By Jarryd McGuane
Round four of the SMJFL Youth Girls saw the two undefeated sides remain undefeated and one side remains without a victory so far in the season.
Prahran JFC v Bentleigh JFC
At Packer Park, Prahran got off to a faster start than Bentleigh and consolidated thereafter to claim a 35-point victory. Prahran held the Saints scoreless in the first quarter to lead by the 13 points that they were able to put on the scoreboard. They continued their dominance with three goals to one goal from Bentleigh to increase the margin to 26 points. The Saints were still competitive in the third quarter but could not decrease the margin as two goals from Prahran to one gave them a 34-point lead. The final quarter was extremely even as one goal to each side meant the margin finished at 35 points. Emily Stuckey and Lucy Slobom were the multiple goal kickers for Prahran with two goals each. Georgia Chair kicked two for Bentleigh leaving her as the major goal kicker.
St Bedes/Mentone AFC v Beaumaris JFC
St Bedes/Mentone remain in top place of the Youth Girls ladder as they defeated Beaumaris by 71 points at Mentone Reserve. The strongest quarter for Beaumaris was the first quarter as they kicked their only goal of the game, while allowing St Bedes/Mentone to kick 4.5 and lead by 23 points at the first change. Three more in the second quarter for the Tigers pushed the margin at half time out to 44 points. In the second half, the Sharks would be held scoreless as St Bedes/Mentone increase the margins at three quarter time and full time to 63 points and 71 points respectively. Maddison Wilson was again the Tigers major goal kicker with five and increasing her total for the year to 13. Leyla Yucel was the only goal scorer of the Sharks.
St Peters FC v Highett FC
St Peters join St Bedes/Mentone as the only other unbeaten side as they defeated Highett by 63 points at Highett Reserve. St Peters held the Bulldogs scoreless in the first half as they would lead by 16 points at quarter time and 22 points at half time. St Peters allowed Highett on the scoreboard in the third quarter through a behind but added another goal to leave the Bulldogs still in the game with only a 28-point lead going into the last. This margin blowout in the final term as St Peters put through five goals to finish the game 63 points up. Bella Lignos was the major goal kicker on the ground with three for St Peters.
East Brighton Vampires JFC v Brighton Beach JFC
East Brighton Vampires claimed the largest win of the week as they defeated Brighton Beach by 81 points at Hurlingham Park. In the highest scoring quarter for the match, the Vampires got off to the faster start with five goals to the Kangaroos’ 2.1 to lead by 17 points. Brighton Beach would only add two behinds in the second quarter to trail by 22 points at half time. East Brighton would go on to hold the Kangaroos scoreless in the third quarter as they kicked four goals of their own to lead by 49 points going to the last quarter. Brighton Beach added two more behinds in the final quarter but the Vampires added five more goals to finish the game 81 points ahead. Jemima Broadhead was the Vampires major goal kicker with three goals and Eliza Jagger was the best player on the ground.
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