Diorites big winners but remain in second place in GFLW standings

Neale HarveyKalgoorlie Miner
Kambalda’s Lakeiya Flynn and Mines Rovers’ Shelby Dickhart compete.
Camera IconKambalda’s Lakeiya Flynn and Mines Rovers’ Shelby Dickhart compete. Credit: Carwyn Monck/Kalgoorlie Miner

Mines Rovers’ victory last Saturday against Kambalda, 21.14 (140) to 0.0 (0), was the squad’s highest score after seven rounds of the Goldfields Football League’s women’s competition.

It included six goals in the second and third quarters, but it wasn’t enough to lift them into first place at the expense of Railways.

Both teams have four wins. However, Railways hold top spot with a percentage of 614.89, compared to the Diorites’ 606.45.

Despite the struggles of Kambalda in just their second GFLW season, it was the first time they have conceded 20 goals.

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Percentage could be vital later in the season, particularly as third-placed Boulder threaten Railways and Mines Rovers.

The Tigers have four wins and two losses, but their percentage is 191.87.

Mines Rovers, under second-year coach Quinny Matla, are keen to make big strides in 2024 after leading the standings for a big part of the previous season.

But they faltered late in the qualifying series as injuries set in, losing two of their last three games.

The blue-and-whites eventually finished third behind Railways and Kalgoorlie and bowed out of flag contention with a five-point loss against the Roos in the preliminary final.

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