GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" June 16, 1991 - No. 9
Not since trumpets agogo have the Swans inflicted such a merciless crushing defeat on the Wagga Tigers. The win was bitter sweet revenge after the Tigers had halted our finals campaign last year.
The boy Splashdance was among the cavalcade of best players along with ‘Kellie Bennett’s’ brother Jamie. Darrell Collins and Pete ‘Kid’ Casey ably backed up by the boy Parish who shone the exuberance of a teenager and Peter ‘Boxer’ King who continued his sizzling form. Shane ‘HSS’ Ruyg contributed six fine goals in a goal kicking frenzy afternoon.
The Second Grade also had a good win with Mr Parr’s side showing good results from his astute coaching methods. Peter McDiarmid won the socks with Jason ‘Chuck’ Norris taking the umpires award. The side had good players all over the ground with that suave Irishman Gerry Gallagher blasting his way out of the backline all day and Colin ‘Casanova’ Cassidy, a cut above the rest while ‘Bomba’ Browne was making his presence felt after a weeks enforced rest.
Terry Bennett’s Bertoldo Bakeries boys were as hot as fresh bread in the early game with Paul Rovere reveling in the windy conditions and Brent ‘Fat Cat’ Hathaway also stamping his mark on the game as did Paul Woolnough but it was pretty boy Angus Paterson who caught the supporters eye. Our thanks must go to Bertoldo Bakeries for their support of the Under 18s.
The netballers went against the trend and unfortunately were not in the winning circle on Sunday night. Karen ‘Kola’ Evans, Rachel ‘Fifty’ Neville and Jan Collins battled hard all day and won the awards, while Nicole Milne didn’t succumb to the temptation of a second pie prior to the game and had a R.H.G. red hot go, playing in wing attack.