U19 Section 4 & Colts: St Kevin’s, UHS-VU take the chocolates

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By Jack Paynter

St Kevin’s have produced a stunning final quarter display to take home the U19 Section 4 premiership over the much fancied Peninsula Pirates. It was an up and down contest, with SKOB getting the jump early to lead by 14 at quarter time. The Pirates hit back on the scoreboard during the second quarter with 3 goals but SKOB were still getting enough of the ball, however they just couldn’t convert any majors.

The third quarter belonged to Peninsula, and with their big names such as Feutrill, Kellerman and Whitty beginning to get their hands on the ball more often, it looked like the minor premiers would run away with the game. However, St Kevin’s leaders had other ideas. Best on ground Matthew Olsen and Lachlan Wray (3 goals) stood up to turn a 3 point 3 quarter time deficit into a 31 point victory.

The loss is a bitter end for Peninsula who were clearly the best side all year, only dropping 1 regular season game. The had a team of consistent performers with Mitchell Glenn, Ben Williamson, Oscar Whitty and Sebastian Barbour all featuring in the top 14 of the league B&F. St Kevins has definitely been the form side of the last month and deserve their premiership, knocking off both Mazenod and Peninsula who dominated the regular season. Lachlan Wray had a terrific year with 59 goals and turning in big performances when it mattered in the finals.

UHS-VU storm to Colts premiership

Coming off a huge win in last week’s preliminary final, UHS-VU Flemington has turned in a dominant display over Ivanhoe to take out the Colts premiership. A 7 goal second quarter and a rock solid defence that only conceded 4 goals proved to be the difference.

Trailing by 12 at quarter time, thanks to hard work by Ivanhoe’s guns, Max Post and Samuel Aanensen in the first term, UHS-VU blew open the game in the second term. Craggill-Haren (3 goals), Lay and Munari (2 goals) got into the game to help take their side to the main break with a commanding 33 point lead.

Ivanhoe will rue their missed opportunities in the third term, kicking 2 goals 5 points to let UHS-VU off the hook. UHS-VU weathered the storm and then preceded to kick 6 unanswered final quarter goals to extend the full time margin to 71 points and take the flag. Mohamed, Czajko and Legudi all had terrific games for UHS-VU and it was fitting that the regular season’s two best sides were able to fight it out in the decider.