Round 9 - Saturday June 16, 2012
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Crossroads Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Brian Robinson and Andrew Tuovi (RUA)
Collingullie-AK. .... 1.3 .. 4.3 .. 10.8 .. 13.13 (91)
Griffith .................... 2.1 .. 3.3 .. 4.7 .. 5.8 (38)
COLLINGULLIE-ASHMONT-KAPOOKA: Ben Absolum, Tom Edgar, Kallum Sykes; Chris Gow, Will Haines, Ned Mortimer; Sam Bovington, Jack Egan, Daniel Kennedy; Brad Aiken, James Morris, Ben MacKenzie; Josh Meiselbach, Marc Geppart, Curtis Allen; Nick Cooper, Todd Hayes, Chris Gordon; Nathan Fuller, Brett Lenon, Joshua McKenzie
GRIFFITH: Andrew Cappello, Glen Snaidero, Tom Miller; John Evans, Matthew Noonan, Jonathon Gastin; Rick Daniher, Michael Duncan, Kris Duncan; James Fallon, James Toscan, Dean Crack; Tom Buckley, Jethro Calma-Holt, Tim Matheson; Dylan Cudmore, Guy Orton (c-c), Brett Owen; Mathew Crack, Toby Blissett, Andrew Hawkins
Collingullie-AK: C Allen 4, M Geppart 3, J Meiselbach 2, J Morris 2, B McKenzie, D Kennedy
Griffith: J Calma-Holt, T Buckley, J Toscan, G Snaidero, A Hawkins
Collingullie-AK: D Kennedy, T Edgar, J Meiselbach, B Absolum, T Hayes, C Gow
Griffith: G Snaidero, M Duncan, M Noonan, J Calma-Holt, K Duncan, M Crack
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith coach Guy Orton has thrown down the challenge for his side to work its way out of its mini-form slump, after the Swans were beaten by Collingullie-Ashmont-Kapooka by 53 points on Saturday. After four wins in a row in the Riverina Football League, the Swans now sit 4-4, and, by Orton’s admission are well off the standard needed to defeat the likes of
Tigers and CAK, who he believes will finish in the top three this season. “We worked hard to start well, and we did that but then in the third quarter we again made silly decisions and just blazes away instead of what we were doing in the first quarter, “Orton said. “We fell into bad habits and played old style of footy, which isn’t us. “We’ve got to change something to get to our goal of playing finals, because if we keep going the way we are, then we’ve not going to make it.”
Griffith grabbed an early lead in a low-scoring first quarter but trailed at the main break as the Demons kicked three for the term. The third-quarter blues that have times haunted the Swans were revisited as the home side scored 6.5 as they blew the game open to lead by 37 points – with a further three majors in the final term putting the game to bed for CAK.
“It’s very frustrating for me and to the coaching staff, but it’s frustrating for the players as well because they have confidence in everybody in the side, “Orton said of his side’s two losses. But the Griffith coach was able to find positives in certain individual performances.
“The backline was very good yesterday especially holding Marc Geppert to three goals, Glen Snadiero played a really good role on him, and Tom Miller came on and cut the ball off a few times, and so did Jono Gastin,” he said. “Mick Duncan was good again and Matt Noonan was also good in the backline, but again, we had the normal players play well.
“I’ll admit I have been off my game a bit as well, but some people are still waiting for someone else to step up, and some players have lost their confidence – but I’ll speak to them individually during the week.” (The Area News, Monday June 18, 2012)
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 12.19 (91) def Turvey Park 8.8 (56), Narrandera 8.9 (57) def by Ganmain-GGM 12.13 (85); Coolamon 19.11 (125) def Mangoplah-CUE 10.9 (69); Wagga, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 10.10 (70) def Collingullie-AK 9.11 (65)
Goals: Tom Valeri 5, J Hampel, C Moore, K Hume, O Delves, P Whittard
Best players: C Harrison, T Webb, M Hogan, O Delves, C Moore, M Tucker
Under 17: Griffith 18.10 (118) def Collingullie-AK 2.4 (16)
Goals: J Burley 7, T Shannon 3, B Tarr 3, B Moore 2, J Gordon, J Harrison, D Cassidy
Best players: M Peruzzi, A Blissett, J Burley, N Witherspoon, B Tarr, T Bruns