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Round 2 – Saturday April 27, 2019
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Mark Rowe, Rob Johnston and Joel Fairman (RUA)
Griffith ………....... 2.2 .. 5.3 .. 6.3 .. 9.3 (57)
Turvey Park …… 0.3 .. 1.7, .. 4.11 .. 5.15 (45)
GRIFFITH: Kahlan Spencer, James Toscan, Alex Overs; Jonathon Gastin, Mitchell Irvin, Michael Duncan; Isaac Campbell, Jordan Iudica, Daniel Peruzzi; Sam Daniel, Charlie Cunial, Theo Valeri; Heath Northey, Jacob Conlan, Isaiah Potts; Nathan Richards, Will Griggs (coach), Reece Matheson; Dean Catanzariti, Daniel Andreatta, Thomas Valeri
TURVEY PARK: Ryan Shaw, Chase Grintell, Thomas Crakanthorp; Harrison Stapleton, Daniel Leary, Mathew Bailey; Harry Woods, Jeremy Sykes, Billy Glanvill; Jack Hagger, Bradley Ashroft, Lachlan Leary; Riley Browning, Clint Shields, Ben Lewington; Nathan Byrne, Josh Ashcroft, Luke Cuthbert; Mitchell Sykes, Lachlan Quilter, Brendan Bryce
Griffith: J Conlan 4, J Iudica 2, H Northey, W Griggs, Tom Valeri
Turvey Park: B Ashcroft 2, C Shields, B Lewington, D Leary
Griffith: J Toscan, J Iudica, M Duncan, I Potts, S Daniel, D Peruzzi
Turvey Park: J Haggar, H Woods, C Grintell, N Byrne, M Sykes, B Glanvill
MILESTONE: Michael Duncan 300th senior game.
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans were able to pick up the points in a meaningful game despite a scrappy third quarter as they picked up a 12-point win over Turvey Park at Exies Oval. In Michael Duncan's 300th game, the Swans took out the four points with a 9.3 (57) to 5.15 (45) despite the Bulldogs closing to within four points heading into the final term. Jordan Iudica kicked the first goal of the last quarter before the game took a spiteful turn with Luke Cuthbert given a yellow card after what Swans coach Will Griggs described as a cheap shot on Theo Valeri.
The Swans went up a gear after the incident, and two goals to Jacob Conlan helped the Swans regain the momentum to take out the 12-point win. Griggs knows his side have plenty to work on after a scrappy performance.
"There was a lot of hype during the week with the big milestone for Mick, and I think the boys were a bit eager at the start of the game and got into our groove in the second," he said. "The third quarters at the moment we are struggling to respond after the break.
Sometimes you have to win ugly". Griggs was happy to see his side respond after a 'spray' during the three-quarter time break.
"I don't normally do it that much it was good to see they can take it," he said. In his 300th game, Duncan was among the best for the Swans while James Toscan had a strong day at fullback. (By Liam Warren - The Area News, Monday April 29, 2019).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Narrandera 15.11 (101) def Leeton-Whitton 7.11 (53), Wagga 12.11 (83) def Mangoplah-CUE 8.4 (52); SUN: Coolamon 16.8 (104) def Ganmain-GGM 13.7 (85); Collingullie-GP, bye
Reserves: Griffith 23.16 (154) def Turvey Park 0.4 (4)
Goals: K Duncan 6, D Schmetzer 3, L Peruzzi 2, B Watt 2, N Witherspoon 2, G Orton 2, M Agnew 2, J Crowe, C Bock, R Perre, T Argus
Best players: N Witherspoon, B Watt, G Orton, K Duncan, B Tarr, R Patey
Under 17.5’s: Griffith 9.8 (62) def Turvey Park 7.14 (56)
Goals: B Rowston 2, I Testoni 2, D Bennett 2, I Piva, A Brown, D Cosson
Best players: B Jamieson, I Testoni, D Bennett, I Piva, J Whitworth, J Best