Mullewa Saints break drought with first football win in three years

Mullewa Football Club president Mick Wall sits in a changeroom wearing the club's jumper with his arms folded and smiling.

The Mullewa Saints Football Club has won its first game in three years, beating fourth-placed Northampton by 15 points.

Key points:

  • Mullewa has not won a football game since 2019
  • The club president credits better numbers at training with the turnaround
  • He says he could feel the win coming as the team improved

The Saints play in the Great Northern Football League and it is their first win since Round 6 in 2019, in a total of 35 games.

Mullewa president Mick Wall said it was a relief to get a win as “it has been a while between drinks”, but he could feel it coming.

“The team has been getting better and better every game,” he said.

“We haven’t been winning but we’ve been getting close, the atmosphere and the blokes coming to training has been fantastic.

Mullewa Football Club president Mick Wall sits in a changeroom wearing the club's jumper with his arms folded and smiling.
Mullewa Football Club president Mick Wall says he could feel the win coming. (ABC Geraldton: Glenn Barndon)

Finals in reach

Wall said that Mullewa’s height had been an issue.

“Lack of height is a problem for us, we tried to get a few good ruckmen to play for us but everyone wants money these days and that’s hard to come by,” he said.

He credited the team’s strong defence with the result.

“Our back line was superb yesterday,” he said.

The win puts Mullewa only one win behind fourth-placed Northampton, with the top four teams set to play off in the finals.

“We are only a game out of the four, so we are in with a chance,” Wall said.

Source: AFL NEWS ABC

    

Author: Ivan Robinson