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Round 11 - Sunday June 28, 2009
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Ganmain Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Mark Rowe, Duncan Potts and Ryan Dedini (RUA) 
Ganmain-GGM .... 5.3 .. 13.6 .. 14.11 .. 16.13 (109) 
Griffith .................. 2.2 .. 4.3 .. 4.5 .. 8.6 (54)

GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: Andrew Roberts, Damien Walsh, Pat Walsh; Luke Walsh, Clint Taylor, C Steele; Kirk Hamblin, Mitch Carroll, Sam Kefford; Wes Kiley, Christen McPherson (co-coach), Matt Rava; Scott Hamblin, Christin Macri, Jack Kaye; Marc Kelly, Lachlan Steward, Daniel Rankin (co-coach); Sam Noble, David Karlberg, Justin Evans 
GRIFFITH: Royce Johns, James Smith, Simon Spiers; James Fallon, Matthew Noonan, Jason Bertacco; Matthew Kenny, Michael Johns, Ben Ford; Cameron Harrison, Jeff Mickan, Jonathon Gastin; Myles Bunn, Aaron Cocks, Michael Duncan; Michael Harris, Shaun Curran, Brett Owen; Mathew Crack, Michael Tyndall, Chris Toohey 
Ganmain-GGM: C Macri 6, S Hamblin 5, C McPherson 2, S Kefford, M Carroll, M Rava 
Griffith: M Duncan 2, A Cocks 2, J Gastin 2, S Curran, B Owen 
Ganmain-GGM: M Rava, K Hamblin, C Macri, W Kiley, C Steele, M Carroll 
Griffith: M Noonan, J Smith, M Duncan, M Bunn, M Kenny, S Curran

A summary of match report, with thanks
An absolutely massive second quarter from the Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong Lions saw the Griffith Swans struggle with another loss on enemy ground yesterday, despite a respectable recovery in the latter part of the game, ending up 109-54.

As heavy favourites Ganmain-GGM started off on the front foot with a 33-14 lead at the first quarter, a difficult deficit for the Swans to overcome, though they are still perfectly capable of it. But rather than come together in the second quarter, the Swans fell apart, with Ganmain-GGM rocketing ahead and adding eight goals to lead 84-27.

The Swans recovered after half-time to stop haemorrhaging points but the gauntlet that had been thrown down proved too much for the team, trailing 95-29 at the third quarter and 109-54 at the end of the match.

Despite the heavy loss there are some signs of optimism for the Swans, according to coach Matt Noonan. "For the second half we stuck right with them and in patches outplayed them, but the first half really hurt us," he said.  "We put ourselves in a bad position and couldn't get back from that. We were asleep for most of the second and we couldn't get back into the game."

Noonan mentioned Shaun Curran's performance in the ruck, Mick Duncan in the middle, Matt Kenny at the back and James Smith kicking goals as some of the standout Swans players in the game. (By Nick Pearson - The Area News, Monday June 29, 2009).

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 8.6 (54) def by Mangoplah-CUE 11.9 (75), Leeton-Whitton 8.6 (54) def by Wagga 10.10 (70), North Wagga 3.7 (25) def by Narrandera 14.15 (99); SUN: Coolamon 12.14 (86) def Turvey Park 8.14 (62).

Reserves: Ganmain-GGM 8.10 (58) def Griffith 7.5 (47) 
Goals: N Campbell 2, A Huskins 2, K Duncan, J Iemma, P Crawford 
Best players: J Tyrell, K Duncan, B Woolner, C Lugton, B Alban, J Wade 
Under 17: Ganmain-GGM 21.11 (137) def Griffith 1.4 (10)
Goals: L Vico
Best players: L Vico, C Niven, F Bruton, B McRae, C Moore, C Burge

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