2003 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 10 - Saturday June 21, 2003
Riverina Football League
Venue: Narrandera Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Rob Wilson, Steve Hatherall and Duncan Potts (RUA)
Narrandera ..... 4.1 .. 9.4 .. 11.5 .. 12.6 (78)
Griffith ............. 3.4 .. 9.7 .. 15.19 .. 21.12 (138)
NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Stephen Irons, Tim Durnan, John Vearing; Mark Ivanoff, Ashley Thomson (coach), Daniel Lumsden; Dean Hopwood, Chris Smith (capt), Adam Black; Jeremy Little, Stuart Hutchins, Peter Bloomfield; Scott Donaldson, Mark English, Dennis Piltz; Brett Powell, Lachlan Hutchins, Damon Burden; Daniel Purtill, Ben Powell, Hayden Hutchins
GRIFFITH: Myles Bunn, Ben Wade, Damien Scott; Matt Bunn, Andrew Hill, Jonathon O'Dwyer; Matthew Olney, Anthony Greely, Ben Ford; Jeff Mickan, David Curran, Trevor Clarke; Phillip Rowston, Jason Vant, Jason Hampel; Brendan Giason, Rodney Duncan, Jamie Bennett; Jason Malone, Simon Spiers, Rodney Simpkin
Narrandera: M English 3, D Hopwood 2, S Irons, P Bloomfield, S Hutchins, J Little, Ben Powell, D Piltz, C Smith
Griffith: J Vant 5, J Bennett 5, M Olney 3, J Mickan 3, A Greely 2, R Duncan, Myles Bunn, D Scott
Narrandera: D Lumsden, D Hopwood, Brett Powell, P Bloomfield, C Smith
Griffith: J O'Dwyer, J Mickan, T Clarke, Matt Bunn, J Bennett
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans made up from a woeful first half to come back and convincingly defeat Narrandera 21.12 (138) to 12.6 (78) in their Riverina Football League clash at Narrandera Sportsground on Saturday. Seventh-placed Narrandera got away to a stronger start, leading the game at the first short break and outscoring the visitors four goals to three. The game remained close in the next quarter with the Swans gaining a slight upper hand by half-time with the scores tight at 61 to 58 in Griffith's favour.
The Swans then kicked away in the last two quarters with six goals in each to score a win. Swans coach Cian Ebert said he was very disappointed in the Swans' first half performance. "There were only about three guys on the paddock who played anywhere near their full potential," he said. "We just ran around with no purpose. "Narrandera was constantly beating us to the footy and getting on top of us all over the park." He said the second half was a better effort by the third-placed Swans.
"At half-time we had a good hard look at ourselves and had to wake up to ourselves," he said. "Everyone lifted in the second half and it's personally the best half of footy I've been involved in all season." Ebert said the whole team had a strong game in the second half, with Jason Vant and Jamie Bennett both kicking a game-high five goals, four of which came in the second term for both players.
He said Myles Bunn also did a great job and Jon O'Dwyer was strong at the back. The game was marred by a scuffle in the third quarter, but Ebert was not concerned. "It was just a bit of a scuffle, the boys were just sorting themselves out," he said.
(By Grace Uhr - The Area News, Monday June 23, 2003).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Mangopah-CUE 12.15 (87) def by Ganmain-GGM 23.13 (151); SUN: Coolamon 21.16 (142) def East Wagga-K 10.7 (67), Turvey Park 9.12 (66) def Leeton-Whitton 5.13 (43).
Reserves: Narrandera 23.14 (152) def Griffith 3.5 (23)
Goals: A Gardner 2, W Tyndall
Best players: K Duncan, A Gardner, W Tyndall, R Frkovic, A Trotter
Under 18: Narrandera def Griffith on forfeit