Chapman Valley took the headlines in league football over the weekend, breaking a hoodoo against Towns that has lasted 66 matches — and doing so in style. It was a clean sweep across the divisions for the Royals, with the reserves, colts and women’s sides also emerging on top. Coach Paul Drennan said the club were not getting ahead of themselves despite a big win, with a bye next round and then three straight games at home, with finals footy the target. “We’ll have the week off and come home to three home games in a row,” he said. “Coming from a club that won three games in the last two years, we’re not taking it too far. “We’re enjoying each win as it comes. “It was a great game. “Everyone will have a solid week and just reset for the run home and, hopefully, finals.” He said the next few matches would show whether that was possible. “Rovers will be the main one,” Drennan said. “They’re definitely the best team up here (away), they’ll be the testing material. “It’d be great for the Valley to get into the finals. “We haven’t been there for a long time, it’d be great for our loyal army.” The Royals booted 18.16 in the league to Towns’ 3.1, for a 124-19 stomping. The win ended a run of 66 successive defeats to Towns which began in 1993 and lasted through the tenure of 16 coaches and 12 club presidents. It ended a run of 35 successive away losses to Towns that also started in 1993. But the 105-point margin was the Valley’s biggest at Wonthella, topping the previous mark of 81 points in 1991, but only their fifth biggest against Towns overall, with the record a 169-point blitz at Nabawa in 1987. Towns’ 19 points were their lowest ever against the Royals, beating the previous worst of 23 points in a 1973 match at Nabawa. The previous low in a Towns home game was 31 points in 1972 at the Rec, while at Wonthella it was 39 points in a 1986 game. It was Towns third-lowest score against any team.