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Round 1 - Saturday 15 April 2023
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval
Umpires: Craig Tilston and Dallas McKelvie (RUA)
Griffith ...................... 1.1 .. 3.6 .. 5.7 .. 6.11 (47)
Mangoplah-CUE ..... 4.2 .. 4.2 .. 6.3 .. 7.5 (47)
GRIFFITH: Daniel Peruzzi, Charlie Cunial, Broden Spencer; Sam Foley, Alec McCormick*, Nicholas Conlan; Mason Rosengreen, Kahlan Spencer, Keiran Ruyg; Sam Daniel, Henry Delves, Alex Page*; James Treweeke*, James Toscan, Oliver Bartter; Nathan Richards, Rhys Pollock*, Jack Rowston (capt.); Jordan Whitworth, Reece Matheson, Jack Hanna*.
MANGOPLAH-CUE: Alex McCormack, James Scott, Dominic Bunyan; Tristan Wheeler, Max Hanrahan, Harry Collins; Doug Arthur, Nelson Foley (co-coach), Jonathan Male; Ethan Schiller, Dean Lord, Dion Munkara; Charlie Spackman, Pat Gardiner, Lewis Pulver; Tom Smith, Harry Nunn, Ryan Turnbull; Flynn Collins, Wilson Morshead, Beau Edmunds.
Griffith - S Daniel, H Delves, J Toscan, K Ruyg, A Page, K Spencer
Mangoplah-CUE - E Schiller, H Collins, D Lord, F Collins, L Pulver, D Munkara, H Nunn
Griffith: M Rosengreen, R Pollock, K Spencer, J Rowston, N Richards, D Peruzzi
Mangoplah-CUE: T Wheeler, R Turnbull, H Collins, D Lord, E Schiller, M Hanrahan
Senior debut - Jack Hanna, Alex McCormick, Alex Page, Rhys Pollock, James Treweeke.
A summary of match report, with thanks
GRIFFITH and Mangoplah-CUE have played out a dramatic draw after a thrilling contest at Exies Oval. Only two points separated the two sides at both halves and three-quarter time with the Swans and Goannas eventually sharing the points 6.11 (47) to 7.5 (47).
Swans coach Greg Dreyer was relatively pleased with his side's performance although admitted poor kicking in front of goal late in the game proved costly after Griffith kicked 1.4 in the last quarter. "I was happy with how we competed," Dreyer said.
"They got the jump on us, and we really fought back, and we were behind the whole day.
"But then we had several opportunities from set shots in that last quarter which we missed, and we didn't execute.
"So, I'm pleased that we could defend and fought our way back in as they are a good side and a strong side. "We matched them and clawed our way back into the game, but we didn't execute when we had the chance, so that was disappointing I suppose.
MCUE co-coach Jeremy Rowe was similar in his assessment of the contest after only coming away with two points after leading for the majority of the four quarters. "It's really weird one to try and unpack," Rowe said.
"I think you can look at it in a whole number of ways, like if we look at the fact there was 100 minutes of football played today and we were ahead for 99 of them and we haven't won the game of footy instantly you become fairly disappointed.
"But then you can look at it the other way and say that Griffith spent the last 10 minutes coming at us and entering the 50 and had a number of scoring opportunities and they are probably thinking that they were fairly unlucky not to get the right side of it.
"So, you have probably got two teams that depending on which way you look at it can think that maybe they got away with grabbing a couple of points that they might not have, or you can look at it that it's an opportunity gone for us to sort of be 2-0.
"But I suppose that's what a draw does, it brings a little bit of confusion, and you are a little bit unsure how to unpack it and exactly how to rate it and that's definitely how we are feeling at the moment."
Rowe was really impressed with the performance of young defender Tristan Wheeler who he thought was best on ground for MCUE by a country mile after a huge game while also naming Ryan Turnbull, Max Hanrahan and Ethan Schiller as among the Goannas best.
For the Swans, Dreyer thought Mason Rosengreen played really well while also noting the performance of Rhys Pollock, Alex Page, Nathan Richards and Jack Rowston. (By Jimmy Meiklejohn - The Daily Advertiser - Monday April 17, 2023).
Other matches: Leeton-Whitton 7.8 (50) def by Ganmain-GGM 17.17 (119), Narrandera 10.10 (70) def by Collingullie-GP 28.20 (194), Turvey Park 18.4 (112) def Wagga Tigers 6.9 (45), Coolamon Rovers, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 18.8 (116) def Mangoplah-CUE 3.5 (23)
Goals - C Bock 7, T Blissett 4, L Wallace 2, A Ray, S Robinson, G Charles, M Ashcroft, R Bulluss
Best players - C Bock, J Neyland, L Wallace, M Cudmore, T Blissett, M Ashcroft
Griffith: Jordan Crowe, Luke DeMamiel, Max Vardanega; Michael Cudmore, Sam Irvin, Michael Agnew; Ben Signor, Connor Bock, James Rogerson, Luke Peruzzi, Sam Robinson, Gary Charles; Toby Blissett, Ryan Bulluss, Jimmy Nancarrow; Jack Neyland, Archie Ray, Lachlan Wallace; Craig Violi, Rowan Patey, Mason Ashcroft, Kalan Stevenson.
Umpire: Mark Tyndall
Other matches: Leeton-Whitton 1.4 (10) def by Ganmain-GGM 22.9 (141), Narrandera 0.6 (6) def by Collingullie-GP 25.15 (165), Turvey Park 12.4 (76) def Wagga Tigers 5.3 (33), Coolamon Rovers, bye.
Under 17.5: Griffith 1.9 (15) def by Mangoplah-CUE 14.10 (94)
Goals: B Evans
Best players: B Aloisi, J Naseby, S Culgan, W Vaessen, B Fattore, O Young
Griffith: Oliver Young, Lucas Stevenson, Sean Culgan; Zachary Spiers, Bede Kenny, Navieen Singh; Jai Menegazzo, Willem Vaessen, Ben Fattore; Matt Devery, Alex Minato, Tom Jamieson; Tom D'Aquino, Digby Paterson, Billy Evans; Brody Summers, Zaviea Connor, Bailey Morrissey; Riley Andreazza, Beau Cooper, Xavier Quarisa, Ryan Irvin, James Naseby, Brock Parmenter, Blake Aloisi.
Umpire: Ron Irvin
Other matches: Leeton-Whitton 7.7 (49) def by Ganmain-GGM 7.14 (56), Narrandera 6.15 (51) def Collingullie-GP 1.9 (15), Turvey Park 7.8 (50) def Wagga Tigers 5.3 (33), Coolamon Rovers, bye.
NETBALL vs Mangoplah-CUE: A Grade: won 43-42, A Reserve: lost 39-43, B Grade: won 41-27, C Grade: won 45-27, U17: won 44-30.