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Round 9 - Saturday June 15, 2013
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Mangoplah Sportsground 2.10pm 
Umpires: Rob Wilson, Pat O'Donaghue and Andrew Touvi (RUA)
Mangoplah-CUE .... 5.2 .. 7.4 .. 10.8 .. 10.12 (72)
Griffith ..................... 2.3 .. 5.5 .. 7.5 .. 9.7 (61)

MANGOPLAH-COOKARDINIA UNITED-EASTLAKES: Jeff Millar, Mark Roberson, Jack Killalea; Stace Creasy, Hunter Lloyd, Tom Keogh; Jack Collins, James Creasy, Dean Jones; Pat Killalea, Harry Collins, Ryan Price; Isaac Damme, Reece Cohalan, Dean Ward; Andrew Dickens, Guy Ward, Trent Cohalan; Jake Phillips, Matt Collins, Scott Burge, Harry Himmelberg
GRIFFITH: Ben McRae, Chris Niven, Tom West; Jonathon Gastin, James Taylor, Che Jenkins; Ben Tarr, Glen Snaidero, Daniel Peruzzi; James Kennedy, James Toscan, James Fallon; Andrew Cappello, Trevor Richards, Dean Crack; Lance Poka, Guy Orton (c-c), Michael Duncan; John Evans, Joel Gordon, Cameron Harrison, Riley Holland
Mangoplah-CUE: D Ward 2, R Cohalan 2, I Damme 2, H Collins, R Price, J Creasy, H Himmelberg
Griffith: D Crack 3, T Richards 3, J Toscan, M Duncan, J Evans
Mangoplah-CUE: A Dickens, D Ward, J Creasy, D Jones, H Lloyd, R Price
Griffith: C Jenkins, D Crack, G Snaidero, J Fallon, M Duncan, J Gastin

A summary of match report, with thanks
Finals football is looking further and further away for the Griffith Swans, but coach Guy Orton is refusing to give up on his unstable side.

The Swans lost another close contest to Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes on Saturday, coming back from five goals down only to fall short by 11 points. Injuries have plagued the Swans this season and they have been unable to settle enough to continue the good form they showed at the beginning of the year. An ankle injury to James Kennedy in Saturday’s match will make it even harder for the side to lift from eight position on the Riverina Football League ladder. “It doesn’t look like we’re going to get any of our key players back anytime soon and James Kennedy is another key player we really can’t do without,” Orton said.

“We’ve just got to keep moving forward with the players we have and try to get a few wins on the board to finish off our season.
While it is only halfway through the season, the Swans will have to pick up a string of victories to get near the front-runners, with Coolamon already six wins ahead of them. But Orton has his eye on the prize. “I don’t want to rule anything out – we are certainly not at a point where we’re saying we should start to look forward towards building for next year,” Orton said. “I want to play finals football and I will keep pushing the boys towards that. “We’d actually be sitting quite pretty now if we’d won the games, we lost by six or eight points, so we are really not that far behind.” 
But there were good signs for the side in Mangoplah on Saturday that will fuel them into the next round against Turvey Park. Despite being down all day, they fought back hard in the final quarter to far outscore their opponents, keeping Mangoplah to only four points for the term. “We’ve just got to keep trying and sticking together there is something there that’s just got to click and then we’ll be on our way,” Orton said. (By Melody Montague – The Area News, June 17, 2013).


OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 7.14 (56) def by Coolamon 9.7 (61), Turvey Park 6.3 (39) def by Collingullie-AK 21.17 (143), Wagga 13.9 (87) def Leeton-Whitton 13.5 (83); Narrandera, bye.

Reserves: Mangoplah-CUE 16.12 (108) def Griffith 6.4 (40)
Goals: C Cunial 3, B Evans, T Shannon, K Hume
Best players: D Dunbar, T Shannon, C Cunial, M Hogan, D Catanzariti, K Hume
Under 17: Mangoplah-CUE 21.9 (135) def Griffith 3.4 (22)
Goals: K Ruyg 2, M Peruzzi
Best players: A McRae, L Peruzzi, J Burley, K Ruyg, C Cunial, J Thornton

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