2007 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 11 - Saturday June 30, 2007
Riverina Football League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval 2.10pm
Umpires: Paul Smith and Gene Hodgins (RUA)
Griffith .................... 4.2 .. 7.6 .. 11.12 .. 13.7 (95)
Ganmain-GGM ..... 3.3 .. 10.5 .. 14.7 .. 20.10 (130)
GRIFFITH: Jason Hampel, Michael Harris, Matthew Kenny; Simon Spiers, Jeff Mickan, Jason Hampel; Ben Ford, Luke McLean, Joel Brown; Mathew Crack, James Toscan, Jonathon Gastin; Daniel Meade, Shaun Curran, Craig Conlan; Peter Hunt, Matthew McDonald, Michael Duncan; Dean Crack, Andrew Cappello, James Smith*
GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: Paul Lucas, Pat Walsh, Adam Symons; Justin Evans, Christen McPherson, Luke Habel; Lachlan Steward, Luke Walsh, Paul Hamblin; Ed Sullivan, Christin Macri (c-c), Marc Geppert; Mitchell Steele, Anthony Carroll, Ben Trevaskis; Scott Hamblin, Brett Lenon, Nathan McPherson; Jarrod Cooper, Kirk Hamblin, David Panaho
Griffith: D Meade 5, M Duncan 2, J Gastin, M Crack, S Curran, J Toscan, L McLean, J Mickan
Ganmain-GGM: A Carroll 7, M Geppert 2, L Habel 2, P Hamblin 2, S Hamblin, L Walsh, C Macri, B Trevaskis, M Steele,
E Sullivan, K Hamblin
Griffith: M Bunn, L McLean, J Mickan, M McDonald, M Duncan, S Curran
Ganmain-GGM: C McPherson, A Carroll, L Habel, L Steward, L Walsh, N McPherson
SENIOR DEBUT: James Smith
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith Swans' imposing home ground reputation was eroded some more on Saturday after a 35-point loss to reigning Riverina Football League premiers Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong at Exies Oval. The loss was the Swans' seventh in 11 games this year and fourth at home as they now sit in lowly seventh.
The Swans inability to string four quarters together came back to bite them in the second quarter after a strong opening term. Led by a strong exhibition by Daniel Meade up forward, the Swans booted four first-quarter goals to the Lions' three and held a 26-21 lead.
But the Lions clawed their way back, kicking seven goals to three in the second quarter, and maintain an advantage throughout the rest of the game. Griffith captain-coach Luke McLean was upbeat about the Swans' performance but said the side would now face the daunting prospects of having to rely on other results to make an impression on the ladder.
"I think it was really one of our better performances, we are one of those only sides to really push Ganmain so I think the boys played well," McLean said. "We have had to have a look at the draw and see what has to happen for us and it's a situation you never want to be in.
"We have to beat all the sides below us and hope a few upsets with sides above us if we are to get into the top five.
"The feeling around the club is pretty good, we aren't in the best position, but we think we can do it." Anthony Carroll was a dominant force for the Lions, capping off a strong game with seven goals. Meade ended up with five goals for the Swans.
Meanwhile, the Swans reserve grade side continued its scintillating season, beating the Lions 75-68. Jeff Harris kicked four goals and Damien Scott three in the win, which was kick-started by a seven goal to four opening halves.
(By Will Gilroy - The Area News, Monday July 2, 2007).'
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 12.12 (84) def by Eastern Hawks 19.11 (125), Manngoplah-CUE 15.15 (105) def Turvey Park 10.8 (68), Narrandera 18.10 (118) def Coolamon 17.10 (112); Wagga Tigers, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 11.9 (75) def Ganmain-GGM 10.8 (68)
Goals: J Harris 4, D Scott 3, K Duncan 2, C Forwood, D Pasin
Best players: D Scott, D Catanzariti, K Duncan, W Tyndall, D McGreal
Under 18: Griffith 15.15 (105) def Ganmain-GGM 7.6 (48)
Goals: L Piccolo 4, M Tyndall 3, D Keenan 3, S Gilbert 2, C Harrison, J Fallon, W Makerinen
Best players: J Fallon, R Bull, D Keenan, S Gilbert, L Piccolo, M Patterson