GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" June 2, 1991 - No. 7
The dismal overcast weather seemed to reflect the mood of dismay which overcome our glorious Swanettes netball side after their unexpected loss last Sunday. The game was evenly poised after the third quarter but the Leeton side was able to run away with a win in the last stanza of play in what had been a close game up till then. Once again the experienced play of Jenny Jeffrey saw her rewarded with the Best and Fairest Award and Nicole Hathaway a close second. Jan Collins collected a point for her good performance.
Terry's tenacious terriers turned in a timid performance with their kicking going everywhere but through the goalposts and some undisciplined action saw Jason Vaccari receive his marching orders while young Tony Butcher and that 'one cool dude' Dipper Reid had outstanding games.
The Second grade side had a Darrell Eastlake kind of win 'Huge'. The combined team effort produced one casualty in Col 'Blackmail' Cassidy, who left the field with an injury after booting five goals. The game also saw the return of the 'Tim Watson' of the Swans, Robbie Owen. Once again Leon Stow and David Overs put in huge games to be amongst the best players along with an ex-Under 18's champion Adrian 'Parramatta' Pavese.
The First grade also won a very scrappy encounter with several scuffles marring play throughout the game. Peter 'Erica' King showed some true form with Shane 'isn't that Daryl Somers' Ruyg who put in a polished performance with eight goals and 'splash dance' (Greg Collins) who took charge of the ruck for most of the second half. 'Tee Shirt' Burdett bonded the backline together while Mark O'Connor spent most of the game soaring up where eagles fly and wasn't eligible for the best on ground award. Peter 'Kid' Casey put himself in every physical encounter which came his way, while Greg 'Fifty' Dreyer showed how he is maturing as a footballer playing a serviceable game in defence.