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Round 11 Sunday June 27, 2004
Riverina Football League
Venue: Ganmain Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Brett McDonald, Pat O'Donoghue and Duncan Potts (RUA)
Ganmain-GGM .... 3.2 .. 9.9 .. 12.13 .. 19.20 (134)
Griffith .................. 3.0 .. 6.3 .. 10.8 .. 13.10 (88)

GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: Ben Sullivan, Adam Symons, Luke Walsh; Troy Lenon, Scott Hamblin, Drew Symons; Eddie Sullivan, Brett Lenon, Nathan Irvine; Shane Lenon, Marc Braybon, Matt Scott; Clinton Renner, Anthony Carroll, Daniel Underwood; Andrew Johnston, Murray Hamblin, Brandon Ryan; Mitchell Steele, David Logan, Andrew Roberts
GRIFFITH: Reece Hill, Simon Spiers, Simon McClure; Trent Bradley, Ben Wade, Damien Scott; Jason Hampel, Adrian Burns (c-c), Ben Ford; Greg Dreyer, Jeff Mickan, Michael Duncan; Mathew Crack, Ashley Gardner, Brett Owen; David Curran, Shane Pound, Jamie Bennett; Kris Duncan, Rick Frkovic, Andrew Trotter*
Ganmain-GGM: M Hamblin 3, M Scott 3, D Underwood 3, A Carroll 2, S Lenon 2, E Sullivan 2, M Braybon, B Ryan,

C Renner, D Logan
Griffith: A Gardner 3, M Duncan 2, D Curran 2, J Bennett 2, B Ford, B Owen, S McClure, B Wade
Ganmain-GGM: S Hamblin, B Lenon, M Steele, L Walsh, M Braybon
Griffith: B Owen, A Burns, S McClure, B Wade, S Pound
SENIOR DEBUT: Andrew Trotter
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans have slipped into third spot on the Riverina Football League ladder after a deflating 46-point loss to Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong yesterday. Despite trailing for the entire match, the Swans kept in touch until the final quarter when the home side booted 7.7 to coast home to victory. But Swans president George Duncan said it was always going to be a tough ask for the Swans with six regular first graders sidelined through injury and they performed well with the side they had.

"It was just a good game of footy, a good physical contest," Duncan said. "It was neck and neck all the way through."  Regular first graders and key play makers Rod Duncan and Matt McDonald were both out, with Greg Tyack, Rod Simpkin, and Matt and Myles Bunn also unavailable.

Ganmain-GGM centre half-back Scott Hamblin was able to celebrate his 250 games in style with yesterday's win. Hamblin was best-on-ground during his milestone game at Ganmain Sportsground, which saw the Lions take a stranglehold on the Riverina Football League.

Having only returned from a hand injury last week, Hamblin was a standout in the win. "We should have buried them, but we still won," he said. "Unfortunately, we kicked a lot of points and couldn't put Griffith out of the game for a long time.

"It is good though; it gives us a clear lead on the ladder."  "Yeah, we were a bit wayward, but we got over the line." he added.

Ashley Gardner kicked three goals for the visitors while Mick Duncan, Dave Curran and Jamie Bennett all grabbed two goals.

(The Area News - Monday June 28, 2004).

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Coolamon 14.11 (95) def Narrandera 10.4 (64), Leeton-Whitton 13.14 (92) def by Mangoplah-CUE 13.16 (94), Turvey Park 16.13 (109) def Eastern Hawks 9.12 (66).

Reserves: Ganmain-GGM 24.20 (164) def Griffith 2.7 (19)
Goals: D Graham 2
Best players: M Smith, T Matheson, W Tyndall, M Molloy, P Bugno
Under 18: Ganmain-GGM 19.18 (132) def Griffith 1.3 (9)
Goals: D Creevy
Best players: P Bugno, L Habel, D Catanzariti, T Matheson, D Crack   

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