GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" June 24, 1990 - No. 10
Firstly, apologies to all for missing the the notes deadline last week. The short week plus a couple of personal problems caught the scribe napping, but hopefully all interested will have read the write-ups in the local paper. The awards for Narrandera were: Reserves: Mug - Peter McDiarmid and the money for the next two games is being set aside for a barbecue. The Firsts S.L.I.P. Award donated by George Duncan and Bob Wilson went to Robbie Owen, Mark O'Connor, Bomber Browne and Gerry Toscan whilst best for the Thirds was Tony Butcher and the Owen brothers again!!
'Today's where we show whether we're contenders or pretenders' were some of the words Les (Parish) said to players before the match, and show they did. Last Sunday the Swans proved that they can beat any side in the ATCO Holmes Riverina Football League when they put their minds to it. Turvey was the big test and they passed with flying colours and now it's a case of consolidating the position in the four and going for the double chance in September. The S.L.P.I. Award donated by Ann Maloney went to Gerry Toscan, Joe Agresta, Damien Scott and Robbie Owen.
The Reserves were a little depleted and only bad kicking by Turvey kept them in the game, however in the final analysis they were just good enough. Thanks to Ron Florence of the Hotel Victoria for putting on the breakfast for the Reserve grade before the game. Perhaps they had too many eggs and bacon! Best players were Wayne Spencer, Peter McDiarmid and Scott Wade, and it was good to see the mercurial Bob Berton make a comeback at full forward. He's lacking a bit of match practice seeing he hasn't played for 2 years but it won't be long before all those skills of yesterday return!
The Under 18's recorded a good win and showed that they are again the team to beat for the flag. Best players were Christian Files, Tony Butcher, Jason Vaccari and you guessed it - the Owens!!
The netballers were absolutely outclassed against Turvey but they battled hard with best players Jan Collins, Margie Graham and Bernadette Cox.
Today's match against Ariah Park will again be a test and we need to win and win well in both grades.
There will be a 'Colonial Day' held on Sunday, 1st July at the Clubrooms. 'Sunset', the country rock band will be playing and lunch will be good old Australian bush tucker. Everyone is urged to dress Colonial' and there will be a prize for the best dressed.