SDJFL: under-14 wrap

By Alex Mitchell

The Shepparton District Junior Football League under-14 Derby Round provided monumental entertainment, with five of the six fixtures featuring intra-club showdowns.

At Deakin Reserve on Sunday, Shepparton Notre Gold knocked off co-tennant Maroon by 21 points in one of the the games of the round.

Gold stormed out of the blocks with six goals in the first quarter, but had to hold on late as Maroon got within 21 points by the final siren.

Kye Warrin and Jack Whitlock starred for the Golden Boys, while Jensen and Boston Dowling combined for five goals.

Zaydan Leocata, Will Green and Baden Pohlner were best for Maroon.

Elsewhere, Shepparton United Blue’s inaccuracy did not stop it recording a 26-point win against its Red rivals.

A return of 7.14 was enough for the triumph, with Oscar Ryan, Joeve Cooper, Charlie Stephens and Gordon Joyce all strong for Blue.

Christopher Rossignuolo kicked two goals for Red, Brayden Sciuto, Billy Holmes and Campbell Ritchie some of its best players.

At Princess Park, Shepparton Swans White got the better of the club’s Red youngsters to the tune of 31 points.

White led comfortably at every change, but Red never stopped fighting, storming home with four goals in the last term.

Oliver Warburton was best for White along with Archer Mawson and Mitchell Grumley who each kicked two goals, while Noah Smith, Mason Lawford, Jye Fitzsimmons (two goals) and Lucas Rachele (two goals) did their part for Red.

In a Mooroopna derby, Blue easily accounted for White by 110 points.

Blue was unstoppable in the second term with 12 goals, with Toby Williams, Kobie Issell and Joss Church each finishing the contest with three goals.

Damon Moloney, Max McAuliffe and Harry Brown were best for Blue while Ethan Brown, Corey Meyer and Caleb Cox stood up for White.

Echuca Murray Bombers got the better of the Echuca Bombers by 27 points on Saturday at Victoria Park.

Tom Evans made it nine goals in two weeks with another four-goal return for the Murray Bombers, as Samuel Edgar, Logan Orr and Max Hagan were the team’s best.

Hugh Byrne, Angus Toll and Darchi Clarke stood out for the Bombers.

Remarkable accuracy helped Tatura belt Echuca Green by 63 points.

The Bulldogs kicked a staggering 17.1 (103) in the big win, with five-goal Mason Reeves absolutely on fire.

Patrick Forster, Joshua Bathman and Kade Walker starred across the ground for the Dogs, River Stevens, Noah Turner and Kyle Green fighting all day for Green.