GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" July 8, 1990 - No. 12
The sooner we dispense with Saturday football the better, again we were badly affected but managed to get three teams on the paddock and come up with enough officials to cover the duties. The combined ages of our boundary umpires was over 100. Pity Barry (Sidlow) wasn't as slow going home as he was running the boundary. The saying that 'any win is a good win' didn't really sit well with TB last Saturday. The young Swannies won the game but that's all, considering EWK's position on the ladder, they should have won by miles, but only managed to scrape home by 7 points. Best players were Gavin Owen, Dean Owen, Tony Butcher, Christian Files and Robert Kelly.
The Thirds are in fact on 32 points. They have not been credited with the win against Narrandera some weeks ago when they played two games in one weekend,so they should be on top as Turvey had the bye last weekend and our percentage is better.
Welcome to Paul Nicholls, David Irvin, Joey Box and the Jerilderie connection in Dennis Dunn and David Ross and welcome back Jim Bob Bennett.
'Thank god for the Owen's', is an impression that T.B. uses quite frequently and there was several loud Amens from Kirky last week. Mark and Galvin plus Scott Collis and Jason Vaccari backed up for their second match of the day when they filled in to make up the numbers for the Reserves. At one stage it looked like Kirky himself was going to have to take the field. The Reserves had a very good win and amongst the best was Mark Owen who relished being given a chance on the forward line, instead of in his usual position and kicked four goals. The mug went to Muddy Waters and the $25 to Joey Box. Other better players were Peter McDiarmid and Scott Wade.
The Firsts had a good win, despite the fact that some of the players who had been starring in previous weeks were down. Les (Parish), however, was not one of them. He was everywhere and a report in the D.A. suggested that in a 'best on the ground performer', he had 50 - 60 possessions and that was no exaggeration. He was well supported by young Jason Wadley who played perhaps his best game of the season. Peter King who again showed what a great acquisition he is and Ricky Burdett. The S.L.I.P. Award donated last week by Steve Best Plumbing went to Gerry Toscan, Joey Agresta, Wayne Bottcher and Jason Wadley.
The netballers went down 33-32 but they're still in there plugging. They would appreciate some assistance from anyone who is prepared to blow a whistle as they find themselves disadvantaged at times having to get opposition to supply two umpires. Best players were Julie Henderson, Donna Bretag and Margie Graham.
The Swans Monster Furniture Auction will be held on Saturday, 4th August and again any donation or goods for sale on commission basic will be accepted. Please see either Ian Wade or Fee. Assistance on the day will be required to man the BBQ and the kiosk and to do security patrol, so please don't wait to be asked offer your help. And have a look in your garage to see if there is anything hat could be sold.