Two flags for Parrots juniors


Two flags for Parrots juniors

THE Leongatha Junior Football Club capped off a brilliant year on Sunday at Moe, with the under 10s and under 12s teams winning their respective grand finals.
The under 14s were defeated by Newborough Reds, but far from disgraced.
The under 10s were quickly out of the blocks, surging to a 21 point lead at half time in their match against Yinnar. The Yinnar boys looked shell shocked and had not scored at the main break. But in the second half Yinnar surged and Leongatha was forced to batten down the hatches.
The under 10s were strong enough to absorb the attack and finished the game eight point winners.
In the under 12s game, Leongatha was forced to come from behind in the final quarter. Five points down against Newborough Reds at the last break, the Parrots found another gear, kicking a major and a few points to find themselves less than a goal in front.
While the momentum was certainly with the Parrots, Newborough Reds forced the ball forward in the last two minutes of the game. But the Parrots repelled the attack from the teeth of goal, holding on for a famous win.
In the under 14s, the Leongatha boys were gallant in defeat, absorbing the shock knee injury to one of its best defenders, Jordi Geary.
A second quarter surge by Newborough Reds guaranteed them victory, with Leongatha unable to bridge the gap.

Under 10
Leongatha 3.4.22 d
Yinnar 2.2.14
Leongatha Goals: H. Kewming, E. Lamers, J. Burns.
Best: J. Burns, E. Lamers, J. Wrigley, K. Brown, N. Hanily, A. Battersby.
Under 12
Leongatha 2.6.18 d
Newborough Reds 2.3.15
Leongatha Goals: B. Cantwell, W. Littlejohn.
Best: M. Bentvelzen, B. Martin, J. Ryan, J. Lamers, R. Pattison, B. Cox.
Under 14
Newborough Reds 8.6.54 d
Leongatha 3.6.24
Newborough Goals: R. Baldi 2, J. Hurst 2, N. Caldow, T. Baldi, L. Cordner, J. Clerks.
Best: H. Prestidge, J. Paulet, J. Hurst, L. Cordner, N. Caldow, J. Clerks.
Leongatha Goals: D. Ginnane 2, Z. Van Delft.
Best: J. Dunn, T. Westaway, S. Hanrahan, N. Battersby, N. Trotto, J. Boler.


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