GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Sou'wester" August 27, 1978 - No. 17
By Swan:  In one of the Swans' best performance for the season, it was disappointing to see the Advertiser report on the game go to great lengths to point out how Narrandera lost the match.

For Dan Clarke's benefit, there were two teams playing and Griffith WON ... so much for unbiased reporting.

Despite what you may have read in the papers, it was a gritty effort for us to run up a win at Narrandera.

We are aware we still have weaknesses in the side but to overcome these and still win convincingly shows our side is far from out of the finals. Too many of our players put in top games to single out a praiseworthy few and a repeat performance in the games to come will test us in our ability to be a force in the finals.

Our Reserve grade handed out a thrashing in what was their best display for the entire football year. However, we are aware there are better sides in the competition than Narrandera, and we know if we are to be premier, we will have to beat premier teams.

Our young Thirds just missed out in making our day a clean sweep. A great match this one between two teams with little between them in ability. Narrandera ended up with the prize by a two point margin  ... we only hope we can reverse the result the next time round.

Today is of more importance at the moment. The Bulldogs had their day at Gissing Oval the first time we met and perhaps it could be our turn.  

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