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Round 2 - Saturday 22 April 2023
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Ganmain Sportsground
Umpires: Rob Johnston and Andrew Tough (RUA)
Ganmain-GGM ....... 0.3 .. 6.4 .. 8.7 .. 9.10 (64)
Griffith .................... 6.4 .. 12.5 .. 13.7 .. 20.9 (129)
GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: Jack Sase, Josh Walsh, Sam Martyn (coach); Seb Hamblin, Kirk Mahon, Jed Guthrie; Tom Sase, Aaron Proctor, Jakob Taylor; Shannon Butterfield, Harry Carr, Tom Banuelos; Connor Krebser, Zac Brain, Jesse Lander; Dan Foley, Mitch Taylor, Matt Hamblin; Matt Knagge, Hunter Crozier, Sam Longmore
GRIFFITH: Daniel Peruzzi, Charlie Cunial, Nicholas Conlan; Sam Foley, Alec McCormick, Taine Moraschi; Mason Rosengreen, Kahlan Spencer, Kieran Ruyg; Oliver Bartter, Patrick Payne, Reece Matheson; Jay Summers, James Toscan, Alex Page; Nathan Richards, Rhys Pollock, Jack Rowston (capt.); Jordan Whitworth, Broden Spencer, Jack Hanna.
Ganmain-GGM - T Banuelos 3, Z Brain 2, M Hamblin, D Foley, C Krebser, H Crozier
Griffith - J Toscan 5, K Spencer 4, O Bartter 2, J Summers 2, R Pollock 2, R Matheson, A Page, T Moraschi, P Payne, J Rowston
Ganmain-GGM: T Banuelos, M Hamblin, J Taylor, A Proctor, J Lander, Z Brain
Griffith: N Richards, K Spencer, T Moraschi, C Cunial, O Bartter, J Summers, A McCormick, J Rowston, R Pollock
A summary of match report, with thanks
GRIFFITH have cemented themselves as a genuine contender after claiming a huge 65-point win on the road against Ganmain-GGM.
The Swans kicked six goals to none in the opening quarter and were able to fend off a Lions fightback to eventually run out winners 20.9 (129) to 9.10 (64). Griffith coach Greg Dreyer was pleased to grab the four points and for his side to start the game in such a dominant fashion.
"We talked about our starts during the week and just being confident," Dreyer said.
"We started really strongly and kicked six goals to none in the first quarter, so that was a good start."
The Swans went into the first break up by 37 points, with the margin staying around the mark throughout the second and third quarters.
With the game up for grabs, Dreyer said it was also pleasing to run out the last quarter and kick seven goals to one to claim the victory against a quality opponent.
"Our intensity was good which what we spoke about," he said. They are a good, contested side Ganmain and we wanted to match that, it was a little bit of new territory to be up like that in the first quarter. It was a good test as they came back at us, and I think they got within four goals and at three quarter time we were five goals up. We then kicked seven in the last quarter, so that was pleasing as well."
While offensively the Swans were very impressive, Dreyer was also happy with how the side defended after they fought off multiple challenges from the reigning premiers. "I was pretty happy with the second quarter," he said. "They attacked pretty hard, and we defended well, we kind of withstood it reasonably well.
There was a couple of little lapses that allowed Ganmain to get through us, but it was just probably a set up error or lack of communication throughout that period. We rectified that and that was pleasing, they'd come back in and got some momentum and confidence, but we replied with a timely goal."
The Swans accuracy was also something that Dreyer wanted to see an improvement on and was pretty satisfied with the return of 20.9 on the scoreboard. Nathan Richards was outstanding for the Swans in the ruck while Charlie Cunial, Oliver Bartter, Kahlan Spencer, Alec McCormick and Taine Moraschi were all solid performers. James Toscan kicked finished with five goals for the Swans while Spencer also kicked four.
Tom Banuelos kicked three goals on debut for the Lions and was among their best as was Matt Hamblin.
(By Jimmy Meiklejohn - The Daily Advertiser - Monday April 24, 2023).
Other matches: Collingullie-GP 7.6 (48) def Turvey Park 14.15 (99), Coolamon Rovers 19.10 (124) def Leeton-Whitton 6.6 (42), Mangoplah-CUE 23.20 (158) def Narrandera 9.5 (59); Wagga Tigers, bye.
Reserves: Ganmain-GGM 11.5 (71) def by Griffith 12.14 (86)
Goals - R Bullus 3, G Charles 2, J Girdler 2, B Morrissey, A Ray, M Ashcroft, M Signor, C Bock
Best players - J Neyland, B Signor, J Girdler, C Bock, L Wallace, M Cudmore, L DeMamiel
Griffith: Bill Geddes, Ash Verhagen, Max Vardanega; Michael Cudmore, Luke DeMamiel, Cameron Harrison; Ben Signor, Connor Bock, James Rogerson; Michael Agnew, Mason Ashcroft, Gary Charles; Rowan Patey, Ryan Bulluss, James Girdler; Jack Neyland, Archie Ray, Lachlan Wallace; Billy Evans, Baily Morrissey, Willem Vaessen
Umpire: Paul Rogerson
Other matches: Collingullie-GP 5.6 (36) def by Turvey Park 11.8 (74), Coolamon Rovers 22.25 (157) def Leeton-Whitton 3.0 (18), Mangoplah-CUE 23.14 (152) def Narrandera 6.3 (39); Wagga Tigers, bye.
Under 17.5: Ganmain-GGM 7.11 (53) def Griffith 8.3 (51)
Goals - B Morrissey 4, B Evans 2, D Paterson, I Conlan
Best players - W Vaessen, B Kenny, B Morrissey, B Parmenter, B Aloisi, J Naseby
Griffith: Oliver Young, Sean Culgan, Lucas Stevensonn; Ryan Irvin, Bede Kenny, Navieen Singh; Jai Menegazzo, Willem Vaessen, James Naseby; Beau Cooper, Matt Devery, Brock Parmenter; Tom Jamieson, Digby Paterson, Billy Evans; Blake Aloisi, Zaviea Connor, Bailey Morrissey; Zachary Spiers, Isaac Conlan, Archie Forwood
Umpire: Steve Cunial
Other matches: Collingullie-GP 1.2 (8) def by Turvey Park 22.13 (145), Coolamon Rovers 19.11 (125) def Leeton-Whitton 2.4 (16), Mangoplah-CUE 22.19 (151) def Narrandera 0.1 (1); Wagga Tigers, bye.
NETBALL vs Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong: A Grade: won 46-53, A Reserve: won 43-56, B Grade: won 42-46, C Grade: won 28-49, U17: won 24-43.