2017 SEASON RESULTS
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Representative Match - Saturday May 20, 2017
Venue: Robertson Oval
Riverina FL ......... 2.2 .. 5.7 .. 6.12 .. 7.18 (60)
AFL Canberra .... 4.3 .. 7.6 .. 11.10 .. 15.10 (100)
Goals: Riverina: M Geppert 4, J Buchanan 2, L Potter
Best: Riverina: T Keogh, L Redfern, J Olsson, W Griggs, J Lane, C Lovell
A summary of match report, with thanks
A polished AFL Canberra put paid to hopes of a Riverina League upset at Robertson Oval on Saturday, finishing over the top of the hosts for a 40-point victory. Riverina paid the price for failing to keep pressure on the scoreboard as Canberra capitalised on their running game, kicking eight goals to two after half-time to run our comfortable winners 15.10 (100) to 7.18 (60).
The visitors appeared to have an edge in class and their ability to move the ball at speed threatened Riverina from the outset. The home side matched them in enthusiasm and determination but in a situation where they couldn't afford to give an inch, they gave up a mile of opportunities. "They moved the ball really well and excelled in a few spots and we didn't," Riverina coach Guy Orton said.
"Obviously if we had kicked straight, it would've been a different outcome but, all-in-all, I'm pretty happy. "They used the ball well and we sort of didn't, going into our forward line." Riverina's best was Tom Keogh who worked up and down the ground all day, and Luke Redfern caught the eye, igniting their attack with his speed. (By Peter Doherty - The Area News, May 22, 2017).