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The U14s competitions against the Yarra Junior Football League (YJFL) and Eastern Football League (EFL) were met with varying results over the long weekend.

But both the South Metro Stars U14 sides have plenty to be excited about.

Round 2

The round 2 game against YJFL was a hard game for the Stars. After an early goal, the Stars couldn’t match the speed of YJFL. Their dominance across the field left the South Metro Stars struggling to catch up. Despite the teamwork and persistence of the Stars, they went down to YJFL by 163 points.

Final Score Round 2

South Metro Junior Football League: 1.1.7

Yarra Junior Football League: 26.14.170

The Div 1 side in their round 3 clash against EFL. 

Round 3

In their round 3 fixture, the Stars managed to stay in the contest despite extreme pressure from the Eastern Football League. In doing so, the SMJFL were able to kick a late goal to ultimately seal a Grand Final birth.

Final Score Round 3

South Metro Junior Football League: 7.8.50

Eastern Football League: 6.9.45

With wins over the EDFL and EFL, our Stars ensured a Grand Final match-up with the YJFL at Bulleen Park on Saturday, June 27.

The side, coached by Sam Calogero, were initially hopeful of solid results but remained adamant they were focused on the process as opposed to the scoreboard.

However, the side now stands four quarters away from winning the representative competition so be sure to attend the game to cheer the boys on!

The Div 2 side in round 3 of the Interleague carnival.

U14 Division 2

Round 2

After grinding out a strong home win over the Essendon District Football League (EDFL) in the opening round, the Stars were looking to maintain their early momentum. The round 2 meeting with the YJFL proved to be a difficult task with the SMJFL unfortunately falling by 26 points.

Final Score Round 2

South Metro Junior Football League: 4.8.32

Yarra Junior Football League: 8.10.58

Round 3

The Stars entered the final contest requiring a big victory to stand any chance of advancing to the decider. Their efforts in round 3 were valiant despite the final result. Young SMJFL star, Mitchell Arthur, received the best on ground award despite his side eventually losing by 8 points.

Final Score Round 3

South Metro Junior Football League: 7.7.49

Eastern Football League: 8.9.57

All players, coaches and fans can be proud of their achievements over the course of the competition and there will hopefully be plenty of support for their Division 1 counterparts as they attempt to win a premiership.