GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" July 3, 1983 - No. 11
Good morning viewers. Two great wins for the Swans on Sunday and a real thriller in the Firsts, which had the members stand full of atmosphere and plenty of amber cheer.
The First grade game was another - so close, but yet so far encounter. We showed great character in being able to come back, but couldn't quite hold the lead. The Irrigana Motor Inn award went to Gerard Toscan who marked well with his shovel sized hands. Other top players were Darrell Collins, Neil Thompson and Glen (what a party) McLeod.
The Seconds had a top win, although the Hawks came back a bit in the last quarter. The Mug (pewter) went to Glen (fill'er up) Hall in a dazzling display. As for Max Turner, if he had a beer for every drink, handball and mark he got, he'd be blind for a month.
Nonga's Thirds continued their run to the top four with a great victory. Their ranks were bolstered with a couple of senior players who decided it was time to have a run. Best were Mick Agnew, Jamie Alpen and Andrew Romagnolo. The surprise of the forwards was Robert 'Adder' Andreatta the human pear. Incidentally there's no truth in the rumour that he's been poached by Barellan for a dozen Pizza's.
On the social side (ha!) the Car Rally last Monday week was a great show, although Paul Sparks had a rally on his own on Sunday night until the argument with a certain tree.
This week we face Wagga Tigers and hopefully we can reverse the first round results. Swans Forever!