The finals are over for 2015. How did our U14 to U17s go in their big matches?
U14 Div 1
Beaumaris proved to be too strong for East Malvern Blue with a 20-point win. Having defeated East Malvern on three occasions prior to the final, the Sharks would’ve been feeling confident. Despite the challenge, they were able to seal the deal thanks to a strong team performance.
– Beaumaris FC (Sharks) 10.5.65 defeated East Malvern Blue 6.9.45
U14 Div 2
There was no doubting the ability of Ajax as the minor premiers managed to overcome a difficult finals run to defeat Mordialloc Braeside. A 6-goal second quarter burst was the catalyst for the win, complemented by a steady second half performance to ensure a narrow 12-point win for the Comets.
– Mordialloc Braeside JFC 8.12.60 defeated by Ajax 11.6.72
U14 Div 3
South Melbourne entered the game as perceived favourites but it was Oakleigh who held an 18-point advantage at the main break. A stunning third quarter performance ensured a 7-goal lead heading into the final change and the Dragons were ultimately able to win in resounding 54-point fashion.
– South Melbourne Districts 6.9.45 defeated by Oakleigh 15.9.99
U14 Div 4
Bentleigh managed but faced strong resistance from St Kilda City. The Saints managed to match it for three quarters with the Demons, however the second term proved to be the difference between the two sides.
– St Kilda City 5.5.35 defeated by Bentleigh JFC 9.9.63
U14 Div 5
The Rovers were overwhelming favourites and reinforced the validity of pre-game expectations by keeping Prahran scoreless for the opening three quarters. Hampton ended the contest with 21 to 5 scoring shots to ensure the 41-point victory.
– Hampton Rovers AFC 8.13.61 defeated Prahran 3.2.20
U15 Girls Div 1
St Peters accounted for Prahran in difficult conditions. The low scoring affair created a nervous energy but the St Peters Girls lifted during the final term to ensure a relatively comfortable 4-goal win.
– St Peters FC 5.3.33 defeated Prahran JFC 1.2.8
U15 Girls Div 2
Brighton Beach played the perfect grand finale to dismantle the Bentleigh Demons. Managing to lead by 36 points at the half time break, the Kangaroos had kept Bentleigh scoreless in the process and never looked back on their way to a 56-point premiership win.
– BBJFC 8.14.62 defeated Bentleigh JFC 1.0.6
U15 Div 1
St Kilda produced a stunning result to comfortably defeat East Sandringham by 77 points. During their last meeting, the Zebras were victorious by 45 points, thereby making this result even more remarkable. For East Sandringham, the week off did more harm than good as the Saints overcame a competitive opening term to take home the premiership.
– East Sandringham JFC 5.4.34 defeated by St Kilda City 17.9.111
U15 Div 2
East Malvern held firm to defeat Bentleigh by 24 points. Inaccuracy ultimately proved costly for the Demons as they trailed by 17 points at half time, despite having three extra scoring shots. This allowed East Malvern enough breathing room to maintain their lead for the remainder of the game.
– East Malvern Blue 10.9.69 defeated Bentleigh Demons/St Paul’s 5.15.45
U15 Div 3
St Peters managed to withstand a contested game with St Kilda on their way to a 29-point win. Despite leading by 4 points going into the final quarter, the Saints ran out of legs and failed to kick a goal, while St Peters booted 5 majors to win the premiership.
– St Peters FC 9.14.68 defeated St Kilda City 6.3.39
U15 Div 4
Waverley Park worked incredibly hard to reach the final and it took its toll on their performance as Ormond won by 64 points. While the Hawks can be proud of their achievements this season – Ormond went one step better – leading at every change to win the ultimate prize.
– Ormond JFC 13.8.86 defeated Waverley Park Hawks 3.4.22
U16 Div 1
Hampton held on for victory in an epic contest with East Malvern. The Rovers gradually built a small lead over the course of the first three quarters but the contest became heated during the final term. With the season on the line, East Malvern fought to the very end only falling short by a mere 5 points.
– Hampton Rovers AFC 7.14.56 defeated East Malvern Blue 7.9.51
U16 Div 2
Despite an even first term, the Vampires’ lead progressed and they ultimately won by 32 points. South Melbourne tried to rally, but were unable to withstand relentless play from the Vampires.
– South Melbourne Districts 5.6.36 defeated by East Brighton Vampires 9.14.68
U16 Div 3
Ajax ensured a relatively comfortable 49-point victory over Waverley Park, and despite a tense opening half, managed to lead by 19, 18 and 44 at every change.
– Ajax 14.12.96 defeated Waverley Park Hawks 6.11.47
U17 Div 1
St Peters and Mordialloc played in a thrilling encounter. The Mustangs led at every change, but a fluctuating second half ensured a tense final. Nevertheless, Mordialloc withstood the pressure to hold on by 6 points.
– St Peters FC 7.10.52 defeated by Mordialloc Braeside JFC 9.4.58
U17 Div 2
The grand final between Beaumaris FC and St Paul’s McKinnon emphasises how a team can potentially lose from wayward kicking. Half time of the contest saw Beaumaris leading a low scoring game 12-9. During the second half, the Sharks registered 7.14 to win by 40 points. St Paul’s were within 8 points heading into the final term, however Beaumaris were far too strong.
– Beaumaris FC (Sharks) 8.20.68 defeated St Paul’s McKinnon JFC 4.4.28
U17 Div 3
St Bedes entered the game as slight favourites but the opening quarter saw the side trailing East Malvern by 31 points. The Tigers made multiple efforts to surge back into the contest, however their start proved too costly as East Malvern ultimately won by 27 points.
– St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 6.9.45 defeated by East Malvern Blue 11.6.72