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Round 18 – Saturday August 24, 2019
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Robertson Oval
Umpires: Dallas McKelvie, Paul McKelvie and Peter Alexander (RUA)
Wagga Tigers …. 2.6 .. 7.9 .. 10.12 .. 11.14 (80)
Griffith …….......... 4.2 .. 7.2 .. 8.3 .. 14.6 (90)
WAGGA TIGERS: Sam Ryan, Louis Beard, Xavier Lyons; Lahn Shepherd, Reid Gordon, Shaun Driscoll; Jake Mascini, Dylan Morton, Bailey Wiseman; Will Keogh, Ben Kelly, Jesse Manton; Nick Ryan, Will Keogh, Nathan Cooke; Tom Osmotherly, Jackson Kelly, Tom Keogh; Jim McCoullough, Jake Osbeiston, Scott Pearce
GRIFFITH: Daniel Peruzzi, James Toscan (capt), James Taylor; Oswald Herrmann, Michael Duncan, Jordan Iudica; Isaac Campbell, Will Griggs (coach), Jonathon Gastin; Blake Argus, Jacob Conlan, Charlie Cunial; Sam Daniel, Lucas Conlan, Isaiah Potts; Nathan Richards, Heath Northey, Jack Rowston; Mitchell Irvin, Alex Overs, Kahlan Spencer
Wagga Tigers: N Cooke 2, N Ryan 2, J Manton, S Ryan, B Wileman, S Driscoll, J Kelly, L Shepherd, T Keogh
Griffith: J Conlan 7, L Conlan 4, J Gastin, B Argus, H Northey
Wagga Tigers: X Lyons, L Beard, T Keogh, P Gaynor, R Gordon, N Ryan
Griffith: H Northey, N Richards, J Conlan, J Taylor, L Conlan, O Herrmann
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith will go into finals full of confidence after running over the top of Wagga Tigers to record a 10-point victory on Saturday. The Swans set up a re-match with Tigers in next week’s qualifying final after a come-from-behind victory, 14.6 (90) to 11.14 (80) at Robertson Oval. Tigers led by 21 points at three quarter time, but Griffith’s Conlan brothers turned it on in the final quarter to help the Swans overrun the home team. The loss drops Tigers to second position on the ladder, with Coolamon leaping into top spot to claim the minor premiership.
Jacob Conlan was the star for the Swans, kicking seven goals, including four in the final term to lead Griffith to victory.
Younger brother Lucas also kicked two in the final term to finish with four goals for the day. Griffith coach Will Griggs was rapt with the way his team finished off the game with plenty of hunger to get the points. Griggs believes the win will give his team plenty of confidence heading into the qualifying final showdown with Tigers again next Saturday.
Guy Orton missed the final round clash with a neck injury but will be right for next week, while Mick Duncan and Sam Daniel didn’t finish the game but are expected to be available for finals. Wagga Tigers coach Troy Maiden said he expects Tom Osmotherly, Jesse Manton (groin), and Jackson Kelly (cork) all to be right for next week, as well as Brendy Myers and Josh Gaynor, who missed Saturday’s loss.
Heath Northey and Nathan Richards were strong for Griffith, while Tom Keogh was one of Tigers’ best.
(By Matt Malone – Daily Advertiser, Monday August 26, 2019)
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Coolamon 16.14 (110) def Leeton-Whitton 4.7 (31), Mangoplah-CUE 18.12 (120) def Collingullie-GP 6.5 (41), Turvey Park 18.8 (116) def Narrandera 10.8 (68); Ganmain-GGM, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 12.11 (83) def Wagga Tigers 0.7 (7)
Goals: K Duncan 3, C Bock 2, D Catanzariti 2, R Johns, L Fabris, Tom Valeri, S Foley, M Agnew
Best players: L Fabris, J Paton, L Peruzzi, J Villata, J Keenan, M Agnew
Under 17.5: Wagga Tigers 14.16 (100) def Griffith 8.6 (54)
Goals: S Robinson 2, B Rowston 2, B Jamieson, A Brown, D Cosson, D Bennett
Best players: I Testoni, D Bennett, I Piva, L Wallace, K Bennett