SWANS CLUB NOTES: Riverina Football Record May 23, 1999 - No. 7

A poor start with opportunities not being taken in the first quarter (against Coolamon) compounded into an eight goal deficit at half time. Despite a minor revival in the third term we were convincingly defeated. A fair bit more work is required at training to try to improve our skill level as our endeavour at the ball is not the problem.

In the Seniors the awards were donated by Ernie Wade and Athlete's Foot and we thank them for that. They were as follows: The Exies Dinner for Two was won by Rod 'Rocket' Duncan with a top effort off half back, the Snuggles-In towel was won by that little on-baller who always gives 100% Tony 'Bulldog" Butcher, the Warren Lowry voucher and Players' Player award was won by stout defender Damien 'King of the Crown Hotel' Scott and the McNabb Fuel award was suitably won by solid mid-fielder Matt 'Revhead' Pollock.

The 2nds started well but ran out of fitness, regardless of the result the effort by the players was tremendous and a special mention goes to the 18's who backed up and all played very well. Without these guys backing up we would not have had a game, so thank you very much boys. The awards: The Players' Player Mug was won by the rugged mid-fielder Tom 'The Tank Engine' Spry, the Billabong Bottleshop award was won by dashing defender David 'Toecutter' Dunn, the Warren Lowry voucher was won by the consistent backman Simon 'The Silent Assassin' Spiers, and the Griffith Laundry Service voucher was won by an Under 18 player who backed up and kicked three goals Luke 'Speedy Gonzales' Jasprizza. We need to get a few more guys prepared to travel to away games if we are going to be more competitive and support those blokes that do travel away.

The Under 18s were again the shining light on the day with another big win and claiming top spot on the ladder. Thanks goes to the Under 16's players that played. The awards were as follows: The C & P Griffith Express JDs Pizza award was won by the ever improving backman Rick Frkovic, the Trevor Harrison towel was won by the youngster Tom Gallagher with a good display, and the C & P Express socks was won by the elusive forward Garry Minchin with six goals.

This week player profile is on the injury party sensation Christian Files:- Nicknames: Frog, Frogger, Filsey, Coit Rash, Magilla, Mappy. Favourite pastimes: Nudity, drinking, showing my coit rash, visiting the physio, being hungover, wetting the bed, using the telephome at odd hours of the morning, being unfit, going out on Mappy tours, going to Griffith Swans cocktail parties. Favourite Drink: Copious amounts of bourbon and coke, whatever is available after the Crown Hotel and Elbow Room closes. Career highlights: Undoubtedly the infamous dash across the Exies Oval for cash during a night cricket match on my Bucks Night! Ambition in Life: To play a season of cricket without suffering the dreaded coit rash, to play a game of football without getting injured, to go on another Mappy tour. Most admired Person: My Beechworth next door neighbour, Artie.

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