With Group 4 breaking for the long weekend as the season approaches the halfway mark, Gunnedah’s league taggers find themselves fifth on ladder with three wins against three losses.
Unfortunately, the Bulldogs went into the break with a loss.
They travelled to Kootingal for a round six clash last Saturday and were edged 16-12.
Gunnedah are coached by Robert Price and have a mixture of experience and youth.
Bulldogs skipper Deanna Fulwood said silly mistakes, including drop ball close to the Roosters’ tryline, cost the side.
“We do have a good side,” Fulwood said. “[We’ve] got a lot of young ones. A lot of [under-] 16s have come together, which is really good to see.”
Fulwood is in her fifth year at the club. “I’m really enjoying it,” she said. “We’ve got a good bunch of girls and it is a good comp.
“Having 11 teams is good for the ladies league tag. The second division clubs that have joined are very strong, so it adds more strength to the comp as well.”
The Bulldogs opened the season with a 60-6 home win over Narrabri.
They then beat Werris Creek 34-10 at Kitchener Park, before trravelling to Dungowan for their first away match of the season and losing 24-4.
They then clashed with North Tamworth at Jack Woolaston Oval and lost 20-16.
In round five they hosted Boggabri and won 26-14, before the Roosters loss.
The Bulldogs are yet win away from home this season. So obviously that will need to be fixed to boost their chances of making the finals.
North Tamworth lead the competition on 12 points
The Cowgirls and Barraba also have 12 points, and are in second and third spots.
Kootingal-Moonbi occupy fourth sport with four wins and two losses.
Below Gunnedah on the ladder are Werris Creek (five points-sixth spot); Bendemeer (five points-seventh spot); Boggabri (four points-eighth spot); Wee Waa (four points-ninth spot); South West (four points-10th spot) and Narrabri (zero points-11th spot).
The Gunnedah Bulldogs’ next match after the long weekend hiatus is a Sunday encounter away to Bendemeer on June 17.