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Round 14 - Sunday July 31, 2011
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Leeton Showground 2.10pm
Umpires: Scott Crowley and Ryan Dedini (RUA)
Leeton-Whitton .... 3.4 .. 6.7 .. 12.8 .. 13.9 (87)
Griffith .................... 4.4 .. 13.7 .. 17.8 .. 22.13 (145) 

GRIFFITH: Dean Catanzariti, Glen Snaidero, James Smith; Jonathon Gastin, Brendan Giason, Matthew Noonan; Dean Crack, Guy Orton, Toby Blissett; Michael Johns, Tom Buckley, Kris Duncan; Beau Runnalls, James Toscan, Henry Delves; Jeff Mickan, Michael Duncan, Mathew Crack; Tom Webb, Jesse Ryan, Pat Whittard
Leeton-Whitton: B Boots 3, D Sullivan 2, N Hunter 2, J O'Callaghan 2, G Commins 2, J Gornall, B Killeen 
Griffith: B Runnalls 9, G Orton 3, T Webb 3, J Toscan 2, D Crack, K Duncan, D Catanzariti, T Blissett, J Gastin 
Leeton-Whitton: M Brown, B Curley, C Garvey, D Sullivan, L Fraser, J O'Callaghan 
Griffith: G Orton, M Duncan, B Runnalls, J Toscan, K Duncan, G Snaidero, J Gastin, M Crack
A summary of match report, with thanks
Griffith’s Riverina Football League finals dream are far from dead with the Swans earning their second win in as many games after defeating arch-rival the Leeton-Whitton Crows by 58 points yesterday. With the game often descending into a tight arm-wrestle Swans and Crows games are renown for, Griffith broke the game open in the second quarter booting nine goals for the period.

But Griffith coach Damien Scott said he was concerned with his side’s lacklustre third term, saying he was only able to celebrate half-way through the last quarter, confident his side had done enough to earn the win. Small forward Beau Runnalls had a day out for the Swans in kicking nine goals for the afternoon, with Guy Orton sealing his excellent performance with three.

However, execution was poor around half-back and through the midfield at times. With basics of the game not being applied.

The Swans were guilty of missing several targets, which applied more pressure upon themselves.

“I think we were just trying a bit too hard,” Scott said.

“We’d take a mark and then try and play on off one step and just not hitting the target, but that’s something we sorted out in the last quarter.”

Mick Duncan, Matt Crack, Michael Johns and Matt Noonan again shone for the Swans as they head into their general bye this weekend. Leeton-Whitton might be without the services of David Harrison for their game against Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong next week, after he was sent off and reported for a headbutt on Griffith’s Mick Dunacan in the second quarter.

(Scott Hazlewood – The Area News, Monday August 1, 2011).

OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Collingullie-AK 14.20 (104) def by Narrandera 19.17 (121), Mangoplah-CUE 12.3 (75) def by Ganmain-GGM 19.21 (135), Wagga 6.10 (46) def by Coolamon 17.10 (112); Turvey Park, bye. 

Reserves: Leeton-Whitton 10.9 (69) def Griffith 7.13 (55)
Goals: C Lugton 3, J Cudmore, M Hogan, A Cappello, Theo Valeri
Best players: Theo Valeri, N King, A Cappello, M Hogan, C Lugton, C Harrison
Under 17: Leeton-Whitton 19.16 (130) def Griffith 5.2 (32)
Goals: Tom Valeri 2, J Crowe 2, M Lewis
Best players: P Whittard, F Josling, D Peato, Tom Valeri, J Tyndall, M Griffin 

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