GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" August 11, 1991 - No. 17
Some people have sold their souls for rock n roll others have donated their bodies to science but Darrell Collins elected to sacrifice his body to the Griffith Football Club and on Sunday he was justly rewarded when he played his 200th game for the club only a few before him have given so much for the club and memories of the No. 5 jumper he has made famous will live long after he has hung up his boots.
And what a day it was with a record crowd larger than you’d find in the Cricketers Arm Hotel on a Grand Final Day watching Les lads won a thrilling encounter which saw the side playing with only 18 men after ‘Jimbob’ injured his hand and Ricky ‘Virgil’ Burdett his shoulder. Mick Murphy, Botcha ‘I gotcha’, Brendan ‘I feel good’ Browne controlled the backline while Romo, ‘Ocker’ and ‘Pin’ had the forward line sewn up and Tosca and Chris Conlan running riot in the rucks.
The Seconds celebrated ‘Malibu’ Irvin’s 23rd birthday with a crushing win led by a brilliance performance from ‘Splash’ Collins who was all over the ground, delivering the ball to Colin ‘Jakovich’ Cassidy who kicked seven goals almost equaling Digger ‘Fat Boy’ Gee best for the year effort of eight.
The toughest and most physical encounter had to be the netball match our girls played in. Despite being battered and bruised by the rough house tactics, the girls to their credit skillfully played on, to record a gritty win in a game where best on the ground took a new meaning.
A spite tough game also was played in the U18s ‘Axel’ Foley, Dippa (until injured), Woolie’ the Commodore Kid’, Paul Rovere and Fordy all had splendid games and after the lads had recorded numbers at training last Friday all can only auger well for the months ahead.
Today we wish Roy Agresta a happy birthday as we soar to greater heights with a win over the Eagles.