2009 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 14 - Saturday July 18, 2009
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Robertson Oval 2.10pm
Wagga Tigers ...... 4.2 .. 4.5 .. 10.6 .. 15.9 (99)
Griffith .................. 2.2 .. 6.5 .. 7.8 .. 8.9 (57)
WAGGA TIGERS: Warren Bartlett, Pat Noonan, Anthony Gaynor; Ryan Miller, Trent Garner, Joshua Gaynor; Daniel Davey, Damien Papworth, Jacob Powell; Alex Van Ruiswyk, Mitch Colvin, Sam Ryan; Andrew Terlich, Marc Shepherd, Pat Delaney; Lucas Denton, Jacob Osbeiston, Nathan McDonald; Shane Gow, James Hodges, Taylor Bentley
GRIFFITH: Matthew Kenny, James Smith, Simon Spiers; Mathew Crack, Matthew Noonan, Royce Johns; Ben Ford, Brett Owen, Jason Bertacco; James Nancarrow, Jonathon Gastin, Dean Crack; Jeff Harris, Shaun Curran, Kris Duncan; Michael Harris, Jeff Mickan, James Fallon; Chris Toohey, Cameron Harrison, Brad Woolner*
Wagga: M Sheppard 5, D Papworth 3, T Garner 2, A Van Ruiswyk 2, D Davey, T Bentley, N McDonald
Griffith: J Mickan 2, K Duncan 2, S Curran, M Harris, J Fallon, J Bertacco
Wagga: S Gaynor, P Noonan, D Davey, J Gaynor, A Van Ruiswyk, T Garner
Griffith: J Mickan, M Noonan, B Owen, S Curran, M Harris, M Kenny
SENIOR DEBUT: Brad Woolner
Reports: Griffith cite Marc Shepherd (Wagga) for striking James Smith (dismissed - lack of evidence).
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans have been left demoralised after a hard-earned half-time lead against the Wagga Tigers fell away severely in the second half to see the Tigers nearly double the Swans scoreline. It was a painful loss for the Swans, who put so much into the game only to see victory slip from their fingers in the third term, and then drop away completely at the end of the game.
The Swans, who have been playing for pride in the last few weeks after losing their finals hopes, saw a two-goal lead at half-time disappear soon afterwards, in what coach Matt Noonan described as being devastating. "Were always disappointed with a loss, but the biggest thing was this loss hurt so much because we put so much into it," he said. "The effort and the endeavour were there all day long."
Noonan named midfielders Jeff Mickan and Brett Owen as standout players, as well as back Matt Kenny, but he said the whole team put in a massive effort. "We were in front at half-time against the top side on the ladder, and we were playing a lot better footy," he said.
"Our intensity and our attack on the football was really good but we didn't react quick enough in the second half when they came at us with a bit of heat." Despite coming away with a heavy loss, Noonan said the fact the team were leading at half-time was a positive sign.
"We've got to look at it as a confidence booster, we need to take that effort and put it into our last four games of the year," he said. The Swans will have a chance to recover with the general bye next week. (By Nick Pearson - The Area News, Monday July 20, 2009).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Mangoplah-CUE 10.9 (69) def by Turvey Park 11.4 (70), North Wagga 7.2 (44) def by Ganmain-GGM 25.13 (163); SUN: Coolamon 22.210 (152) def Eastern Hawks 5.7 (37), Narrandera 9.6 (60) def by Leeton-Whitton 14.19 (103).
Reserves: Wagga Tigers 11.9 (75) def Griffith 7.7 (49)
Goals: C Moore 3, C Niven 2, J Tyrell 2
Best players: M Tyndall, C Lugton, B Woolner, J Ryan, J Tyrell, C Moore
Under 17: Wagga Tigers def Griffith on forfeit