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By Jarryd McGuane

Round 13 of the Youth Girls competition saw some reshuffling at the top of the ladder and the last winless team get on the winners list.



The matchup of the top of the table teams was a thriller, as St Bedes/Mentone came from a three quarter time deficit to defeat St Peters by two points at Centenary Park. Both sides started on the front foot with a goal apiece, but three behinds for St Peters gave them the three-point lead. The second quarter saw St Bedes/Mentone wrestling some control with a two goal to one quarter to take a four-point lead into half time. The lead would change hands again in the third with the Tigers held goalless and one goal for St Peters handing them the four-point lead with the final quarter to go. St Peters’ pattern of a goal a quarter continued in the last but it wasn’t enough as two goals for St Bedes/Mentone proved to be the difference. Jemma Owen was again St Bedes/Mentone’s leading goal kicker with two. St Peters’ four goals were shared evenly between four players.



Bentleigh got their first win of the season as they defeated Brighton Beach at Packer Park by 34 points. Brighton Beach were held scoreless in the first quarter and this allowed Bentleigh to jump out to a 17-point lead. But it wasn’t easy sailing for the Saints as they had a scoreless second quarter which allowed Brighton Beach to reduce the margin to nine points at half time. This would be as close as the Kangaroos would get as they were held goalless in the second half, as Bentleigh increased the margin to 31 points and 34 points at three quarter time and full time respectively. Bridget Graffeo, Jasmine Rossiter and Sofi Georgas kicked two goals each for the Saints.



A strong second half from East Brighton gave the Vampires a 24-point victory over Highett at William Street Reserve. Three goals to one in the favour of East Brighton saw them lead at quarter time by 12 points. Highett tightened their defence in the second quarter as they won the quarter and reduced the margin to seven points by the half time break. But from then on, the Vampires would not allow more than a point a quarter for Highett and would lead by 26 points at the final change and 44 points at the final siren. Kristal Lugosi kicked five goals for East Brighton.



It took until the final quarter for Beaumaris to score, as Prahran jumped into second place on the ladder with a 56-point victory at Como Park. Prahran had complete control in the first half as they kicked three goals in the first quarter and two in the second saw them lead by 23 points at quarter time and 36 at the half. Beaumaris didn’t lay down in the third despite the large margin, they may not have scored in the third quarter but they only allowed one behind. The Sharks would score in the last quarter with a goal but allowed three more as the margin finished at 56 points. All the goal kickers for both sides were single goal kickers.