GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" May 8, 1983 - No. 5
The success of the previous week's win failed to rub off against Narrandera, as we lost all three grades.
The First Grade game was the most interesting although the 2nd term proved to be a stumbling block and we allowed the opposition to kick six goals, six behinds to our one goal, three behinds, and the lead they had at half-time enabled them to go on and win by a similar margin. Marty "Ducko" O'Donnell giving away several inches to his lanky opponent, won the Griffith Record Centre award.
The Seconds shocked everyone including dedicated coach Ian "Sheeds" Wade and played like a team of "so and so's" to allow the Narrandera side to run all over them and record the easiest win of the day. With more than 15 players awaiting a game, the side will want to find form or some will be on the sidelines watching the next game. Stephen Crack in a polished display of football, won the Fred Holt Memorial award.
The inexperienced Under 19's put up a fine display only to lose to a better side on the day. The boys went into the game without young captain Simon Hicks who was unavailable, obviously missed his ruck work and team play, but many new players more than made up for him. Three games veteran Brian Bellincanta won the Bock's Express award and had support from Rod McDermott, Graham Lyons, Jamie Alpen, Scott Grinly and Andrew Romagnolo. These boys will improve undoubtedly to form a strong combination.