2007 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 13 - Sunday July 15, 2007
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Rob Wilson and Simon Ross (RUA)
Griffith .............. 6.3 .. 11.7 .. 15.7 .. 18.14 (122)
Turvey Park .... 2.2 .. 5.3 .. 8.11 .. 11.16 (82)
GRIFFITH: Myles Bunn, Simon Spiers, James Smith; Jason Hampel, Joel Brown, James Toscan; Matthew Kenny, Luke McLean, Ben Ford; Roger Heenan, Mathew Crack, Craig Conlan; Craig Lugton, Shaun Curran, Daniel Meade; Jeff Mickan, Matthew McDonald, Michael Duncan; Jonathon Gastin, Dean Crack, James Fallon
TURVEY PARK: Brad Walker, Cameron Barker, Nathan Byrne; Paul Donaldson, Doug McLean, Andrew Donaldson; Luke Toose, Dane Campbell, Andrew Regan; Matt Beckmans, James Elliott, Luke Webb; Doug Feary, John Hoey, Scott Pople; Jason Cheatley, Blair Campbell, Kyle Cross; Chris Reeckman, Tulsa Harrison, Harry Blake
Griffith: M McDonald 4, M Crack 3, D Meade 3, S Curran 2, C Conlan 2, M Duncan 2, J Mickan, R Heenan
Turvey Park: M Beckmans 4, L Webb 3, L Toose 2, T Harrison, S Pople
Griffith: M Duncan, J Mickan, C Conlan, M Crack, J Brown, R Heenan
Turvey Park: D McLean, M Beckmans, C Barker, J Hoey, B Walker, L Webb
MILESTONE: Jeff Mickan 150th senior game
A summary of match report, with thanks
The roar from the Griffith Swans dressing shed hadn't been heard since round nine, but the Swans belted out their team song after they defeated Turvey Park at Exies Oval. The Swans produced a clean game that saw them dominate possession and control play to take the points in the RFL competition. But the news wasn't as good as Swans coach Luke McLean admitted after the win.
"The boys played really well, and we are really happy to have a win," McLean said. "But the finals are pretty much out of our sights despite it. "I suppose it's a bit of a consolation, but that doesn't mean we aren't going to keep pushing." McLean said the win was important to get them back on track and hopefully finish the season on as a strong note as possible.
"We really want to keep playing as best we can and work on the things we still aren't getting right," McLean said. "If we keep working on it and finish the season on a good note it's better for the club. "We still have other grades doing really well so we have to keep performing and working to get things right, regardless of the finals.
The Swans had a great first half and booted six goals to two to get themselves into the swing of the game. In the second term the Swans booted a further five goals and Turvey Park grabbed three. But despite the ball barely entering the Turvey Park half in the first term the scoreboard wasn't a reflection because the Swans backline was drawn forward on too many occasions.
"We do tend to go forward a lot and then it creates a pretty easy passage for them to get the ball back down their end once they take possession," McLean said. The second half was a closer affair as the sides went practically goal for goal as the Swans worked hard to stop a second-half comeback after their hard work in the first.
Matt Crack was a standout for the Swans, directing play and clearing space for his side. Myles Bunn and Jeff Mickan, who was playing his 150th game for the club, also had a solid game. (By Amelia Elliston -The Area News, Monday July 16, 2007).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 13.9 (87) def Ganmain-GGM 8.10 (58), Leeton-Whitton 6.13 (49) def by Coolamon 23.14 (152); SUN: Narrandera 7.14 (56) def by Wagga Tigers 21.10 (136), Mangoplah-CUE, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 29.24 (198) def Turvey Park 3.7 (25)
Goals: P Rowston 7, M Hogan 6, K Duncan 4, R Duncan 3, M Clark 2, W Tyndall, G Dreyer, B Woolner
Best players: R Duncan, P Rowston, D McGreal, D Jamieson, B Woolner
Under 18: Griffith 16.19 (115) def Turvey Park 2.4 (16)
Goals: M Tyndall 3, C Harrison 2, M Patterson 2, L Piccolo 2, D Keenan 2, J Geddes 2, J Iemma, J Tyrell, B Jaffrey
Best players: L Piccolo, J Geddes, C Harrison, R Bull, B Jaffrey, K Ratcliff