Round 14 - Sunday July 18, 2010
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Ganmain Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Duncan Potts, Ryan Dedini and Cameron Warner (RUA)
Ganmain-GGM .... 7.2 .. 10.6 .. 16.14 .. 21.20 (146)
Griffith .................. 2.0 .. 6.1 .. 6.3 .. 6.4 (40)
GRIFFITH: Ben McRae, Craig Lugton, Dean Catanzariti; Matthew Kenny, Matthew Noonan, Jonathon Gastin; Luke Humphries, Mathew Crack, Luke Piccolo; James Fallon, Josh Whelan, Brad Woolner; Matthew Hogan, Shaun Curran, Dean Crack; Jeff Mickan, Michael Duncan, Tim Matheson; Cameron Harrison, Jack Tyrell, Jesse Ryan*
Ganmain-GGM: S Milne 5, C Taylor 3, J Olsson 3, D Hitchens 2, J Lander 2, S Walsh, C Steele, L Kohlhagen, M Steele,
N McPherson, M Carroll
Griffith: J Whelan, L Humphries, J Fallon, M Duncan, S Curran, C Harrison
Ganmain-GGM: S Milne, E Sullivan, P Hamblin, M Carroll, C Taylor, C Steele
Griffith: M Crack, L Humphries, M Duncan, J Whelan, T Matheson, S Curran
SENIOR DEBUT: Jesse Ryan
A summary of match report, with thanks
A practically scoreless second half by the Griffith Swans cut short their slim chances of pulling off the biggest upset this Riverina Football League season, with Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong cruising to a 106-point win yesterday. The Swans only scored three behinds in the second half compared to the Lions’ 11 goals, with the differential between the two sides this season now a massive minus 187.
Griffith coach Matt Noonan believes they have an outside chance of causing the upset given their first-half performance, but said they were not rewarded for their positive play as they might have been against a lesser side.
“At the moment our third quarter is our Achilles heel and we really backed off the pace, “Noonan said.
“Our first half was really good, and we played some pretty good running footy, and even for a bit of the third quarter we were still there with them, but once they got a couple of easy goals, they charged ahead. “But to our credit even in other periods we still battled away and worked hard and there were still some very good plays that happened.
“Even in the last quarter we still took the ball end-to-end and we looked really classy, but it’s just at this stage, taking nothing away from my boys, we just don’t have the depth that they’ve got. “But it was one of those games where they worked very hard in the second-half because I think they would have got a blast in the sheds, because we were sticking it to them, and we are only a little bit behind them.”
Despite fielding a slightly depleted side, the Lions still field one of the strongest sides in the competition with Sam Milne having a day out with five goals to go with three to Clint Taylor and Jacob Olsson as part of Ganmain’s 11 different goal scorers.
Michael Duncan, Mathew Crack, Tim Matheson and Luke Humphries were all standouts for the Swans, but they could not sustain the same firepower on display as Ganmain, who remain undefeated this Riverina Football League season.
(By Scott Hazlewood – The Area News, Monday July 19, 2010).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Mangoplah-CUE 14.13 (97) def Leeton-Whitton 11.9 (75), Wagga 16.5 (101) def Coolamon 12.10 (82); SUN: Turvey Park 22.10 (142) def Narrandera 9.9 (63).
Reserves: Ganmain-GGM 30.15 (195) def Griffith 0.1 (1)
Best players: C Arnold, R Best, Mark Duncan, M Keenan, M Tyndall, D Best
Under 17: Griffith 24.20 (164) def Ganmain-GGM 0.4 (4)
Goals: C Moore 4, T Blissett 3, M Griffen 3, M Oates 3, J Soraggi 2, S Heffer 2, T Valeri 2, K Hillier 2, C Hutchison, S Nascimben, P Whittard
Best players: B Watts, M Griffen, K Hillier, S Heffer, S Brennan, J Soraggi