Round 10 - Sunday June 26, 2011
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Maher Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Bob Neighbour, Mark Rowe and Rob Wilson (RUA)
Turvey Park ... 0.0 .. 3.1 .. 4.5 .. 6.8 (44)
Griffith ............ 3.2 .. 8.3 .. 12.8 .. 13.9 (87)
GRIFFITH: Dean Catanzariti, James Smith, Glen Snaidero; Che Jenkins, Matthew Noonan, Jonathon Gastin; Theo Valeri, Michael Johns, Beau Runnalls: Mathew Crack, Tom Buckley, James Fallon; Toby Blissett, James Toscan, Luke Piccolo; Jeff Mickan, Guy Orton, Michael Duncan; Dean Crack, Cameron Harrison, Jesse Ryan
Turvey Park: S Smith 4, J Buchanan 2
Griffith: B Runnalls 4, T Buckley 3, D Crack 2, J Toscan 2, M Crack, J Gastin
Turvey Park: T Carroll, L Toose, A Craig, S Smith, Matt Ness, J Donaldson
Griffith: L Piccolo, G Orton, M Noonan, M Duncan, J Gastin, G Snaidero, C Jenkins, D Crack
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans have snapped their three-game losing streak in the Riverina Football League with a gutsy 43-point win over Turvey Park at Maher Oval yesterday. It was the second victory for the men in red and white this season and it came at a perfect time to stop the rot of their mini losing streak. Swans coach Damien Scott said he was happy his side was back in the winner's circle, but said they need to be more clinical in front of goal if they are to beat the competition leaders.
With several players trialed in different positions, the Swans managed to keep the Bulldogs scoreless in the first quarter while opening up a small 20-point buffer at the first break. The backline, led by Glen Snaidero and Matt Noonan, continued to strangle Turvey Park’s forward line out of the game, only allowing three goals kicked in the first half. Griffith managed to keep Turvey Park at arm’s length for much of the second half but was never really able to put the game to rest ahead of time. Forward dynamo Beau Runnalls again was dangerous up front for Griffith with four goals while Dean Crack and Tom Buckley also found their way to goal.
The pair earned Scott’s praise for their performance along with Luke Piccolo, Michael Duncan, Che Jenkins, Glen Snaidero, Jonathon Gastin and Noonan while Truman Carroll, Stephen Smith, Matthew Ness and Joshua Donaldson were dangerous all day for the home side.
The Swans got through the game largely unscathed, however, Theo Valeri was taken to Wagga hospital for precautionary X-rays after being knocked out in a heavy tackle in the first quarter. Griffith’s reserves grade side were also celebrating yesterday after they record their first victory in 32 games. (By Scott Hazlewood – The Area News, Monday June 27, 2011)
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-AK 19.16 (130) def Mangoplah-CUE 8.4 (52), Wagga 20.9 (129) def Leeton-Whitton 13.10 (88); SUN: Coolamon 7.6 (48) def by Ganmain-GGM 12.14 (86); Narrandera, bye
Reserves: Griffith 11.9 (75) def Turvey Park 6.4 (40)
Goals: M Hogan 2, B Giason 2, S Foscarini 2, A Cappello 2, M Harris, J Tyndall, C Lugton
Best players: B Giason, J Tyrell, C Niven, M Harris, C Burge, J Tyndall
Under 17: Turvey Park 10.9 (69) def Griffith 8.7 (55)
Goals: B Prendergast 4, T Shannon, P Whittard, C O'Reilly, B Tarr
Best players: J Evans, D Peato, P Whittard, T Shannon, M Griffin, F Josling