By Peter Fiorenza
Mullewa will play Brigades in this year's GNFL Grand Final after demolishing Towns by 92 points at the Recreation Ground on Sunday.
Final Scores: 26-17 (173) to 12-10(82)
Mullewa came out of the blocks faster than Usain Bolt, and kicked an incredible 14 goals in the first half, which is a local football record.
It didn't matter what happened, the Saints were continually at the fall of the ball, and simply ran Towns off their feet.
Bradden Ryder was exceptional in the ruck, against an in-form Nathan Dwyer, but he also dominated the corridor, with strong marking, and effective kicks into the forward line.
Veteran Leedham Papertalk was also on song, and proved to be the major ball carrier for the match, time, and time again delivering to forwards Mourish and Merry.
In the first half, especially, Matt Hamlett was the danger man.
Hamlett scored three goals for the match, and contributed to many others.
In fact, the Saints had up to 12 goal scorers for the game, an ominous sign for their opponents next week.
Mullewa were nothing short of quick, slick , and most of all, damaging.
Towns line up was thrown into disarray early, when principal goal sneak Des Corbett did not start the game.
It is believed Corbett missed a plane flight from Perth, and did not take to the field until close to the quarter time break.
In what was a more than 'hard day at the office', Towns bigger contributors were few.
Rohan Fariss endeavoured in defence, as did Brad Muir.
And not until midway through the second term did Calib Mourish, and Brad Carlyon spring into action.
In all, it was a dismal performance from towns.
Mullewa will now play Brigades in this season's Grand Final, next week at WA Country Builders Stadium.
Picture: Bradden Ryder takes on Nathan Dwyer in Sunday's Preliminary Final.
Picture by Barry Mitchell; Snapaction.com.au