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Round 15 - Saturday July 31, 2021
Riverina Football Netball League
Venue: Griffith Exies Oval
Umpires: Craig Tilston and Mark Rowe (RUA)
Griffith ............ 1.2 .. 4.3 .. 5.4 .. 8.6 (54)
Coolamon ...... 3.3 .. 7.7 .. 14.10 .. 16.12 (108)
GRIFFITH: Jamie Best, Charlie Cunial, Ryan Bullus; Oliver Bartter, James Toscan, Patrick Payne; Jay Summers, Jack Rowston, Ryan Best; Mitchell Irvin, Henry Delves, Jordan Whitworth; Nathan Richards, Isaac Testoni, Jack Powell; Riley Irvin, Kahlan Spencer, Tom Powell; Angus Bartter, Ashley Verhagen, Tom Shannon
COOLAMON ROVERS: Patrick Bray, Josh Buchanan, Zac Oliver; Bayden Leary, Marshal Macauley, Matt Bradley; Luke Gerhard, Jake Barrett, Braeden Glyde; Ryan Allen, Matt McGowan, Jeremy Sykes; Cooper McKelvie, Joe Redfern, Max Hillier; Gerald Okerenyang, Jeremiah Maslin, Hayden Bradley; Will Graetz, Jamie Maddox, Sam Neale
Griffith: H Delves 4, K Spencer 2, J Powell, N Richards
Coolamon: J Redfern 7, J Barrett 2, R Allen, M McGowan, W Graetz, M Macauley, C McKelvie, J Sykes, S Neale
Griffith: J Rowston, T Powell, P Payne, M Irvin, J Summers, C Cunial
Coolamon: J Barrett, J Buchanan, J Redfern, B Glyde, W Graetz, M Hillier
Quinn Medal votes: 3 - Jake Barrett (CR), 2 - Jeremiah Maslin (CR), 1 - Jack Powell (Gri).
A summary of match report, with thanks
Despite a relatively solid performance in the opening two quarters, the Griffith Swans fell well short of the mark in their clash against the Coolamon Rovers this weekend, as they lost 54 to 108. Lying in dead last with just a few games left in the season, Griffith coach Greg Dreyer had eyed the game as an opportunity to set a springboard for next season. The game got off to a perfect start for the Swans, when Kahlan Spencer broke down the middle of the park, dancing through a number of tackles before kicking in a goal from 30 metres out. But Coolamon recovered from their early lapse of concentration and eventually put together some well-worked moves which resulted in three goals for the away side. The second quarter saw the Swans show some fight and desire which appeared in bursts this season, as Jack Powell pulled off a solid mark about 30 metres from goal and made the opportunity count with a classy finish between the posts. The Swans carried on the momentum shortly after, with Nathan Richards scoring his second goal of the season to bring the scoreline level at 21 to both sides. The Rovers then added two goals of their own, before Henry Delves laid his mark on the game with a quick finish, before Coolamon smashed in another pair of goals, ensuring they had some breathing room as they when into the half up 49 to 27. Any semblance of control over the game for the Swans unravelled in the third quarter, as Coolamon added seven more goals to their tally while the Swans could only pull back one through another finish from Delves. Delves added two more goals to his personal tally in the fourth quarter, but another two from the Rovers and a late goal to Kahlan Spencer left the score line at 8.6 (54) to 16.12 (108) at the final whistle.
(By Monty Jacka - The Area News, Monday August 2, 2021).
OTHER MATCHES - SAT: Leeton-Whitton 14.8 (92) def Turvey Park 6.11 (47), Mangoplah-CUE 10.17 (77) def Narrandera 6.9 (45), Wagga 12.12 (84) def Ganmain-GGM 10.9 (69); Collingullie-GP, bye
Reserves: Coolamon 12.12 (84) def Griffith 4.9 (33)
Goals: D Crack 2, D Bennett, C Bock
Best Players: D Schmetzer, D Villata, I Piva, C Bock, C Harrison, D Catanzariti
Under 17.5: Griffith 17.16 (118) def Coolamon 4.12 (36)
Goals: T Bartter 4, L Wallace 3, W Ellis 3, B Evans 3, M Cudmore, K Bennett, M Rosengreen, K Stevenson
Best Players: J Rogerson, B Signor, K Bennett, T Bartter, L Irvin, W Ellis