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Round 17 – Saturday August 17, 2019
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval
Umpires: Rob Johnston and Andrew Tough (RUA)
Griffith …………,,,,,,,…. 3.1 .. 6.3 .. 10.8 .. 11.12 (78)
Mangoplah-CUE ….. 2.3 .. 3.4 .. 4.7 .. 5.12 (42)
GRIFFITH: Daniel Peruzzi, Guy Orton, James Taylor; Michael Duncan, James Toscan (capt), Jordan Iudica; Isaac Campbell, Will Griggs (coach), Jonathon Gastin; Blake Argus, Jacob Conlan, Sam Daniel; Charlie Cunial, Lucas Conlan, Isaiah Potts; Nathan Richards, Heath Northey, Jack Rowston; Reece Matheson, Mitchell Irvin, Kahlan Spencer
MANGOPLAH-COOKARDINIA UNITED-EASTLAKES: Jacob Whitley, Blake Chapman, Jack Carey; Jake Hindmarch, Tim Smith, Lachlan Kendall; Jacob Taylor, Nick McCormack, Charlie Chambers; Ethan Schiller, George Kendall, Trent Cohalan; Padric Griffin, Ryan Price, James Scott; Andrews Dickins, Dom Bunyan, Nick Collins; Alex McCormack, Elliott Winter, Pat Killalea
Griffith: S Daniel 3, J Conlan 2, L Conlan 2, K Spencer, W Griggs, B Argus, J Rowston
Mangoplah-CUE: G Kendall 3, R Price, N McCormack
Griffith: W Griggs, G Orton, S Daniel, J Toscan, J Gastin, B Argus
Mangoplah-CUE: J Carey, T Cohalan, D Bunyan, L Kendall, J Whitley, N McCormack
MILESTONE: Jonothan Gastin 200th senior game
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith cemented a top three finish with a six-goal win over Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes on Saturday. The Swans guaranteed themselves third spot but just as importantly got back into form with a 11.12 (78) to 5.12 (42) victory at Exies Oval. Griffith welcomed back a number of key personnel just two weeks out from finals and it paid an instant dividend as the Swans produced one of their best performances in the last two months. They got one back over the fifth-place Goannas, who embarrassed them earlier in the year to the tune of 65-points. The Swans got on top in the second quarter, kicking three goals to one to open up a 17-point lead. They then stamped their authority on the contest with another four goals to one in the third term.
Griffith ruckman Nathan Richards’ return made an immediate difference for the Swans as he provided a strong contest in his first game in two months. James Toscan continued his strong season with a big game on MCUE forward George Kendall, the return of Jordy Iudica and Heath Northey made a significant difference, while Sam Daniel ha a big game and finished with three goals.
The win also ensured Griffith celebrate Jono Gastin’s 200th game with a win. Griffith coach Will Griggs, who was one of the best players on the ground himself, was pleased to see his team back at their best. Griggs believes the return of key personnel played the biggest part in Griffith’s turn-around. Griggs said the beauty of the win over MCUE meant it was all about preparing for their qualifying final with Coolamon the week after. “We can rest a few now,” he said. “It’s nice to be confidence going in but we’re not going to risk anyone who’s sore.
(Matt Malone - The Daily Advertiser, Monday August 19, 2019)
Other matches - SAT: Collingullie-GP 11.9 (75) def by Turvey Park 15.8 (98), Leeton-Whitton 4.11 (35) def by Ganmain-GGM 16.15 (111), Wagga 15.16 (106) def Coolamon 11.4 (70); Narrandera, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 10.10 (70) d Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes 4.8 (32)
Goals: C Bock 2, Tom Valeri 2, J Crowe, S. McGinn, O Herrmann, S Foley, L Peruzzi, M Agnew
Best: D Schmetzer, O Herrmann, J Keenan, S Foley, M Agnew, J Paton
Under 17.5: Griffith 16.17 (113) d Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes 3.2 (20)
Goals: B Rowston 5, S Robinson 2, A Brown 2, D Cosson 2, J Whitworth, L Wallace, D Bennett, J Best, Z DeMamiel
Best: D Bennett, J Whitworth, B Rowston, K Bennett, A Bartter, A Ray