Mullewa Saints ladies’ side exorcise Demons to record their first win
Mullewa’s women’s side have recorded a significant milestone in the team’s short history.
The Saints exorcised some demons in round five, beating Rovers 5.7 (37)-2.5 (17) at Greenough Oval.
As hoodoos go in sport, it wasn’t a huge one — but the women’s side were happy to register their first win ever in only their fifth competitive match.
Captain Cynthia Comeagain said the result had caught the club slightly on the hop — the men’s team had to teach them the club anthem to celebrate.
She said they were looking forward to taking on a Northampton side in second place with just one loss next round.
“It was really good,” Comeagain said. “The girls enjoyed it and we learnt a song, so I’m happy.
“We had the boys come out and help us out (with the anthem), it’s the same one as the blokes’.
“We linked up and made sure we got our fast breaks when we could.
“Once we got the first goal we felt really good and we just kept going from there.
“Everyone was very proud of each other. Hopefully we can have a couple more wins throughout the season.
“Hopefully (next week) is a close game and the girls have fun.”
She said a “quite outstanding” Damiris Simpson was best on ground, but the entire team impressed.
The Mullewa men’s side held onto an unwanted record over the weekend, going 22 league games without a win — although the colts, reserves and now women’s teams now all have points on the table this season.
League statistician and historian Victor Tanti pointed out the women’s side was only four points below fourth placed Brigades, reigning back-to-back premiers.
“They’re only a game out of the top four,” he said.
“Well, a game and a lot of percentage, but stranger things have happened.”
In the other women’s games, Northampton beat Brigades 4.4 (28) to 0.3 (3) and Towns kicked 8.14 (62) against a scoreless Railways.
Brigades are reigning back-to-back premiers but are having a tough start to the season, sitting fourth on the table and eight points off Chapman Valley in first.
Northampton have impressed and are second, ahead of Towns on percentage.
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