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Elimination Final - Sunday August 28, 2016
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Ganmain Sportsground
Umpires: Gene Hodgins, Rob Apted and Brian Robinson (RUA)
Griffith ..................... 2.2 .. 5.4 .. 7.7 .. 10.9 (69)
Collingullie-GP ...... 5.5 .. 9.7 .. 14.12 .. 21.12 (138)

GRIFFITH: Guy Orton, James Keenan, Jacob Conlan; Sam Daniel, James Toscan, Jonathon Gastin; Jack Rowston, Jordan Iudica, Daniel Peruzzi; Alex Blissett, Alex Birch, Dean Crack; Will Griggs, Casey Moore, Sam Foley; Nathan Richards, Michael Duncan, Ben King; Royce Johns, James Taylor, Ben Tarr, Kieran Ruyg 
COLLINGULLIE-GLENFIELD PARK: Cody Cool, Joe Byrnes, Tom Byrnes; Daniel Kennedy, Tim Haines, Kallan Sykes; Harry Perryman, Jayden Klemke, Lachlan Moore; Matt Beckmans, Will Haines, Daniel Frawley; Nick Kennedy, James Morris, Michael Anderson; Tom Keogh, James Kennedy, Matthew Klemke; Justin Simmons, Geoff Spriggs, Tom Pocock, Brayden Ambler 
Griffith: J Conlan 4, W Griggs 2, K Ruyg, B King, A Birch, C Moore
Collingullie-GP: H Perryman 5, N Kennedy 3, J Klemke 3, J Morris 3, D Frawley 2, T Pocock,

M Anderson, J Kennedy, L Moore, T Keogh
Griffith: G Orton, N Richards, M Duncan, J Conlan, J Iudica, J Toscan
Collingullie-GP: H Perryman, L Moore, T Keogh, J Klemke, J Byrnes, N Kennedy

A summary of match report, with thanks
Collingullie-Glenfield Park confirmed their status as the sleeping giants of the Riverina Football League finals race with a 69-point victory over Griffith on Sunday that ended the Swans’ season. The Swans returned to the finals for the first time in 10 years, but it was quickly shown the door by a quality Demons outfit, who took out the elimination final 21.12 (138) to 10.9 (69) at Ganmain Sportsground.

Teenager sensation Harry Perryman led the charge with a five-goal performance as Collingullie-GP sounded a warning to their finals competitors. Griffith tried their hardest to stick with the Demons early. Three late goals in the opening term gave Collingullie a 21-point lead at quarter-time, and they could only stretch the margin to 27 by the main break. From there it opened up, as the Demons kicked the first four goals of the third term and away, they went. 
Pavese conceded the Demons were too good. “We just didn’t take our chances. We had plenty of the footy forward and couldn’t take our chances,” Pavese said. “And they’re up and about, aren’t they?  When Pavese returned to the club, he made no secret that the mission was to play finals football. Despite the disappointment of their exit, Pavese gave the season the tick of approval.

“Successful. I said to the boys, we can actually see on their faces that they weren’t just happy to make finals, so that’s a good thing,” he said. “Sometimes you don’t need a piece of silverware to say you’ve had a good year.”
The Demons’ win sets up a mouthwatering first semi-final showground with arch-rival Mangoplah-CUE next Sunday. Collingullie-GP coach Brett Lenon was pleased with the Demons opening finals performance. “It was really god win,” Lenon said. “We were expecting a hard and tough contest, and especially in the first half from Griffith, they really jammed it into us and kept coming at us.”

For Griffith, Mick Duncan played like a man who had waited 10 years for finals. He led the charge through the midfield. Jacob Conlan was always dangerous up forward and finished with four goals. Nathan Richards again highlighted his potential with a strong display in the ruck, while Guy Orton and Jordan Iudica were more than serviceable. (By Matt Malone – The Area News, Monday August 29, 2016).

Mangoplah-CUE ..... 3.3 .. 6.5 .. 11 .10 .. 19.18 (132)
Leeton-Whitton ....... 3.0 .. 4.1 .. 6.2 .. 6.4 (40)

Goals - Mangopla-CUE: S McLay 7, S Barlin 3, J Tancredi 2, Z Williams 2, T Crouch 2, L Matthews, C Griffin, B Peacock
Leeton-Whitton: M Sharman 2, D Harrison, J Broadbent, J Wood, T Handsaker
Best players - Mangoplah-CUE: B Peacock, S McLay, M Roberson, S Barlin, C Griffin, P Lawler
Leeton-Whitton: J Helson, B Heath, C Ryan, J Broadbent, J Wood, J Booth

Under 17
Mangoplah-CUE ..... 1.3 .. 1.4 .. 2.5 .. 4.6 (30) 
Turvey Park ............. 2.1 .. 3.6 .. 4.9 .. 7.16 (58)

Goals - Mangoplah-CUE: A McLay 2, S Marsden, E Nickell
Turvey Park: B Ashcroft 4, M Bartholomew 2, D Smith
Best players - Mangoplah-CUE: J Carey, E Winter, G Kendall, H Lenehan, R Smythe, X Phyland
Turvey Park: J Weidemann, R Shaw, B Cain, M Harmer, J Clarke, D Carroll

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