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By Jarryd McGuane

It was not a week for tight results in Round 10 of the SMJFL Youth Girls competition as the closest margin was 45 points, with the top three sides separating themselves from the rest of the competition.

East Brighton Vs St Peters at Hurlington Park

St Peters continued their strong form as they defeated East Brighton by 84 points at Hurlington Park. A strong start from St Peters allowed them to jump out to a 21-point quarter time lead as East Brighton were held scoreless. The Vampires would get on the scoreboard thorough a single behind but allowed three goals for St Peters to see the margin be at 40 points at half time. This would be as good as it would get for East Brighton as they would not score again and St Peters would increase the margin by 22 points in each of the final two quarters to lead by 62 points and finally 84 points. Isabel Quintal and Sarah Hartwig kicked four goals each for St Peters.

Bentleigh Vs Prahran at Packer Park

Prahran maintained their hold on third place on the ladder with a 94-point victory over Bentleigh at Packer Park. It was not a start to remember for Bentleigh as they were held scoreless and allowed six goals for Prahran to trail by 41 points. The deficit continued to grow despite putting a goal on the board for the Saints as the margin increased to 53 points at the major break. Much like the St Peters game, Prahran didn’t allow their opposition to score in the second half as the margin was 80 points and 94 points at three quarter time and full time respectively. Holly Bate was the major goal kicker for Prahran with four. For Bentleigh, Emily Gibson was their only goal kickers.

St Bedes/Mentone Vs Beaumaris at Mentone Reserve

After surprising Round 9 loss, St Bedes/Mentone bounced back as they defeated Beaumaris by 45 points at Mentone Reserve. Beaumaris would keep the game tight in the first quarter as they allowed the top of the table Tigers to only kick 1.1 to their 0.1 to trail by six points. In a trend that was evident across the league this week, the top sides only allowed the lower ladder positioned opponent to score in one quarter each game. The margins at the next three breaks would be 29 points, 35 points and 45 points respectively as the Tigers held the Sharks at bay. The margin could have been far worse as St Bedes/Mentone had a woeful day in front of goal as they kicked 4.22.46 for the match. Laura Summers was the only multiple goal kicker on the field with two for the Tigers.

Highett Vs Brighton Beach at Highett Reserve

In the final match of the round, Highett defeated Brighton Beach by 99 points at Highett Reserve. No additional information was available at the time of reporting.