2013 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 7 - Sunday May 26, 2013 (Pink Day)
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Bran Robinson, John Hilton and Peter Hughes (RUA)
Griffith .......... 0.3 .. 0.5 .. 3.6 .. 3.7 (25)
Coolamon .... 2.3 .. 5.5 .. 9.6 .. 15.11 (101)
GRIFFITH: Royce Johns, Glen Snaidero, Chris Niven; Jonathon Gastin, James Taylor, Che Jenkins; Ben Tarr, Michael Duncan, Tom West; Dean Crack, James Toscan, James Kennedy; James Fallon, Trevor Richards, Daniel Peruzzi; Lance Poka, Guy Orton (c-c), Tim Matheson; Cameron Harrison, Andrew Cappello, Steven McCanna, Riley Holland
COOLAMON ROVERS: Alex Rogers, Murray Stephenson, Adam McKenzie; Jake Wiggers, Connor Neyland, Mitch Stephenson; Jesse Rapley, Ryan Chamberlain, Hayden Bradley; Ben Fixter, Mitchell O'Brien, Zachary Robinson; Lew Roberts, Tyler Owens, Luke Maloney; Ben Edyvean, Greg Aki, Jamie Maddox; Hayden Leary, Sam Robinson, Marshal Macauley, Mark Crawford
Griffith: J Kennedy, C Harrison, T Richards
Coolamon: M O'Brien 4, S Robinson 3, Mitch Stephenson 2, B Fixter 2, L Maloney 2, T Owens, C Neyland
Griffith: G Snaidero, G Orton, M Duncan, T West, T Richards, R Holland
Coolamon: Mitch Stephenson, L Maloney, A Rogers, J Maddox, L Roberts, Z Robinson
Report: A minute's silence was held before the game in remembrance of Swans stalwart Mary Collins.
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans may have been out of their iconic colours yesterday but that didn’t stop them fighting to the bitter end. In the annual fundraising match for Griffith Breast Cancer Support Group, the pink-clad Swans played doggedly but were outclassed by ladder- leaders Coolamon to the tune of 76 points. The score line gave the indication of the Swans’ display of skills through the middle of the ground but focused instead on their inability to capitalise on their hard work.
Griffith put its first points on the board early in the first quarter but failed to kick a goal until after half-time. James Fallon’s return from illness was felt early and Tim Matheson was right in the mix as the Swans put on a show of strong marking and solid passing, but small mistakes were costly against the stampeding Hoppers. At half-time, both teams had kicked five points, but Coolamon also had five goals to its name. Griffith’s first goal came in the first 10 minutes of the second half and Coolamon was quick to reply.
All three of the Swans majors came in the third quarter.
A first-class rev-up from captain coach Guy Orton at the last break had the Swans convinced they could come back from 36 points down and they played like they expected to win for the first 10 minutes. But the bubble was deflated when Coolamon booted three consecutive goals and suddenly there was no coming back.
It was Griffith’s second hefty loss in a row and Orton was struggling to find a reason for the side’s sudden downturn. “It’s hard to put it down to anything – there is no one big error or problem that we can see,” he said. “I spoke about belief in the group when they came in at half-time because scoring five points and keeping them to five goals and is, in a sense, a win for us. “There are just little things we have to tweak here and there, and it might take us a couple of games to get those things sorted out.”
Orton thanked Swans fans for attending the game yesterday and supporting the breast cancer cause.
(By Melody Montague -The Area News, Monday May 27, 2013).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 19.18 (132) def Turvey Park 6.6 (42); SUN: Narrandera 16.10 (106) def Ganmain-GGM 10.10 (70), Wagga 9.16 (70) def Mangoplah-CUE 9.12 (66); Collingullie-AK, bye.
Reserves: Coolamon 16.8 (104) def Griffith 8.5 (53)
Goals: T Howard 2, T Shannon 2, J Wade 2, N Witherspoon, D Cassidy
Best players: J Tyndall, D Catanzariti, J Hampel, J Ryan, C Milojevic, T Shannon
Under 17: Griffith 13.10 (88) def Coolamon 10.7 (67)
Goals: B Moore 3, L Docherty 2, B Lewis 2, J Harrison, J Burley, D Villata, P McMahon, J Gordon, K Ruyg
Best players: M Peruzzi, K Ruyg, L Peruzzi, J Thornton, P McMahon, B Lewis