2024 SunCable BRFL Men's and Women's Round Three Recap

SunCable BRFL Recap RD3

The women’s competition was able to enjoy the long weekend as round three was named a bye for all women’s sides. 

In the men’s competition, Barunga Oval became the home of the footy for round three of 2024 SunCable Big Rivers Football League (BRFL) season as Ngukurr, Northern Warlpiri, and the Arnhem Crows all took home wins. 

Ngukurr got the round started with a powerful victory over Gurindji after a strong first half got the ball rolling with seven goals to two.  

Ngukurr stayed true to their round two performance taking it up a gear in the second half putting any hopes of a potential fightback with six goals. Ngukurr secured their first win of the season moving into third position on the ladder, holding a superior percentage to the second placed Crows. 

An undermanned Northern Warlpiri Swans side came away as convincing winners in their game against Eastside. 

The Swans were looking focused early on as they just could not miss in front of goals with a five goal, one behind score line to end the first term to just the two goals straight for Eastside. 

The Swans added two more goals in the second whilst Eastside could only manage one more point to their first half total. 

Northern Warlpiri continued to add to their total on multiple occasions before an eight-goal term in the last set up for a shootout with Eastside asking all the questions at the Swans, but Northern Warlpiri continued to produce all the answers.  

The 32-point win moved the Swans into fourth position. 

The Arnhem Crows snagged a considerable win over the Garrak Bombers with a boosting percentage 121-point win.    

A scoreless first term for the Bombers had the alarm bells ringing as a two goal, six behind start for the crows showed early signs that a dominant performance could be on the cards for the Crows.  

And they did just that, as they went on to kick five goals to none in the second, adding six to one in the third, furthermore with seven in the last. 

Adam Kerinaiua had best on ground performance with five goals, with two goals each from Peter Lane, Corey Raymond, Traven Shields, and Braun Bush. TIO NTFL (Northern Territory Football League) Waratah star Timothy Kerinaiua was also recognised one of the best players alongside Keifin Mardi, both finding plenty of the ball. 

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