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In Round 7 of the Youth Girls competition, we saw some teams bounce back from last weeks games, along with some standout performances and major triumphs.

Here is our weekend wrap:

Division 1:

Prahran bounced back from last weeks loss with a 92-point victory against Bentleigh on the weekend. While Bentleigh made the most of their scoring opportunities, Prahran was just too strong with Holly Bate booting 5 goals and Abbie Mckay and Ella Best scoring 3 a piece. Maintaining a comfortable lead across the game, Prahran also maintains their position as second on the Division 1 ladder. Final Score: Prahran 17.10 122 def. Bentleigh 3.2 20

St Peters celebrated a comeback win, after scoring just a single behind in the opening quarter, but ultimately taking the 4 points with a 26-point win. St Peters shook off their first quarter blues, and stayed in front for the rest of the game, keeping St Bedes/Mentone scoreless in the second and last quarters, as they maintained momentum and shut down their opponents. Carlie Cochrane was once again the leading goalkicker of the game, with 2 majors. Final Score: St Peters 5.9 39 def. St Bedes/Mentone 2.1 13

Lucy Bowman had a day out on Sunday, kicking 3 of Beaumaris’ 7 goals in their 28-point triumph over Port Melbourne. Though Port Melbourne were unable to effect the scoreboard in the second quarter, they caught up with the Sharks in the third term, Beaumaris going into the three-quarter time break with a small  7-point lead. However, unable to convert in the final quarter, the Colts once again fell behind in the final term, with the Sharks kicking three goals to none and charging home with the win. Final Score: Port Melbourne 3.4 22 def. by Beaumaris 7.8 50

Division 2:

Hampton Rovers looked strong in the first quarter when they kicked two goals to none against East Brighton. However, the Vampires applied the pressure when they left Hampton with a mere 6-point lead going into the half time break. Swinging the momentum back in their favour, the Rovers stopped the Vampires from scoring in the third term, extending themselves back to a comfortable lead. Though both sides were evenly matched in the last quarter, kicking just a single goal each, but the Rovers’ third quarter efforts meant they secured a 27-point win. Final Score: Hampton Rovers 5.13 43 def. East Brighton 2.4 16

In an incredibly close game, Oakleigh finished the opening quarter in front of St Kilda City, though the Saints came back and found themselves in front by the end of the second. However, leading by just 3-points at the half time break, and a meagre 2-points going into the final term, it was still anyones game. In the end, it was the Saints’ three goals in the last quarter that ensured them the win, with the Dragons unable to create any scoring opportunities and finishing their final term without effecting the scoreboard. Final Score: St Kilda City 6.4 40 def. Oakleigh 3.2 20