Railways and Brigades headline round 1 of the 2022 GNFL season

Lachlan AllenGeraldton Guardian
Railways captain Ben Saunders and Brigades captain Mick Quick face off ahead of this weekend’s grand final rematch.
Camera IconRailways captain Ben Saunders and Brigades captain Mick Quick face off ahead of this weekend’s grand final rematch. Credit: Lachlan Allen

One game sticks out above the rest in the opening round of the 2022 GNFL season, Railways and Brigades will face off in a grand final rematch on on Saturday, April 23 in what’s sure to be a fierce contest between the two teams.

The last time they faced each other, Brigades prevailed 9.8 (62) over Railways 5.13 (43) to claim the premiership and both sides will be looking to lay a marker down to the rest of the competition in round one.

Brigades captain Mick Quick said “it’s been a good preseason we’ve had a couple of the boys come down with COVID towards the end of the preseason, but yeah, we’ve had good numbers on the track.”

“The boys seem really keen again, obviously we had a good season last year, won a flag but yeah let’s see if we can follow it up.”

Quick said they’ve retained their core group of players from last year’s win.

“We’ve got a couple of new young boys that will start playing senior footy throughout this year, pretty exciting. Couple of boys are down playing at East Fremantle Colts that will come back through the League side throughout the year as well.”

While Railways captain Ben Saunders said “we’re playing catch up, like most clubs are, but we’ve had a good preseason, a few new player down on the track.

“Yeah, we’re looking forward to finally get the season under way.”

Saunders said he’s been impressed by Noah Cachard and Jesse Adamini in preseason.

BREAKOUT

ROUND 1

FRIDAY, APRIL 22

Towns v Rovers

GNFL: 7pm, WA Country Builders Stadium

GNFLW: 5.45pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

Brigades v Railways

GNFL: 1.30pm, GBSC Sports Park

GNFLW: 4pm

Chapman Valley v Northampton

GNFL: 1.30pm, Mazzuchelli Oval

GNFLW: 4pm

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