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Chapman Valley colts stun defending champions for first win in three years

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
Lockey Hawkins' four goals led the Royals to a drought breaking win.
Camera IconLockey Hawkins' four goals led the Royals to a drought breaking win. Credit: Gemma O’Connor

The young stars at Chapman Valley may have had to dust off the songbook as they got to sing the song for the first time in three years after a huge upset over Towns.

The Royals had been soundly beaten in their four previous games and few would’ve marked their clash against the reigning premiers on Saturday as the moment to snap their drought.

But Colts often have the biggest turnover of players which can make for unpredictable results as Lockey Hawkins’ four goals led the side’s last-quarter comeback.

It had been a tight match all-day but Towns took a four-point lead into the final term before the Royals flipped the script with a four-goal final term to win 9.8 (62) to 7.3 (45).

The win moves the Royals off the foot of the table and has them equal with Railways in fourth on points, though they have a far inferior percentage.

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