Finals Week 3, Grand Final for U12 Girls

A feral weather day with snow on our mountain early and ice on our Girls and Boys as they played crucial finals. To some results:

  • Under 12 Girls started our day at The Basin, a most unpleasant venue for our finals series, with many problems and few solutions and we look forward to our Girls playing rounds and finals with their Clubs next season. Downhill was the scoring end, we conceded a goal in the first and retrieved that in the second. Unfortunately weather Gods conspired against us in the third as our opponent had the slope, the wind, the ice and the tide assisting them and we were unable to hold out a couple of goals. Wind dropped off in the last, sun came out and our Girls worked really hard to at least get another goal, to no avail! We had a great week and a great season and came up just short in the end. Well done Girls. Such a fantastic journey in your first season.
  • Under 11s were at Seville on a very heavy track again wind and ice would impact the results. We knew we faced an undefeated opponent. We had scored just once to their six last time we faced them. But we were undeterred and focused on a result that would lead us to the promised land and a grand final! Managed to snag a couple of early scores to get to the quarter time break up by two. Jagged a major in the second, conceded two behinds, but led by six at the main break and had shocked our opponent. Another major in the third, conceded seven points and finger nails were going as we lead by five into the last break. Could not hold out our foes in the last as they added two majors and we could not score to go down by seven. Well done Under 11s, first competitive season and almost to the last dance.
  • Under 16s did advance to the last dance as the Seville track continued to deteriorate as more hail and rain and wind piled the last of winter upon us. Very difficult for our undefeated boys to exercise their skills, they played one on one accountable football and backed themselves as the better players. This was enough and the final score of six goals nine behinds forty-five points was not flattering, but the mud was thick, the ball was slippery and keeping our opponent without a single score over four quarters reflects how the THIRD best team in the League went today. We trust in our coaches development of our players over a full season, and over their Junior football career, to know we are on the right path. Sunday at Yarra Glen at 2.45 will reveal the truth. Our opponent is Gembrook, we defeated by a very slim margin very early in our season. They overcame Emerald 95 to 38 to set up another showdown for the 1st and 2nd placed sides this year. We welcome the opportunity.
Great support today for our Girls and Boys teams in very inclement weather. We look forward to seeing as many as possible at Yarra Glen next Sunday to see if our Under 16s can go all the way.
Ken
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