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On Sunday 17 August 2014 at Mentone Grammar Oval, the two top Girls’ Div 1 sides in the SMJFL were facing off in the final game.

Both sides were equal in wins, with St Peters percentage pushing them to the top of the ladder. This was the showdown for the number one side of the season, with both sides having strong wins to earn their spot in the final.

The first quarter was set the scene for the rest of the game: A tough, shifting battle in defense. Although Prahran managed to dominate the scoreboard in the first quarter, the St Peters side put up strong defense, managing to reduce the Prahran scoring to 2.2. However the St Peters girls were on 0 score, and going to have to start hitting the scoreboard in the quarters to come.

In the second, St Peters managed to fire back, preventing a Prahran score and St Peters’ Grace Bridges scoring their first goal of the match. Moving into half-time, St Peters were a goal behind Prahran on 1.2.8 to Prahran’s 2.2.14. Both teams’ were pushing hard in their defensive 50s, preventing goals and taking opportunities form turnovers.

After the first half, the scene had changed again. Prahran were back out firing. They were managing to break through the strong St Peters defense, with one goal and four behinds to wrap-up the third. St Peters were trailing by 16 points and both teams’ eyes were on the final term to pull out all the stops and seal the victory in a low-scoring, tough defensive game.

The final term again shifted focus, with St Peters featuring on the scoreboard with two behinds after Prahran’s shots in the third. But despite the charge by the St Peters side, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Prahran score; Prahran claiming victory by 14 points.

Final score:
St Peters 13 Girls: 1.4.10
Prahran U13 Girls: 3.6.24

You can watch this game and more for the 2014 finals series on smjfl.tv. You can access every grand final game, Interleague matches and more from 2012 right up till 2014.

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