2009 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 2 - Sunday April 19, 2009
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Griffith ................... 2.4 .. 6.8 .. 7.9 .. 9.14 (68)
Ganmain-GGM .... 4.8 .. 8.12 .. 16.14 .. 23.16 (154)
GRIFFITH: Myles Bunn, Simon Spiers, James Smith; Rodney Simpkin, Matthew Noonan, Jack Tyrell; Kris Duncan, Michael Duncan, Jonathon Gastin; James Nancarrow, Jeff Mickan, Den Crack; Craig Lugton, Aaron Cocks, Rodney Duncan; Shaun Curran, Ben Ford, Brett Owen (capt); Michael Harris, James Fallon, Michael Tyndall
GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: David Panaho, Paul Hamblin, Paul Lucas; Jack Kaye, Clint Taylor, Marc Kelly; Wes Kiley, Daniel Rankin (co-coach), Curtis Steele; Mitchell Steele, Christen McPherson (co-coach), Kirk Hamblin; Mitch Carroll, Christin Macri, Damien Walsh; Jacob Olsson, Matt Rava, Luke Walsh; Lachlan Steward, Jesse Lander, Andrew Roberts
Griffith: A Cocks 2, D Crack 2, J Nancarrow 2, R Simpkin 2, J Mickan
Ganmain-GGM: C Macri 9, C Steele 3, M Steele 2, J Kaye 2, M Rava 2, C McPherson 2, K Hamblin 2, L Walsh
Griffith: M Harris, M Duncan, B Owen, J Smith, J Nancarrow, B Ford
Ganmain-GGM: C Taylor, C Macri, M Rava, L Walsh, D Panaho, K Hamblin.
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans faded badly in the second half at Exies Oval yesterday to go down to reigning Riverina Football League champions Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong by 85-points. The home side had enough possessions to trouble the Lions for much of the first half, going to the sheds only down by 16 points at half-time. But the lack of viable rotation options and a freak injury to ruckman Shaun Curran, choked the life out of Griffith allowing the Lions to pour on the points late.
Swans coach Gerard Toscan said there was no excuses for the way the home side let the game slip away so dramatically.
"Without making too many excuses, we really missed some guys out there today and we were probably a little bit underdone going into this game," Toscan said. "It didn't help when we lost Shaun Curran at quarter time either, he was stretching a quad on the sidelines when he did some nerve damage to his knee. "I saw the trainer working on it and I thought he must have done it out on the field, but he couldn't straighten his leg after what happened."
The Swans were also counting on Aaron Cocks finding form again yesterday, but his kicking yips continued, with a number of easy shots spraying wide of the mark. "I don't know what it is, he (Cocks) has a really nice technique, whether he's trying to kick it too hard," Toscan said.
"But there were some positives, until we ran out of playing numbers and when we had enough possession, what we did with it was good.
"But if we were down a bit on fitness, then we can take steps to rectify that over the next month or so." Brett Owen worked hard all day for the home side, while stand-in ruckman Michael Harris shouldered the extra work-load well with Curran off the field.
New recruit Jimmy Nancarrow continued to be solid for the red and white, while Dean Crack also impressed in the first half before he too faded. (By Scott Hazlewood - The Area News, Monday April 20, 2009).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Mangoplah-CUE 14.16 (100) def Eastern Hawks 7.5 (47), Narrandera 13.13 (91) def North Wagga 10.10 (70), Wagga 11.12 (78) def Leeton-Whitton 5.5 (35); SUN: Turvey Park 9.10 (64) def by Coolamon 16.9 (105)
Reserves: Ganmain-GGM 15.14 (104) def Griffith 3.4 (22)
Goals: G Dreyer, B Jaffrey, L Piccolo
Best players: N Campbell, B Alban, R Best, G Foley, B Woolner
Under 17: Ganmain-GGM 15.8 (98) def Griffith 13.9 (87)
Goals: C Moore 6, K Hillier 2, B Snaidero 2, J Parr, D Bartter, K Charles
Best players: J Carroll, B McRae, F Bruton, C Moore, J Parr