GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" July 7, 1991 - No. 12
Our match against East Wagga-Kooringal was played in cold and blustery conditions. Damien ‘The Weethalle Warrior’ Scott won the towel with fellow Messner Street in resident Shane ‘Bart’ Ruyg kicking a bag full of goals in a ‘Lockett’ style display. The club’s answer to Bernard King, ‘Stowie’ finally made his first grade debut. Young Les Parish showed no effect from the marathon seven hour training run on Tuesday last having more possessions that Imelda Marcos. Paul and Rick also showed some good form and turned in a blinder with ‘Kellie’s Brother’ James (T.W) Bennett booted five goals.
The Two’s field a formidable side and with Malcolm ‘Jimmy’ Irvin leading the won a torrid encounter. Mick ‘Jimmy’ Murphy was at his stunning best at centre half back ably backed up by David ‘Jimmy’ Overs in a pocket. Although recording a good win it was very plain to see the side was lacking the inspirational leadership of none other than ‘Wally Lewis’ of Griffith football Brian ‘Mr Stickers’ Corner.
With half the U18 side locked away in a 16th century monastery high in the Kosiosko mountains for most of the week the lads did well to record a win in the early match. There was little or no sign of the ‘Jetlag’ from the long two hour trip to the big smoke and it must have been pleasing for coach Terry to see all the lads actually getting themselves out of bed, dressing and travelling over to Wagga without the wake-up call some had refused to answer on previous weeks.