Taylor’s 14 goals spearheads Northampton to record-breaking Mullewa feast

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
Harry Taylor led the Rams with 14 goals.
Camera IconHarry Taylor led the Rams with 14 goals. Credit: Jake Santa Maria

It was never likely to be a close one but few would have expected what was to come on Saturday as Harry Taylor mercilessly discarded the Saints with 14 goals.

Playing his first game since a return from holiday, Taylor could have been forgiven if he came in a little sluggish.

Instead, he looked refreshed as he helped the Rams to a massive 37.28 (250) to 3.7 (25) win.

According to stats expert Victor Tanti, the 225-point margin is Northampton’s biggest-ever win beating their 210-point margin over Brigades in 1965 and the 11th-biggest in GNFL history.

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It was also the Rams’ highest ever score, beating the 34.14 (221) they scored against the Hawks in 1971 and the 10th-highest in the league’s history.

Taylor’s 14 goals is the second-biggest individual haul behind his own record of 17, which he also achieved against Mullewa in 2021.

However, he was never in danger of breaking the overall record of 23 nailed by Dave Wallam for Mullewa against Brigades in 1985.

Taylor has now kicked 10 or more goals in a game four times and currently tops the table of leading goal-kickers this season with 38 from seven games, eight more than Kristerfer Ryder in second.

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