Railways finished minor premiers after a hard-fought 35-point win over Albany, the same opponent they will face in the semifinals, in round 10 of the Great Southern Women’s Football League on Friday night. Playing at home, the Tigers kicked the only two goals of the first half and were made to work hard for their victory by a Sharks outfit that fielded only 17 players. The winners were inaccurate in front of goals, especially after half-time as they added two goals and 15 behinds in the final-round match. Britney Bolton booted two majors while goals to Kelly Pages and Chani Rigby ensured they won a ninth game of the regular season and finished on top of the ladder. Ksharna Coyne and Ella Scamozzi were dynamic in the midfield while the Tigers were also well served by Mereana Wynne and Kayla Roberts as they prevailed 4.18 (42) to 1.1 (7). The Sharks’ only goal came through Amarlie Weinert in the fourth term and she was well supported by Lindy Woods, Keely Miller and Samantha Waltho. As a result of finishing fourth, the Sharks will face the top-ranked Tigers again in Friday’s semifinal. In the other fixture played Royals tuned up for the finals with a comprehensive 56-point win over Denmark-Walpole at McLean Park. The Lions led by 16 points at half-time and they piled on six unanswered goals in the last half to take plenty of momentum into this week’s semifinal. Hayley Ashboth and Kylie Douglas were influential while forward Gracie Gibson continued her impressive season with four majors. Taylah Orzel and Nicola Thomas also played well for the Lions who ran out winners 9.8 (62) to 1.0 (6). The Magpies’ sole goal came in the second term and Sophie Coates, Ebony Thompson and Erika Tharratt were among the home side’s best players. The Lions finished second on the table and will face the third-ranked Magpies for a spot in the grand final. North Albany won by forfeit over Mt Barker in the other round 10 fixture.