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Round 14 - Saturday 23 July, 2016
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Crossroads Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Luke Olsen, Peter Alexander and Tom O'Halloran (RUA)
Collingullie-GP ...... 5.2 .. 8.7 .. 11.7 .. 13.10 (88)
Griffith .................... 1.0 .. 3.1 .. 3.1 .. 6.3 (39)

COLLINGULLIE-GLENFIELD PARK: Tim Haines, Geoff Spriggs, Tom Byrnes; Cody Cool, Kallum Sykes, Daniel Kennedy; Harry Perryman, Jayden Klemke, Lachlan Moore; Nick Kennedy, Will Haines, Matt Beckmans; Michael Anderson, James Morris, Joe Banks; Tom Keogh, James Kennedy, Matt Klemke; Tom Pocock, Daniel Frawley, Tim Banks 
GRIFFITH: Michael Johns, James Toscan, Jacob Conlan; Sam Foley, Andrew Cappello, Jonathon Gastin; Sam Daniel, Jordan Iudica, Daniel Peruzzi; Tyler Bruns, Alex Birch, Royce Johns; Will Griggs, Casey Moore, Dean Crack; Nathan Richards, Guy Orton, Ben King; Michael Duncan, Ben Tarr, Dean Villata
Collingullie-GP: J Morris 4, D Frawley 3, T Keogh 2, N Kennedy, J Banks, D Kennedy, M Beckmans
Griffith: S Foley 2, B King 2, N Richards, C Moore
Collingullie-GP: M Klemke, T Haines, J Kennedy, D Kennedy, J Klemke, M Beckmans 
Griffith: J Iudica, W Griggs, B King, N Richards, R Johns

A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time this year when the side lost to Collingullie-Glenfield Park on Saturday.

The two-time reigning premiers produced another dominant display as they ran rings around the third-placed Swans, winning 13.10 (88) to 6.3 (39) at Crossroads Oval. Like last week against Coolamon, Collingullie-GP were on from the opening minute and put Griffith on the back foot with five goals to one in the opening term. Griffith battled hard to stay in the game but went into half-time six-goals down, and it only got worse in the third quarter as they were held scoreless, and the Demons stretched the margin to 56 points.

The Swans did win the final term to add some respectability to the scoreline but the loss drops them to fourth, with a tough run home. 
Griffith director of football Adrian Pavese said the Swans hurt themselves from the get-go.”It was disappointing,” Pavese said.

“It wasn’t the performance we thought we’d bring. “We made a lot of silly errors early; I think four of their first five goals were from our mistakes.” Pavese admitted the team was in a rut and it would take a group effort to emerge from it. “We’re under no illusions, we have a lot of work to do,” he said. “It’s not just going to take the coaching staff or one of our good recruits – it’s going to take all of us to turn our form around.” The match wasn’t all doom and gloom for the Swans. Pavese said his changes never gave in and came home strong.

“To the boy's credit, at the start of the third quarter we had eight inside 50s – we just couldn’t score,” Pavese said. “Collingullie dropped off a bit, but we kept pushing and we got a few little rewards at the end.”

The Swans lost Mick Duncan and Alex Blissett heading into the match, but both should be fine for next week’s match against Ganmain-GGM. Nathan Richards, Ben King – who snared two goals – and Jordan Iudica were Griffith’s best in the loss. Matt and Jayden Klemke were two Demons to shine in the win. (By Matt Malone and Ben Jaffrey – The Area News, Monday July 25, 2016).

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Narrandera 5.6 (36) def by Mangoplah-CUE 20.18 (138), Wagga 24.20 (164) def Turvey Park 1.2 (8); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 14.13 (97) def Coolamon 14.6 (90); Leeton-Whitton, bye.

Reserves: Collingullie-Glenfield Park 13.9 (87) def Griffith 4.3 (27)
Goals: K Ruyg 3, C Cunial
Best Players: J Pianto, S McCanna, C Harrison, K Ruyg, B McRae, K Hume 
Under 17: Griffith 7.8 (50) def Collingullie-Glenfield Park 4.8 (32)
Goals: R Matheson 2, A Coldwell 2, R Greenaway, G Rovere, I Potts
Best Players: L Franco, D Schmetzer, T Clarke, L Testoni, B Chambers, G Rovere

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