GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Sou'wester" April 30, 1978 - No. 3
By Swan: As well as the Magpies played last Sunday, and we wish them a good season as a new force in the league; we fumbled our chances to be a winner on the day.
Without our coach, Allan Way, and without his assistant, Bob Greenwood, we made far too many basic errors to reverse the final result, yet we were able to outscore 0ur rivals for three parts of the game after they bolted with the wind in the first session to a seven-goal lead.
One player showed the way with Neil Thompson returning a fine effort of endeavour that won him the Mobil Petrol "man of the match" donated by Eric Zilliotto
Our Darwin boys, Pat Dwyer and Jeff Mitchell also showed aggression with our other best players being Ian Wade and Glenn Harrison.
Ian Wade won the petrol "man of the match" at Coolamon the previous week, taking out the Golden Fleece award provided by Des and Enid Mathews.
Our Reserves had an easy win against the younger and inexperienced Magpies with a fine exhibition of full forward play from Darrell Collins, with ten goals before he was taken from the field with a head injury.
On jersey presentation by our new sponsor Irrigana Motor Inn is next Friday, 5th May, in the Irrigana. Tickets are $11 per double and all supporters are invited.