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Round 3 - Saturday 30 April 2022
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval
Umpires: Andrew Tough and Mark Rowe (RUA)
Griffith ................... 1.0 .. 3.1 .. 4.6 .. 6.5 (41)
Collingullie-GP ...... 3.5 .. 6.9 .. 8.12 .. 10.13 (73)
GRIFFITH: Michael Agnew, Charlie Cunial, Nicholas Conlan; Jamie Best, Sam Foley, Darcy McDermott; Lachlan Wallace, Jack Rowston (capt.), Mason Rosengreen; Jordan Whitworth, Kahlan Spencer, Jay Summers; Ryan Best, James Toscan, Connor Bock; Nathan Richards, Taine Moraschi, James Girdler; Angus Brown, William Ellis, Broden Spencer.
COLLINGULLIE-GLENFIELD PARK: Josh Gunning, Tom Crakanthorp, Harry Radley; Dan Frawley, James Pope, Joe Perryman; Harry Wichman, Nick Perryman, Blake Harper; Chad Fuller, Sam Stening, Spencer Small; Edward Perryman, Andrew Clifford, Brad McMillen; Monty Inglis, Steven Jolliffe, Matt Klemke; James Kennedy, Jackson Hughes, Will Hughes.
Griffith: R Girdler, J Rowston, J Toscan, C Cunial, W Ellis
Collingullie-GP: S Jolliffe 3, S Stening 2, B McMillen, H Wichman, A Clifford, E Perryman, B Harper
Griffith: T Moraschi, N Richards, J Rowston, S Foley, K Spencer, J Whitworth
Collingullie-GP: M Klemke, S Jolliffe, M Inglis, H Wichman, S Stening, B McMillan
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith Swans again showed promise against a well-drilled Collingullie-GP side as they fell to a 32-point defeat at Exies Oval on Saturday. The Demons were able to kick the first three goals of the game, having had the ball pinned in the Swans defensive 50 for much of the opening stage before Swans' captain Jack Rowston converted from their first forward fifty entry to trail by 17 at the first change. A sloppy turnover from the visitors gave James Toscan the chance to reduce the margin before the sides traded goals to see the Demons leading by 26 at the main break. The Swans came out with plenty of intensity to start the second half, and Jordan Whitworth was able to pull the margin back to 17 points, before Gullie kicked two goals through Andrew Clifford and Steven Jolliffe in time-on to make it a 30-point difference at the final change. The sides traded goals in the final term, with Swans' William Ellis and James Girdler, and Demons' Ed Perryman and Blake Harper kicking majors, before the final siren blew to hand the Demons' a 32-point win.
"We felt like we had most of the play but at the end of each quarter they kept nagging away and they had a solid third quarter against the breeze." Demons co-coach Nick Perryman said.
"We were lucky to kick a couple of goals in the last quarter to close the game out. They've got some good young players there who play tough, and they're quick on the outside too." Steven Jolliffe kicked three goals for the Demons, while young key forward Sam Stening kicked two. Midfielder Matt Klemke was the Demons best.
Swans coach Greg Dreyer said there we plenty of positives to take from the defeat. "They were a slick well-drilled and ran the footy well, so to be able to stay with them for the bulk of the game was pleasing," he said.
"That is pretty much the standard now for the year, we know we can challenge, but it is our execution that is the issue."
In his first game of the season for the Swans, Taine Moraschi, along with ruckman Nathan Richards were among the sides best. "Taine played very well, and Jay Summers as well back from the Giants," he said. It gives us a couple more options through the midfield."
(By Liam Warren and Jon Tuxworth - Monday May 2, 2022).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Narrandera 15.17 (107) def Leeton-Whitton 11.9 (75), Wagga Tigers 6.5 (41) def by Coolamon Rovers 5.17 (47); SUN: Ganmain-GGM 16.14 (110) def Mangoplah-CUE 1.9 (15); Turvey Park, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 3.6 (24) def by Collingullie-Glenfield Park 6.11 (47)
Goals: Nick Witherspoon 2, Michael Duncan
Best players: Michael Cudmore, Richard Malone, Nick Witherspoon, Archie Ray, Kieran Ruyg, Jordon Burley
Under 17.5: Griffith 15.8 (98) def Collingullie-Glenfield Park 10.8 (68)
Goals: Tom Bartter 10, Bailey Morrissey 3, Billy Evans, Sean Culgan, Tom Jamieson. (1 goal extra)
Best players: Richie Spencer, Kalan Stevenson, James Rogerson, Mark Bennett, Bailey Morrissey, Mason Ashcroft
NETBALL vs Collingullie-Glenfield Park: A Grade: won 55-28, A Reserve: won 41-23, B Grade: won 44-22, C Grade: lost 9-18, U17: won 45-7.