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A dim Sunday afternoon set the scene for some exciting Round 10 football.

As teams battle it out for finals spots, the competition gets even tougher.

Here is our weekend wrap-up:

Division 1:

A fast-finishing Beaumaris have come away as 33-point victors over Bentleigh at Banksia Reserve. Bentleigh trailed at the breaks but resiliently held the Sharks goalless in the third quarter; which cut down the margin to 2-goals going into the final quarter. The Sharks then turned it on to kick 3 goals and put the game to the rest. Bentleigh looked good however couldn’t find their feet until late on which made it hard against Beaumaris who have brought their A-game this year. Lara Van Zyl and Georgia Barnard were fantastic for the away side as Lucy Bowman kicked 3 goals to steer her side to victory. Final Score: Beaumaris FC 6.11.47 def Bentleigh JFC 2.2.14

Brighton Beach have had a huge scare against a strong St. Bedes/Mentone who almost pulled off an upset for the ages. St. Bedes/Mentone have been seemingly slow to start this season but looked like they’d found their feet against Brighton Beach who have only lost 1 game this season. The Tigers started strong jumping away to a 10-point buffer by the end of the first. They held on until the third quarter when the Roos took control and and improved consistency. The Tigers played a brave brand of footy and this led to a fantastic performance. Inaccuracy cost St. Bedes/Mentone in the end, kicking 7 behinds for the game. A strong 4-goal final term ensured Brighton Beach’s good run continued on and all 4 points were secured. Final Score Brighton Beach JFC 8.5.53 def St Bedes/Mentone 2.7.19

Port Melbourne Colts JFC vs. St. Peters FC – Scores not (yet) provided

Division 2:

Hampton have taken down East Brighton at Castlefield Reserve in emphatic fashion running away as 45-point victors. The Vampires played well, even outscoring the Rovers in the final term. However, it was a case of too little too late for the girls at East Brighton as the Rovers played well from the first siren. Elisha Pickering played superbly for the home team coming away with a bag of 4 goals for the game. Hampton now looked poised to finish second with East Brighton hot on their heels. Maia Rose kicked East Brighton’s only goal of the game and continues her fantastic season. Final Score: Hampton AFC 8.6.54 def East Brighton Vampires JFC 1.3.9

St. Kilda City’s undefeated run continues in Division 2 as they took down Oakleigh at W.A Scammell Reserve. The City were sluggish to start as they went into the first break ahead by a slim 3 points. Oakleigh played them well creating plenty of stoppages to slow down St. Kilda City’s run and carry. However, the City broke away in the second to come away as eventual 31-point winners. Oakleigh played valiantly and brought a brand of football that we haven’t seen this year from them. Madeline Axtens and Celia Cody scored a double each to help take away the 4 points and ensure no slip-ups with only a handful of games until finals action. Final Score: Oakleigh Dragons JFC 2.6.18 def by St. Kilda City JFC 7.7.49