SDJFL under-14 football wrap

By Alex Mitchell

Shepparton Swans White’s stellar Shepparton District Junior Football League under-14 season continued at the weekend with another great win.

White moved to 11-1 for the season, seeing off Shepparton United Blue by 27 points at Princess Park on the back of a great first half.

The Swans led 46-7 at half-time, which enabled them to hold on for a strong win after the Demons kicked back in the second half.

Sam Bicknell was best for the Swans with Oliver Warburton, Manny Laulu and Edmon Barolli (two goals) all standing out, while Joeve Cooper (two goals), Gordon Joyce and Alex Buzzo were good for United.

The Demons are now 6-5 for the season, but sit fifth on the ladder.

Mooroopna Blue had a great win, grinding out a 10-point result against Shepparton Notre Maroon.

The Cats led by 17 points at quarter-time and seemed on track for a big result, but the Bears kept fighting and were within five points at three-quarter time.

But the Cats kicked the final quarter’s only goal and held on to the four points, with Braydyn Taylor, Toby Williams and Cole Freeman among the stars.

Alex Down, Mitchell Fleming and Zaydan Leocata stood out for the Bears.

Echuca Murray Bombers had no trouble taking care of Tatura in a 77-point triumph.

Tom Evans, Samuel Edgar and Manny Bowles each kicked three goals for the Murray Bombers, while Zaydyn Lockwood, Mason Reeves and Kade Walker did what they could for the Bulldogs.

Elsewhere, an Echuca derby had the Bombers take down Green by 64 points.

Eight goals to one in the second half allowed the Bombers to kick away, with Angus Toll getting the nod for best-on-ground with three goals.

Darchi Clarke and Hugh Byrne also stood out for the Bombers with River Stevens and Jett Westblade good for Green.

Shepparton Notre Gold ground out a solid 24-point win against Mooroopna White at John Gray Oval.

The Bears trailed at quarter-time, but took control after that, taking their sixth win of the year.

Among the standouts were Kye Warrin, Will Clohesy and Noah O’Dwyer, while Coby James (three goals) was brilliant for the Cats.

And Shepparton Swans Red moved to 9-3 for the season after storming home to beat Shepparton United Red.

The Swans were behind by 10 points at quarter-time but kicked 4.6 to 1.0 in the last to grab a 14-point win.

Jake Cirillo, Noah Smith and Flynn Tonks (three goals) were best for the Swans, while Nicholas Loverso, Matthew Pellegrino and Brayden Sciuto (three goals) battled hard for United.