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By Cameron Hutchison

AFL YARRA RANGES
Division 1 Seniors Football
Round 18
Woori Yallock 12.11(83) d Emerald 8.11(59)
Woori Yallock is minor premiers after a solid performance over Emerald, which can now hang up their boots for 2017. Woori Yallock were accurate in front of goal in the first quarter, booting five straight. But Emerald should have been well in front after kicking 4.4. Woori Yallock kicked another 2.4 to 1.5 in the second term to increase their lead to only seven points at half-time. Woori Yallock had more of the ball in the third quarter but could not convert when needed and their lead was a handy 11 points at three-quarter time, but it was by no means a winning lead. They kicked away in the last with 4.3 to 2.2 and will have a rest next week.
Woori Yallock Best: B. Arnold, J. Matthews, M. Lowe, J. Adams, R. Allen, S. Kennedy.
Emerald Best: C. Thomsen, P. White, S. Anthony, D. Karacsonyi, L. Sheppard, M. Stephens.
Warburton-Millgrove 16.16(112) d Gembrook-Cockatoo 11.7(73)
Warburton and Gembrook’s seasons are over but their last game for the year was one for Warburton to celebrate. The Burras got out to an early lead, kicking 4.6 to 1.2 in the first term. They blitzed in front of goals in the second quarter with eight goals to two and went into the main break with a 55-point lead. They kicked another 2.5 to 2.2 in the third term as Gembrook held them well. Gembrook took control in the last kicking 5.2 to 1.1 but it was all too late come the final siren.
Warburton-Millgrove Best: T. McKail, J. Lee, M. Robinson, L. Barnard, L. James.
Gembrook-Cockatoo Best: R. Causer, L. Henzen, P. Gramc, D. Scott, B. Jones, S. Ponter.
Monbulk 16.8(104) d Mount Evelyn 15.13(103)
Monbulk have earned bragging rights over Mount Evelyn finishing in sixth spot after a one-point win over seventh-placed Mount Evelyn. Mount Evelyn got the early lead with a big seven goals to five first quarter. Monbulk fought back in the second term kicking four goals to two and the lead was only six points at the main break. Monbulk got their skates on in the third quarter and kicked 3.3 to only two behinds and the lead was Monbulk’s at three-quarter time by 13 points. Mount Evelyn rallied in the last with 6.2 to 4.2 but it was Monbulk that saluted the judge at the final siren.
Monbulk Goals: M. Langworthy 3, N. Sargent 3, S. McBride 2, A. Banks 2, S. Williams 2, H. Emmett 1, P. Barge 1, J. Rak 1, J. Schille 1.
Best: J. Major, A. Banks, A. Smith, C. Sharpe, S. Williams, L. Hancock-Wolfe.
Mount Evelyn Best: J. Barden, J. Beamish, M. Condello, D. Maunder, M. Darke, B. Maynard.
Upwey-Tecoma 16.17(113) d Healesville 12.24(96)
Upwey Tecoma has finished equal fourth on the ladder after an impressive win over Healesville who fall from first to third place. Healesville got the early lead by eight points after a low scoring first quarter. Upwey-Tecoma kicked 5.3 to 4.9 in the second term and took the lead by eight points at the main break. They booted another 5.4 to 3.3 in the third quarter and their lead was blown out to 21 points and Healesville were going to struggle to claw the lead back if they did not straighten up in front of goal. Healesville peppered the goals in the last with 3.8 to 3.4 and in total had 36 scoring shots to 33 but inaccuracy has cost them top spot and they will now face Olinda Ferny Creek next week.
Upwey-Tecoma Best: J. Hackett, D. Devers, H. Stanley, B. Duncan, L. Burke, S. Mitchell.
Healesville Best: A. Davies, T. Costigan, M. Jeffery, L. Daly, N. Mende, A. Fraraccio.
Olinda Ferny Creek 16.21(117) d Wandin 10.9(69)
Olinda have finished second on the ladder after accounting for Wandin by 48 points. Wandin had the early lead by six points at quarter-time. Olinda held them to 2.2 in the second term while they kicked 6.1 and the game had swung around into Olinda’s favour by 17 points at half-time. The third quarter was a tight affair but Olinda were wasteful in front of goal kicking 1.8 to four behinds and Wandin were still in touch with a deficit of 27 points at three-quarter time. Olinda did straighten up in the last kicking 6.4 to 3.1 in the last and it was a solid way to finish off the season.
Olinda Ferny Creek Best: J. Wallis, J. Rankin, M. Hottes, J. Charge, L. Taylor, K. Currie.
Wandin Best: M. Polkinghorne, D. Stephen, N. Molnar, J. Ladner, J. Del Giudice, D. Ladne.
Under 18s Football
Emerald 11.9(75) d Woori Yallock 5.7(37)
Emerald Best: B. Brockwell, B. Wood, M. Thomas, B. Pepi, C. Roma, A. Stuhldreier.
Woori Yallock Best: J. Aitchison, M. Anderson, L. Amarant, J. Gray, J. Wall, J. Smith.
