GNFL Women’s: Northampton looking to young guns as they sit on top of the table with Chapman Valley

Reuben CarderGeraldton Guardian
Tiani Teakle, 14, has been key for Northampton.
Camera IconTiani Teakle, 14, has been key for Northampton. Credit: SnapAction.com.au/Supplied

The top two teams in the Great Northern Women’s Football League are both in action this weekend just past the midway point of the regular season, and they will both be hoping for a win.

Chapman Valley and Northampton are very evenly matched at the top of the table — in fact, both have conceded the same amount of points, 82, although Valley have been superior in attack so far this season.

Northampton will be confident of beating a Rovers side that are still developing but will need a relatively big win to upset the order at the top of the table.

They will be hoping star performers Julia and Tiani Teakle can get on the scoresheet again.

Julia, 17, is joint-top scorer for the Rams with 15 goals while Tiani, just 14, has eight.

Valley squeezed back into top position last round with a big win against Rovers, holding the Demons scoreless while kicking 21.18 (144).

They lead on percentage, but face the tougher assignment this week based on recent form.

They take on third-placed Brigades, who are eight points behind the Valley and Norths, on 20 points, and are a clear third best side so far. They are four points ahead of fourth-placed Railways but have notched up double the number of majors the Blues have managed, while conceding more than 100 fewer points.

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