Round 8 included a late strong surge home, a handful of small margins and a number of standout performances.
Here is our weekend wrap for the top-age Youth Girls competition:
Bentleigh bounced back from last weeks loss with a 53-point win against Port Melbourne. The Colts were unable to create any scoring opportunities until their single goal in the final term, leaving them scoreless for the first three quarters of the match. Despite Bentleigh’s inaccurate scoreline of 8.11, their control and momentum ensured that their errors in front of goal did not impact the Demons’ comfortable win. Final Score: Port Melbourne 1.0 6 def. by Bentleigh 8.11 59
Prahran takes the win in Round 8 as St Bedes/Mentone forfeit Sunday’s Match at Toorak Park.
It was an extremely close match between Brighton Beach and Beaumaris on the weekend, with the biggest lead of the match held at the half-time break – the Sharks up by just 4-points. Despite Beaumaris finishing on top for the first three quarters, the Kangaroos kicked 3 goals to 1 in the last term, in an incredible comeback win that saw Brighton Beach victors at the final siren – only by a single point. Final Score: Brighton Beach 4.2 26 def. Beaumaris 3.7 25
St Kilda City were able to shut down East Brighton on the weekend, keeping them scoreless in the first quarter, and allowing them to kick just 2.3 up to the three-quarter time break. Despite the Saints only kicking 2 behinds in the final term, the Vampires single goal was not enough to get them in front before the final siren. St Kilda City’s Sophie Dethridge and the Vampires’ Sophie Strahan were the leading goal kickers of the day, with 3 a piece. Final Score: St Kilda City 5.10 40 def. East Brighton 3.4 22
In a tight match whereby the lead changed at three of the four quarter breaks, the Hampton Rovers secured a 7-point triumph over Oakleigh Dragons. The Rovers were in front at the quarter time break, only for Oakleigh to take charge and come out on top for the second and third terms. However, it was still anyone’s game with the Dragons going into the last quarter with a mere 1-point lead. Unable to score in the last quarter, the Dragons relinquished their lead, with the Rovers kicking 1.2 in the dying minutes, claiming the four points. Final Score: Hampton Rovers 4.9 33 def. Oakleigh 4.2 26