GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" July 4, 1982 - No. 14
By Swan: In what must surely rate as the most important game for Griffith for many a year, the Swans dispelled any thoughts of relegation ... at least for the moment, when they defeated the Barellan Ross by 8 points.
It was a game in which many individuals shone - Robbie Owen making his comeback and doing it in a big way, with eight goals. Paul Baldi booted nine to take him into the leading goalkickers for the league and the dynamic defence of Ian "Dad" Wade, David "Snowy" Taylor and Marty "Ducky" O'Donnell.
The Reserves lost in a hard fought game to the Roos despite them having a big chance to pull of a victory. In what can only be described as an extremely tough game, the Swans had many triers which augurs well for later games.
In the Under 19's the Swanies had a huge win against Barellan. In a match which didn't see the Swanies produce their best form until after half time, they outclassed the Roos by 126 points. Perhaps it was the fact that Billy (Glenn Harrison) was unable to be there that caused that slow start, especially the second quarter, but will be the might of John "Nonga" Bordignon coming to the fore at half time, the Swanies really lifted. Best players were Greame Lyons, Peter "Blue" Casey, Andrew Smith, Greg "Splash - 5-goal" Collins and Jamie Alpen.
This week sees us away to APM. I am sure we can secure three wins if we all put in our best effort.