2006 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 3 - Sunday April 23, 2006
Riverina Football League
Venue: Kindra Park 2.10pm
Umpires: Paul Guthrie, Brian Robinson and Greg Walsh (RUA)
Coolamon ...... 5.2 .. 5.3 .. 9.5 .. 9.11 (65)
Griffith ........... 3.2 .. 10.4 .. 14.5 .. 20.11 (131)
COOLAMON ROVERS: Jacob McPherson, Leigh Drum, Brendan McPherson; Ryan Bartholomew, Francis Furner, Brian Munro; Stephen Bartholomew, Luke Maloney, Adam McKenzie; Simon Drum, David Smith, Hamish Dyce; Nathan Edyvean, Brendan McKelvie, Edward Edis; Ben Edyvean, Brett Garrett, Jamie Maddox; Michael Suidgeest, Scott Martin, Stuart McGowan
GRIFFITH: Myles Bunn, Simon Spiers, Josh Ward; James Toscan, Nathan Petersen-Gray, Roger Heenan; Matthew Kenny, Matt Bunn, Ben Ford; Matthew McDonald, Jeff Mickan, Daniel Meade; Craig Conlan, Sam Hickleton, Kris Duncan; Joel Brown, Luke McLean (c-c), Michael Duncan; Tim Matheson, Michael Wilson, Ashley Gardner
Coolamon: B McKelvie 4, S Drum, P Maloney, H Dyce, M Suidgeest, F Furner
Griffith: C Conlan 6, D Meade 3, S Hickleton 3, M McDonald 2, B Ford 2, Myles Bunn, L McLean, M Duncan, A Gardner
Coolamon: L Maloney, B McKelvie, B Edyvean, B McPherson, S Drum, H Dyce
Griffith: M Kenny, D Meade, N Petersen-Gray, Myles Bunn, R Heenan, C Conlan
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans scored their long-awaited first victory of the season yesterday after demolishing struggling Coolamon team by 66 points at Kindra Park. The Swans welcomed the return of Craig Conlan who booted six goals up forward, while the inclusion of Matt Kenny also paid off with the hard running player best on the ground.
A sensational second quarter, where the Swans ran in seven goals to nil, set up the win after Coolamon worked to an early lead with the aid of a strong wind. Swans captain-coach Luke McLean was satisfied with the win and believes his side is about to hit its straps.
"It was a good result, we played well today and had a lot of good passages of play," McLean said. "We stuck to our game plan and it's starting to work a lot better as we gel together."
McLean praised the efforts of Kenny, Roger Heenan, Mick Duncan and Nathan Petersen-Gray who were the driving force behind the win.
With clashes against Mangoplah and Turvey Park awaiting in the next two weeks, McLean is confident the Swans can catch up to the top teams in the competition. "Hopefully we can win at home this week and get back into the mix," McLean said.
"I wasn't worried after the first two weeks because I thought we were still playing good. "We didn't play as many practice matches as I would have liked, and we had a lot of reserve players in the games we did play. So, it was always just going to take some time to gel. McLean paid tribute to the side for showing character and fighting back like they did in the second term. "It was good to see we didn't panic," McLean said.
On another miserable day for Coolamon, Brendan McKelvie was a focal point up forward and kicked four goals, while Luke Maloney and Brett Garrett also tried hard all day. (By Matt Malone - The Area News, Monday April 24, 2006).
OTHER MATCHES - SUN: Narrandera 8.11 (59) def by Leeton-Whitton 15.18 (108), Ganmain-GGM 16.13 (109) def Eastern Hawks 15.6 (96), Turvey Park 14.13 (97) def Mangoplah-CUE 9.13 (67)
Reserves: Coolamon 12.15 (87) def Griffith 11.11 (77)
Goals: G Argus 4, L Cavallo, A Cappello, C Lugton, A Hukins, G Foley, W Tyndall, N Campbell
Best players: G Foley, C Lugton, W Tyndall, G Argus, T Morgan, R Hill
Under 18: Griffith 15.12 (102) def Coolamon 9.13 (67)
Goals: L Cooper 6, D Crack 4, M Vardanega 2, S Curran, M Tyndall, J Iemma.
Best players: D Crack, L Cooper, A Chalmers, J Gastin, S Curran, M Vardanega