GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" July 5, 1992 - No. 11
The Griffith Swans are on the way back as the match against Wagga showed last week and it was only in the closing stages where Wagga got the jump. Matthew McGuirk led the way with 9 goals in arguably the best game he has played for the club, while Garry Argus also showed his worth with a best on ground performance. It was good to see youngster Brett Hathaway show that he is a footballer in the making with a good display in the ruck, filling in for Greg Collins. Scott Angrove and Chris Conlan did well around the ground, along with Jamie Bennett. Evergreen Gerard Toscan had a good battle with Gerald Pieper with the honours coming about even on the day.
In the Reserve Grade, long Jim Stewart made a comeback to the side and kicked a couple of goals out of a 3 goal total. Mick Thompson battled hard all day and then lined-up to the run the boundary in the Seniors, while Rhett Heffernan, Dom Spataro and James Latham were the best of the rest.
The Under 18's while having a few players missing due to work commitments and injuries, also went down by a big margin, but to the lads who travelled, thanks very much. Malcolm Burke, Peter Vardanega, Damien Hill and Angus Patterson stood out for Griffith.
The Netball girls dropped out of the four when they went down to the undefeated Wagga Tigers by one goal in what was described as a tough encounter. In a match that never reached any great heights netball wise, Griffith was unlucky to be defeated 17-16. Griffith is two points behind Ganmain-GGM and a win today against Leeton should see us sneak back into the four.
Today is the day which all the sides can back to the winning list with a bit of application as we welcome Leeton to the Exies Oval. Win, lose or draw everyone, players, supporters and even the opposition will be welcome in the clubrooms after the match.