2005 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 3 - Saturday April 16, 2005
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Tom McDonald, Brett Webb and Greg Walsh (RUA)
Griffith ............ 6.2 .. 13.4 .. 19.10 .. 23.14 (154)
Coolamon ...... 3.3 .. 6.5 .. 8.10 .. 12.14 (86)
GRIFFITH: Myles Bunn, Smon Spiers, Damien Scott; Mathew Crack, Adam Brander, Roger Heenan; Tim Birks, Adrian Burns (c-c), Ben Ford; Craig Conlan, Jeff Mickan, Jason Hampel; Rodney Simpkin, Ashley Gardner, Michael Duncan; Ryan Hill, Matt Bunn, Matthew McDonald; Trent Bradley, Nic Hetherington, Tim Matheson
COOLAMON ROVERS: Pat Edmunds, Brendan McPherson, Nathan Edyvean; Ryan Bartholomew, Brett Garrett, Greg Rudd; Bryan Munro, Jamie Maddox, Adam McKenzie; Scott Martin, Jamie Parr, Brenton Cooke; Matt Bradley, Rob Wettenhall, Ryan Mortimer; Ben Edyvean, Nigel Scott, Matt Hard (c-c); Paul Thornycroft, Jamie Hard, Tim Hilton
Griffith: A Gardner 7, Craig Conlan 3, J Mickan 2, B Ford 2, M Duncan 2, A Burns 2, R Simpkin, A Brander,
Myles Bunn, N Hetherington, T Matheson
Coolamon: M Hard 3, B Cooke 2, J Parr 2, R Wettenhall, T Hilton, N Scott, B McPherson, G Rudd
Griffith: Matt Bunn, J Mickan, A Gardner, R Heenan, Myles Bunn, A Brander
Coolamon: J Maddox, T Hilton, R Mortimer, M Hard, B Edyvean, N Scott
A summary of match report, with thanks
Awful one week, awesome the next. The roller coaster ride that is season 2005 for the Griffith Swans was back on a high on Saturday as they thumped undefeated Coolamon side by 68 points. The Swans said they had put their infamous week behind them, and they certainly did, making Coolamon the second side to leave Griffith in awe of the Swans. The move to centre half forward for Swan Jeff Mickan proved decisive as the versatile footballer took over 15 marks and played a huge part in the win.
Swans coach Adrian Burns was happy with his team and said it was exactly the type of performance he expects. "Today was pretty much what I expect of the Griffith Football Club," Burns said. "They have set the standard, now I expect us to play at this level."
The Swans had their minds on the job from the outset booting four unanswered goals in the first 10 minutes.
The Swans then again during the middle ten minutes in the second quarter scored another six answered goals, and Coolamon could not handle the onslaughts the Swans were throwing at them. It was a dirty day Coolamon that reigning Jim Quinn Medallist NigelScott sent from the field and the undefeated Hoppers did not look half the side that upset premiership favourites Ganmain-GGM just two weeks ago.
Leading by 41 points at half-time, the Swans did not stop there kicking another six goals to two in the third quarter.
Coolamon coach Matt Hard was angered by his side's performance. "We were disgraceful, ordinary, lackluste," Hard said. "I'm not happy, we lacked dedication today." However, the man of the moment for the Swans was Jeff Mickan, who was a match winner for the Swans.
"He (Mickan) played really well today," Burns said. "He played centre half forward all last year and played well their today," Burns added it was a more committed approach that saw the Swans soar. "Our whole approach was better," Burns said. "We went back to basics."
(Matt Malone - The Area News, Monday April 18, 2005).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 19.15 (129) def Eastern Hawks 17.11 (113); SUN: Gamain-GGM 24.17 (161) def Mangoplah-CUE 10.7 (67), Turvey Park 11.14 (80) def by Narrandera 17.15 (117)
Reserves: Coolamon 12.12 (84) def Griffith 10.18 (78)
Goals: G Argus 4, D Graham 2, K Duncan, M Kenny, Reece Hill, T Wilson
Best players: W Tyndall, D Catanzariti, N Campbell, T Butcher, C Lugton, T Wilson
Under 18: Coolamon 19.13 (127) def Griffith 4.3 (27)
Goals: P Dickens, R Hannon, K Hicken, J Gastin
Best players: J Gastin, M Best, J Ward, A Potroz, J Duncan