GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" September 2, 1990 - No. 20
Firstly an important reminder - don't forget the Sports Evening with Tom Hafey - This Thursday 6th - Tickets are $10 each and everyone is urged to attend. Get your tickets from any member of the committee or the outside bar today! What a day - the weather certainly didn't help the crowd, but if we never needed confirmation that Saturday football won't work in Griffith we had it on Saturday. Where the Daily Advertiser get their gate figures from sometimes is beyond me. The last two weeks have been about two thirds of what have been stated ... wish we got that much. The only good thing about the day was that we won all three grades.
The Netballers forfeited because of the conditions - it would have been suicide to play on that wet grass and at this stage of the season it doesn't matter to our girls.
The Under 18's went on their merry way - scoring at will and kept the opposition goalless for the middle two quarters. Best players were Mark Owen, Jason 'Chuck' Norris, Christian Files and Tony Butcher.
Although missing several of their regulars through injuries and work commitments, the Seconds had an overwhelming victory. They kept their opposition scoreless in the first two quarters, kicking 6-6 in each quarter. However, they were unable to keep up the momentum and only managed to kick half as many for the remainder of the game and allowed EWK to score 15 points, while finishing with 130 themselves. Best players were 'Hoot' McGrath who relished the heavy conditions which brought everyone back to his pace and Robert Knox who won the mug. David Alpen was again handy with the boot and Joey Box was great in the ruck.
It was great to see Les Parish lead the Seniors onto the paddock again for the first time in 7 weeks. And just as well he was there. He was the difference between a win and a defeat. In atrocious conditions, the Swans 'fell in' - only hitting the lead again, at about the 20 minute mark of the last quarter. However, our accuracy in front of goal must be a great worry to Les - particularly the easy ones that went begging including some of his own, however, he at least has the excuse of lacking match practice! Our imports of Mick Murphy, Peter King and Ronnie Roe proved their worth and the S.L.P.I. Award this week was donated by Trevor Harrison went to Robbie Owen, Ian Geddes, Ducky O'Donnell and Jason Wadley.
The No Talent Night was a roaring success and there is definitely a lot of hidden talent in our midst - none better than Peter 'Ravi Shastri' King. For those who didn't go - you missed out on one of the best social nights this club has had for many years. Many thanks to Ron Florence of Hotel Victoria for putting on the club dinner last Wednesday - much appreciated.