It's been a topsy-turvy start to the season for the Mudgee Wombats women with two wins and two losses, but game five that was held over the weekend saw the red and blue secure a monster win over Harden Women.
Claiming a 67-0 win, the Wombats were on fire however, the side decided to call it mercy at the half-time break due to their opposition being relatively new to the game.
"We actually called it mercy at half-time because we didn't want the score to get any higher, and we wanted to let our girls have a training run and let the other girls practice their game skills," Wombat, Rita Palm said.
The kindness shown by the Mudgee side was only a reflection of the supportiveness the team produce as not only did they call it off at half-time, but rather than just leave it as is, they decided to have a friendly match with the other side to help boost skill levels.
"A few of our girls jumped on their team and played a friendly half-time match which was good," Palm said.
Everyone's learning but when it's a team with less experience, having that match made everyone get along and be happy.Rita Palm
"The CEO of Central West was actually watching our game and he said our girls showed good sportsmanship. We were all happy with that."
Heading into future rounds, Palm says there's a few things to work on but emphasises how far the girls have come in terms of their defence.
"Because our team is still learning as a whole, I think our defence has really been picked up a whole lot more, we run together as a team," she said.
There are still a few points we need to touch up on but our communication on the field is much better now and everyone has a good understanding of what their job is on game day.
"I always stress to the girls that one of the main things to do on the day is communication because you know where everyone is and you are always ready for what's happening. As long as the communication is there, you have a good game.
"We've got girls who are 17 and under and just through training and games, they're aware of what's got to be done."
The Wombats will take on Narromine in a home game on Saturday, and Palm says to get the support from the community would lift the players to new heights.
"It's going to be a big game but everyone's excited for it," she said.
It's just good to hear the crowd going when the teams are going. It just lifts your spirits and make you want to play harder.
- MUDGEE WOMBATS 67 (Nicole Smeed 2, Helen Blackmore 2, Georgia Ward, Chantel Burgess, Rita Palm, Amy Ryan 2, Gemma Williams, Josie Ager McConell tries; Blackmore 3, Harriet Messner 2 and Charlie Beasley conversions)