GNFLW Round 11 preview: Top four positions all in play for women’s league

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The Rams look likely to jump Railways into third spot.
Camera IconThe Rams look likely to jump Railways into third spot. Credit: Justine Rowe Around the Traps

Chapman Valley’s grip on the GNFLW has slipped after their loss to the Towns and a bye has allowed the chasing pack to close in.

They are now level with the Towns on 28 points and although they have a game in hand, a loss to Railways could see them slip out of the top spot for the first time.

On the flipside the Railways could lose their spot in third after a disappointing performance last week.

They have the worst percentage of any of the top form teams and the Rams are just four points behind them.

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The Rams will face a Rovers side that has not won a game all season and has a highest score of 10 with a percentage just above six.

In effect this means the Railways have to win against the Royals to stay in third.

They will be boosted by Jasmine Johansen returning from the WAFCL state match but will need to find more avenues to goals against a Royals side boasting three of the top five leading goal kickers this season in Lucinda Rouse, Tayah Palmer and Georgia Keysers respectively.

Last time they met the Royals kept them to just one goal in a 47-point loss so they will have no illusions about the mountain they have to climb.

The Towns should win against Mullewa although their inaccurate kicking in the past few rounds has kept teams interested for longer then they have any right to be.

However the Saints have not beaten a team above them all year and the Bulldogs have a chance to be in the top spot for the first time since round one if the results fall their way.

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