2022 OPENCORP FINALS WEEK 2
UNDER 11 – 13 GRAND FINALS
SUNDAY 21 AUGUST
U11-13 GRAND FINALS
On Sunday, the SMJFL U11-13 Grand Finals were run-and-won across three venues at Walter Galt Reserve, Parkdale – King George Reserve, Bentleigh East and Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne.
Congratulations to all who participated on the day, with all games being played in terrific spirits, with special congratulations to AJAX JFC, Beaumaris FC, Bentleigh JFC, Brighton Beach JFC, Caulfield Bears JFC, East Brighton Vampires JFC, East Malvern JFC, Eats Sandringham JFC, Hampton Rovers JFC, Highett JFC, Prahran JFC, South Melbourne Districts JFC, St. Paul’s McKinnon JFC, St. Peters FC and Waverley Park Hawks JFC on winning premierships in their respective age groups and division.
The league would like to also thank Bentleigh JFC, Mordialloc-Braeside JFC & Port Melbourne Colts JFC for hosting these Grand Finals at their venues.
U18 GIRLS DIVISION 1
Prahran 3.1.19 defeated by St Kilda City 3.3.21
St Kilda City has earned its spot in the Division 1 Reserves Grand Final in a nail-bitter over Prahran in their preliminary final at Boss James Reserve. Jumping out of the gates to start the game, City were on the board with two quick goals in the first quarter, as the Saints restricted Prahran to a scoreless first half. However, after the main break, the Two Blues began to work themselves into the contest, beginning to turn the tides as they were able to hit the scoreboard whilst keeping St. Kilda City off it. With only six points the margin heading into the final term, Prahran’s momentum continued as they were able to take the lead with the first two goals of the quarter, however this game was far from over. In the dying stages of the match, St. Kilda City were able to make one-last ditch effort, kicking a goal with only 90 seconds left on the clock to steal victory away from the Two Blues.
East Brighton Vampires 0.3.3 defeated by Beaumaris 14.9.93
Beaumaris will face St. Kilda City in next weekend’s Division 1 Reserves Grand Final after an emphatic win over East Brighton Vampires at Boss James Reserve. The Sharks were almost flawless throughout the entire contest, hitting the scoreboard with regularity whilst making it hard for the Vampires to get any kind of run-on. The win for Beaumaris was set-up in attack by league-leading goalkicker Aimee Farrow and Ashley Van Rooyen, who kicked three goals apiece.
U17.5 BOYS DIVISION 1
St. Bedes/Mentone Tigers 5.7.37 defeated by Beaumaris 9.8.62
Beaumaris have knocked off St Bedes/Mentone Tigers to punch its ticket to the Under 17.5 Division 1 Grand Final next Sunday. After both teams couldn’t be separated at half time, the Sharks began to take the ascendency throughout the second half, covering the ground well with pace and skill, putting the Tigers on the back foot as the surged forward, eventually running out 25-point winners. Jett Butler and Oliver Goodger both booted two goals apiece for Beaumaris.
Written by Joel Micari & Zac Jennings