GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Sou'wester" July 30, 1978 - No. 13
By Swan: If his display against the Whitton Tigers last Sunday is any guide, Neil Thompson with his nine goals is the sign our full forward problem has been solved. It is a case of not being able to see the forest because of the trees?
We have had him in our side all the season - we figured he was a ruckman then we saw him as a centre half forward, but we really hit the jackpot when we tried him in front of goal.
With young Marty O'Donnell in the Under 19's and Darrell Collins in the Reserves Grade, both showing us how important the need for a reliable goal kicker, we hope Neil will continue to show us he is the player we have wanted all season.
Out game against the Tigers popped us into the four for the first time but the position is still up for grabs if we fail to keep on winning - but so do the other fellows if they want to push us out - all adding up to one of the best scrimmages ever for the finals.
And about those reports from last Sunday, we have compassion for both Tom (Doolan) and Jim (Geltch) as both reacted to impulse in the last minute of the game and their frustrations overcame their better judgements.
Today is a tough one for either of us. A win to us makes our position that much better but a loss on the other hand to Ardlethan and their chances of a place in the four grow that much tougher. A great ingredient for what should be a great match.