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Round 11 - Saturday June 25, 2005
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: ----
Griffith ..................... 9.8 .. 13.14 .. 18.20 .. 26.23 (179)
Eastern Hawks ...... 3.1 .. 3.3 .. 4.6 .. 9.7 (61)

GRIFFITH: Myles Bunn, Simon Spiers, Matthew Kenny; Josh Ward, Adam Brander, Rodney Duncan; Ben Ford, Matthew McDonald, Graham Foley; Mathew Crack, Jeff Mickan, Rodney Simpkin; Adrian Burns (c-c), Tim Birks, Craig Conlan; Ryan Hill, Matt Bunn, Michael Duncan; Jason Hampel, Trent Bradley, Blair Alban*
EASTERN HAWKS: Jay Peace, Luke Adam, Damien Cheney; Kaine Malone, Jamie Keenan, Marc Adams; Ryan Campbell, Joel Grieve, Clint Campbell; Daniel Purtill, Phillip Evans, Brenton Roberts; David Vanderfeen, Ben Perkins, Michael McPherson; Ken Vanderfeen, Darren Cuthbert, Danny Bromham; James Richards, Levi Pollett, Nathan Scott
Griffith: T Birks 5, A Burns 4, M Crack 4, Craig Conlan 4, R Simpkin 3, M Duncan 2, J Ward 2, B Ford, T Bradley
Eastern Hawks: B Perkins 3, M McPherson 2, D Vanderfeen 2, C Campbell, D Bromham
Griffith: R Duncan, M Duncan, S Spiers, Matt Bunn, M McDonald, Craig Conlan
Eastern Hawks: P Evans, D Purtill, K Malone, D Cuthbert, K Vanderfeen, J Grieve
A summary of match report, with thanks
A slick Griffith Swans demolished bottom-of-the-table Eastern Hawks on Saturday by 118 points. The Swans were up and running from the first bounce, piling on nine goals to three in the first quarter to set up a 43-point advantage at the first break. On-ballers Mick Duncan, Craig Conlan and Matt McDonald were dominate feeding the ball and setting up opportunities for their forwards.

The use of the ball by the Swans was excellent despite the amount of rain that fell on the Exies Oval ground during the week, with Tim Birks, coach Adrian Burns and Matt Crack capitalising on the chances. The Swans had 17 scoring shots to four in the first quarter and put the game out of the reach of the visitors. In the second quarter, the Swans continued their ascendancy but were unable to convert with the same consistency they did in the first term. The Swans booted four goals six behinds to the Eastern Hawks' two behinds.

The Duncan brothers, Matt Bunn, Simon Spiers and Conlan all had dominant quarters. The Swans were using the wide-open spaces of Exies well coming out of defence and also owned the corridor as they spotted targets up forward with consummate ease.

Burns was too much of a handful for the Hawks' defence and even without full forward Ash Gardner, the Swans had plenty of options.

In the third term, the Swans again kicked more behinds than goals, kicking five goals, six behinds while, the Hawks could only add one goal three. Rod Simpkin, Josh Ward, the Duncan brothers, Crack and Birks came into their own for the Swans, but generally the home side had winners on every line. The Swans held a 98-point lead by the last break and despite their dominance Burns asked the Bloods to keep running out the game with percentage crucial at the business end of the season. In the final quarter the visitors rallied.

They kicked some nice goals, but were still outscored eight goals to five, allowing the Swans to run out victors, 179 to 61.

(The Area News - Monday June 27, 2005). 

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Narrandera 18.13 (121) def Coolamon 11.9 (75); SUN: Leeton-Whitton 16.7 (103) def Mangoplah-CUE 11.13 (79), Turvey Park 13.7 (85) def by Ganmain-GGM 15.13 (103)

Reserves: Griffith 27.20 (182) def Eastern Hawks 6.7 (43)
Goals: G Argus 9, J Bennett 9, Chris Conlan 3, M Butcher 2, W Tyndall, D Graham, J Moat, N Campbell 
Best players: G Dreyer, D Graham, G Argus, D Best, J Bennett, N Hetherington 
Under 18: Eastern Hawks 11.3 (69) d Griffith 8.8 (56)
Goals: R Newman 3, T Matheson 2, D Crack, R Best, W Jaffrey
Best players: A Baker, T Matheson, M Hewitson, W Jaffrey, J Gastin, R Newman

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