GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" June 29, 1991 - No. 11

With Carlton’s magnificent victory over the West Coast Eagles still fresh in their minds the lads did a similar job of demolishing the local Eagles. Les ‘Pictures’ Parish played yet another blinder I’m told with big Gerry Toscan commanding the ruck duels and James (TW) Bennett, Damien ‘Dazza’ Scott and Ian Geddes also collecting awards.

Ian’s game must have been pleasing as it was his first game back in First Grade after injury and travel commitments have kept him out of the side for a number of weeks. Brendan ‘S.M.D.C.M.D.’ Browne and Mal ‘Vern’ Irvin also forced their way back into First Grade.

Country football equivalent of David Parkin, Allan ‘Harmesy’ Parr coached the Twos to yet another win in which we saw Mick ‘Moose’ Murphy make a comeback along side Gerry Gallagher and recently engaged ‘General’ McAlister in the backline also in comeback modes were Mick Thompson and the Tony Shaw of Griffith, Peter ‘Hoot’ McGrath. The man who can cook and sew and make flowers grow Leon Stow also had a serviceable game.

Congratulations go to Belinda and Robbie Owen who became proud parents last week and as a gesture the Seconds award money went towards helping Robbie celebrate.

Terry’s U18s failed by a point to snatch victory but with a number of players unavailable it was a terrific effort from the lads to get so close in a game which Jason ‘Stonie Lowe’ Vaccari, Tony ‘Butchie Boy’ Butcher, Brent ‘F.C.’ Hathaway and Brad ‘Ten Ton’ Hammond all had games they will not easily forget. Stop Press: The netballers also recorded a very good win.

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