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In the final round of the regular season, Division 1 saw Ormond get their first win and a showdown of 2 verses 3. Division 2 included a thriller in a clash of the top two, a team sneaking into 4th, and a standout performance from the Panthers.

Here is our weekend wrap:

Division 1:

Despite an impressive first quarter from Northvale, they were unable to keep CHOGs down. Highett/Cheltenham Black were determined to finish the regular season on top of the ladder, kicking 4 goals to none in the second quarter to take turn the game in their favour and going into the half-time break with an 11-point lead. The third quarter found the teams evenly matched, both sides booted 3 a piece and had periods of momentum, but the Panthers were able to create more scoring opportunities for themselves in the last quarter and charged home in throughout the final term. Final Score: Northvale 7.6 48 def. by Highett/Cheltenham Black 11.6 72

Ormond snagged their first win of the season in the final round, with a thrilling 5-point victory over Mordialloc-Braeside. Though they trailed at the major break, Ormond had a stunning third quarter where they booted 2.3 and prevented the Mustangs from scoring, going into the final term with a 4-point lead. With the game unbelievably tight and the chance for either team to win, the tension only increased as both sides scored 2 goals each throughout the last quarter. As both teams scrambled to create an opportunity in front of goal to cement a win, the siren sounded with Ormond scraping over the line. Final Score: Ormond 8.8 56 def. Modialloc-Braeside 8.3 51 

In a showdown of 2 verses 3, 2nd-placed Beaumaris came out on top over AJAX. After a stand out first half, the Sharks found themselves with a comfortable 21-point lead at half-time. AJAX’s accuracy in front of goal allowed them to close the gap throughout the third quarter. Though the Comets had less than half the opportunities as Beaumaris, the Sharks kicked 1.5 with their chances. The final term saw the Comets boot 4 in an attempt to produce a comeback win, but with the Sharks kicking 3 of their own, Beaumaris came away with a 21-point win. Final Score: AJAX 8.7 55 def. by Beaumaris 11.10 76

DIV 1 LADDER:

POS TEAM  P    W   L   D   B   FF FG   FOR   AGST       %    % WON
1 Highett/Cheltenham Black   11     9    2   0   0   0 0   880   434    202.76       81.82
2 Beaumaris FC U17 Div1   11     9    2   0   0   0 0   766   468    163.68       81.82
3 AJAX U17 Comets   11     6    5   0   0   0 0   729   698    104.44       54.55
4 Northvale JFC U17 Div1   11     5    6   0   0   0 0   467   536     87.13       45.45
5 Mordialloc Braeside JFC U17 Div 1      11     3    8   0    0   0 0   436   768      56.77       27.27
6 Ormond JFC U17 Div1     11     1   10   0    0   0 0   406   780      52.05        9.09

 

Division 2:

South Melbourne’s 46-point win over St Kilda City sees them finish out the regular season in 4th position. The Swans were just too strong for the Saints, maintaining a comfortable lead throughout the entire match and once again showing the diversity throughout their team, with 8 different players kicking at least 1 goal. Samuel Mcconchie lead the Swans’ charge, booting 5 majors over the match and named in the best players, while the Saints’ 5 goals were all kicked by 5 individual players. It was primarily South Melbourne’s standout second quarter that sealed them game, where they booted 5 and kept the Saints goalless. Final Score: St Kilda City 5.12 42 def. by South Melbourne 13.10 88

It was a clash of the top two in the final round of the season, with Bentleigh just getting over the line by 2-points. The Demons maintained the lead throughout the first half of the game, before the Rovers had a dominate third quarter, kicking 2.5 to Bentleigh’s singular goal. It was still anyones game going into the final term, with just a 3-point gap between the teams and what had been a fairly even game thus far. It was ultimately Bentleigh’s accuracy in front of goal that sealed them the victory, booting 2.1 to the Rovers’ 1.2. James Apostolidis continued his consistency and influence down forward with 5 goals. Final Score: Bentleigh 6.3 39 def. East Sandringham 4.13 37

Highett/Cheltenham Blue put on their best performance of the season in Round 15. The Panthers had a strong first quarter booting 6 goals to 1 and giving themselves a comfortable lead that the Dragon’s found difficult to catch up to throughout the rest of the match. Oakleigh struggled to convert in front of goal in this game, kept to just 1 goal by the final siren, with all other attempts resulting in behinds. The Panthers had twelve different players score at least once, and continued to extend their lead from start to finish. Final score: Highett/Cheltenham Blue 14.13 97 def. Oakleigh 1.5 11

The match between Murumbeena and Caulfield was a close one, with the lead changing several times throughout the match. While Caulfield held front position at the end of the first and third, the Lions took the victory after winning the second and last. Both teams were evenly matched in the dying minutes, having 5 scoring opportunities each within the last quarter. It was Murumbeena’s accuracy inside 50 that cemented the win, with the Bears kicking 5 behinds and the Lions booting 4.1. Final Score: Caulfield 7.12 54 def. by Murumbeena 11.2 68

DIV 2 LADDER:

 POS TEAM    P    W    L    D   B   FF   FG   FOR   AGST      %   % WON
 1 Bentleigh JFC U17 Div2   11    9    1    1   0    0    0    865     436   198.39     86.36
 2 East Sandringham Rovers U17 Div2   11    8    3    0   0    0    0    757     382   198.17     72.73
 3 Murrumbeena JFC U17 Div2   11    7    4    0   0    0    0    658     529   124.39     63.64
 4 South Melbourne Districts U17   11    6    5    0   0    0    0    679     487   139.43     54.55
 5 Caulfield Bears JFC U17 Div2   11    5    5    1   0    0    0    605     616    98.21     50.00
 6 Oakleigh JFC U17 Div3   11    4    7    0   0    1    0    557     699    79.69     36.36
 7 Highett/Cheltenham Blue   11    3    8    0   0    0    0    469     788    59.52     27.27
 8 St Kilda City JFC Inc.   11    1   10    0   0    0     1    334     987    33.84      9.09