Chapman Valley crush Demons while Hawks go down by a single point in GNLFW

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Railways have not scored since their single point against Rams last month. Pictured is Eva Male of Railways.
Camera IconRailways have not scored since their single point against Rams last month. Pictured is Eva Male of Railways. Credit: Barry Mitchell/Snapaction/Snapaction

Brigades and Mullewa played one of the games of the season as the Saints squeaked home by a single point to keep their faint finals hopes alive.

Having won just two games all year, the Hawks were underdogs against a Mullewa side that pumped them by 74 points when they last met in round five.

But Brigades jumped to an early lead as they kicked two goals to the three behinds in the opening term.

They increased their margin by a single point, the only score in the second term, before both sides kicked a goal each to leave Brigades with an 11-point lead heading into the last.

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In a heartbreaking finish, they got overrun managing just a single point as the Saints kicked two goals and one behind to snatch the win.

Josephine Dick, Jessica Giudice-Nairn and Hannah Reay were the goal scorers for the Hawks with good support from Macy Altham and Ashlee Simpson but ultimately fell short of their third win of the season.

Out at Chapman Valley, the Royals put the hapless Demons to the sword as only wayward kicking saved them from utter annihilation in a 12.22 (94) to zero victory.

Rovers were never likely to challenge but this was grim viewing as they never threatened their own goal.

Royals technically kept them in the game by kicking 2.7 in the first quarter but they could do as they pleased in the mismatch.

Cassandra Green helped herself to four goals as did Lucinda Rouse to increase her lead in the goalkicking charts.

It could have been a record-breaking win if not for the 22 behinds but it cements Valley’s spot at the top of the ladder and boosts their percentage to a whopping 720.

At the Recreation Ground on Sunday for the second straight week in a row, Railways were kept scoreless in another disappointing performance.

The showers that came across in the afternoon made for tough conditions but Towns had the better measure of Railways all day.

Some accuracy issues aside, it was a dominant 37 to nothing win as they clear out in second place, Valley and Towns a cut above the competition this year.

Railways have not kicked a point since June 25 when they managed just one against the Rams and are in somewhat of a spiral.

They should be able to get out of it next weekend against Rovers while Chapman Valley face Brigades at home and Mullewa will make the trip to Northampton to face thee Rams.

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