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Round 10 - Saturday June 23, 2012
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Narrandera Sportsground 2.10pm 
Umpires: W Smith, Drew Raynes and Paul Smith (RUA)
Narrandera ...... 1.3 .. 4.7 .. 9.11 .. 12.13 (85) 
Griffith ............... 9.1 .. 11.7 .. 14.7 .. 19.11 (125)

NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Jed Hillman, Jonathon Doyle, Glenn Currie; Chris Smith, Brett Powell, Shaun Quilter; Drew Kenna, Jim Rice (co-coach), Tim Sullivan; Nic Hetherington, Kurt Masters, Frank Iannelli; Damon Burden, Phil Aumann, Heath Russell; Andrew Johnston, Tim Mathieson, Adam Sangston; Adam Davis, James Sullivan, Chris Walsh 
GRIFFITH: Tim Matheson, Matthew Noonan, Tom Miller; Che Jenkins, Glen Snaidero, Jonathon Gastin; Tom Webb, Michael Duncan, Toby Blissett; Tom Buckley, Jethro Calma-Holt, Mathew Crack; James Fallon, James Toscan, Dean Crack; Dylan Cudmore, Guy Orton (c-c), Brett Owen; Andrew Hawkins, Kris Duncan, Rick Daniher 
Narrandera: T Mathieson 3, H Russell 2, A Sangston 2, A Johnston 2, N Hetherington 2, C Walsh 
Griffith: J Toscan 5, D Crack 3, J Calma-Holt 3, B Owen 2, T Buckley, G Orton, T Webb, T Blissett, M Crack, K Duncan 
Narrandera: J Rice, T Mathieson, A Sangston, D Burden, G Currie, N Hetherington 
Griffith: D Crack, M Duncan, G Snaidero, M Crack, B Owen, J Toscan

A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans have kick-started their Riverina Football League premiership campaign after an excellent 40-point win over Narrandera Eagles at Narrandera Sportsground on Saturday. After coping two heavy defeats at the hands of Wagga Tigers and CAK, the Swans desperately needed to find the form that saw them undefeated for a month, and on the verge of cracking the top two. 
During the lead-up to the game Griffith coach Guy Orton released the shackles of expectations on his side, telling them to back themselves and their ability.

The plan worked, and Griffith exploded out of the blocks kicking nine goals in the opening term to take a stranglehold of the game. 
Orton said the first team showcased the style of football his side is capable of playing – right from the opening bounce.

“We got our confidence back and just played to enjoy the game. Everyone started the game well and wanted to play for each other, which is exactly what I’d spoken to the boys during the week about,” Orton said. “We probably should have won by a lot more than that, but I’m definitely happy with the win.” After the initial onslaught, the Swans steadied as the home side recovered somewhat to trail by 42, however still needed to do plenty of work to get back into the game.

But the Eagles showed why they were equal with the Swans at the start of the round on the ladder, kicking 5.4 in the third term to pull the result back on the table. But another five majors to the team in red and white saw them run out deserving winners and back as contenders for a finals berth. “There were some good signs from some of the changes were made, we put Toby Blissett out on the wing from the weekend,” Orton said. “He wasn’t playing how he was last year, but he really stepped up yesterday.

“I spoke to him (Blissett) last night, and he’s happy, so that’s all it really takes - just talking to the guys so they need to get their confidence back. “I said to a few of the guys, if you’re not in the game by kicking goals there are other things you can do, shepherding, tackling, it’s all those one per cent things that contribute towards a win.” 
James Toscan was a popular target up forward for Griffith in kicking five majors while Jethro Calma-Holt and Dean Crack both bagged three. Mick Duncan, Glen Snaidero, Dean Crach, Brett Owen, Matt Crack and Toscan were all adjudged best on ground for the visitors.

(By Scott Hazlewood – The Area News, Monday June 25, 2012). 

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Mangoplah-CUE 6.16 (52) def by Leeton-Whitton 11.13 (79), Wagga 4.9 (33) def by Collingullie-AK 16.10 (106); SUN: Coolamon 14.12 (96) def Ganmain-GGM 10.9 (69); Turvey Park, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 8.9 (57) def Narrandera 8.8 (56) 
Goals: J Hampel 2, H Delves 2, C Boye, C Harrison, A Cappello, M Hogan
Best players: M Hogan, J Tyrell, C Harrison, A Cappello, J Tyndall, A Blissett
Under 17: Griffith 18.14 (122) def Narrandera 4.2 (26)
Goals: N Witherspoon 5, D Cassidy 4, H Delves 2, C Matheson 2, A Twigg, J Gordon, B Moore, T Polkinghorne, L Evans
Best players: D Cassidy, N Witherspoon, T Bruns, J Gordon, A Blissett, D Richens

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