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Round 7 - Sunday 28 May 2023 @ 2.10pm
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval
Umpires: Ryan Dedini, Kieran Collins and Symon Tardrew (RUA)
Griffith ............ 3.1 .. 5.3 .. 5.5 .. 7.7 (49)
Coolamon ...... 4.2 .. 8.6 .. 11.7 .. 12.10 (82)
GRIFFITH: Sam Foley, Charlie Cunial, Nicholas Conlan; Dean Simpson, Alec McCormick, Taine Moraschi; Kieran Ruyg, Kahlan Spencer, Michael Cudmore; Oliver Bartter, Patrick Payne, Alex Page; James Girdler, Henry Delves, Sam Daniel; Nathan Richards, Rhys Pollock, Jack Rowston (capt); Broden Spencer, Mason Rosengreen, Jay Summers.
COOLAMON ROVERS: Tom Holden, Nick Buchanan, Zac Oliver; Cooper McKelvie, Pat Walker, Bayden Leary; Max Hillier, Allister Clarke, Jack Rudd; Aiden Macauley, Charlie McCormack, Hugh Wakefield; Campbell Mattingly, Tim Oosterhoff, Shae Darcy; Chase Grintell, Braeden Glyde, Jeremy Sykes; Patrick Bray, Richard Fifield, Matt McGowan.
Griffith - A Page 2, P Payne, R Pollock, H Delves, J Summers, K Spencer
Coolamon - T Oosterhoff 3, C Mattingly 2, C McCormack, P Walker, C McKelvie, H Wakefield, S Darcy, M Hillier, A Macauley
Griffith - N Richards, N Conlan, J Girdler, P Payne, D Simpson, T Moraschi
Coolamon - M Hillier, P Walker, J Sykes, B Glyde, T Oosterhoff, A Clarke
A summary of match report, with thanks
COOLAMON has claimed what very well could be a season-defining victory on the road after defeating Griffith by 33-points at Exies Oval.
It was far from a positive start for the Hoppers with three quick goals to the Swans for the first term seeing them get out to an early 18-point lead. However, from that point onward, it was the men in green who were in control as they booted the next seven majors to turn a three-goal deficit into a 33-pint lead.
The Swans hit back with two late goals just before the half time break to reduce the margin to just 21-points, but it would count for nothing as the Hoppers booted the only three majors in the third term to take a very handy lead into the final change.
Neither team was able to effectively hit the scoreboard early in the last quarter and although the Swans won the quarter, it was too little too late as the Hoppers ran out victors 12.10 (82) to 7.7 (49).
Hoppers coach Jake Barrett was very proud of the fight shown by his side and agreed it was a pretty special victory. "It definitely was, but in saying that I think we showed today the team we are capable of being," Barrett said. That was really good and coming over here, Griffith are always strong at home and to get a win like that today especially against a team that only just got done by Turvey last week the boys should take a lot of confidence out of that."
Swans coach Greg Dreyer admitted it was a very poor display with some of their executions at times really costly them dearly. "Just looking at a few stats and we had 61 turnovers for the game which you can't give any team that number of turnovers and we played poorly," he said.
(By Jimmy Meiklejohn - The Area News - Monday May 29, 2023).
Other matches - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 10.8 (68) def Narrandera 4.3 (27), Mangoplah-CUE 8.4 (52) def by Turvey Park 14.12 (96), Wagga Tigers 11.6 (72) def Collingullie-GP 9.7 (61); Leeton-Whitton, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 4.5 (29) def by Coolamon Rovers 5.11 (41)
Goals - L Wallace, C Harrison, J Toscan, A Ray
Best players - J Neyland, D Peruzzi, R Bulluss, L Wallace, R Malone, J Whitworth
Griffith: Jordan Crowe, Ryan Bullus, Luke DeMamiel; Richard Malone, Joseph Bellicanta, Michael Agnew; James Rogerson, Reece Matheson, Ben Signor; Archie Ray, Connor Bock, Jordan Whitworth; Gary Charles, James Toscan, Luke Peruzzi; Jack Neyland, Daniel Peruzzi, Lachlan Wallace; Max Vardanega, Sam Irvin, Sam Robinson, Cameron Harrison
Griffith umpire: Mark Tyndall
Other matches - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 16.19 (115) def Narrandera 1.0 (6), Mangoplah-CUE 2.8 (20) def by Turvey Park 17.20 (122), Wagga Tigers 7.5 (47) draw Collingullie-GP 7.5 (47); Leeton-Whitton, bye.
Under 17.5: Griffith 11.12 (78) def Coolamon Rovers 5.7 (37)
Goals - B Morressey 6, A Minato 2, B Evans, D Paterson, M Salvestro
Best players - B Morrissey, W Vaessen, J Menegazzo, A Minato, B Kenny, M Salvestro
Griffith: Lucas Stevenson, Bede Kenny, Oliver Young; Zaviea Connor, Willem Vaessen, Tom D'Aquino; Ben Fattore, Sean Culgan, Jai Menegazzo; Mason Salvestro, Alex Minato, Archie Forwood; Beau Cooper, Brayden Forrester, Billy Evans; Blake Aloisi, James Naseby, Bailey Morrissey; Navieen Singh, Digby Paterson, Tom Jamieson, Riley Andreazza, Xavier Quarisa, Alex Stopic
Griffith umpire: Ron Irvin
Other matches - SAT: Ganmain-GGM 16.9 (105) def Narrandera 4.1 (25), Mangoplah-CUE 11.2 (68) def Turvey Park 7.9 (51), Wagga Tigers 13.18 (96) def Collingullie-GP 2.0 (12); Leeton-Whitton, bye.
NETBALL vs Coolamon Rovers: A grade: lost 41-44, A Reserve: won 44-23, B Grade: won 35-28, C Grade: won 40-29, U17: won 44-29.