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By Jarryd McGuane

Round 8 of the Youth Girls season has seen the weather turn three of the matches into nail biters with the margin finishing no higher than seven points.

St Bedes/Mentone AFC v Highett FC 

The outlier of the round was played at Mentone Reserve where St Bedes/Mentone defeated Highett by 61 points. Highett kept the game close in the first quarter as their only goal of the game only allowed St Bedes/Mentone to lead by two points at quarter time. The Tigers would blow the Bulldogs away in the second and third quarters as they would lead by 24 points and 51 points at half time and three quarter time respectively. St Bedes/Mentone would be held to one goal in the final quarter but again the scoreless Highett could not reduce the margin as it rose to 61 points.  Maddison Wilson the leading goal kicker in the league maintained her fine form with two goals for the Tigers.

East Brighton Vampires JFC v Brighton Beach JFC

East Brighton held on for a seven-point win over Brighton Beach at Hurlingham Park, despite having less scoring shots. Both teams started with two scoring shots, but the Vampires were able to get a goal out of their two shots to lead by five points. Both teams would be held goalless in the second and third quarters as the margin would be still at five points at the final change. In the final quarter, the Kangaroos had the pressure on but couldn’t kick a goal as East Brighton got a second to secure the win. Mietta Nolan and Jessica Campbell was the two goal kickers for the Vampires.

Beaumaris JFC v Bentleigh JFC

Beaumaris held off a fast finishing Bentleigh as walked away from Packer Park with four-point victory. Both sides would finish the half as they started it, as they would both be tied on nine at quarter time and 16 at half time. Beaumaris would hold Bentleigh scoreless in the third as they kicked 1.7 to lead by 13 points at the final break. The Sharks added only three more points as two goals from Bentleigh would get the margin to four points, but they couldn’t get the winner. Zoe Rossiter was the major goal kicker with two goals for Bentleigh.

Prahan JFC v St Peters FC

In a matchup of second and third on the ladder, the third placed Prahran upset St Peters by a single point at Como Park. Prahran jumped out of the gate fast, holding St Peters scoreless as they would lead by 14 points at quarter time. This would awaken St Peters in the second quarter as Prahran were held scoreless but will still lead by seven at the main change. Both teams would kick a goal apiece in the third quarter, but two behinds increased Prahran’s lead to nine points. It was a nervous last quarter for Prahran as St Peters kicked 1.2 in the final quarter and despite holding Prahran scoreless it wasn’t enough as they fell to the tightest losses. Abbie Mckay, Emily Stuckey and Heidi Termpleton were the goal kickers for Prahran. Hayley Efthymiadis, Eve O’Meara and Ella O’Donnell got the goals for St Peters.