2008 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 9 - Sunday June 15, 2008. (Pink Day)
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Paul Smith and Mark O'Brien (RUA)
Griffith .................. 3.5 .. 7.6 .. 11.8 .. 15.13 (103)
Ganmain-GGM .... 0.1 .. 3.3 .. 7.4 .. 9.7 (61)
GRIFFITH: Dean Catanzariti, Jeremy Way, James Smith; Jason Bertacco, Brendan Giason, Matthew Kenny; Luke Piccolo, Michael Johns, Myles Bunn; Jeff Mickan, James Toscan, Jonathon Gastin; Kris Duncan, Craig Conlan, Jack Geddes; Shaun Curran, Michael Duncan, Brett Owen; Ben Ford, Simon Spiers, Brett Davis
GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: Paul Lucas, Pat Walsh, Brad Hare; Lachlan Steward, Marc Kelly, David Panaho; Luke Habel, Daniel Rankin, Daniel Hitchens; Paul Hamblin, Christen McPherson, Jack Kaye; Damien Walsh, Anthony Carroll, Kirk Hamblin; John Campbell, Luke Walsh, Mitchell Steele; Scott Hamblin, Wayne Bryon, Rhys Clark
Griffith: C Conlan 4, J Gastin 2, M Duncan 2, L Piccolo 2, J Geddes, J Toscan, Myles Bunn, S Curran, B Ford
Ganmain-GGM: A Carroll 3, D Hitchens 2, L Habel, K Hamblin, L Walsh, R Clark
Griffith: M Duncan, B Owen, S Curran, M Kenny, M Johns, J Bertacco
Ganmain-GGM: J Campbell, D Panaho, D Hitchens, D Rankin, M Steele, A Carroll
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans have made it four wins in a row to thoroughly outplay Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong Lions at Exies Oval, winning by 42 points. The home side dominated from siren to siren in the air and on the ground, to extend its winning streak and also break their hoodoo of losing in the alternative pink uniform.
However, most importantly the win against one of the better sides in the Riverina Football League competition means the Swans are not the easy beats they were made out to be at the start of the season, proving they can match it with the competition heavyweights.
Swans coach Gerard Toscan was extremely happy with the side's performance, saying across the park everybody did what they needed to pull out probably their best win of the season.
"We did start really well and out backline was really solid, and our midfield probably won the day for us," Toscan said. "If we didn't win today, then we could count out thoughts of playing finals football, because you have to beat top sides at home. The Swans leader said if he was to find a fault with anything, the options inside 50 will have to be improved if we are to keep winning against the competition front-runners.
"I think we need to make more of the opportunities, we made a couple of bad decisions but we're still building, we're coming."
Coming off an outstanding representative season, Swans midfielder Mick Duncan again showed his skill against the Lions, popping up across the ground to always give service to teammates. Craig Conlan typified the kind of guts the home side showed all game, after playing with a stomach virus. The Swans went into the first quarter break up by 10 and that would be as close as the Lions would get, as the home side proceeded to extend it led through hard work over the ball and clever options to men in space.
Jason Bertacco also provided several surging runs that are quickly becoming a trademark, with some lasting more than five bounces.
(By Scott Hazlewood - The Area News, Monday June 16, 2008).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 8.6 (54) def by Narrandera 11.10 (76), Mangoplah-CUE 10.9 (69) def by Coolamon 15.15 (105), North Wagga 3.6 (24) def by Leeton-Whitton 19.8 (122); SUN: Turvey Park 16.5 (101) def Wagga 11.11 (77).
Reserves: Griffith 12.2 (74) def Ganmain-GGM 10.7 (67)
Goals: D Meade 5, C Harrison 3, C McGann 2, N Kite, D Keenan
Best players: C McGann, C Harrison, M Vardanega, M McDonell, M Tyndall, C Lugton
Reported: D Pasin (Griffith) for allegedly striking (3 weeks).
Under 18: Ganmain-GGM 10.13 (73) d Griffith 6.18 (54)
Goals: O Delves 2, C Niven, T Bottcher, S Wood, J Tyrell
Best players: J Tyrell, O Delves, J Taylor, D Bruce, F Bruton.