Chapman Valley’s women’s side on a roll to close out GNWFL season

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Kayley King gets the ball away.
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Chapman Valley have got their job done for the season in the Great Northern Women’s Football League, making the top two and kicking their way to a final victory of the home-and-away season ahead of finals.

The Royals booted 17.14 (116) on Saturday away to Rovers, who kicked 1.0 (6) in reply.

Coach Jay Corlett said the side had put a few things in place ahead of the finals and called on the community to support the women’s game.

“The team are turning up onto the track and fighting and jostling for positions,” he said.

“There are a few things we tried on the weekend for finals-type football and they stuck to that pretty well. Get down and support the women’s game — they’re really getting good and the skills and everything else are coming on in all clubs.”

Erica Trotter and Kayley King stood out for the Royals, while Chloe Spence and Daisy Whitehurst were solid.

Corlett said his daughter, Hayley, could also be back in town for the finals after playing in the WAFLW this season.

Valley are second by the narrowest of percentage margins after the win.

The minor premiership is league leaders Northampton’s to lose when the Rams take on Towns next weekend, with three sides out for a bye. A loss could hand first place to Valley on percentage. Both sides have been assured of a top-two place for several rounds and will face each other in the second semifinal.

Northampton coach Josh Wilson said his side would not be taking a win for granted.

Towns moved into the top four, smashing Mullewa, 20.10 (130) to 1.0 (6) at home

They are level on points with Railways but have better percentage.

Both sides play next week.

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