2006 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 10 - Sunday June 25, 2006
Riverina Football Legue
Kindra Park 2.10pm
Umpires: Duncan Potts and Rob Wilson (RUA)
Coolamon ....... 6.1 .. 7.4 .. 8.8 .. 10.12 (72)
Griffith ............ 3.7 .. 4.9 .. 14.13 .. 20.17 (137)
COOLAMON ROVERS: Mitch Robinson, Stephen Bartholomew, Francis Furner; Nathan Edyvean, Brendan McPherson, Ryan Bartholomew; Adam McKenzie, Simon Drum, Ryan Maslin; Mark Bradley, Hamish Dyce, Brent Gordon; Michael Suidgeest, Leigh Drum, Luke Maloney; Ben Edyveen, Jacob McPherson, Edward Edis; David Smith, Scott Martin, Michael Goss
GRIFFITH: Ben Ford, Simon Spiers, David Pasin; Josh Ward, Rodney Duncan, Sam Hickleton; Nathan Petersen-Gray, Luke McLean (c-c), Tim Matheson; Graham Foley, Ashley Gardner, Jeff Micken; Rhys Newman, Craig Conlan, Dean Crack; Ryan Hill, Matthew McDonald, Michael Duncan; Joel Brown, Daniel Meade, Norm Campbell
Coolamon: E Edis 2, L Maloney 2, B Edyvean, M Suidgeest, S Drum, R Maslin, M Goss, M Bradley
Griffith: C Conlan 7, M Duncan 4, N Petersen-Gray 3, L McLean 2, D Meade, D Crack, N Campbell, M McDonald
Coolamon: S Bartholomew, B Edyvean, L Maloney, B McPherson, S Drum, R Maslin
Griffith: C Conlan, D Pasin, M Duncan, N Petersen-Gray, R Hill, L McLean
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith gave Coolamon a start and then dished out a hiding in yesterday's RFL clash at Kindra Park. The Swans were stunned by a determined Hoppers team in the first half and trailed by 13 points at half-time. But just as a massive upset was looming, Griffith responded with 10 third-quarter goals before running out 20.17 (137) to 10.12 (72) winners.
Injury-plagued Coolamon played with enormous spirit and tenacity in the first half, only to let themselves down badly with a woeful third term. And Griffith jumped on the chance, with Craig Conlan, Matt McDonald and captain-coach Luke McLean running rampant in the midfield. McLean was pleased with the Swans ability to respond to Coolamon's first half challenge.
"We needed to lift," McLean said. "It took us a while to adapt to how they were playing, Coolamon played well today.
"After that we got some time and space and took the right options. "We're going along all right, we're still in touch with the leaders and I'm pretty happy with that today," Coolamon was inspired from the first bounce, with Ben Edyvean dominating in the ruck and young guns Edward Edis and Jacob McPherson providing the forward thrust.
Then the Hoppers lost the plot and sensing a blowout, Griffith capitalised. Craig Conlan kicked seven goals for the Swans but earned the best on ground points for his influence in the centre of the ground. When Conlan moved to midfield from full-forward, Mick Duncan played a starring role in the forward line to continue Griffith's onslaught. Duncan booted three in the third-quarter, while Conlan kicked two goals. The tale of woe only got worse for Coolamon, when Edis was stretchered off right on three-quarter time after taking a heavy hit.
A furious Coolamon coach Matt Hard delivered a three-quarter time tirade to his players and the Hoppers did offer more of a fight in the final term, but the damage was done. The loss anchors Coolamon to the bottom of the RFL ladder for the first time this season.
(The Area News - Monday June 26, 2006).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 18.8 (116) def Ganmain-GGM 15.13 (103), Leeton-Whitton 17.11 (113) def Narrandera 16.15 (111), Mangoplah-CUE 11.8 (78) def Turvey Park 6.9 (45)
Reserves: Griffith 19.13 (127) def Coolamon 7.6 (48)
Goals: G Argus 8, J Harris 5, A Potroz 3, D Scott 2, G Dreyer
Best players: Chris Conlan, N Kite, G Argus, T Wilson, C Lugton, K Duncan
Under 18: Griffith 11.14 (80) def Coolamon 7.11 (53)
Goals: K Hicken 5, J Iemma, A Baker, L Piccolo, C Harrison, J Gastin
Best players: R Best, K Hicken, T Harrington, J Gastin, J Fallon