2005 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 8 - Sunday May 29, 2005
Riverina Football League
Venue: Maher Oval 2.10pm
Turvey Park .... 4.1 .. 9.4 .. 11.7 .. 15.8 (98)
Griffith ............. 3.1 .. 7.2 .. 10.5 .. 13.5 (83)
TURVEY PARK: Brad Cooper, Doug McLean, Dusty Brown; Cameron Barker, Grant Bourne, Chris Whelan; Nathan Flanigan, Michael Dombroski, Luke Spokes; Jeremy Daniher, Rob Myers, Mitchell Sykes; Warren Sykes, Luke Webb, Dane Campbell; Ben Harper, Truman Carroll; Anthony Craig, Andrew Regan, Tulsa Harrison
GRIFFITH: Roger Heenan, Simon Spiers, Josh Ward; Myles Bunn, Adam Brander, Matt Bunn (capt); Ben Ford, Michael Duncan, Rodney Simpkin; Mathew Crack, Jeff Mickan, Nic Hetherington; Jason Hampel, Ashley Gardner, Graham Foley; Ryan Hill, Craig Conlan, Matthew McDonald; Trent Bradley, Tim Matheson, Kris Duncan
Turvey Park: L Webb 5, W Sykes 4, M Sykes 2, J Daniher, T Carroll, D Brown, M Dombroski
Griffith: A Brander 4, M Duncan 3, A Gardner 2, M McDonald 2, K Duncan, N Hetherington
Turvey Park: B Harper, T Carroll, G Bourne, C Barker, L Webb, C Whelan
Griffith: M Duncan, Matt Bunn, Craig Conlan, G Foley, Myles Bunn, J Ward
A summary of match report, with thanks
The Griffith Swans have experienced some ups and downs so far this season, but it sunk to a new low yesterday when they were outclassed by a winless Turvey Park. Griffith may not be the team they were two years ago, but it would still count as an upset of the season when Turvey Park toppled them at Maher Oval, 15.8 (98) to 13.5 (83). The Bulldogs have been comprehensive beaten in every game this year, so it was a stirring rendition of the team song that bellowed out of the sheds afterwards.
Turvey Park did not get carried away with the win, but it is no coincidence that the rise in form came from the club able to field the strongest team it has all season. Dane Campbell, Truman Carroll and Anthony Craig all played their first games of the season and their inclusion in the team seemed to generate increased confidence and self-belief. Turvey Park led at every break, holding off a determined Swans team who continued their hugely inconsistent season that sees them look like world-beaters one week and easy-beats the next.
Ben Harper was sensational for Bulldogs, leading the way in the ruck and moving around the field like a madman, popping up everywhere.
It was not as though Griffith were starved of possession - their onballers saw plenty of the ball, but they were repeatedly repelled by the strong half back line of Cameron Barker, Chris Whelan and Grant Bourne. And when the ball moved forward, Luke Webb and Warren Sykes were dangerous, kicking five and four goals respectively. (The Area News - Monday May 30, 2005).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Eastern Hawks 9.12 (66) def by Mangoplah-CUE 16.15 (111), Narrandera 13.11 (89) def by Leeton-Whitton 15.13 (103); SUN: Coolamon 5.4 (34) def by Ganmain-GGM 16.16 (112)
Reserves: Griffith 18.11 (119) def Turvey Park 5.9 (39)
Goals: G Argus 11, D Best 3, M Scott, M Kenny, D Crack, T Wilson
Best players: M Kenny, D Catanzariti, H Robertson, N Campbell, L Cullen, G Argus
Under 18: Turvey Park 13.8 (86) def Griffith 7.10 (52)
Goals: K Hicken 3, C Munro 2, D Crack, J Toscan
Best players: T Matheson, D Crack, C Munro, A Baker, J Toscan, J Gastin