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Round 9 - Saturday June 20, 2015
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Shana Doughney, Tony O'Halloran and Jake O'Halloran (RUA)
Griffith ................... 2.3 .. 7.4 .. 8.11 .. 10.12 (72) 
Wagga Tigers ...... 3.1 .. 7.3 .. 7.3 .. 9.7 (61) 

GRIFFITH: Kieran Hume, Richard Malone, James Fallon; Sam Daniel, James Taylor, Tom Groves; Daniel Peruzzi, Michael Duncan, Ben Tarr; Jonathon Gastin, James Toscan, Will Griggs; Henry Delves, Josh Hamilton, Dean Crack; Michael Griffiths, Chris Cerato, Ben King; Kieran Ruyg, James Keenan, Brandon Mathews
WAGGA TIGERS: Lachlan Myers, James Reilly, Wayne Morley; Campbell Lovell, John Anstee, Pat Delaney; Brady Morton, Jacob Osbeiston, Nathan Cooke; Matt Rava (c-c), Angus Durnan, Nick Ryan; Dylan Morton, John Buchanan, Fergus Inglis; Brad Graham, Shaun Flanigan, Jackson Kelly; Jake Gaynor, Scott Pearce, Scott Lucas
Griffith: H Delves 5, W Griggs 2, J Toscan, J Gastin, M Duncan
Wagga: J Kelly 3, F Inglis 2, J Buchanan, S Flanigan, A Durnan, N Ryan 
Griffith: H Delves, B King, K Hume, R Malone, J Taylor, D Peruzzi
Wagga: W Morley, M Rava, J Kelly, J Anstee, S Flanigan, B Graham 
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans turned in the type of four-quarter performance they have struggled to produce this season to beat the Wagga Tigers by 11 points at Exies Oval on Saturday. The Swans prevailed 10.12 (72) to 9.7 (61) to reinvigorate their Riverina Football League campaign after a disappointing loss to Mangoplah-CUE the previous round. The home side was well served by forward Henry Delves, the university student returning to Griffith to boot five goals in his first game of the season. Kieran Hume and Ben King also starred, but in a blow for the Swans, Michael Griffiths could be facing a stint on the sidelines after suffering a suspected broken arm midway through the first quarter.

Swans assistant coach Tom Groves said his team did well to hold off the Tigers with a player down. “We had four quarters of footy and they kept coming at us, as we expected,” he said. “But we just kept on going and came out the victors. “Everyone had an impact.

Everyone played their part, which made a hell of a difference after ‘Griffo’ went down in the first quarter. “Everyone sort of had to stand up to cover him for the game, but everyone played their role.” The third quarter was the key for the Swans, who extended a one-point lead at half-time into a 13-point advantage after keeping the Tigers scoreless. While there were occasional lapses, Groves believes the Swans are making progress after an inconsistent start to the season. Griffith are yet to record back-to-back wins this year, but Groves said the club had a big opportunity to change that against Leeton-Whitton next Saturday. “It really helps we’ve got another home game next week,” he said.

“It’s a massive chance to get two wins and build that confidence. “We’ve had some good wins, but we haven’t strung them together yet.”

(By Andrew Piva – The Area News, Monday June 22, 2015).  

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-GP 18.9 (117) def Coolamon 6.11 (47), Narrandera 5.8 (38) def by Leeton-Whitton 9.15 (69), Turvey Park 5.6 (36) def by Mangoplah-CUE 20.13 (133); Ganmain-GGM, bye.

Reserves: Griffith 16.6 (102) def Wagga Tigers 4.5 (29)
Goals: G Argus 4, Tom Valeri 2, M Johns 2, C Cunial 2, L Peruzzi, C Harrison, D Villata, A Cappello, J Tyrell, J Schirripa
Best Players: A Cappello, J Schirripa, M Johns, B McRae, L Vogan, G Argus
Under 17: Griffith 11.12 (78) def Wagga Tigers 5.4 (34)
Goals: A Coldwell 4, B Chambers 2, E Faiva 2, L Butcher, N Richards, J Rowston
Best Players: A Coldwell, B French, S Foley, L O'Dwyer, T Clarke, N Richards.

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