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Round 10 - Saturday June 26, 2021
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval
Umpires: Ryan Wolter and Peter Alexander (RUA)
Griffith .................... 1.1 .. 4.3 .. 6.4 .. 8.7 (55)
Collingullie-GP ..... 4.4 .. 8.7 .. 10.10 .. 11.11 (77)
GRIFFITH: Jamie Best, Charlie Cunial, Ryan Bullus; Mitchell Irvin, James Toscan, Isaac Testoni; Patrick Payne, Jack Rowston, Nick Witherspoon; Taine Moraschi, Henry Delves, Jay Summers; Jordan Whitworth, Nathan Richards, Angus Bartter; Riley Irvin, Tom Powell, Kahlan Spencer; Keran Ruyg, Oliver Bartter, Dean Villata
COLLINGULLIE-GLENFIELD PARK: Tom Crackanthorp, Daniel Kennedy, Luke Murray; Joe Perryman, Harry Radley, Dereck Singe; Jackson Sanbrook, Jayden Klemke, Harry Wichman; Blake Harper, Dustin Rogers, Joshua Conlan; Zac Billingham, Spencer Small, James Kennedy; Jack Thompson-Gardner, Nick Perryman, Chad Fuller; Jackson Hughes, Mitchell Ryan, Zac Burkinshaw
Griffith: H Delves 5, K Spencer, T Powell, N Witherspoon
Collingullie-GP: B Harper 5, J Sanbrook, S Small, C Fuller, N Perryman, D Singe, J Conlan
Griffith: H Delves, N Richards, K Spencer, J Toscan, J Rowston, T Powell
Collingullie-GP: B Harper, J Thompson-Gardener, J Perryman, T Crakanthorp, H Wichman, J Hughes
Quinn Medal votes: 3 - Nick Perryman (CGP), 2 - Nathan Richards (Gri), 1 - Harry Wichman (CGP).
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans weren't able to pull off the comeback in their clash with Collingullie-GP over the weekend, despite a rain-soaked resurgence. The Swans ultimately fell 55-77 to the Demons at Exies Sports Club on Saturday, though at points it looked like the gap would be significantly larger. Heading into the game, the Griffith side knew it was an important chance to keep their pace with the top five sides, but their task was quickly made harder when they went down 0-13 in the opening five minutes. A goal from the Riverina League's second top scorer Henry Delves brought the Swans back to within striking distance, but the Demons hit back with vengeance. Over the next 20 minutes the Demons added four more goals to their tally, going on a 0-22 run to put themselves up 7-42 halfway through the second quarter. It was going back to basics which helped the Swans get back on the track, and they reverted back to the tried-and-true tactic of getting the ball in Delves' hands. Two goals from Delves and one from Kahlan Spencer helped the Swans close the gap to 27-55 by half-time.
As the teams regrouped at the half, clouds darkened overhead and unleashed a torrent of rain on the oval, creating a unique setting for the back half of the clash. The Swans took full advantage of the wet conditions, with Delves and Thomas Powell both getting on the board. But the conditions returned to normal so did the outlook of the game, and by the end of the third quarter the Swans were still down 40-70. In the final quarter, Delves added his fifth goal and Nicholas Witherspoon got his first for the season. As the final whistle blew the Swans had turned what looked like a potential blowout loss into a somewhat commendable 8.7 (55) to 11.11 (77) loss.
The fight back did add some gloss to the disappointing result, Griffith coach Greg Dreyer said. "It's a little bit frustrating but we fought the game out well," Dreyer said. "A four-goal loss is close but not quite there but the biggest positive is that we have that determination in this group. "They keep on fighting they don't throw the towel in, and they work to run the game out as best they can." Dreyer was still not overly happy with the performance, and he believed his side inexperience had cost them again. "You could see from our skill errors and our decision making that our inexperience just comes to bite us all the time," Dreyer said. "We need to focus on our execution, decision making and fitness." (By Monty Jacka - The Area News, Monday June 28, 2021).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Wagga 7.11 (53) def Leeton-Whitton 7.8 (50); SUN: Coolamon 7.12 (54) def by Turvey Park 9.6 (60), Ganmain-GGM 28.11 (179) def Narrandera 4.2 (26); Mangoplah-CUE, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 9.10 (64) def Collingullie-Glenfield Park 3.4 (22)
Goals: C Bock 3, B Chambers 2, J Burley, D Crack, T Shannon, L Killalea
Best Players: A Verhagen, D Bennett, T Shannon, M Agnew, C Harrison, Q Stevenson
Under 17.5: Griffith def Collingullie-Glenfield Park by forfeit