2015 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 17 - Sunday, August 15, 2015
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Mark Rowe, Brian Robinson and Josh O'Donoghue (RUA)
Griffith ....................... 3.0 .. 8.1 .. 10.1 .. 11.4 (70)
Mangoplah-CUE ..... 4.5 .. 5.7 .. 10.13 .. 12.16 (88)
GRIFFITH: Kieran Hume, Richard Malone, James Fallon; Riley Holland, Tom Groves, Jacob Conlan; Kieran Ruyg, Sam Daniel, Daniel Peruzzi; Chris Cerato, James Toscan, Jonathon Gastin; Tim Matheson, Henry Delves, Dean Crack; Steven McCanna, Will Griggs, Ben King; James Keenan, Dean Villata, Angus Coldwell*
MANGOPLAH-COOKARDINIA UNITED-EASTLAKES: Joe Melton, Mark Roberson, Padric Griffin; Trent Cohalan, Isaac Damme, Tom Keogh; Jacob Whitley, Harry Collins, Sam Schiller; Jock Cornell, Dustin Rogers; Theo Metcalfe; Andrew Dickens, Matt Collins, Pat Killalea; Andrew Pettigrove, Colin Sanbrook, Stace Creasy; Stuart Carey, Alex Pleming, Nathon Irvin
Griffith: H Delves 5, S Daniel 2, W Griggs, J Gastin, D Crack, B King
Mangoplah-CUE: M Collins 3, J Cornell 2, A Dickins 2, C Sanbrook, H Collins, J Whitley,
A Pettigrove, D Rogers
Griffith: W Griggs, J Toscan, B King, S Daniel, K Hume, R Malone
Mangoplah-CUE: H Collins, T Keogh, S Creasy, J Whitley, A Pettigrove, M Collins
SENIOR DEBUT: Angus Coldwell
A summary of match report, with thanks
No coach likes losing, but Griffith mentor Brandon Mathews applauded the effort of his players in the Swans’ 18-point loss to Mangoplah-CUE at Exies Oval on Saturday. The Swans started underdogs against the ladder-leading Goannas but threatened an upset when they led by 12 points at half-time. But the home side couldn’t maintain its dominance when play restarted and was unable to stop the visitors pulling away to win 12.16 (88) to 11.4 (70). The Swans had their final hopes ended the previous week, but Mathews, who missed Saturday’s match with a wrist injury, said there was plenty to like about his team’s endeavour. “I was absolutely rapt with the boys,” Mathews said.
“I was really proud of them. They (Mangoplah-CUE) were supposed to be the top side, but our blokes never gave up and kept cracking the whole game. “If you look at the personel that’s out and the fact we’re not playing finals, it would be pretty easy to park your bum in the corner. “But I can’t question the boys’ effort. I thought they did themselves proud.”
The Swans had plenty of good performers. Forward Henry Delves booted five goals, while Queanbeyan recruit Will Griggs was a ball magnet across the ground most of the afternoon. Mathews also praised the contribution of young gun Jacob Conlan, who played off the half-back line. “He’s been terrific since coming into first grade,” Mathews said. Mathews said young debutant Angus Coldwell also played well.
“He was a bit limited in his time, but I thought he did some really good things out there,” he said.
The Swans finish their season with an away match against the second-placed Wagga Tigers this Saturday. “We think we’ve a bit unlucky to miss finals this year and this will be a good chance to show that against one of the top sides,” he said.
(By Andrew Piva – The Area News, Monday August 17, 2015).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 17.17 (119) def Collingullie-GP 17.9 (111), Turvey Park 6.7 (43) def by Leeton-Whitton 10.13 (73), Wagga 12.11 (83) def Coolamon 8.8 (56); Narrandera, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 11.7 (73) def Mangoplah-CUE 9.4 (58)
Goals: C Cunial 5, Tom Valeri 2, T Howard 2, C Moore, N Richards
Best Players: C. Harrison, C Cunial, D Spratt, B Tarr, J Schirripa, Tom Valeri
Under 17: Mangoplah-CUE 13.11 (89) def Griffith 7.7 (49)
Goals: L O'Dwyer 2, L Butcher, J Spencer, B Chambers, E Faiva, J Rowston
Best Players: S Foley, N Richards, B French, L Butcher, L Testoni, L O'Dwyer