By Jarryd McGuane
It was a week of big wins in Round 14 of the Youth Girls competition with 53 points being the smallest margin.
Beaumaris vs Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach won their fourth game of the year as they defeated Beaumaris by 53 points at Jack Barker Oval. Beaumaris started the game on the wrong foot, as they were held scoreless and gave up 4.1 to give Brighton Beach a 25-point quarter time lead. The Sharks would finally add a score in the second quarter through one goal but allowed another 1.3 to Brighton Beach saw the margin grow to 28 points. The Kangaroos defence continued to remain strong and again held Beaumaris scoreless as they would take a 36-point margin. Beaumaris put up more fight in the last quarter but could only add five behinds, as three more Kangaroo goals put the game beyond doubt.
Prahran vs Bentleigh
Bentleigh could not maintain their winning form for a second week as they fell to Prahran by 94 points at Como Park. Bentleigh would be held scoreless for the entire match as Prahran proved why they are seen one of the best sides in the competition. Prahran started with a six-goal first quarter and two in the second as they would lead by 41 points at quarter time and 55 points at half time. Four more in the third and a single goal in the last was enough to see the Blues ran away with the 94-point victory. Olivia Poole was the major goal kicker for Prahran with three goals.
East Brighton Vampires vs St Peters
Despite a slow start, St Peters kept in touch with the top two sides in the Youth Girls with a 72-point victory over East Brighton at Hurlington Park. In the first quarter neither side kicked a goal, but St Peters’ three behinds to East Brighton’s one gave St Peters a two-point quarter time lead. 1.3 to 0.0 again in favour of St Peters gave the third placed side an 11-point half time lead. It would just get worse in the second half for the Vampires as they would be held scoreless for the rest of the game. St Peters would go on to lead 44 points at the final change and blow it out to 72 points at the final siren. Eve O’Meara, Caroline Hart and Ella Maitland all kicked two goals for St Peters.
Highett vs St Bedes/Mentone Tigers
St Bedes/Mentone kept in touch with top of the table Prahran as they defeat Highett by 82 points at Highett Reserve. The Tigers were on from the start as they held Highett to two behinds and the margin sat at 29 points at quarter time. The margin jumped out to 42 points by the half despite the Bulldogs getting two goals on the board. Highett would only add one goal in the third and were scoreless in the last, as seven second half goals for the Tigers pushed the margin out to 82 points at full time. Jemma Owen was dominant up forward with four goals for the Tigers.