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Round 8 - Saturday 17 June, 2017
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Tim Beard and Mark Rowe (RUA)
Griffith ...................... 2.4 .. 4.5 .. 6.7 .. 9.10 (64)
Mangoplah CUE ..... 2.1 .. 4.4 .. 9.5 .. 14.9 (93)

GRIFFITH: Dean Crack, Ash Verhagen, James Keenan; Guy Orton, Lucas Conlan, Sam Foley; Sam Daniel, Jordan Iudica, Luke Shannon; Tom Valeri, Jacob Conlan, Heath Northey; Jonathon Gastin, Brent Arho, Michael Duncan; Jacob Barrington, Will Griggs, Ben King (c); Tyler Bruns, Daniel Peruzzi, Brendan Knagge, Ben Tarr
MANGOPLAH-COOKARDINIA UNITED-EASTLAKES: Padric Griffin, Alex McCormack, Connor Griffin; Tom Keogh, Isaac Damme, Connor Huthwaite; Matt Collins, Harry Collins, Lachlan Kendall; Zacharie Walgers, Dylan de Britt, Ryan Price; Will Keogh, Jordan Foster, Andrew Dickins; Nathan Byrne, Stace Creasy, Trent Cohalan; Jack Killalea, Ethan Schiller, Pat Killalea, Jake Whitley, Steve Hoffman
Griffith: B Arho 5, J Conlan 2, J Gastin, M Duncan
Mangoplah-CUE: J Foster 7, T Keogh, E Schiller, J Killalea, A Dickins, T Cohalan, S Creasy, J Whitley
Best: Griffith: W Griggs, L Conlan, M Duncan, B King, J Iudica, J Barrington
Mangoplah-CUE: T Keogh, L Kendall, I Damme, J Foster, J Killalea, C Griffin
A summary of match report, with thanks
In Adrian Pavese's 500th game as coach, the Griffith Swans were looking to bring it up in style against Mangoplah-CUE at Exies Oval on Saturday. Unfortunately, the visiting Goannas had other ideas and proved to be too good in the second half, winning 14.9 (93) to 9.19 (64).

The Swans had a narrow advantage at the first two breaks before MCUE broke the game open with a five-goal third term to lead by 16 points at the final change. Griffith never went away but another five-goal quarter from the visitors ensured the longest trip in the Riverina League proved a successful one for the Goannas. 
Pavese was pleased with his side's effort in the game. "We were pretty good all day, but we just lacked a bit of polish," he said. "I said to the boys after the game as long as we can see we are on the right track it is eventually going to have to click because the hard work will get rewarded." The Swans were really put on the back foot thanks to seven-goal haul from Mangoplah's Jordan Foster while for the Swans Brent Arho kicked five.  Despite Foster's haul, Pavese was pleased with his side's application in defence.

"I thought we scrapped really well, and I think our defensive running is going really well which is an area we have been trying to focus on," he said. "I loved the fact they were still getting that instinctive play going it just at times we went back into some old habits and that cost us a few goals." Pavese finished by praising the performances of his younger boys in Jacob Barrington and Lucas Conlan.

(By Liam Warren - The Area News, Monday June 5, 2017).


OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-GP 24.18 (162) def Narrandera 3.2 (20), Leeton-Whitton 10.12 (72) def Coolamon 7.10 (52), Wagga 12.6 (78) drew Turvey Park 12.6 (78); Ganmain-GGM, bye.

Reserves: Griffith 8.7 (55) def Mangoplah-CUE 4.5 (29)
Goals: C Cunial 4, L Quade, A Cappello, T Howard, K Duncan
Best Players: N Witherspoon, R Johns, J Gavoka, L Peruzzi, D Andreazza, B Testoni

Under 17: Mangoplah-CUE 9.10 (64) def Griffith 8.5 (53)
Goals: R Matheson 2, N Langridge, M Agnew, G Rovere, C Bock, S Witherspoon, D Bennett
Best Players: L Killalea, I Campbell, M Agnew, R Matheson, G Rovere, J Paton

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