2007 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 18 - Sunday August 26, 2007
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Duncan Potts, Paul Smith and Brian Robinson (RUA)
Griffith ...................... 4.6 .. 12.8 .. 18.12 .. 24.16 (160)
Leeton-Whitton .,... 3.2 .. 5.7 .. 10.12 .. 12.14 (86)
GRIFFITH: Jason Hampel, Simon Spiers, Roger Heenan; James Smith, Joel Brown, Brendan Giason; Matthew Kenny, Matthew McDonald, Craig Conlan; Mathew Crack, Jason Malone, James Toscan; Craig Lugton, Daniel Meade, Dean Crack; Jeff Mickan, Luke McLean, Michael Duncan; Andrew Cappello, James Fallon, Graham Foley
LEETON-WHITTON: Justin Greatz, David Elwin, David Kidman; Nick Doolin, Dale Symes, David Harrison, Nick Patten, Bruce Gilmour, Ben Elwin; Justin Davidson, Travis Irwin, Giles Lee; Matthew Lang, Ben Dryburgh, Anthony Boots; Greg Looby, Jamie Broadbent, Matthew Flagg; Tim Legge, Joe Tropodi, Brady Dunn
Griffith: D Meade 8, M Duncan 3, C Conlan 3, D Crack 2, M Crack 2, C Lugton, L McLean, J Toscan, G Foley,
B Giason, M McDonald
Leeton-Whitton: A Boots 4, B Dryburgh 2, B Dunn 2, M Lang 2, D Harrison, J Tripodi
Griffith: C Conlan, S Spiers, J Hampel, D Crack, J Brown, M Duncan
Leeton-Whitton: J Broadbent, B Dryburgh, G Looby, A Boots, D Elwin, N Patten
A summary of match report, with thanks
Despite missing out on a Riverina Football League finals berth, the Griffith Swans ended their season on a high with an emphatic 74-point dismantling of Leeton-Whitton at Exies Oval. Griffith's on-ballers ran rampant, with Craig Conlan, Mick Duncan and Matt McDonald dominating their opponents as the Crows struggled to keep up with the frenetic pace.
Daniel Meade booted eight goals for the home side, while Duncan chipped in with three goals, including two in the third term. Griffith coach Luke McLean said there was reason to be optimistic after an inconsistent season. "I thought a lot of the young guys, like James Fallon, Tosco (James Toscan) and Andrew Cappello are all playing good footy," McLean said.
"It was a good team performance, and we just went out there and tried to have a bit of fun and enjoy our footy. We probably weren't competitive with the top four of five sides but over the last month and a half or, so I've been happy with how we've all played."
Both sides traded goals early in the first quarter before the Swans opened up a comfortable 30-20 lead at the first break.
The side then exploded out of the blocks in the second term, with Meade booting four of his majors in the term. Wayward kicking, often from comfortable angles, hurt the Crows as they finished 2007 with a firm grasp of the wooden spoon after going through without a win.
Ahead by 43 points at the main break, the Swans then fell asleep and allowed the Crows to get within five goals early on in the third term.
However, Duncan put a stop to all that with two quick fire goals. Brothers Matt and Dean Crack capped off a solid day up forward with two goals each. With the club's first grade side out of finals contention, the Swans reserve grade team yesterday clinched the minor premiership with a stunning 205-point hiding of the Crows. Kris and Rod Duncan proved a formidable force, booting 17 goals between them, with the former kicking 10. (By Will Gilroy - The Area News, Monday August 27, 2007).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Mangoplah-CUE 12.11 (83) def by Ganmain-GGM 19.12 (126), Narrandera 39.24 (258) def Eastern Hawks 14.3 (87), Wagga Tigers 18.13 (121) def Coolamon 9.19 (73); Turvey Park, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 33.22 (220) def Leeton-Whitton 2.2 (14)
Goals: K Duncan 10, R Duncan 7, J Gastin 4, M Harris 3, C Forwood 2, B Woolner 2, G Sibbick 2, J Harris 2, M Hogan
Best players: K Duncan, R Brigden, D Jamieson, D Scott, R Duncan, D Pasin
Under 18: Leeton-Whitton 15.20 (110) def Griffith 4.11 (35)
Goals: J Fallon 2, J Geddes 2
Best players: J Tyrell, J Geddes, M Tyndall, J Fallon, M Patterson