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By Jarryd McGuane and Will Hunter

It was the biggest day of the year for our top age boys and girls as they played off in the Youth Girls and Under 17 Grand Finals. Let’s take a look at how the games unfolded.

 

YOUTH GIRLS

Prahran 2.8 (20) def St Peters 2.5 (17)

Prahran have won the first ever Youth Girls competition as they defeated St Peters by three points in a thriller at Mentone Grammar Oval. St Peters started the faster of the two sides putting 1.2 on the scoreboard to 0.2 for Prahran to lead by six points. This awoke Prahran, who looked refreshed after their week off on Preliminary Final week as they piled on two goals straight and held St Peters scoreless to overturn the deficit and a take their own six-point lead into the half. Neither side could add a goal in the third but three behinds to two in Prahran’s favour saw the lead grow to 7 points. St Peters gave themselves a chance adding 1.1 in the last quarter, but again Prahran added three points and that would be the difference at the final siren. Abigal Proper and Holly Bate kicked a goal each for Prahran.

 

UNDER 17 DIVISION 1

Beaumaris 13.14 (92) def Ormond 4.11 (35)

Beaumaris are premiers in Division 1 after a stunning 57-point victory over Ormond at Springvale Reserve.

The Sharks proved too good from start to finished, with their four-goal-to-nil opening term served a clear statement of intent. They were simply red-hot, and by half time had extended their lead to 33 points.

Sam Sofronidis never stopped trying all day and led the resistance for the Monders, but it was to no avail as the Beaumaris closed out the match with six second-half goals to claim the trophy.

Josh Gorman was awarded the medal as the best player on the ground after a dominant performance for the Sharks.

 

UNDER 17 DIVISION 2

East Malvern 11.10 (76) def St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 5.36 (36)

Despite a dogged performance from minor premier St Bedes/Mentone, the Division 2 premiership cup will make it’s was to Dunlop Reserve.

East Malvern got out to a fast start, and held the Tigers to just one goal in the first half en route to a 27-point lead. But a four-goal third term really solidified the Knights’ lead and ensured they would be hard to beat as the two sides turned for home.

Lachlan Stephens and Josh Willmott booted five goals between them, while Jackson Ward and Charlie Ingham were also outstanding.

However the best on ground medallion went to St Bedes’ Lachlan Willey, who, despite his side being beaten, tried his heart out and absolutely dominated.

 

UNDER 17 DIVISION 3

Dingley 18.16 (124) def Beaumaris 5.8 (38)

The Dingoes have been crowned the champions of Division 3 after a comprehensive triumph over Beaumaris in the premiership decider.

The boys from Dingley were ruthless all afternoon, and dominated the play from start to finish. IN particular, their six goals to zero in the third quarter was the exclamation mark on what was a clinical performance.

Beaurmaris fought valiantly until the end, kicking three goals in the last quarter, but ultimately couldn’t match it with their opponents.

Matthias Selbst was named best on ground for the winners, while Josh Pryor and Sam Holland booted four goals each.