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Round 5 - Saturday May 17, 2014
Riverina Football Netball League 
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Rob Neighbour and Rob Apted (RUA)
Griffith ................... 2.1 .. 2.3 .. 5.6 .. 6.7 (43)
Mangoplah-CUE .... 2.2 .. 7.6 .. 11.6 .. 15.7 (97)

GRIFFITH: Tom West, Richards Malone, Jonathon Gastin; Joel Hourigan, James Taylor, Tim Matheson; Daniel Peruzzi, James Fallon, Luke Peruzzi; Tom Webb, Ryan Bulluss, Tom Shannon; Ben McRae, James Toscan, Dominic Giorgi; Michael Griffiths, Glen Snaidero, Guy Orton; David Dunbar, Fletcher Josling, Pat Whittard, Charlie Cunial 
MANGOPLAH-COOKARDINIA UNITED-EASTLAKES: Mark Roberson, Matt Collins, Connor Huthwaite; Trent Cohalan, Hunter Lloyd, Tom Keogh; Dustin Rogers, Colin Sanbrook, Zachary Williams; Isaac Damme, Harry Collins, Pat Killalea; Nic Casey, Andrew Dickens, James Creasy; Andrew Pettigrove, Stace Creasy, Mitch Daniher; Nathon Irvin, Jake Phillips, Adam Stow, Alex Pleming
Griffith: G Snaidero 2, J Toscan, T Shannon, R Malone, J Fallon
Mangoplah-CUE: A Dickens 7, N Casey 5, A Pettigrove, J Phillips, H Lloyd 
Griffith: J Taylor, T Webb, G Orton, B McRae, D Peruzzi
Mangoplah-CUE: C Sanbrook, A Pettigrove, S Creasy, A Dickens, M Daniher, M Collins

A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith’s celebration of club great Bill Tyndall was spoiled on Saturday by a rampant Mangoplah- Cookardinia United-Eastlakes outfit, thrashing the Swans by 45 points at Exies Oval. Winning 15.7 (97) to 6.7 (43), the Goannas broke away with a commanding five-goal second quarter before doling out further punishment in a damaging second half. Wearing black armbands to honour Tyndall and Sally McCanna, who also passed away last week, the Swans stayed in touch early and were just one point in arrears after the first term but were let down thereafter by what coach Brandon Mathews described as “shocking” skill errors.
Mangoplah’s Andrew Dickins was the main beneficiary of Griffith’s mistakes, outscoring the Swans off his own boot with a seven-goal haul while Nic Casey kicked five for the visitors. 
Griffith was not helped by the late withdrawal of Mathews and Mick Duncan, who both succumbed to injury on the morning of the game to join Dean Crack, Che Jenkins, Josh Hamilton and Trevor Richards on the sidelines. Without the calming influence of those senior players the Swans were rushed into poor decisions and looked a long way from the side that troubled reigning RFL premiers Coolamon the week before.

“It’s hard on your mindset when you’ve got so many guys out,” Mathews said. “Having so many young guys and first gamers, it’s not easy once you’re behind to settle it down and try to get it back into it – especially against a side like Mangoplah. 
Defender James Taylor was again named Griffith’s best along with Tom Webb, Guy Orton, Ben McRae and Daniel Peruzzi. The loss leaves the Swans at 1-4 heading into the RFL representative bye with the side’s finals chances fading further away with each loss. But Mathews is still holding out hope of a top five finish. “This close to a bye, we’re 1-4 and it looks horrible, but we still reckon we’re a real chance (of finals),” he said. Mick Duncan and I erred on the side of caution because it’s only round five and if we can get everyone back and we can play like we did against Coolamon, we should win quite a few to come.” (By Vince Rugari -The Area News, Monday My 19, 2014).  

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Narrandera 14.8 (92) def Turvey Park 8.11 (59), Wagga 9.12 (66) def by Coolamon 12.5 (77); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 12.8 (80) def by Collingullie-AK 19.9 (123); Leeton-Whitton, bye.

Reserves: Mangoplah-CUE 12.7 (79) def Griffith 6.6 (42)
Goals: A Cappello 3, T Howard 2, G Male
Best players: J Gordon, B Tarr, T Howard, A Cappello, D Catanzariti, J Keenan
Under 17: Mangoplah-CUE 11.12 (78) def Griffith 6.6 (42)
Goals: K Ruyg 2, W Kennedy 2, D Villata 2
Best players: R Holland, D Villata, D McKenzie, A McRae, K Ruyg, J Spencer

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