GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" May 12, 1985 - No. 5
After a great start last Sunday the Swans nose dived at Ariah Park. Coach Ian Geddes must have felt like a Biafran at Buckingham Palace during the final quarter. The Firsts need to develop a little more desire than their efforts on Sunday. Lapses in concentration like that make the finals a distance glimpse. Wayne Bottcher stuck to his man like superglue and won the Don Buchanan Pewter. He was well supported by Ian Geddes, Greg Hill and Simon Hicks.
The Seconds (alias Dads Army) cruised into the top four with a sparkling win over the Bombers. 'Silver' Terry Bennett kicking ten goals including a drop kick, shone. He was well supported by the dirtiest (as in mud or dust) player on the field Richard Turner. A solid display of team football was the result and a 93-point win eventuated. John Seidel will hope the form continues today.
The Under 19's, with the return of David Alpen and David Gee from Teal Cup trials, won comfortably by 94 points. It was noted one player had that many kicks he had to change boots at half time. The Italian Stallion had a great game in the centre as did David Alpen and centre half forward and Jamie Bennett kicked three goals from the forward pocket.
Two out three last week - let's see three wins today. Up The Swans!