarter and momentarily hit the front before the Goannas steadied and came away against the breeze in the final term to grab a 66-47 win.
MCUE made the longest trip in the Riverina League without five of their best players and were given a scare by a young and determined Griffith outfit.
The performance from the Swans earned high praise from Rowe. "I know it's politically correct to compliment your opponent but I'm very sincere and genuine when I say Griffith were a genuine credit to themselves today," Rowe said.
"The way that they hunted the footy and the way they competed, just when it came to energy, was certainly on another level. "In the third quarter when they were coming at us and put on the most scoreboard pressure that they had all day, their ability to get first to the footy and win 50-50 contests were very, very impressive."
An honest Rowe admitted he was happy to secure the win but was disappointed in the overall performance from his team. "At the end of the day when you pick up the paper on Monday morning and you've got the four points in your column it is really a good feeling but when we talk about good feelings, we didn't really get too many of them out of the way that we performed today," he said.
(By Matt Malone - The Daily Advertiser - Monday April 11, 2022).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-GP 17.11 (113) def Turvey Park 10.7 (67), Narrandera 5.4 (34) def by Coolamon Rovers 15.20 (110); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 17.10 (112) def Wagga Tigers 6.9 (45).
Reserves: Mangoplah-CUE 10.7 (67) def Griffith 5.8 (38)
Goals: A Ray 3, S Robinson, G Orton
Best players: G Orton, A Ray, A Verhagen, S Irvin, C Harrison, R Malone
Under 17.5: Griffith 8.16 (64) def Mangoplah-CUE 9.4 (58)
Goals: B Evans 2, B Burns, Z Connor, L DeMamiel, J Neyland, M Rosengreen, B Signor
Best players: M Rosengreen, B Morrissey, B Signor, K Stevenson, Z Connor, B Burns
NETBALL vs Mangoplah-CUE: A Grade: lost 33-47, A Reserve: lost 34-38, B Grade: lost 23-36, C Grade: lost 19-37, U17: lost 23-34.