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East Malvern Knights continued its unbeaten start to the 2022 season in a tight victory over Beaumaris at Jack Barker Oval.

Starting the game strong, the Knights had a dominant first half as they held their opponents to one scoring shot compared to nine of their own.

Entering the halftime break pulling away with an 18-point lead, the Knights looked to continue their focus on sharing the ball around and playing as a team.

“What I love about this team is how the girls help bring each other into the game,” said temporary coach Ashley Martin on the girls’ team efforts.

The tide changed following the main break as play began to favour Beaumaris, with the Sharks able to keep possession in their forward 50 for majority of the third period.

However, the continuous efforts from the Knights backline proved beneficial as they forced minor scores, only allowing one major the entire game to run away 16-point victors.

“Coming into the game the girls had good spirit and were focused on teamwork, it was a great game,” Martin continued.

“It’s just about helping each girl improve their footy and if a win comes at the end of it, that’s great.”

U17.5s Boys Division 1

St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 10.9.69 defeated St Peters Bulldogs 5.5.35.

Knocking off the previously undefeated St Peters Bulldogs this weekend was St Bedes/Mentone in a high-spirited victory at Mentone Reserve. Flying out the gates, the Tigers started the game with a 24-point lead after the first quarter of play, keeping St Peters scoreless. The lead was maintained entering the main break, with St Bedes/Mentone up by 23, looking to expand the margin. The defensive efforts from the Tigers were on full display all game as they kept the Bulldogs scoreless again in the third quarter. Despite finding a spark in the final period of play, St Peters were unable to close the gap and the Tigers walked away with a 34-point victory. Luke Dunn continues to be an offensive threat for St Bedes/Mentone, registering another four-goal performance.

U17.5s Boys Division 1

Ormand 7.10.53 defeated by Beaumaris Sharks 10.7.67.

Beaumaris secured a 15 -point win against Ormand at EE Gunn Reserve. In a back and forth first half, neither side could gain a clear advantage on the scoreboard, with the Sharks up by two points at halftime. Coming out after the main break, the Sharks put their foot down in the third term booting five goals to one. Despite a final quarter surge from the Monders, it couldn’t make up the deficit as Beaumaris registered its third win of the season.

U17.5s Boys Division 1

Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts 10.18.78 defeated East Sandringham rovers 9.8.62.

PMSMD secured its second win of the season in a close contest against East Sandringham at Moorleigh Reserve. With an identical quart time score, it was impossible to see which way this game was heading, with PMSMD holding a one straight kick margin at the main break. Both teams matched each other once again in the third as the Rovers tried to close the gap, but a late push from PMSMD proved too much as they closed out the game with a 16-point win. League leading goal kicker, Lachlan Voss produced another impressive performance for PMSMD this week with four goals.

U18s Girls Division 1

East Malvern Knights 11.10.76 defeated Port Melbourne/South Melbourne Districts 2.3.15.

East Malvern continue their dominant 2022 season with a win against PMSMD at DW Lucas oval. The Knights jumped to an early 27-point first quarter lead and did not take their foot off the pedal all game. PMSMD fought hard to stop East Malvern’s efforts but ultimately fell to the Knights by 61 points. The victory came off Rosie Finster’s four-goals kicked, and with 100-gamerTess Davey booting three in her milestone game.

U18s Girls Division 1

St Kilda City 2.5.17 defeated by Beaumaris Sharks 6.8.44.

Beaumaris secured its second win of the year on Sunday against St Kilda City at Peanut Farm Reserve. After a close first quarter of play, the Sharks began to regularly hit the scoreboard, extending their margin quarter by quarter, concluding with a 27-point victory. Coming off an incredible scoring game last week, Aimee Farrow led her team in scoring once again with two majors. 

U18s Girls Division 1

East Brighton Vampires 6.7.43 defeated St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 3.1.19.

In Lilly Hede’s 100th appearance for East Brighton, the Vamps were victorious against St Bedes/Mentone this week in a tough battle at Hurlingham Park. The game was evenly matched, going back and forth through the first three quarters of play with neither team gaining more than a two-point buffer at each break. However, East Brighton dug deep in the fourth and managed to pull away, by more than doubling their own score whilst keeping the Tigers off the board all quarter to run away with a 24-point win.

U18s Girls Division 1

Prahran 9.14.68 defeated Cheltenham 0.2.2.

Prahran are on the board in 2022 with and emphatic victory against Cheltenham at Toorak Park. After a slow start to the season, the Two-Blues hard work came to fruition with their breakthrough 66-point win. Prahran’s Madison Miller lead the charge up forward with a couple of goals for the Two Blues.

Written by Joel Micari. 


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