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SDJFL | under-14 and Youth Girls preliminary finals

By Alex Mitchell

Two thrilling intra-club derbies on Shepparton District Junior Football League under-14 preliminary final Sunday resulted in a grand final between Shepparton Swans White and the Echuca Murray Bombers.

At Mooroopna, Swans White saw off Swans Red by 10 points in one of the games of the season, having been just one point ahead at three-quarter-time.

Red led early, 10 points up at quarter-time, but minor premier White kicked back with four goals in the second term, and surged again in the last quarter to hold on for a memorable win.

Noted sharpshooter Caidan Phillips had a huge game with six goals for White, with Oliver Warburton, Manny Laulu and Ethan Brennan standing up to help their side through.

For a gallant Red outfit, Lucas Rachele was fantastic and kicked three goals, with Noah Smith and Kyan Maiorano also strong.

The Echuca Murray Bombers also won through, beating the Echuca Bombers by 22 points.

Just two points separated the sides at three-quarter-time, but the Murray Bombers turned it on when they needed to, kicking 2.8 to 0.0 in the last quarter to take the win.

Samuel Edgar kicked three goals and was best-on-ground, Lachlan Donchi, Jaxson McMinn and Tom Evans (two goals) all in top form.

Darchi Clarke excelled for the Bombers with help from Angus Toll and Makai Cronin.

The grand final will be at 9.15am on Sunday at Deakin Reserve.

Youth Girls action will feature the dream grand final the football world has been waiting for, with Shepparton United and Shepparton Notre delivering huge wins in the preliminary finals.

United was ruthless against Benalla, winning 66-1 with Kelsey Moylan and Angelina Waters kicking two goals each.

Charli Boschetti, Kate Adams and Aurora Smith were huge for the Demons, while Keeley Skepper, Madison Cronin and Olivia Antonello battled on for the Saints.

Notre had no problems beating Echuca, winning 48-1 with Tali Verhoeven kicking two goals.

Other Shepparton standouts included in-form Maya Ingham, Arnika McGregor, Hayley Doohan and Teagan Brett, with Makhaya Mitsch, Olivia Taranto and Chloe Schmedje best for the Murray Bombers.

United and Notre finished first and second respectively in the regular season and have been far and away the league's best sides, with the Demons winning 30-19 when the sides met in round 12.

The decider will be played Sunday at 11.15am at Deakin.