GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" August 28, 1983 - No. 19
The First grade side came away second best, as to say, after Sunday's encounter with Coolamon. The long trip and the undulating landscape of the ground, which must of inspired the "Police" to write their "Walking on the Moon" song, are obstacles hard to overcome every year and to meet a side at their prime makes it a little more harder. I'm sure every player wants to remember it as well as Steve "Tich" Buchanan, as he was "lost in space" and for a while resemble Stewie Greenwood on the Melbourne trip. Fine games turned in by Glen Macleod, who won the Irrigana award, Robert Prest, winning the Record Centre, Darrell "The Pin" Collins, Gerard Toscan, Robbie Owen and Neil Thompson.
Nothing much to report about the Second except to say they were completely flogged by the opposition.
The Under 19's edged closer to the four defeating Coolamon in the early match. Playing more direct and determined football they were able to get on top early and take the vital four points. Kevin "Manilow" Zuccato won the Bill Bock award closely followed by Adrian Andreazza, Andy Romagnolo, Paulie Romagnolo who is more cheeky than Adda in a pair of G-Strings, Graham Lyons who is a cross between Leigh Matthews and Bette Midler, Mick Agnew, Barry Spry and Wayne "Superboot" Wade who come to be only 100 goals behind Bernie Quinlan after kicking a goal from 12" (304mm) out directly in front.
Congratulations to Bob Greenwood on being re-appointed as coach in '84 and thanks to Mr. Chris Blackshaw for filling in till the proper umpire turned up in the Under 19's.
Final game this week and at East Wagga so let's make it a worthwhile trip. Up The Swannies!!