GNFL: Women’s games to go ahead after country week cancelled

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Emma Scally with the ball.
Camera IconEmma Scally with the ball. Credit: Justine Rowe/

Great Northern Women’s Football League matches will go ahead today and Sunday, with country week football cancelled.

Mid-table match-ups are the order of the day tomorrow, with third-placed Brigades looking to bounce back from their 1.1 (7) to 9.7 (61) loss to league leaders Chapman Valley against a Railways side two spots and four points below them.

The Blues are coming off a bye last round, and won by 10 goals against Mullewa last time they played, and will be hoping they can put one over last year’s premiers.

Rovers are without a win this season and take on a strengthening Towns side that won by 12 goals last time out, 10.14 (74) to 0.1 (1) against Mullewa.

Mullewa will be hoping for an upset against the Valley at home on Sunday, but with the Saints in their first season in the competition and the Royals having kicked 115 goals and taken eight wins in nine games, it will be a tough ask.

Royals president Grant Woodhams laid down the goal last week to finish top two and play in the grand final.

“That’s absolutely the ambition,” Woodhams said.

While the Royals have a stacked squad, he singled out Emma Scally, pictured, as one to watch.

“She’s a very, very dominant player and brings a lot of run to the game and a lot of skill,” he said.

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