Two of the NFNL’s junior representative football teams will play off in grand finals at the 2018 AFL Victoria Metro Junior Championships.
The Under-14 A Boys team finished first on the ladder and will host their grand final despite losing to South Metro Junior Football League in Round 3 on Monday.
The Under-14 B Boys team also lost in a tight match on Monday at East Bentleigh’s Moorleigh Reserve.
The Under-15 Girls Division 1 team had their first loss of the Championships against a strong Eastern Region Girls outfit.
Despite the defeat, the Division 1 Girls team still finished second on the ladder and will get another shot at Eastern in the grand final – where they will aim to defend their 2017 premiership.
The Division 2 Girls team also fell just short on Monday, losing by 11 points at East Ringwood.
The two Under-15 Boys teams continued to work hard all day in Round 3, but suffered heavy defeats against the South Metro Junior Football League at J.E. Moore Oval.
The Grand Finals of the Championships will be played over two weekends.
Under-15 Girls Division 1
NFNL v Eastern Region Girls – Saturday 23rd June (10:00am @ Bulleen Park, Bulleen)
Under-14 A Boys
NFNL v SMJFL – Saturday 30th June (2:15pm @ Eltham Central Park, Eltham)
Continue below for the Round 3 results.
ROUND 3 RESULTS
UNDER-15 DIVISION 1 A
NFNL 1.0, 1.0, 1.0, 1.1 (7)
SMJFL 3.2, 8.4, 12.7, 18.12 (120)
Best: D. Whelan, K. Kankaanpaa, N. Dalmau, J. Fitzgerald, C. Selvaggio, D. Wilmot
Goals: J. Fitzgerald
UNDER-15 DIVISION 1 B
NFNL 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.0 (18)
SMJFL 2.5, 8.10, 11.14, 18.17 (125)
Best: J. Coutts, J. Pulice, B. Jones, H. Lehner, L. Manago, T. Proctor
Goals: E. Robertson, C. Cusinato, R. Mudge
UNDER-15 DIVISION 1 GIRLS
NFNL 0.0, 1.0, 1.2, 1.6 (12)
Easter Region Girls 2.4, 3.4, 4.6, 6.7 (43)
Best: M. Molenberg, A. Woodward, O. Bandera, E. Zealley, T. Smart, M. Stephenson
Goals: P. Larsson
UNDER-15 DIVISION 2 GIRLS
NFNL 0.1, 2.1, 4.1, 4.3 (27)
SMJFL 1.2, 4.5, 5.8, 5.8 (38)
Best: S. Anderson, J. Kernaghan, C. Jones, I. Hammond, L. Jatczak, T. Harris
Goals: I. Hammond, G. Tait, S. Anderson, C. Jones
UNDER-14 DIVISION 1 A
NFNL 3.1, 4.2, 9.5, 9.5 (59)
SMJFL 2.2, 5.5, 8.8, 12.12 (84)
Best: W. O’Dwyer-Richards, T. Neale, L. Watson, M. Ryan, J. Nguyen, R. Robe
Goals: J. McCormick 2, J. Nguyen 2, J. Apted, B. Ham, C, Harvey, L. Watson, N. Younes
UNDER-14 DIVISION 1 B
NFNL 2.3. 2.3, 3.7, 4.7 (31)
SMJFL 0.0, 4.4, 4.6, 7.8 (50)
Best: N. Storer, J. Chubb, R. Gaylard, T. Stavrou, L. Yeats, J. Ritchie
Goals: N. Storer 2, J. Chubb, L. Yeats