GNFL Round 3 wrap: Milestone round as Brigades’ Dale Williamson breaks league’s goal record

Lachlan AllenMidwest Times
Brigades spearhead Dale Williamson in the thick of the action.
Camera IconBrigades spearhead Dale Williamson in the thick of the action. Credit: Arctic Moon Photography

It was a record-breaking weekend in round three of the GNFL as Brigades’ Dale Williamson became the competiton’s all-time top goal-kicker with his six goal haul against Towns.

Williamson helped his side to a 54-point win over Towns, who continue their tough start to the season.

The veteran spearhead’s nerves were on show as he missed some set shots and didn’t slot his sixth goal until the last quarter.

The previous record holder was on the sidelines: Towns’ coach Dale Baynes.

With 781 majors to his name, Williamson says his sights are now set on kicking 800 career goals.

Baynes congratulated Williamson and bought him a beer after the game, saying “records are made to be broken”.

Kim Schofield, Williamson, Graham Sandy and Michael Quick stood out for the Hawks.

In the other games of the round, Rovers defeated a resilient Mullewa side 14.3 (87) to 11.3 (69).

While they are still looking for their first win of the season, coach Preston Wall would have been impressed by his side’s competitiveness against the second-placed Rovers.

Christopher Scott, Joshua Simpson, Gabriel Parfitt, Fraser Daly and Kobe Simpson impressed for Rovers.

In Northampton, a dominant Railways side beat the Rams, 12.10 (82) to 5.7 (37).

Despite it being on the Rams’ home turf, and the green and gold welcoming back retired AFL champion Harry Taylor, Northampton failed to fire against the Blues.

Drew Tunbridge, Alex Newton, Ryan Le Tessier, Jesse Adamini and Korey Clarke were best on ground for Railways.

Chapman Valley had a bye for the round.

This leaves Brigades in first place, Rovers in second and Railways in third with three rounds played.

At the bottom of the ladder, winless Towns and Mullewa are only separated by 3 per cent.

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