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By Jarryd McGuane

Round two in the SMJFL Youth Girls saw St Bedes/Mentone hold onto top place on the ladder, as a few sides are still looking for their first wins of the season.

St Bedes/Mentone AFC v Highett FC

St Bedes/Mentone improved to 2-0 as they defeated Highett by 74 points at Mentone Reserve. St Bedes/Mentone held Highett scoreless in the first three quarters to assure victory was secure before the last quarter. In the first quarter, the Tigers put 1.4 on the scoreboard to lead by ten points at the first break. More inaccuracy in the second quarter meant that St Bedes/Mentone’s lead over Highett only got out to 26 points at half time. The Tigers put all their dominance on the scoreboard in the third quarter, as they kicked 5.1 to extend the lead to 57 points at three quarter time. Highett got on the scoreboard in the final quarter with two behinds, but three more goals from St Bedes/Mentone secured the 74 point final margin. Maddison Wilson was the major goal kicker on the day with four goals.

Prahran JFC v Brighton Beach JFC

Prahran JFC got their first win of the season as they defeated Brighton Beach JFC by 74 points at Como Park. Brighton Beach fought hard all day but the stronger Prahran side held them scoreless for the game. The Blues started slowly in the first two quarters as they scored two goals in each as they lead by 16 and 33 points at quarter time and half time respectively. After another two goal to zero third quarter from Prahran, the lead was extended to 46 points. Prahran opened the game up in the final quarter with four more goal to put the result beyond doubt. Holly Bate was again the leading goal kicker for Prahran as she added five goals to the four she kicked in round one.

Bentleigh JFC v St Peters FC

Bentleigh JFC are still chasing their first win of the year, as St Peters got the best of the game as they defeated the Saints by 82 points at Packer Park. St Peters started the match strongest as they held Bentleigh scoreless in the first half, as they lead by 15 and 47 points at the first two breaks. Things were better for Bentleigh in the third quarter as they kicked their first goal for the season. St Peters still were able to move the margin out to 71 point by the end of the third quarter. One more goal and five behinds in the last quarter for St Peters put the final margin out to 82 points. Bella Lignos was the leading goal scorer on the day for St Peters with four, while Sofi Georgas kicked the only goal for Bentleigh.

East Brighton Vampires JFC v Beaumaris JFC

East Brighton Vampires got a 29 point victory over Beaumaris at Hurlington Park to get their first victory of the season. The Vampires stepped up after quarter time as they held Beaumaris to one behind for the rest of the game. The game started in a very tight fashion as the two sides ended the first quarter tied at 2.2.14 apiece. The Sharks were held scoreless in the second quarter as two more goals from East Brighton saw the Beaumaris trailing by 12 points. The third quarter was the final time that Beaumaris scored through a behind as the margin stayed at 12 points at three quarter time as they also held East Brighton to one point. The Vampires got the upper hand in the final quarter to put on their final 17 points to finish the match as 29 point victors. All six of East Brighton’s majors were shared between six individual goalkickers.