GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" September 6, 1997 - No. 23
The Seniors were sluggish all day against a very determined and fired up (Whitton-Leeton) opposition. Unfortunately the result went against us' but fortunately it had no impact on our position in the final five.
Today we must improve our intensity if we want to remain in the final series beyond this week. The non-contracted players awards were $130 to Brett "Swampy" Davis, $70 to Wayne "Illusions" Bodycott, $50 to Greg "Beeper" Collins, $30 to Damien "Tyson" Scott and $20 to Matthew"Kernaghan" Bunn.
The Reserves started well and went on to record a big win. The Bertoldos Bakery best players awards were $30 to Brent "Hooker" Harrison, $20 to David "Maintenance" Gee, and $10 to Mark "Elastic" Cameron. The players' player award went to Trent "Cool" Demarco and the Mugs' Mug went to Glen "Rednut" Collis.
The Under 18's battled hard but could not break the back of a determined opposition. Unfortunately the loss put them out of the top five for one of the few times this season. Bad luck guys. Congratulations on your effort this year, it was a vast improvement on 1996. The best players were Michael Duncan, Michael Tull, Michael Elliott, Shane Russell and Rodney Simpkin. Many thanks must go to George Duncan, Bill Kite and Graham Olney for their tremendous support of the Under 18's throughout the season.
Congratulations to the respective winners of the best and fairest awards. Trevor Clarke in the Seniors, Brent Harrison in the Reserves and Mick Elliott in the Under 18's. Also a belated happy birthday to our Treasurer Ffiona Beverley. No ages revealed, but for anyone who is interested just think of Greg Dreyer.
Tonight after the game everyone we welcome all players and supporters back to the Exies Sports Club for a few cold ones and a bite to eat. Please do not forget the Presentation Night on Friday 24th October at the Ex-Servicemen's Club. All players and supporters are requested to attend. More information about the evening will be available soon.
This week we are spending sixty seconds with Gary Argus.
Nicknames: Gus, The Hippy, Peter (not Michael) Bolton, Man. Favourite Pastimes: Training, visiting the barber, collecting trophies, early morning telephone calls. Most Memorable Moments: Kicking 7 goals for Sturt on Greg Phillips in a televised preseason comp in Adelaide, premiership with Kilburn, bowling bounces at 11 years old's in cricket, opening bowling with Dom Norman. Favourite Food: All those meals cooked by Joker. Biggest Influence: Darren Oates, JP, Roland Roccacelli, Kinko the Clown. Favourite Music: AC DC, Pavarotti, The Hanson's, Bronski Beat, The Chipmunks. Most Admired Males, Paul Bagshaw, Rick Davies, Stephen "Bomber" Clifford.