GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" August 2, 1992 - No. 15

A good gutsy, fighting win by the Swans last week and this is the type of football we will have to play if we are going to stand up and be counted come finals time. Injuries aren’t helping the cause, but that is a reason, not an excuse and players who have been selected in the 1st Grade are the best we have available according to the selector.

Garry Argus led the way again last week, even with the on-ground duties when rangy coach Matthew McGuirk sat down with injury. David Gee played his best game for sometime and took out the Encouragement Award, sponsored by RTA Plumbers from Greg Dreyer, Damien Scott and Ricky Burdett.

The Reserve Grade has itself firmly planted in 4th spot on the ladder, but it took a couple of old stagers in Darrell Collins and Shane Best to settle the problem. Shane has come back as good as ever, while Darrell can’t spot kicking goals and grabbed another 11 last week. Paul Woolnough put in on the wing, Tony Butcher played well as a rover, while Malcolm and Damien Hill stepped up from the U18s and made their presence felt. It makes you wonder what kids would do for a game of footy and we found out last week – nothing.

The U18s could only find 15 men at a home match which isn’t good enough and to those players who battled their heart out – a big thank you. Maybe a word from those who can’t be bothered might do the trick and enable you to get some assistance. Hilly and Burkey did well again, as did Peter Vardanega, Wayne Donetto and ‘Barney’ Miller.

The A Grade Netballers moved up a notch after the win over Narrandera, which sent that side from third to fifth and we have another tough one today against Ganman. Ganmain is 4th and we are third so a bit of support at the netball court wouldn’t go astray. B Grade in the words of one player were defeated by a lot of goals to not too many, but at least we were out there trying.

Last Friday was a top night at the Irish Christmas and the next event on the card is Thommo’s Trivia Night in the clubrooms on Friday, August 14. Tables are needed and Thommo needs numbers very soon for the $500 prize money he has up for grabs.

It is old furniture time again with the annual auction at Woodside Hall set down for Saturday, August 22. So if you have something to donate or sell on commission, see Ian Wade or ring Barb on 641400 during working hours to book your spot.

East Wagga did it, so today it’s out turn.

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