GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" June 7, 1998 - No. 8
THE Seniors started well at Coolamon and built a strong lead by half time. A combination of us relaxing in the second half, and the opposition increasing the tempo resulted in a much closer final result than anticipated. Still it was good to get the four points after a couple of losses.
The awards were sponsored by Brenda Spears and they were as follows: The Dinner for Two at the Ex-Servicemen's Club was won by Matthew "Buckets" Olney, the Billabong Bottle Shop award was won by Matthew "Manuel" Cox, the Prendy's BP award was won by Greg "Splash" Collins, and the Lowes award was won by Dean Jamieson.
The Reserves battled the game out manfully under difficult circumstances. Thanks to the U18 players, who stepped up to help us out. Your efforts were appreciated. The awards were the Players' Player Mug to Matthew "Ziggy", $30 Adrian "No Sleep" Stibbard, $20 Paul ''Punter'' Brasier, and $10 Mick ''Tank'' Elliott.
The Netballers went close in a titanic battle 19-54 but could not bring home the points.
This week we celebrate three milestones within the club. First the ageless dinosaur Greg Collins reaches the 200 senior game milestone and today and he is to congratulated on this fine achievement. He debuted in round 2 in 1984 and his efforts in reaching the milestone has been tremendous. Also the veteran Damien Scott reaches 100 senior game milestone today, another excellent effort. The boy from Barellan plays his 50th senior game for the club today, another fine achievement. Best wishes go to all three players today and let's hope we can come home with a win in the seniors and give the boys something to celebrate tonight.
Our congratulations also goes to Phil Rowston, Frank Matthews and Tony Mahar on making the RFL rep team that unfortunately went down to Sydney FL last weekend. On a sad note Franky injured himself in the game and everyone at the club wishes him well for a speedy recovery.
On the Social scene next week, Mark Smith will be playing at the Exies after the game. Let's make sure everyone comes back and makes it a top night. On Friday 17 July, 7.30pm at the Ex-Servicemen's Club a benefit night is being held for a long time supporter and committeeman Brian Files who is battling a very serious illness at the moment. Tickets are $10 per person which includes supper and are available from the Exies Sports Club. Everyone is welcome to attend and support the Files family at this time.
The club was saddened recently by the death of Joe Tyndall, father of former player Bill. The club offers its sincere condolences to the Tyndall family during these difficult time. We were further saddened earlier this week by the sudden death of timekeeper Kevin Wade. He was a supporter of the club, who was a regular visitor to training and helped out on match days when he could. The club would also like to offer its sincere condolences to Kevin's wife and family. Kevin will be truly missed around the club.
This weeks Player profile is on Dean Crotty. Nicknames: Grotty, Banger, Slug. Favourite pastimes: Sleeping in Annette's and Adrian's bed, deb practice, doing the dishes with Adrian, wearing Adrian's underwear, showering with Adrian. Favourite nightclubs: Bar 20, London Hotel, change rooms on a Monday night, Frankies place. Likes: Annette's cooking, VB stubbies, rum, bus trips, Rossies Supermarket, Annette's & Adrian's bucket, being in more than one shout at a time. Dislikes: Training, alarm clocks. Most memorable moment: Getting the quadrella one night.
This weeks awards against Mangoplah Cookardinia United are sponsored by George Duncan Electrics and we thank them for that.