SWANS CLUB NOTES: Riverina Football Record May 21, 2000 - No 7.
Last Sunday we hosted Narrandera in very windy conditions and came away with four good wins from five grades. Athlete's Foot sponsored the days events which saw the Firsts and Reserves put together some great passengers of play to boost the much need percentage, come the end of the year. It was a similar case with the Netball, with both A and B Grade having easy wins.
This week we start with the Netball, who have secured sponsorship with the Barellan Commercial Hotel, which the club and the girls would like to thank very much. Cassandra Malone was awarded best in A Grade, while Kirsten Ireland was once again outstanding in B Grade to take their award.
First Grade struggled in the first quarter to break away from a very determined Narrandera side, then broke the shackles to runaway with a 96 point win, which has been a few years in the waiting. The awards went as follows, Dean Jamieson showed the type of form which gets you selected in the RFL squads to take the Exies Dinner for Two. David Curran booted 4 goals with a great display of running shots from centre half forward to take the Snuggle-In voucher, while Jon O'Dwyer showed that he is starting to settle into the brand of football played in the RFL with the Donaldson's Mitre 10 award. Andrew Hill will be able to get his ute moving quicker with the Ron's Auto One award, as Mark 'Sav-Occa' O'Connor will be popular come smoko time with the McDonalds voucher. Jason 'Flash' Vant will be filling up at Caltex with award in hand, while the Players Mug went to Shawn Conlan who started his mug winning apprenticeship in the Reserves a couple of weeks ago, has now stepped up to a much bigger challenge.
In Reserve Grade it was a similar scoreline of 101 points with a well groomed outfit keeping the opposition to just one goal, which I'm sure Adrian 'Pagan' Pavese would be impressed with. Rodney Duncan strung two in a row to take the Billabong Bottle Shop award. Ryan 'Bundy thanks' Hill will be in competition with brother Andrew, with the Autobarn voucher. Grant Lamont put another consistent effort in to take the McDonalds voucher, while the Griffith Laundry Service voucher, will come in handy for Kane McGregor. Last but not least Chris Conlan didn't let age or return from injury slow him down to take the Players Mug.
In the closest game of the day the Under 18's went down by 4 points in a very hard fought game. Paul 'Scud' McCormack won the J.D's party Pizza award, while Luke Condon was once again in the best with the McDonalds voucher, Video Ezy will be looking through the vaults for a copy of Richmond's last Premiership for Ben 'The Boundary Runner' Wade to take home something this week.
This week we take on top of the ladder GGGM at Ganmain, in what will be a tough encounter, which I'm sure if we keep improving we will come home with the four points. Than you to Shane and Jill of Shane Best Painting Contractors for sponsoring today's game. Good luck to all.