GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" June 12, 1983 - No. 9
Well what can you do but hang our heads in wonder as to what went wrong last weekend over at Leeton. The Firsts suffered possibly their worst defeat of the season and as a result we have yet to break the away ground hoodoo. Still, we have five important games coming up which should see us swing back into contention, starting today against the Hoppers. Best players for the Swans were Glen McLeod, Paul Hocking, Paul Sparks and Wayne Bottcher.
The Seconds again played great football to end up defeating the Redlegs quite convincingly. Having a look at the side it definitely resembled the Swans first grade of last year. The tremendous depth in the club can only be beneficial to the club as a whole. Best for the Swannies were Max Turner, Garry Owen and the team as a whole. Congratulations fellas and a win today would be a tremendous boast to the whole club.
Perhaps the greatest feat of the day belonged to John "Nonga" Bordignon and his charges in the Under 19's. After having led all day in the last couple of matches and been beaten, they last week showed great tenacity to come from behind to snatch a thrilling win against third placed Leeton. This showed great courage and with an effort the same should see them with another four points. Best were Mick Agnew and of course, the two Romagnolo's.
This weekend is a big weekend for the Swans, both on and off the field. Therefore the club must take this chance to thank all its sponsors. These include Baldi and Fletcher, Dowell Clearbright and Don Best & Son. Also Websters Soft Drinks who sponsor our Best & Fairest award, Irrigana Motor Inn, the Record Centre and Bill Bocks Transport for providing weekly awards. All these are greatly appreciated.
Finally, congratulations to Garry and Sheree Owen on the birth of their son. No doubt another Swan in the making.