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Round 10 - Sunday June 23, 2002
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Andrew Crook and Rob Davidson (RUA)
Griffith ................... 4.3 .. 7.3 .. 13.6 .. 20.10 (130)
Ganmain-GGM .... 2.3 .. 3.6 .. 7.6 .. 11.8 (74)
GRIFFITH: Shawn Conlan, Brendan Giason, Damien Scott; Matt Bunn, Chris Blanchard, David Kidman; Luke Condon, Phillip Rowston, Michael Duncan; Craig Conlan, Jeff Mickan, Rodney Duncan; Jamie Bennett, Danny Beriman, Chris Conlan; Matthew Olney, Cian Ebert (c-c), Trevor Clarke; Simon Spiers, Matthew Kenny, Ben Wade
GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: Matthew Hatty, Stephen Kelly, Drew Symons; Adam Symons, Scott Hamblin, Shaun Rava; Nathan Irvine, Luke Carroll (c-c), Mitchell Steele; Jamie Crozier, David Logan, Mitchell Carroll; Cameron Steward, Warwick Smith, Phillip Hatty; Chris Kelly, Brett Lenon, Nathan McPherson; Joel Noble, Rohan Brill, Peter Walsh
Griffith: M Duncan 4, R Duncan 3, D Beriman 2, J Bennett 2, L Condon, C Ebert, J Mickan, Craig Conlan,
Chris Conlan, B Wade, P Rowston, Matt Bunn, M Kenny
Ganmain-GGM: P Hatty 4, J Crozier 3, M Carroll 2, S Hamblin, N Irvine
Griffith: J Mickan, M Olney, T Clarke, S Conlan, B Giason
Ganmain-GGM: L Carroll, C Kelly, S Rava, M Hatty, S Kelly
A summary of match report, with thanks
After a slow start the Griffith Swans rediscovered their form yesterday afternoon at the Exies Oval, blowing Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong away with a 13-goal second half to take a 20.10 (130) to 11.8 (74) victory. At half-time the Swans led 45-24, inaccuracy in front of goals by Ganmain-GGM putting the visitors further behind than they possibly should have been. Griffith picked up the pace in the final two terms to add 13 goals to Ganmain's eight and secure victory. The win puts Griffith a game clear at the top of the Riverina Football League ladder after Turvey Park went down by a goal to Coolamon. Redeeming themselves after last week's loss to Turvey Park, the Swans worked hard all game apart from some short lapses and kept the Lions from fighting back into the match.
Griffith captain-coach Cian Ebert was pleased to see a good all-round effort from the players. "I'm rapt with the endeavour from the boys," Ebert said. "It was by no means a pretty game or skillful game, but they just kept on having a crack.
"We got a bit of feeling back today and worked hard, we knew they were going to be at us all the time and they were. "It's good to get back to somewhere we were at the start of the season." While not wanting to single out individuals out in what he said was an all-round effort.
Ebert said it was great to have Ben Wade backing up after playing under-18's, while the return of injury of Chris Blanchard and Rod Duncan also helped out. "It was great to have Chris Blanchard back being our rock at centre half back and Rod Duncan came back in and kicked three goals and really shut down their play-maker. Among the better players for the Swans were Jeff Mickan, Matt Olney, Trevor Clarke, Shawn Conlan and Brendan Giason, who all put everything they had into the game.
Standing out for Ganmain-GGM were Chris Kelly, Luke Carroll, Shaun Rava, Matthew Hatty and Mitchell Carroll.
(By Rebecca Kroek - The Area News, Monday June 24, 2002).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: East Wagga-Kooringal 102 def Narrandera 92, Mangoplah-CUE 90 def Leeton-Whitton 33; SUN: Coolamon 97 def Turvey Park 92.
Reserves: Griffith 26.15 (171) def Ganmain-GGM 12.4 (78).
Goals: S Ruyg 13, S Driscoll 3, K Malone 2, R Simpkin 2, L Testoni 2, Myles Bunn, B Ford, G Dreyer, G Foley
Best players: K Malone, L Testoni, N Creevy, B Ford, Myles Bunn
Under 18: Ganmain-GGM 8.8 (56) def Griffith 6.5 (41)
Goals: A Gardner 5, B Hicken
Best players: T Mathieson, N Malone, E Gilbert, M Smythe, M Fyfe