GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" July 6, 1986 - No. 12
Last week the day started with Under 19's thrashing a depleted Narrandera side to the tune of 199 points. The young fellas were a picture to watch with Malcolm Williams winning the pewter, closely followed by 'Jim Bob' Bennett, Darren 'Prestigious' Prest and Darren Frank.
Playing like a man possessed that he is, Robbie 'Claude the ...... Crowe' won the pewter after weeks of trying and having a few quiet drinks on Sunday night he and young Muzza Murray somehow made it in a vehicle to Hanwood.
The 2nds game was highlighted by the return of Greg 'Whispers' Payne, the Sam Kekovich of Griffith, who is rumoured to have had that much ability that a well known taxi driver claims he was in his infamous star-studded West Torrens side, but only on the bench.
In the Firsts, Gerry 'Go-Go-Gadget' Toscan came out of his shell, in more ways than one, and won the man of the match award which included the new 'scenic tour of the social club's no man's land' award conducted late on Sunday nights by a number of ladies and is aimed at attracting young unattached people to the socials. Solar litty of the club's finer footballers have put their names down for the next social.
Now back to the football .... Tosco's off-sider, young Shane 'The Coly Stud' McDermott put in a 'Warwick Capper' performance at full forward. Ducky O'Donnell did things that no mere mortal could have been capable of doing all round the ground but that has always been young Marty's style. Darrell Collins and his assistant tracksuit entrepreneur, brother Greg, played games we've become accustom to expect from these two. Robbie 'B.P.' Owen celebrated his engagement to Denise with a 'Tim Watson' style game while Harro' with his haircut had him talking about sheep all Sunday night and young Janet looking for the shearer seen with Harro last week. Romo who with his continuing injury problems consulted a Mrs Vinnie Purger to seek treatment which without such soothing medication would have been forced to miss a few weeks of footy.
Well, there you have a successful day at the footy. We all hope this week is just as successful in our attempts to tame the Lions.
Don't forget the 300 Club is being drawn tonight at 8 p.m. back at the clubrooms. Supper will be available. Come back after the game and hopefully celebrate.