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 2023 SEASON 

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Round 15 - Saturday 29 July 2023 @ 2.10pm (Pink Day)
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval

Umpires: Tim Beard, Nathan Brookes and Ryan Dedini  (RUA)
Griffith ................... 1.2 .. 3.6 .. 8.8 .. 10.10 (70) 
Ganmain-GGM .... 4.4 .. 6.7 .. 7.9 .. 12.11 (83) 

GRIFFITH: Sam Foley, Alec McCormick, Daniel Peruzzi; Nicholas Conlan, Alec McCormick, Dean Simpson; Jay Summers, Jack Rowston (capt), Michael Cudmore; Alex Page, Henry Delves, Kahlan Spencer; Patrick Payne, James Toscan, Oliver Bartter; Nathan Richards, Rhys Pollock, Taine Moraschi ; James Girdler, Sam Daniel, Bailey Morrissey.
GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: Thomas Quinn, Joshua Walsh, Jack Sase; Sam Martyn (coach), Ben Walsh (capt), Seb Hamblin; Jakob Taylor, Aaron Proctor, Connor Krebser; Kai Watts, Jethro Peck, Jack McCaig; Shannon Butterfield, Jacob Olsson, Jackson Connolly; Daniel Foley, Kirk Mahon, Matt Hamblin; Zac Burhop, Sam Longmore, Lachlan Parker.
Griffith - P Payne 3, R Pollock 2, A Page, B Morrissey, K Spencer, J Toscan, H Delves
Ganmain-GGM - M Hamblin 3, J Olsson 3, J McCaig 3, B Walsh 2, C Krebser, J Connolly
Griffith - J Rowston, H Delves, J Toscan, N Richards, D Simpson, A McCormick
Ganmain-GGM - M Hamblin, D Foley, S Martyn, B Walsh, A Proctor, J Taylor

A summary of match report, with thanks 
A final quarter surge guided Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong to a 13-point win over Griffith at Exies Oval. The Lions got off to a good start early and came into quarter time with a 20-point lead before both sides kicked two goals apiece in the second term. The Swans then hit their straps in the third kicking five goals to one to hit the lead late in the quarter and carry a five-point lead into the last change.

But with the points on the line, it was the Lions who had all the momentum kicking five goals to two to run out 12.11 (83) to 10.10 (70) victors.
It was the fifth straight win for GGGM, and coach Sam Martyn was very pleased with the performance from his side. "We spoke before the game today and during the week about how the only away wins we've had been against teams in the lower half of the ladder in terms of Mango, Narrandera and Leeton," Martyn said.
"So, it was a bit of a statement to make sure we weren't a bit of a flat track bully at home and to actually win a tough game away and to the boy's credit they really grounded it out. "We were tested at many stages of the game, but we prevailed in the end, and it was a really, really strong effort from the team."
First quarters haven't been the Lions biggest strength this season however they were exceptional early and kicked four opening term goals. Martyn was really happy with the start from his side and admitted it had been a key focus to the lead up to the contest.
"We showed a bit of footage during the week on the Thursday night which epitomised our first performance against them," he said. "It was very lacklustre and a little bit embarrassing to an extent where they put 40 points on us quite quickly and we definitely didn't want them to replicate this weekend. We had a bit of an onus on making sure our start was fast and I think our midfield brigade were super all day in terms of dictating terms in the middle more often than not getting the ball going forward and allowing our forwards to get dangerous opportunities. "I thought they played a really influential role in making sure we got off to the best start possible."
 Matt Hamblin led the charge in the middle for the Lions and he was assisted by Aaron Proctor who was also impressive." Martyn was proud of the effort of Hamblin and admitted that he was really fortunate to have a player of his calibre in the side. "He was outstanding," he said.

"I've sort of run out of words to describe his performance and they put a bit of a tag on him at times throughout the game, but it didn't seem to nullify his influence and I think he finished with three goals. "Time after time he just gets a clearance for our team and he's just super damaging whenever he has the ball in hand."  (By Jimmy Meicklejohn - The Daily Advertiser - Monday July 31, 2023).
THE LOSERS - It was a clash deserving of two of the top three sides as GGGM Lions took the points from their clash at Exies Oval against the Griffith Swans. It was a tough start for the Swans as they lost assistant coach Sam Daniel to injury within five minutes, and the Lions were able to take a 20-point lead into the first change.  Two goals each in the second quarter was the Lions head into the main break with a 19-point lead. The Swans came to life in the third term kicking five goals to one to take a five-point lead into the final term, but Ganmain didn't drop off in the final term and was able to overcome the margin to take a 12.11 (83) to 10.10 (70) win.  Patrick Payne had a strong day up forward with three goals, while Rhys Pollock kicked two.  (The Area News - Monday July 31, 2023). 
Other matches - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 4.7 (31) def by Coolamon Rovers 19.19 (133), Narrandera 5.9 (39) def by Mangoplah-CUE 17.13 (115), Turvey Park 18.8 (116) def Collingullie-GP 11.4 (70); Wagga Tigers, bye. 

Reserves: Griffith 13.13 (91) def Ganmain-GGM 0.2 (2)
Goals - K Ruyg 2, R Matheson 2, M Rosengreen, J Whitworth, R Bullus, L Wallace, C Bock, T Blissett, L DeMamiel, M Agnew, B Spencer
Best players - J Treweeke, R Bulluss, T Blissett, J Crowe, R Matheson, K Ruyg
Griffith: Luke DeMamiel, Ash Verhagen (capt), Jordan Crowe; Broden Spencer, Jack Neyland, Michael Agnew; Reece Matheson; Lachlan Wallace, Kieran Ruyg, Mason Rosengreen; Toby Blissett, Connor Bock, Mason Ashcroft, James Treweeke, Ryan Bullus, Jordan Whitworth; Archie Ray, Max Vardanega, Sam Irvin, Cameron Harrison, Darcy McDermott.
Griffith umpire: Mark Tyndall
Other matches - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 0.0 (0) def by Coolamon Rovers 29.16 (190), Narrandera 2.2 (14) def by Mangoplah-CUE 16.23 (119), Turvey Park 5.7 (37) def by Collingullie-GP 8.9 (57); Wagga Tigers, bye. 


Under 17.5: Griffith 3.2 (20) def by Ganmain-GGM 17.20 (122) 
Goals - B Evans, A Minato
Best players - W Vaessen, B Summers, B Kenny, R Andreazza, S Culgan, B Aloisi
Griffith: Lucas Stevenson, Bede Kenny, Riley Andreazza; Zaviea Connor, Willem Vaessen, Sean Culgan; Zac Spiers, Oliver Young, Jai Menegazzo; Alex Minato, Blake Aloisi, Mason Salvestro; Digby Paterson, Billy Evans (capt), Archie Forwood; Brody Summers, Beau Cooper, Tom Jamieson; Brayden Forrester, Navieen Singh, Xavier Quarisa, Ryan Irvin, Alex Stopic, Lau Tietie.
Griffith umpire: Ron Irvin
Other matches - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 10.15 (75) def Coolamon Rovers 2.6 (18), Narrandera 0.0 (0) def by Mangoplah-CUE 25.21 (171), Turvey Park 20.14 (134) def Collingullie-GP 3.2 (20); Wagga Tigers, bye. 

NETBALL vs Ganmain-GGM: A Grade: won 59-27, A Reserve: won 49-33, B Grade: won 40-34, C Grade: won 35-28, U17: wo 62-20.

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