GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" July 16, 1989 - No. 14
Last Saturday's game must have seemed like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "Birds" with the Griffith Swans portrayed as the actors continuously and repeatedly attacked by the EWK Hawks to finish the day not in the lead role, but as 'B grade Ronald Regan clones'. Robbie Owen was the main actor, winning the pewter of the day. In a never say die role as the tough rover, poor ol' Mr. Parish he must have thought he'd landed a part as General George A. Custer with guest appearance by Ricky 'T-Bone' Burdett as the Little Big Horn. No doubt he will regroup his players and emerge from the Wakaden Street studios today after a week of rehearsal ready to do battle against Coolamon.
In the midday show, Capt. Kirk's courageous crusaders from the cosmic went down narrowly, having to start the game without a full strength side and losing star full forward Steve 'Busta' Best with a shocking knee injury. We all wish Steven a quick recovery. Justin 'Top Gun' Sanson was so disturbed by the loss that he organised a 'Gym-Bob' instructor to train the ten players staying in his hotel penthouse suite until the early hours of Sunday morning. Meanwhile out on the seedy side of town, Justin Barry thought he'd bumped into the East Wagga cheer squad on a street corner and started trying to convert the mislead souls only to be told that they were a group of Hare Krishna. Best players for the day were Gary 'Muddy' Waters and Shane 'Bat' Best.
Two experienced campaigners who have served the club well over the years and someone - the younger players can take note of. T.B.'s tenuous teenagers tediously fought out a tense tussle to record an easy win and from all reports it was a refreshing trip home with T.B. reporting that a particular Bunderburg product proving most popular.
It was good to see Ian Wade and his wandering waiters put up (in cards) and everyone else reflecting on the previous days (and nights) conquests. Watch out for the video titled 'A Wicked Weekend in Wagga'. Up The Swans!