2015 SEASON RESULTS
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Round 6 - Sunday May 31, 2015
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Ganmain Sportsground 2.10pm
Umpires: Wayne Sanbrook, Andrew Touvi and Rob Johnston (RUA)
Ganmain-GGM .... 4.4 .. 9.8 .. 10.10 .. 11.12 (78)
Griffith ................. 2.2 .. 2.3 .. 7.8 .. 10.11 (71)
GANMAIN-GRONG GRONG-MATONG: Andrew Clarke, Jess Johnson, Nathan Kember; Paul Hamblin, Ben Walsh, Luke Walsh; Tom Quinn, Curtis Steele, Daniel Foley; Sam Hatty, James Lawton, Justin Evans; Joshua Walsh, Anthony Watt, Lachlan Steward; Matthew White, Nathan Irvine, Jayden Kotzur (c-c); Daniel Steele, Paul Lucas, Angus Cumming
GRIFFITH: James Fallon, Tom Groves, James Keenan; Tim Matheson, James Taylor, Che Jenkins; Sam Daniel, Chris Cerato, Kieran Hume; Kieran Ruyg, James Toscan, Jonathon Gastin; Will Griggs, Nathan Richards*, Dean Crack; Michael Griffiths, Michael Duncan, Ben King; Daniel Peruzzi, Royce Johns, Todd Howard
Ganmain-GGM: J Lawton 6, B Walsh 2, N Irvine, J Kotzur, C Steele
Griffith: D Crack 2, C Cerato 2, J Toscan 2, T Matheson, W Griggs, M Griffiths, B King
Ganmain-GGM: J Lawton, A Clarke, B Walsh, J Kotzur, J Evans, C Steele
Griffith: W Griggs, B King, D Peruzzi, J Keenan, J Gastin, D Crack
SENIOR DEBUT: Nathan Richards
A summary of match report, with thanks
Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong survived a brave second-half fightback from Griffith to hold on for an important seven-point win at Ganmain Sportsground on Sunday. The Lions led by as much as 48 points late in the second quarter but were forced to fight for their lives late, holding on 11.12 (78) to 10.11 (71). Griffith scored seven of the first eight goals after half-time to close within five points, only for GGGM to regain composure late and hang on for victory. James Lawton ultimately proved the difference and was virtually unstoppable in attack as he kicked five first-half goals to finish with 6.5 for the day. The Lions ran riot early as Griffith failed to show up for what loomed as an important game for both teams. As bad as Griffith was in the first half, GGGM were equally awful after the break as the Swans got their running game going.
After lacking a strong forward target early, Chris Cerato moved to full-forward in the second half and helped straighten Griffith up. With the game in the balance and five minutes remaining, Griffith star Mick Duncan was sent off for reacting to being flattened off the ball. The Lions had the better of the last couple of minutes and held on for a tight win.
GGGM coach Jayden Kotzur was relieved to get the four points. “It was a big game for us. To be three wins and three losses now instead of two and four, hopefully it starts to get things rolling a bit,” Kotzur said. “Obviously it was a disappointing second half, but we probably did enough in the first half to get ahead and give ourselves a chance of winning the game.” Kotzur said low tackle and run to receive counts in the second half highlighted the Lions’ lack of run after the break. Lawton was best for the Lions, closely followed by Andrew Clarke.
Will Griggs was a standout for the Swans over the four quarters, while Duncan and Michael Griffiths played big parts in the comeback.
A courageous Daniel Peruzzi also provided several highlights for the Swans. (By Matt Malone – The Area News, Monday June 1, 2015).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 15.8 (98) def Coolamon 9.8 (62), Mangoplah-CUE 10.12 (72) def Narrandera 4.3 (37), Turvey Park 3.3 (21) def by Collingullie-GP 18.15 (123); Wagga, bye.
Reserves: Griffith 10.12 (72) defef Ganmain-GGM 1.6 (12)
Goals: D Dunbar 3, T Richards 2, M Peruzzi, D Villata, R Williamson, R Holland, G Argus
Best Players: B Tarr, D Catanzariti, D Dunbar, R Williamson, J Schirripa, S McCanna
Under 17: Griffith 16.16 (112) d Ganmain-GGM 1.0 (6)
Goals: B Chambers 3, L O'Dwyer 3, B French 3, L Butcher 3, J Favell 2, A Coldwell, A McDermott
Best Players: J Conlan, L Butcher, B French, R Moore, L O'Dwyer, E Faiva