GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" May 6, 1990 - No. 4

Firstly apologies to our supporters, opposition and the local newspaper scribe for the problems we have been having with our jumpers numbers. For all of you who think jumpers only have arms then we’ve got news for you they also have legs! Hopefully the purchase of 10 new jumpers will help alleviate the problem.

The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day last Sunday, but unfortunately we were not helped by the weather and only the Under 18’s and Netballers had anything to be cheerful about at the end of the day.

Netballers finished with a 12-all draw. They were so pleased you’d thought they’d won the grand final. Good on you girls, keep up the good work. Best players were Rachel Neville, Jan Collins, Julie Roberts and Louise Hawkins.

Under 18’s: Tigers were only able to come up with 14 players, and considering they were so undermanned put up a good fight. The young Swannies, however, completely swamped the young Tigers and kept them goalless for the last three quarters. Best players were Christian Files, Phillip Dixon-Flint, Ed Knight (up from the U16s) and Adrian Pavese with 8 goals for the day.

Reserves: Were again short and had to rely on a couple of not quite fit players to make up the numbers. They started off in great fashion and had a good lead at half time but then the rot settled in and despite a few words from Kirky at half time, they just couldn’t lift themselves. To play 100 minutes of football you must train. Best players were ‘Blackie’ Catanzariti, who got the money and Scott Wade, who got the mug. Others to do well were Roy Rinaldo and ‘Snowy’ Taylor.

Firsts: From the first bounce we did not appear to be in the hunt. We were second to the ball on most occasions and our disposal, backing up and delivery left a lot to be desired. A ‘closed room’ pep talk and several major positional changes saw a revival and a good last quarter showed that the Swans can be a good side.

It’s history now that we lost by 20 points but hopefully several lessons were learned. Best players were dominated by ‘Dads Army’ again with the SLPI award this week donated by Ross Elliott, going to Wayne Bottcher, Damien Scott, Ian Geddes and Gerry Toscan. Young Jason Wadley found last week’s game a bit tougher but he also put in a good performance.

The committee are selling the Cent-A-Number tickets which will be drawn on Sunday, 27th May.

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