Round 13 - Sunday July 17, 2011
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Paul Smith, Brian Robinson and John Hilton (RUA)
Griffith ...................... 6.3 .. 8.9 .. 14.13 .. 24.20 (164)
Mangoplah-CUE .... 2.4 .. 2.4 .. 2.5 .. 2.6 (18)
GRIFFITH: James Smith, Glen Snaidero, Jesse Ryan; Jonathon Gastin, Matthew Noonan, Che Jenkins; John Evans, Mathew Crack, Toby Blissett; Michael Johns, Tom Buckley, Jeff Mickan; Beau Runnalls, James Toscan, Kris Duncan; Michael Harris, Guy Orton, Michael Duncan; Dean Crack, Luke Piccolo, Tom Webb
Griffith: J Toscan 5, B Runnalls 5, M Duncan 4, T Blissett 2, G Orton 2, L Piccolo 2, K Duncan, J Gastin,
D Crack, M Crack
Mangoplah-CUE: Trent Cohalan, C Willis
Griffith: G Orton, J Gastin, T Buckley, M Duncan, J Toscan, M Noonan, M Johns, T Blissett
Mangoplah-CUE: Trent Cohalan, H Collins, G Spriggs, J Collins, N Davis, N Baggio
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith Swans coach Damien Scott gave an insight into his players’ mentality for the rest of the Riverina Football League season, when he said the playing group described their 146-point annihilation of Mangoplah-Cookardinia United Eastlakes as “job done.”
After being humbled against the undefeated Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong Lions last round, Scott and the Swans want the show the competition what they are capable of. Griffith turned a comprehensive win into a blowout in the final quarter, kicking 10 goals to leave the hapless Goannas in the rear-view mirror with James Toscan and Beau Runnalls kicking five for the afternoon at Exies Oval.
Matt Noonan, Jonathon Gastin and Toby Blissett were instrumental in putting the Swans onto the front foot with the trio running hard off the half-back line while Guy Orton had his best game in the Swans’ jersey. Asked what the difference was from being thrashed to handling it out this week, Scott said the players lived up to their potential and applied it for the whole game. “The things we have been working on really hit home for us today, we know how we want to set ourselves for sides, but today we just wanted to get consistency,” he said.
Griffith set the tone early by kicking six goals for the opening term with Tom Buckley – as he has for much of this season – providing an excellent target. The Goannas managed to slow down the red-hot Swans in the second to only see them kick two majors, but with 16 goals coming in the second half, the Swans showed the rest of the competition they are not going away.
(By Scott Hazlewood – The Area News, Monday July 18, 2011).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Narrandera 15.10 (100) def Wagga 10.13 (73); Coolamon 30.18 (198) def Turvey Park 4.5 (29), Ganmain-GGM 16.14 (110) def Collingullie-AK 13.9 (87); Leeton-Whitton, bye.
Reserves: Mangoplah-CUE 7.9 (51) def Griffith 8.2 (50)
Goals: R Duncan 3, C Lugton 2, Theo Valeri 2, A Cappello
Best players: C Lugton, C Harrison, Theo Valeri, B McRae, M Kenny, R Duncan
Under 17: Griffith 10.17 (77) def Mangoplah-CUE 10.8 (68)
Goals: P Whittard 4, H Delves 3, B Tarr, T West, D Cassidy
Best players: P Whittard, Tom Valeri, J Tyndall, H Delves, D Cassidy, J Keenan