Warburton-Millgrove 8.15(63) d Gembrook Cockatoo 5.2(32)
Warburton-Millgrove Best: J. Pride, M. Leeds, M. Read, B. MacDonald, C. Reiffel, N. Andueza.
Gembrook-Cockatoo Best: D. South, K. Osseweyer, M. Templeton, J. Mazur, D. Williams, D. McKinley.
Mount Evelyn won by forfeit over Monbulk.
Healesville 12.8(80) d Upwey Tecoma 8.9(57)
Healesville Best: K. Brown, E. Muke, J. Rosser, R. Ashby, M. Boyle, J. Yasin.
Upwey-Tecoma Best: D. Rankin-Hooper, A. Grenda, S. Gibby, A. Bartils, D. Wilson, L. Sholer.
Wandin 16.14(110) d Yarra Glen 1.3(9)
Wandin Best: S. Barrand, J. Byrne, B. Stokes, A. Mandl, A. Baker, F. Ferro.
Yarra Glen Best: A. Adamson, J. Capuano, Z. Capuano, M. Kikidopoulos, L. Crawford, J. Hull.
Division 1 A Grade Netball
Round 18
Woori Yallock 87 d Emerald 24
Woori Yallock Best: Sarah Hogan, Casey Barnes, Shannon Bailey.
Emerald Best: Jodie Terry, Meagan Baguley, Jazmyn Wray.
Warburton-Millgrove 75 d Gembrook Cockatoo 14
Warburton-Millgrove Best: Kellie Davidson, Selina Fotia, Brianna Hipwell.
Gembrook-Cockatoo Best: Lisa Triandafillou, Mikailey Uren, Jessica Mitchell.
Monbulk Hawks 48 d Mount Evelyn 40
Monbulk Hawks Best: Bridget Moss, Nicole MacDowell, Lauren Byrnes.
Mount Evelyn Best: Kaitlyn Black, Hannah Urquhart, Rachael Hickey.
Upwey-Tecoma 67 d Healesville 32
Upwey-Tecoma Best: Bianca Moffatt, Angela Wuttke, Samantha Silvester.
Healesville Best: Lauren Rogers, Hayley Parrott, Kellie Newton.
Olinda Ferny Creek 64 d Wandin 43
Olinda Ferny Creek Best: Allana Osborne, Krista Tomlinson, Madison Taylor.
Wandin Best: Tayissa Coppinger, Charlotte Sparkes, Sinead Lumsden.
Division 2 Seniors
Qualifying Final
Yarra Glen 12.17(89) d Seville 5.13(43)
Yarra Glen led from the outset in conditions that had all the four seasons. They got out to an early 22-point quarter time lead and never really looked like they were in trouble. They held Seville to only two behinds in the second quarter and kicked 2.3 to increase their lead to 35 points at half-time. Seville came out with more run in the third term but were inaccurate in front of goal, kicking 3.7 to 3.2; and inaccurate footy is bad footy. Yarra Glen had a touch of the yips in the last quarter, kicking 3.6 to 1.2 and the margin could have been a lot more. Yarra Glen will go on to play Belgrave in the second Semi-Final next week while Seville and Powelltown will battle it out for their last chance this season.
Yarra Glen Best: J. Marks, B. Binion, C. Tait, B. Muurling, R. Gurney, B. Ashton.
Seville Best: J. Nolan, M. Cecere, J. Neal, B. Penwill, K. Mullett, P. Bailey.
Elimination Final
Powelltown 6.16(52) d Alexandra 6.4(40)
Powelltown has had a come from behind win to knock Alexandra out of the finals race and will take on Seville in the first semi-final next week. Alexandra got the early break in the first term, kicking 2.2 to 1.2. Powelltown held Alexandra goalless in the second quarter and kicked 1.5 to take the lead by three points at half-time. Alexandra kicked one goal in the third term but Powelltown were spraying the goals kicking 1.7 and had left the door open for Alexandra going into the last. Both sides booted three goals each in the last and the final margin was only 12 points at the final siren in Powelltown’s favour.
Powelltown Best: J. Rohan, T. Hallmark, M. Lord, G. Newing, R. McCrimmon, D. Rees.
Alexandra Best: D. Rouget, B. Cooper, S. Woollard, R. Norris, B. Norris, S. Hill.
Division 2 Reserves
Qualifying final
Powelltown 6.1(37) d Yarra Glen 4.12(36)
Elimination Final
Alexandra 15.8(98) d Seville 2.3(15)
Division 2 A Grade netball
Yarra Glen 52 d Yea 32
Yarra Glen Best: Prue Purdey, Georgia Taylor, Nicole Moate.
Yea Best: Nikki Watts, Brooke Lloyd, Meg Sundblom.
Elimination Final
Kinglake 45 d Yarra Junction 32
Kinglake Best: Paige Stanley, Samantha Goggins, Alice Waack.
Yarra Junction Best: Rhiannon Crompton. Abbey Bentley, Ashley Ula.

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