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SDJFL: Under-16s semi finals results

By Aydin Payne

Shepparton-Notre progressed through to the Shepparton District Junior Football League's under-16 division one grand final after a stirring win on Sunday.

After a tense opening quarter in the first semi-final, the Bears powered past Echuca to clinch a comprehensive 14.10 (94) to 1.5 (11) win at Mooroopna.

Shepparton was six points up at quarter-time, before registering the next 12 goals of the match to sail through to the grand final on August 25.

The Bears' win was orchestrated by talented youngster Jacob Watts, who booted four majors, and was named best afield for his side.

Watts had support from Jed Warrin (two goals), Max Brodie (two), Jordan Michel, Jayden Dhosi and Lachlan Rumbiolo.

Tighe O'Brien was outstanding for the Murray Bombers, while Sam Deola, Brodie Marriott and Callum Parsons rounded out the better players.

The result means Echuca meets the Shepparton Swans in Sunday's preliminary final.

The Swans prevailed by 11 points against cross-town rivals Shepparton United, completing a 22-point turnaround.

United had the ascendancy in the first half of Sunday's match at Mooroopna, edging 11 points clear at half-time.

But that is where the Demons' advantage began to slip.

The Swans, through Steele Simpson (three goals), kicked five of the next six goals of the match to finish 7.8 (50) to 5.9 (39) winners.

Izaak Rossignuolo was the pick of the Swans, while Diesel Batey and Erion Barolli gave superb support.

For United, Campbell Steigenberger tried his hardest, kicking three goals, while Liam Serra, Hayden Brock and Archie Lewis were solid.

In division two, Tatura will be favourites for the flag after dismantling minor premier Echuca United 24.12 (156) to 1.3 (9) in the second semi-final.

The Bulldogs' Will Russell had a day out, kicking nine majors, and Jai Bailey provided support with seven of his own.

Damien Lyons, Jaycob Kerambrun and Xavier Hutchinson (three goals) were Tatura's better players, while Echuca United's Jesse Kempen and Shane Cartwright fought bravely.

Moama will challenge Echuca United on Sunday in the preliminary final after defeating Echuca 15.8 (98) to 7.4 (46) in the first semi.

Lachlan Hewes (four goals), Ryan Simmons (four) and Arj Whelan were Moama's better players, while Echuca's Elijah Turner and Tye Barthelson fought bravely.