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Round 18 - Sunday August 25, 2002
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Paul Guthrie and Wayne Tilyard (RUA)
Griffith .............. 6.4 .. 11.6 .. 20.11 .. 25.15 (165)
Narrandera ..... 3.6 .. 3.9 .. 6.9 .. 9.11 (65)
GRIFFITH: Shawn Conlan, Jonathan O'Dwyer, Matt Bunn; Brendan Giason, Chris Blanchard, Jason Malone; Michael Duncan, Phillip Rowston, Kaine Malone; Luke Condon, David Curran, Jeff Mickan; Andrew Hill, Danny Beriman, Jamie Bennett; Matthew Olney, Rodney Duncan, Cian Ebert (c-c); Chris Conlan, Craig Conlan, Damien Scott
NARRANDERA IMPERIAL: Adam Black, John Vearing, Hayden Hutchins; Dean Hopwood, Ashley Thomson (coach), Jake McKenzie; Lachlan Hutchins, Chris Smith (capt), Tim Durnan; David Sergeant, Stuart Hutchins, Bill Hutchins; Ben Seymour, Ian Limbrick, David Stockdale; Paul Tait, Daniel Thomson, Damon Burden; Stephen Irons, Jason Coleman, Dennis Piltz
Griffith: A Hill 6, D Beriman 5, J Bennett 3, C Ebert 2, Chris Conlan 2, M Olney, K Malone, P Rowston, D Curran,
R Duncan, L Condon, B Giason
Narrandera: S Hutchins 3, I Limbrick 2, D Sergeant, B Seymour, J McKenzie, L Hutchins
Griffith: P Rowston, M Olney, A Hill, R Duncan, Matt Bunn
Narrandera: D Thomson, C Smith, A Thomson, P Tait, D Burden
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith completed its most successful Riverina Football League home-and-away series when it defeated Narrandera by 100 points yesterday. The Swans finished three games ahead of their nearest rival after defeating Narrandera by 25.15 (165) to 9.11 (65) at the Ex-Servicemen's Oval. Griffith full-forward Danny Berriman completed the season with 80 goals to win the leading goal kicker after booting another five goals against Narrandera.
The Swans had to struggle hard early against Narrandera, who held a narrow lead until the 20-minute mark of the first quarter. However, once Griffith got to the front it showed its superiority despite the good intentions of Narrandera to contain it.
The Swans major ball winners, centre Phil Rowston and Rod Duncan, provided plenty of chances to the forwards, who took advantage of the situation. The "talls" Danny Beriman and Andrew Hill kicked 11 of the 25 goals and Jamie Bennett chipped in with three.
Griffith ruckman Matt Olney was again strong in many departments and Matt Bunn was solid in defence. The Thomson's Daniel and Ashley, and centre Chris Smith won many possessions for Narrandera and Paul Tait and Damon Burden finished the season with good efforts.
(By Peter Baker - The Daily Advertiser, Monday August 26, 2002).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: East Wagga-K def Leeton-Whitton, Mangoplah-CUE def Turvey Park; SUN: Coolamon def by Ganmain-GGM.
Reserves: Griffith 25.13 (163) def Narrandera 1.2 (8)
Goals: S Ruyg 9, S Driscoll 8, G Foley 2, R Simpkin 2, D Best, T Bradley, Myles Bunn, W Armstrong
Best players: S Ruyg, R Simpkin, B Owen, D Kidman, S Driscoll
Under 18: Griffith 15.16 (106) def Narrandera 6.9 (45)
Goals: A Gardner 10, D Norbiato, B Owen, T Condon, K Duncan, R Brill
Best players: A Gardner, B Wade, B Owen, R Hill, K Archibald