GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" June 24, 1984 - No. 12
A bad display of kicking last Sunday week saw a disappointed Swans side leave the ground after going down to Coolamon by one point, and having registered twenty three behinds, with five shots hitting the post in the process. It wasn't until half time that the side began to play the dominating style of football that helped put them back in the game. Greg 'Scenic' Hill winner of the best and fairest award, led the second half revival which enabled the boys to come so close to a victory, with tight defence along with good play by Glen McLeod, Steve Buchanan, Mark Tyndall and 'Scottie' Barber.
A disciplined Seconds side showed themselves what they can do when they apply themselves. This good team effort left coach 'Rocket' Roy Agresta undoubtedly very happy. Greg 'Splash' Collins who was inspired by a visit from ex-coach Glen Harrison, earned his man of the match award, and a foreign pewter which was put to very good use later on in the evening, leaving the pewter still standing and 'Splash' on the ground. An excellent team effort made it difficult to select individual players from the team. Footnote: Ex-West Torrens star Leonard 'E.H.' Brown was the third best player as 1st grade coach Bob Greenwood was well informed of on Sunday night.
The Under 19's cemented their spot in the four with another convincing win, although missing six players through injury and other commitments. Lennie Threlfall has enticed the boys to those good wins with the lure of a Melbourne trip which they no doubt deserved. Best players on Sunday were Dennis Collis, Anthony 'Leigh Matthews' Blackshaw, Lou Testoni and the 'Coburg Kid' Paulie Romagnolo.
Congratulations to Simon Hicks and Roger Biron on being selected in the Combined High Schools state side.
This week we take on Turvey Park and three wins hopefully.