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Round 13 - Saturday July 17, 2021
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Robertson Oval 
Umpires: Tim Beard and Andrew Tough (RUA)
Wagga Tigers ...... 0.4  3.6 .. 5.8 .. 7.9 (51)  
Griffith .................. 1.0 .. 1.1 .. 1.2 .. 1.2 (8)

WAGGA TIGERS: Lewis Waters, Hamish Gilmore, Tom McCullough; Fraser Yates, Reid Gordon, Charlie Bance; Sam McNaughton, Brendan Myers, Joshua Staines; Nick Ryan, Brady Morton, Mason Gilfillan; Cooper Pavitt, Jock Cornell, Will Keogh; Tom Osmotherly, Shaun Flanigan, Lahn Shepherd; Isaac Bennett, Pat Ryan, Jock Heeney
GRIFFITH: Ryan Bullus, Charlie Cunial, Ashley Verhagen; Patrick Payne; James Toscan, Oliver Bartter; Jay Summers, Kahlan Spencer, Nick Witherspoon; Jordan Whitworth, Henry Delves, Taine Moraschi; Leigh Owen, Mitchell Irvin, Angus Bartter; Riley Irvin, Jack Rowston, Tom Powell; Jamie Best, Tom Shannon, Ryan Best*
Wagga: M Gilfillan 2, R Gordon, J Cornell, B Myers, B Morton, C Pavitt
Griffith: H Delves
Wagga: M Gilfillan, C Bance, B Myers, S Flanigan, S McNaughton, T Osmotherly
Griffith: R Irvin, T Powell, J Rowston, O Bartter, J Whitworth, H Delves
Quinn Medal votes: 3 - Riley Irvin (Gri), 2 - Brendan Myers (WT), 1 - Charlie Bance (WT).

A summary of match report, with thanks
It's one of those matches in horrible weather where a coach is looking for a professional performance, tick the box and move on. That's exactly what Wagga Tigers mentor Murray Stephenson got after his side solidified a top five spot with a strong 51 to 8 win over Griffith at a sodden and wind-swept Robertson Oval on Saturday. In arguably the worst conditions for football so far this season, the last-placed Swans looked set to press the hosts after Henry Delves bagged the first goal of the game just three minutes into the contest. But that's where the joy ended for Griffith as the Tigers' pressure, intensity and greater experience eventually told. Griffith led one goal to four behinds at the first break, but the Tigers took advantage of the strong wind at their backs in the second quarter to post three unanswered goals. Two superb finishes from Mason Gilfillan, who finished with two goals, and one from Reid Gordon into the wind in the third term effectively wrapped up the contest. "It was a good win in dire conditions, but it was pleasing to win convincingly," Stephenson said. "We've got a big month of footy coming up, it will decide where we sit in the finals. To tick this one off is a good start, and particularly the way we did it as well." 
The Swans' chances weren't helped by first half injuries to Leigh Owen (knee) and Taine Moraschi (hip), but coach Greg Dreyer was happy with their endeavour. "They overworked us. Structurally they were better, and they're very well drilled," he said. "I think we worked hard today and our tackling stats and things like that were good, but they outplayed us." (By Jon Tuxworth - The Area News, Monday, July 19, 2021). 

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-GP 11.6 (72) def Narrandera 2.8 (20), Leeton-Whitton 4.5 (29) def by Ganmain-GGM 8.9 (57); SUN: Mangoplah-CUE 14.9 (93) def Coolamon 6.10 (46); Turvey Park, bye 
Reserves: Griffith 8.12 (60) def Wagga Tigers 3.6 (24)
Goals: B Rowston 2, R Matheson 2, D Crack 2, B Chambers, S Daniel
Best Players: R Matheson, D Schmetzer, C Bock, D Bennett, S Daniel, D Catanzariti
Under 17.5: Griffith 8.10 (58) def Wagga Tigers 1.3 (9)
Goals: B Evans 3, W Ellis 2, B Signor, J Neyland, J Rogerson
Best Players: J Bellincanta, J Neyland, M Rosengreen, B Signor, L Irvine, B Evans

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