2006 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 9 - Sunday June 18, 2006 (Pink Day)
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Scott Crowley, Peter Ross and Greg Walsh (RUA)
Griffith ................... 4.2 .. 10.6 .. 12.12 .. 16.20 (116)
Ganmain-GGM ..... 5.1 .. 9.4 .. 17.9 .. 24.10 (154)
GRIFFITH: Ben Ford, Simon Spiers, Josh Ward; Roger Heenan, Sam Hickleton, James Toscan; Tim Matheson, Luke McLean (c-c), Graham Foley; Daniel Meade, Jeff Mickan, Ashley Gardner; Nathan Petersen-Gray, Joel Brown, Michael Duncan; Rhys Newman, Matthew McDonald, Craig Conlan; Dean Crack, Jonathon Gastin, David Pasin
GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: Adam Symons, Paul Lucas, Drew Symons; Warwick Smith, Christen McPherson, Justin Evans; Daniel Hitchens, Christin Macri (c-c), Lachlan Steward; Mitchell Steele, Marc Geppert, Daniel Underwood; Scott Hamblin, Anthony Carroll, Ed Sullivan; Marc Braybon, Nathan McPherson, Chad Hamblin; David Logan, Kirk Hamblin, Matthew Hatty
Griffith: C Conlan 4, M McDonald 3, A Gardner 3, N Petersen-Gray 2, L McLean, J Gastin, M Duncan, J Brown
Ganmain-GGM: C Macri 7, A Carroll 6, S Hamblin 4, D Underwood 2, M Gerpert 2, K Hamblin 2, N McPherson
Griffith: N Petersen-Gray, M Duncan, C Conlan, G Foley, J Mickan, J Ward
Ganmain-GGM: C Macri, N McPherson, E Sullivan, C Hamblin, A Symons, J Evans
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans have suffered a mid-season stumble after Ganmain-GGM outgunned the locals in the third quarter to run away with a 38-point win yesterday at Exies Oval. The Swans, buoyed by last round's impressive victory over Leeton-Whitton, began the game strongly and were only narrowly behind at the first break. The home side than rallied in the second quarter and opened up an eight-point half-time lead, but some woefully inaccurate kicking stalled their chances of victory completely.
"Ganmain were just more switched on after three-quarter time," Swans captain-coach Luke McLean said. "We've got a few things to work on at training." In total, the Swans had one more shot on goal than the Lions but managed to finish well behind in a costly kicking display.
While the loss is an obvious setback for the Swans as they try to mount a mid-season charge up the ladder, McLean remains confident his side will still be within reach of the ladder come the end of the season.
"I think we're sitting about fourth now, and we can still make the top three definitely," he said.
While the loss proved disappointing for the home fans, they still have plenty to cheer about with the success of the Swans fundraising efforts for the Griffith Breast Cancer Support group undeniable. Not only where the players clad in special pinks jerseys, a good portion of the crowd showed their support by also emblazing themselves in pink and a giant pink ribbon had been spray painted on the ground.
"I'm fairly certain we surpassed the figure of $3000 we wanted to achieve," Swans committee member and architect of the 'Pink Day' initiative Damien Scott said. "The celebrity kick-off proved a big hit, and everyone really seemed to have enjoyed themselves."
(By Will Gilroy - The Area News, Monday June 19, 2006).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Coolamon 13.8 (86) def by Mangoplah-CUE 20.16 (136); SUN: Leeton-Whitton 24.12 (156) def Eastern Hawks 16.7 (103), Narrandera 19.13 (127) def Turvey Park 8.14 (62)
Reserves: Griffith 27.17 (179) def Ganmain-GGM 5.4 (34)
Goals: G Argus 10, C Lugton 4, K Duncan 3, W Tyndall 3, J Harris 2, G Dreyer 2, Chris Conlan, A Huskins, N Campbell
Best players: R Duncan, C Conlan, W Tyndall, G Argus, N Campbell, G Dreyer
Under 18: Ganmain-GGM 13.18 (96) def Griffith 6.6 (42
Goals: K Hicken 2, J Gastin, S Curran, L Cooper, J Iemma
Best players: J McRae, J Iemma, A Baker, M Tyndall, D McGreal, C McGann