2008 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 11 - Sunday June 29, 2008
Riverina Football League
Venue: Kindra Park 2.10pm
Umpires: Tim Beard, Scott Crowley and Pat O'Donoghue (RUA)
Coolamon ..... 4.3 .. 8.5 .. 11.6 .. 18.9 (117)
Griffith .......... 2.3 .. 4.6 .. 6.9 .. 6.12 (48)
COOLAMON ROVERS: Michael Suidgeest, Nathan Edyvean, Tim Garrett; Brett Garrett, Connor Neyland, Mitch Robinson; Ryan Maslin, Edward Edis, Grant Worner; Luke Maloney, Brendan McPherson, Jackson Kew; Tim Byrnes, Sam Keenan (c-c), Wayde Archibald; Ben Edyvean, Bryan Munro, Mitch Stephenson, Jamie Parr, Zach Robinson, Jacob McPherson
GRIFFITH: Dean Catanzariti, Jeremy Way, Simon Spiers; Myles Bunn, Brendan Giason, Jonathon Gastin; Jason Bertacco, Michael Johns, Luke Piccolo; Brett Davis, Jrff Mickan, James Toscan; Jack Geddes, Craig Conlan, Kris Duncan; Shaun Curran, Michael Duncan, Brett Owen; Matthew Kenny, James Smith, Ben Ford
Coolamon: B McKelvie 6, S Keenan 3, J Parr 3, M Stephenson, W Archibald, N Edyvean, G Worner, E Edis, Z Robinson
Griffith: B Davis 3, C Conlan, J Way, B Ford
Coolamon: B McKelvie, B Edyvean, N Edyvean, T Garrett, C Neyland, L Maloney
Griffith: B Owen, M Duncan, D Catanzariti, J Way, S Spiers, M Johns
A summary of match report, with thanks
Swans coach Gerard Toscan said Sunday's 69-point away loss against Coolamon was Griffith's worst effort of the year.
The devastating defeat leaves thee Swans hanging on to their finals hopes by their fingernails, just as the team were beginning to get ahead in the competition. Toscan said his team were beaten at their own game. "They had a better running game than us, which is really our strength," he said. "That's what really, really hurts." Coolamon led for the entire game, the margin widening with each quarter.
"Coolamon really didn't put us away until the last quarter when they slammed the door shut," Toscan said. "We fumbled all day and couldn't string any decent passages of play together." "We just weren't the same side that beat Ganmain or had Narrandera by the throat last week."
Brett Davis scored half the Swans' goals, with a personal tally of three, with Craig Conlan, Ben Ford and Jeremy Way also getting six-pointers. But they simply couldn't compete with the home side, with Brendan McKelvie managing six goals and Sam Keenan and Jamie Parr three apiece. The massive margin was a world away from a narrow loss to Coolamon earlier in the season.
Facing up against top-team the Wagga Tigers next week, Toscan said his team will be working hard on the basics at training. "We'll be doing basic hand and foot skills, just to really emphasise where we failed." "We're not entirely out of the finals race, but it now comes down to one more loss and it's over, so we're really back against the wall." Toscan will be hoping the home ground advantage will work in the Swans favour next week. (By Nick Pearson -The Area News - Monday June 30, 2008).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Narrandera 14.12 (96) def by Leeton-Whitton 19.6 (120), Wagga 16.18 (114) def Eastern Hawks 7.7 (49); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 25.31 (181) def North Wagga 5.5 (35), Turvey Park 15.6 (96) def by Mangoplah-CUE 14.14 (98).
Reserves: Coolamon 23.11 (149) def Griffith 5.5 (35)
Goals: L Catanzariti, M Tyndall, G Snaidero, C Lugton, A Cappello
Best players: A Cappello, M Tyndall, N Campbell, C McGann, M McDonell, G Snaidero
Under 18: Griffith 18.20 (128) def Coolamon 4.2 (26)
Goals: J Wade 4, G Snaidero 3, S Gilbert 2, H Heath 2, W McLean, S Wood, D Bruce, J Corbett, J Tyrell, K Radcliff, B Snaidero
Best players: J Wade, D Bruce, G Snaidero, J Taylor, H Heath, J Corbett