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U13 Girls Division 1 Grand Final

The semi-finals on the weekend saw the top two sides on the ladder progress through to the grand final. St Peters were convincing in their 69-point victory over St Bedes/Mentone while Prahran had a tougher time, eventually putting East Malvern away by nine points. Both Prahran and St Peters went through the regular season accruing ten wins and two losses on route to their meeting this Sunday. 

U13 Girls Division 2 Grand Final 

Last weekend saw an upset in this division, with the fourth placed Bayswater coming from behind in the last quarter to topple the ladder leading Hampton Rovers by two points in a nail-biter. This Sunday they will meet Ferntree Gully who earned their grand final berth when they led from the first bounce against Waverley Park for an eventual 28-point victory. 

U16 Girls

Waverley Park managed to earn a grand final spot for next week when they beat the undefeated East Brighton Vampires by nine points in their semi final. However, East Brighton has a second chance to make the grand final when they face off against Highett this week with the winner going through to play Waverley Park. Highett will come into the match full of confidence after their 34-point victory despite a slow start against St Peters.

U11 East

The semi-finals presented one surprise in this competition; while Prahran finished two wins below St Pauls McKinnon, it was Prahran who won the game by 54-points to book a spot in the grand final. In the other game, first placed Mordialloc Braeside trumped East Malvern by 14-points and will face off against Prahran in what promises to be a great game.

U11 West

Third and fourth beat first and second in last weekend’s semi finals to set up and unlikely grand final between Prahran and East Brighton. First placed St Kilda suffered only their second loss of the year to the          Vampires in a low scoring affair. Earlier at the same ground Prahran put on a dominant display against Dingley to take a 27-point victory and a spot in the grand final.

U11 South

In the first surprise of the morning, underdogs Bentleigh Red waltzed into the grand final after beating East Brighton by 20 points, a team who had only lost one game all year. They will meet Mordialloc Braeside who just got over the line by a solitary point in a thriller against East Sandringham.

U11 North

Semi final weekend saw a second competition where third and fourth on the ladder advanced to the grand final after beating first and second. St Bedes/Mentone finished strongly to win their game against Highett while Oakleigh’s five-goal final term against South Melbourne ensured their safe passage to meet them on grand final weekend.

U11 Blue

Oakleigh and Northvale finished one and two on the ladder and they will meet in the grand final after winning their respective semi-final encounters. Both teams led the game from the first bounce and never looked back against Waverley Park and Murrumbeena.

U12 East

While Ormond put up a decent fight, in the end they were no match for East Sandringham who ran out 44-point winners in their semi-final clash. The second encounter on the day saw Prahran topple Brighton Beach by 15 points. The grand final will see the two best teams from the season go at it, with a clear gap between the top two teams and the rest of the competition on the standings.

U12 West

St Peters and Cheltenham will clash this weekend following convincing wins on semi-final weekend. Cheltenham beat Ajax by 26 points despite only kicking 4.15 for the match while St Peters held off a persistent East Brighton with a dominant final term.

U12 South

Ladder leaders Bentleigh had everything thrown at them by fourth placed East Malvern but still managed to pick up the win in a fierce contest. Their win set up an encounter with Beaumaris in this week’s grand final after Beaumaris took care of East Brighton to the tune of 44 points last weekend.

U12 North

With only one win separating first from fourth, semi-final weekend was going to be interesting in this competition – it didn’t disappoint. Oakleigh and Mordialloc ended up being the two sides to progress to the grand final where first will play third.

U12 Blue

A huge upset saw fourth placed Ormond defeat first placed Prahran, despite the fact that Ormond went into the semi-final with more losses than wins, they were the better team when it mattered.  They will square off against Beaumaris who won their game against East Malvern by a mere two points in a tight and tough affair.

U13 Division 1

In a battle of the ‘Easts” a tightly contested first half saw two teams that couldn’t be split, however, East Brighton’s strong second half effort led them to victory over East Malvern. Beaumaris will meet them in the grand final after they dispatched East Sandringham in their semi-final contest by 42 points.

U13 Division 2

This division provided two close matches where all four teams would have been worthy grand finalists. The first game of the day was a one-point thriller between Hampton and Mordialloc that saw the Rovers victorious after trailing all game. There was never much more than a goal in the day’s second semi-final between Waverley and St Pauls McKinnon. Eventually, St Pauls McKinnon kicked away late to secure a 14-point victory and a place in the grand final.

U13 Division 3

St Peters and Murrumbeena fought it out for a grand final berth and it was St Peters who claimed the spot that was up for grabs after a slow start to the game. Ajax came flying out of the gates in their semi-final against Oakleigh to run out eventual 60-points winners. Ajax head into the grand final currently undefeated – can St Peters ruin their party?

U13 Division 4

Bentleigh knocked off top-placed Caulfield by 13-points to land themselves in the grand final. They will take on St Kilda City after the Saints turned a 1-point three quarter time margin into a 16-point victory over Northvale last weekend.

U13 Division 5

First and second on the ladder will face off against one another in this weekend’s grand final after South Melbourne and Mordialloc both progressed unscathed through semi-final weekend. South Melbourne hasn’t lost since round one, however, Mordialloc have challenged them on both of their previous encounters ensuring this should be a competitive grand final.