2004 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 6 - Sunday May 16, 2004
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Peter Hughes, Michael Davidson and Paul Smith (RUA)
Griffith ..................... 6.3 .. 11.11 .. 20.18 .. 30.26 (206)
Eastern Hawks ..... 4.2 .. 4.3 .. 5.4 .. 7.5 (47)
GRIFFITH: Matt Bunn, Simon Spiers, Damien Scott; Rodney Simpkin, Ben Wade, Adrian Burns (c-c); Jason Hampel, Matthew McDonald, Ben Ford; Jamie Bennett, Jeff Mickan, Michael Duncan; Greg Tyack, Ashley Gardner, Mathew Crack; David Curran, Rodney Duncan, Shane Pound; Trent Bradley, Simon McClure, Daniel Best
EASTERN HAWKS: Jaeben Royal, Jamie Keenan, Daniel Hocking; Luke McMahon, Ben Perkins, Jay Peace; David Vanderfeen, Darren Cuthbert, Clint Campbell; Ryan Campbell, Phillip Evans, James Richards; Michael Bruce, Barry McLachlan, Ken Vanderfeen; Craig Polsen, Aaron Washington, Danny Bromham; Steve Bromham, Brendan Shumack, Steven Staines
Griffith: R Duncan 9, A Gardner 5, M McDonald 5, M Crack 3, M Duncan 3, J Bennett 2, D Curran, B Wade, S McClure
Eastern Hawks: M Bruce 2, P Evans, D Vanderfeen, B McLachlan, D Bromham, R Campbell
Griffith: R Duncan, M McDonald, Matt Bunn, B Wade, A Gardner, M Duncan
Eastern Hawks: B Perkins, J Keenan, D Bromham, J Richards, D Cuthbert
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith Swans supporters still suffering from heart complaints following last weekend's one-point miracle win were given a much-needed reprieve this weekend with the Swans cruising to victory over a hapless Eastern Hawks. A Griffith victory never looked in doubt, with the Hawks competitive in the first quarter but the Swans taking over after this and romping home in the next three quarters to seal victory by 159 points. "We really broke them apart in the second half," Griffith captain-coach Adrian Burns said. "The third quarter was probably our better one. We were kicking into the wind, and I think we kept them to one goal.
Burns returned to the field yesterday after a week off to recover from a head injury and played strongly in the three quarters he took part in. He said he was impressed with several elements of his side's game and commended Matt Bunn, Rod Duncan, Ashley Gardner, Mick Duncan, Ben Wade and Ben Ford for their efforts.
"Credit to our team, (the Hawks) had some undisciplined parts to their game, but our boys kept right out of it," he said. Rod Duncan was the best for the Swans with the boot, with six majors to his credit and Ashley Gardner picking up five.
The second half was the breaking point for the Hawks with Griffith able to score nine goals in the third term and ten in the fourth, restricting the Hawks to just three in the final hour.
Goal-scoring honours were shared among the Swans, but unfortunately did not include Damien Scott, who played his 200th game for the club. However, while his fellow players tried valiantly to get the ball to him, the mission proved fruitless. Matt Bunn also celebrated a milestone for the club, playing his 100th game. (By Grace Uhr - The Area News, Monday May 17, 2004).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 18.16 (124) def Coolamon 11.12 (78), Narrandera 6.7 (43) def by Ganmain-GGM 14.12 (96); SUN: Mangoplah-CUE 15.13 (103) def by Turvey Park 19.6 (120)
Reserves: Griffith 15.15 (105) def Eastern Hawks 3.6 (24)
Goals: M Smith 5, K Duncan 4, B Hicken 3, W Armstrong, J Moat, G Dreyer
Best players: B Lanyon, K Duncan, Reece Hill, D Giorgi, W Armstrong, M Smith
Under 18: Eastern Hawks 14.8 (92) def Griffith 8.10 (58)
Goals: K Duncan 2, S Stubbs 2, R Newman, J Gastin, T Matheson, D Crack
Best players: D Creevy, K Duncan, T Matheson, R Newman, L Habel