GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" May 25, 1985 - No. 7
A solid performance last start saw the Swannies creep back into the four. The Seniors approach was business-like and their execution devasting considering four new players in the side. Throwing all before them the Swans continually bombed the goals to leap by 92 points at half time. The Redlegs looked like the Statue of Liberty after a pigeon attack. Key players Scott Barber, Ian Geddes and Kevin Trafford revelled the handball and long kicking of their team mates. Greg Hill's best on ground performance won him the 'Don Buchanan Pewter'.
Dad's Army, boasting 103 years of experience on its half forward line, overcome Leeton to consolidate third spot position in the Reserves. Although missing several players to the Firsts, the side combined well with ruckman Lou Testoni dominating the centre as well as he plays darts, Garry Gardner kicking six goals from the half forward line and 'the General' (McAlister) organising the backline.
The Thirds continued their push towards a top four spot with a good win over Leeton. Coach Garry Gardner (who will be happy that his name appears twice this week) voiced some concern over the teams performance to half time. However, a good second half saw his charges rise to the occasion.
Today we travel to Gumly Oval. Let's see the Swannies get amongst the Hawks. Up the Swans!