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Round 5 - Sunday 15 May 2016 (Pink Day)
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Rob Apted, Rob Johnston and Brian Robinson (RUA)
Griffith ................... 3.2 .. 5.3 .. 12.6 .. 13.12 (90)
Collingullie-GP .... 1.4 .. 5.7 .. 7.9 .. 8.9 (57)

GRIFFITH: Royce Johns, James Toscan, Beau Rees*; Sam Daniel, Jacob Conlan, Michael Johns; Daniel Peruzzi, Jordan Iudica, Alex Blissett; Sam Foley, Alex Birch, Dean Crack; Kieran Ruyg, Will Griggs, Ben King; Andrew Cappello, Guy Orton, Michael Duncan; Tyler Bruns, Ben Tarr, Ben McRae
COLLINGULLIE-GLENFIELD PARK: Joe Banks, Daniel Kennedy, Sean Keith; Tim Haines, Kallum Sykes, Cody Cool; Ben Keith, Jayden Klemke, Tim Banks; Matt Beckmans, Will Haines, Nick Kennedy; Mitch Pilon, James Morris, Braydon Ambler; Tom Keogh, Shane Gow, Michael Anderson; James Kennedy, Geoff Spriggs, Nathan Fuller

Griffith: B King 3, I Iudica 2, A Birch 2, W Griggs 2, B Tarr, D Crack, M Duncan, K Ruyg
Collingullie-GP: K Sykes 4, M Pilon 2, W Haines, J Morris

Griffith: J Conlan, D Peruzzi, B King, A Birch, G Orton, D Crack
Collingullie-GP: T Keogh, J Klemke, K Sykes, N Kennedy, D Kennedy, T Banks

A summary of match report, with thanks
An injury to on-baller Will Griggs has overshadowed the Griffith Swans’ 13.12 (90) to 8.9 (57) victory over Collingullie-Glenfield Park in the Riverina Football League on Sunday. Griffith Swans director of coaching Adrian Pavese said he was left with “mixed emotions” following the win at the Exies Oval. “It was a gutsy win, but Will Griggs has done his shoulder,” Pavese said. “It was soured a bit by the injury, especially when it happened with just 10 or 20 seconds to go. “He’s heading up now for an x-ray.”

A seven-goal third quarter by the Swans proved the difference after the Demons held a slender four-point lead at half-time. Whilst the third quarter was a breakaway one for Griffith, a solid defensive effort in the second quarter was more pleasing for Pavese. “We played well in the first quarter and then in the second we scrounged and fought hard,” Pavese said. “They (CGP) probably should have done more damage on the scoreboard but to our defence’s credit, a lot of shots were from 45-50 metres out and on angles. “We scrambled well to keep them away from the corridor. “They were having a lot of shots from way out because we stopped them getting deeper.” 
Griffith accuracy fell by the wayside in the last stanza as the Swans “missed some dollies” on their way to a 1.6 final quarter. However, the Swans still managed to outscore the Demons and see out the game. “I think we had 10 inside 50s before they got the ball into our 50,” Pavese said. “We controlled the ball when the game was sealed. “They kicked a couple late and that’s credit to them, that’s why they are the premiers. “We just made a couple of silly errors, and we need to keep working on. “We’ll take the win – it was a great win – but we’re under no illusion. “We know there’s still a lot of work to be done.” Jacob Conlan was one of Griffith’s best playing at centre half-back and full-back.

Guy Orton was once again strong – tagging Jayden Klemke – as were Ben King and Jordan Iudica who kicked three and two goals respectively. The win sees Griffith remain deeply entrenched in the top five in third position.

(By Ben Jaffrey – The Area News, Monday May 16, 2016). 

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Mangoplah-CUE 16.14 (110) def Narrandera 2.2 (14), Turvey Park 1.1 (7) def by Wagga 33.23 (221); SUN: Coolamon 12.5 (77) def by Ganmain-GGM 16.15 (111); Leeton-Whitton, bye.

Reserves: Griffiith 15.15 (105) def Collingullie-GP 3.3 (21)
Goals: V Pecora 5, J Wood 3, T Richards 2, B Testoni 2, J Heffer 2, D Villata
Best Players: D Puntoriero, L Peruzzi, B French, V Pecora, J Wood, D Villata
Under 17: Griffith 22.21 (153) def Collingullie-GP 4.2 (26)
Goals: J Favell 5, R Matheson 4, R Greenaway 4, A Coldwell 3, T Clarke 2, D Schmetzer, J Villata, J Spencer, V Rovere
Best Players: A Coldwell, R Matheson, J Favell, T Clarke, J Spencer, L Franco

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