Metro Junior Development Series – Round 1 Review

30 MAY | BY COLIN NEWPORT

It was a tough night for the NFNL’s junior stars, with all six teams losing their Round 1 matches – despite putting in their best efforts in cold and wet conditions on Wednesday night.

Both Under-15 Boys sides went down to narrow defeats to the Eastern Football League at A.K. Lines Reserve after leading for significant parts of the game.

Our Under-15 Girls Team 1 pushed Eastern Region Girls all the way at Belgrave South Recreation Reserve, although Team 2 couldn’t stop a very slick Essendon District Football League outfit at Greenvale Recreation Reserve.

Our two Under-14 Boys teams got their first taste of representative football and were beaten by strong Eastern Football League sides at Heathmont’s H.E. Parker Reserve, but will be better for the experience.

The six sides will be back in action on Saturday June 8, before backing up for Round 3 on Monday June 10.

Round 1 results.

UNDER-15 BOYS DIVISION 1

NORTHERN FNL 2.2, 4.3, 5.4, 7.8 (50)
EASTERN FL 2.2, 2.3, 6.6, 7.9 (51)

Best: Cooper Harvey, Henry Way, Jason McCormick, Rafferty Reichert, Ben Ham, Ben McBean
Goals: Cooper Harvey 2, Jason McCormick, Jordan Nguyen, Jarred Seiter, James Thorne, Lachlan Watson

UNDER-15 BOYS DIVISION 2

NORTHERN FNL 2.4, 3.7, 4.11, 4.11 (35)
EASTERN FL 1.1, 3.4, 4.4, 7.5 (47)

Best: Reuben Rode, Taj Andreetta, Jarrod Carrafa, Ren Garth, Ralph Bamblett, Flynn Riley
Goals: Jack Brown, Ren Garth, Flynn Riley, Trent Stavrou

UNDER-15 GIRLS TEAM 1

NORTHERN FNL 2.1, 3.2, 3.2, 3.3 (21)
EASTERN RG 0.2, 3.5, 4.7, 5.9 (39)

Best: Jade Ventura, Heidi Woodley, April Woodward, Chiara Nardo, Brooke Plummer, Luka Kennedy
Goals: Maddison Ford, Chiara Nardo, Brooke Plummer

UNDER-15 GIRLS TEAM 2

NORTHERN FNL 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0 (0)
ESSENDON DFL 3.3, 5.5, 5.5, 5.5 (35)

Best: Ivy Ozimek, Lauren Jatczak, Tess Keough, Naomi Nicola, Bonnie McCall, Rose Stewart

UNDER-14 BOYS DIVISION 1

NORTHERN FNL 0.5, 0.6, 1.9, 1.9 (15)
EASTERN FL 0.6, 1.9, 4.11, 7.15 (57)

Best: Declan McLellan, Noah Mooney, Dion Sposaro, Nicholas Costanzo, Riley Gilchrist
Goals: Noah Mooney

UNDER-14 BOYS DIVISION 2

NORTHERN FNL 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.3 (3)
EASTERN FL 1.3, 8.7, 10.12, 13.16 (94)

Best: Sean Culhane, Jed Wallace, Isaac Alisheikh, Ethan Dalianis, Marcus Rambaldi, David Tomaino

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