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In another exciting round of footy within the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL), there were close nail biters and hard fought wins with some incredible efforts to secure the four points in Round 4.

Few teams remain undefeated and the Under 17 top age competition continues to keep everyone on their toes.

Here is our weekend wrap:

Division 1:

In the first game of Round 4, Northvale defeated South Melbourne by 88-points, securing their third straight win and moving up to second on the ladder. They had 9 individual goal kickers, with K. Dirckze and D. Balic scoring 3 a piece and leading the charge. South Melbourne were kept goalless in the last half of the match, only managing to kick behinds from their two scoring opportunities.  Final Score: Northvale 15.12 102  def. South Melbourne 2.2 14

Highett/Cheltenham Black remain undefeated following their 118-point victory over Ormond, with 23 goals and 13 different players adding to their final score. C. James had a big day out booting 4, and Ormond were kept goalless until the second quarter. The Panthers were able to keep a comfortable lead across the four quarters and maintain their position at the top of the ladder. Final Score: Highett/Cheltenham Black 23.13 151 def. Ormond 5.3 33

In the final match of the round, Beaumaris bounced back from last weeks loss and defeated Mordialloc-Braeside by 93-points. Kept to just 1.1 for the first half, Mordialloc-Braeside were unable to stop the composed Sharks, with K. Yorke managing an incredible 7 goals, the highest amount among the U17 boys this round. With this win, Beaumaris jumps up to third position in the Division 1 competition so far. Final Score: Beaumaris 19.6. 120 def. Mordialloc Braeside 4.3 27


Divison 2:

In the first match of U17 Division 2, East Sandringham narrowly defeated Murrumbeena by 5-points. Murrumbeena looked strong in the first quarter keeping their opponents goalless, but East Sandringham took charge in the second quarter kicking 4 goals to 1 to take the lead. Both teams were unable to affect the scoreboard in the last quarter, despite their desperate attempts and efforts to secure a win. Final Score: East Sandringham 4.7 31 def. Murumbeena 4.2 26

In another nail biter, Oakleigh scraped over the line and celebrated a 4 point victory against St Kilda City. Though Oakleigh held the lead at the end of the first quarter, St Kilda City put up a valiant fight and maintained the lead across the second and third quarters. With a hard fought last quarter, Oakleigh managed to take back their initial lead and get over the line. Despite St Kilda City’s accuracy in front of goal, and S. Cock kicking an amazing 4 goals, it unfortunately wasn’t enough to snatch a victory. Final Score: Oakleigh 9.13 67 def St Kilda City 10.3 63

Ajax continue to dominate the Division 2 competition and remain undefeated following their 131-point triumph over Bentleigh. Ajax managed to keep their opponents scoreless for the first half, and while they were a little inaccurate in front of goal, they were just too strong for the Demons. Bentleigh unfortunately only managed two behinds from their two scoring opportunities in the second half. Final Score: Ajax 16.17 133 def. Bentleigh 0.2 2

Caulfield forfeited the game this weekend, with the Bears giving the win to Highett/Cheltenham Blue.