2022 Great Northern Football League Round 3 preview: Rams v Railways could be match of the round

Lachlan AllenGeraldton Guardian
Rams will take on Railways at Northampton this weekend.
Camera IconRams will take on Railways at Northampton this weekend. Credit: Barry Mitchell/Snapaction/RegionalHUB

The 2022 GNFL season continues this weekend with round three action in the men and women’s competition.

To kick off the round, bottom-of-the-ladder Mullewa will face second-placed Rovers on Saturday afternoon at Mullewa Town Oval.

In Northampton, the Rams will take on Railways, fresh off the success of their festival of footy last weekend.

In what’s shaping up to be the most competitive game of the round, both teams are on four points with only 29 per cent separating them.

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History could be made later that afternoon between Towns and Brigades, bouncing down at 4.30pm at WA Country Builders Stadium.

Brigades’ Dale Williamson needs six more goals to top Dale Baynes as the GNFL’s leading goal kicker.

Baynes is the current Towns coach and he may have the best seat in the house if Williamson breaks his GNFL record of 780 goals.

Towns were on the receiving end of a 97-point loss in round one and Williamson will be hoping to get in on the action.

It’s been a week to remember for goal kickers in the Mid West, as the West Coast Eagles’ and Northampton’s own Josh Kennedy hit the 700-goal mark in last Friday night’s match against Richmond. He is only the 25th AFL player in history to reach that milestone.

In the women’s competition, Mullewa will host Rovers, with both sides still looking for their first win of the season.

Northampton will take on second-placed Railways at Purcher International Oval.

Capping off this weekend’s footy, Towns are up against Brigades on Saturday night.

Current ladder leaders Chapman Valley have a bye for round three.

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