GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" July 17, 1983 - No. 13
The long, cold trip to Ariah Park didn't quite pay the dividends we had expected.
The First grade were in it till three quarter time only to fall away in the last quarter and make the loss seem worse. Wayne Bottcher and Neil Thompson won the awards.
The Second grade played what some believe was their worst game all year. "Mousey-T-Harrison", famous country & western flamingo guitarist and 2nd grade back-pocket player reckons it was almost as bad as Fitzroy's loss to the GREAT Carlton team the day before. The loss puts the side out of the four and it will require a big effort to get back in, let alone contest the finals. Phil "Harmesie" Purtill and Ian "I feel like Kevin Sheedy" Wade were the award winners in a game few will want to remember.
The Under 19's win was nothing to write home to mum about as the A.P.M. side played far better than their position on the ladder indicates. Either side could have won the game but fortunately our boys took the vital four points. Andrew Romagnolo, Jamie Alpen and young Simon Hicks were best players although Paulie "are you sick of living" Romagnolo reckon he deserves a mention and Wayne Wade wanted to see his name printed for once.
This week Narrandera, and it will be another hard game with all three sides needing the win.
A late message to hand is that Tony Hicks has recovered from Thursday Nite Fever and might make training. Also congratulations to Paul MacLeod who celebrated his 19th birthday on Sunday.