2006 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 14 - Saturday July 22, 2006
Riverina Football League
Venue: Narrandera Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Simon Harrison, Tom McDonald and Paul Smith (RUA)
Narranderra ....... 2.5 .. 8.10 .. 17.13 .. 21.17 (143)
Griffith .................. 6.2 .. 9.6 .. 14.10 .. 17.14.116
NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Peter Bloomfield, Stuart Hutchins, Hayden Hutchins; Wes Kiley, Ian Donaldson, Stevens Irons; Drew Kenna, Tim Mathieson, Adam Black; Justin Zac, Peter Heath, Nick Hetherington; Tim Durnan, Danny Campbell, Jonathon Dawson; James Horne, Jamie Grintell (c-c), Mark Ivanoff; Tim Sullivan, Chris Downes, Phil Williams
GRIFFITH: Glenn Vaccari, Daniel Meade, Joel Brown; Myles Bunn, Nathan Petersen-Gray, James Toscan; Ben Ford, Luke McLean (c-c), Kris Duncan; Matt Bunn, Jeff Mickan, Jeff Harris; Ashley Gardner, Craig Conlan, Dean Crack; Ryan Hill, Matthew McDonald, Michael Duncan; Tim Wilson, Daniel Best, Greg Dreyer
Narrandera: J Grintell 7, D Campbell 3, T Durnan 3, T Sullivan 2, D Kenna 2, A Black, P Heath, T Mathieson, S Hutchins
Griffith: C Conlan 6, M Duncan 3, N Petersen-Gray 3, Matt Bunn, L McLean, D Crack, T Wilson, K Duncan
Narrandera: J Grintell, J Dawson, T Durnan, C Downes, S Hutchins, D Campbell
Griffith: N Petersen-Gray, J Mickan, C Conlan, M McDonald, R Hill, J Toscan
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans slumped to their second successive loss in the Riverina Football League after going down to Narrandera by 27 points at Narrandera Sportsground. The Swans stormed out of the blocks after a six-goal opening term, but they saw the lead whittled down to just two points by half-time. Craig Conlan tried to inspire his side with six goals, but the Swans failed to fire in the second half.
"We didn't switch on all day, and we had a good first half but inexperienced cost us," Swans captain-coach Luke McLean said. "We didn't use the ball very smart and turned it over too often and it was pretty disappointing." McLean and the Swans have been trumpeting their desire to finish in the top three before the finals, but this weekend's loss to Narrandera has forced a revision of their goals.
Asked if his side's current form warranted a top-three finish, McLean was frank. "Not at the moment," he said. "We've got to focus on getting a win next weekend against Leeton and then we have the bye after that.
"We've beaten every team in the competition at least once except Ganmain and at the moment we're just a bit hot and cold, and we need to be a lot more consistent and focus on getting a win rather than a top-three position." (The Area News - Monday July 24, 2006).
OTHER MATCHES - SUN: Ganmain-GGM 34.16 (220) def Coolamon 9.12 (66), Leeton-Whitton 18.12 (120) def Mangoplah-CUE 9.9 (63), Turvey Park 12.9 (81) def by Eastern Hawks 13.15 (93)
Reserves: Narrandera 19.4 (118) def Griffith 9.16 (70)
Goals: R Frkovic 2, R Newman 2, K Duncan, A Cappello, M Burke, L Catanzariti, J Vaccari
Best players: Chris Conlan, D Scott, A Chalmers, N Campbell, N Kite, M Harris
Under 18: Narrandera 14.12 (96) d Griffith 8.9 (57)
Goals: K Hicken 2, L Piccolo 2, M Vardanega 2, L Cooper, J Iemma,
Best players: A Chalmers, C Harrison, J Smith, D McGreal, M Vardanega, J Fallon