On Sunday 24 August 2014, the Under 16 Div 2 South Melbourne JFC were playing to hold onto their top-team title, taking on Ormond for the U16 Div 2 Grand Final.
Ormond had entered the final from third position on the ladder, playing a superb match to get them into the grand final against St Bedes/Mentone Tigers the in the preliminary.
With only one loss for the whole season, the South Melbourne side was the team to beat.
Ormond had a slow start to the match, with South Melbourne overrunning them to lead by 13 in the first half. Although Ormond managed three goals in the second quarter, they still couldn’t match South Melbourne.
Ormond was down by eight at half-time with South Melbourne exerting their prowess across the field.
After the break, South Melbourne lacked consistency at the goals, kicking 1.4 in the third term. This allowed Ormond to catch up and come within 10 points for a tense final term.
Ormond really pushed forward in the last quarter, kicking 4.1 in the final to South Melbourne’s 2.6. Despite the behinds piling up, South Melbourne’s early dominance and two crucial goals in the final term secured them the win on three points.
Thomas Maloney and Mitchell Clarke both scored three goals each for South Melbourne, with Jasper Blake receiving the Best On Ground award.
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