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Round 10 - Saturday 24 June 2023 @ 2.10pm
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval
Umpires: Craig Fletcher and Boyd Kendall (RUA)
Griffith .................... 2.3 .. 8.8 .. 11.12 .. 18.16 (124)
Leeton-Whitton .... 0.0 .. 1.0 .. 2.0 .. 2.2 (14)
GRIFFITH: Sam Foley, Charlie Cunial, Dean Simpson; Jack Rowston (capt), Alec McCormick, Taine Moraschi; Jay Summers, Oliver Bartter, Mason Rosengreen; Alex Page, Patrick Payne, Broden Spencer; Bailey Morrissey, Henry Delves, James Toscan; Nathan Richards, Rhys Pollock, Nicholas Conlan; James Girdler, Daniel Peruzzi, Jordan Whitworth.
LEETON-WHITTON: Jake Norman, Blake Ryan, Kabe Stockton; Bryce Rogers, Will Wakeman, Jhi Grundy; Chase Neutze, Bryce O'Garey, Jack Coelli; Cooper Purtill, Jaxon Ryan, Josh Stevens; Jake Turner, Taj Doyle, Tom Meline; Mason Dryburgh, Tom Groves (coach), Angus Crelley; Dillan McGillivray, Jayden Broadbent, Mathew Axtill.
Griffith - A Page 4, J Toscan 4, R Pollock 3, P Payne 2, H Delves 2, B Morrissey, J Whitworth, T Moraschi
Leeton-Whitton - M Dryburgh, J Broadbent
Griffith - A Page, J Rowston, J Summers, S Foley, N Conlan, R Pollock
Leeton-Whitton - B O'Garey, T Groves, J Turner, A Crelley, K Stockton, J Norman
A summary of match report, with thanks
THE Griffith Swans have picked up another huge win in the Western Derby after coming away with a 110-point win over rivals Leeton-Whitton at Exies Oval. After a scrappy start to the game, the Swans were able to get the first goal of the game just after the halfway point of the first term through Patrick Payne, and a first for the afternoon to James Toscan, had the home side up by 15 points at the first break.
The Swans were able to kick away in the second quarter kicking six goals to one to take a commanding 50-point lead into the main break.
The Crows rallied a bit in the third term and kicked their second goal of the afternoon while restricting the Swans to just the three majors.
Griffith finished the day with a seven-goal final quarter, with Alex Page and Toscan finishing with four goals each to help the Swans come away win an 18.16 (124) to 2.2 (14) win over their arch-rivals. Rhys Pollock continued his strong season, popping up with three goals, while Henry Delves and Payne finished with two goals each.
In a game where motivation can be difficult to find with the basically locked away at halftime, Swans coach Greg Dreyer was pleased to see his side carry their momentum through. "It is hard to get motivated in games like that, but we were able to really finish it off," he said.
"We spoke about it at three-quarter time. About upping our tackles, we nearly had our 70 tackles for the game which is good given we won by 16 goals. It was a strong game right across the board for the Swans and Dreyer struggled to point out just one player who he felt really stood out. "Everyone really played their roll," he said. The win sees the Swans retain their spot in second position outright on the Riverina League ladder while it gives their percentage a nice healthy boost ahead of their bye next weekend.
Bryce O'Garey made a cameo appearance for the Crows and was among their best while coach Tom Groves, Jake Turner and Angus Crelley also continued to battle on all afternoon. (By Liam Warren - The Area News - Monday June 26, 2023).
Other matches - SAT: Narrandera 6.7 (43) def by Coolamon Rovers 25.19 (169), Turvey Park 11.8 (74) def Ganmain-GGM 9.7 (61), Wagga Tigers 5.12 (42) def by Mangoplah-CUE 8.11 (59); Collingullie-GP, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 22.26 (158) def Leeton-Whitton 0.0 (0)
Goals - C Bock 7, T Blissett 4, M Cudmore 3, G Charles 2, K Ruyg, R Matheson, R Malone, D McDermott, S Irvin, A Verhagen
Best players - C Bock, T Blissett, R Matheson, M Vardanega, J Crowe, K Ruyg
Griffith: Sam Irvin, Ash Verhagen (capt), Cameron Harrison; Ben Signor, Luke DeMamiel, Michael Cudmore; Archie Ray, Kieran Ruyg, Sam Robinson, James Rogerson; Toby Blissett, Connor Bock, Reece Matheson; Jack Neyland, Jordan Crowe, Lachlan Wallace; Max Vardanega, Mason Ashcroft, Gary Charles, Richard Malone, Ryan Bulluss, Darcy McDermott
Griffith umpire: Mark Tyndall
Other matches - SAT: Narrandera 1.2 (8) def by Coolamon Rovers 19.23 (137), Turvey Park 12.14 (86) def Ganmain-GGM 3.5 (23), Wagga Tigers 8.12 (60) def Mangoplah-CUE 5.1 (31); Collingullie-GP, bye.
Under 17.5: Griffith 3.7 (25) def by Leeton-Whitton 7.11 (53)
Goals - B Evans, A Forwood, O Robinson
Best players - B Kenny, L Stevenson, B Parmenter, A Minato, S Culgan, O Young
Griffith: Lucas Stevenson, Riley Andreazza, Sean Culgan; Zaviea Connor, Archie Forwood, Brody Summers; Navieen Singh, Brock Parmenter, Jai Menegazzo; Mason Salvestro, Alex Minato, Beau Cooper; Zac Spiers, Billy Evans (capt), Will Vaessen; Bede Kenny, Oliver Young, Tom Jamieson; Lau Tietie, Owen Robinson, Jai Kenny, Digby Paterson
Griffith umpire: Ron Irvin
Other matches - SAT: Narrandera 3.8 (26) def by Coolamon Rovers 13.12 (90), Turvey Park 9.7 (61) def Ganmain-GGM 5.5 (35), Wagga Tigers 5.7 (37) def by Mangoplah-CUE 11.8 (74); Collingullie-GP, bye.
NETBALL vs Leeton-Whitton: A Grade: 51-27, A Reserve: won 51-27, B Grade: won 49-19, C Grade: won 48-22, U17: won 46-37.