Shepparton Swans outlasted Shepparton Notre Gold in a three-point thriller in Shepparton District Junior Football League under-14 action on Sunday.
Inaccurate kicking almost cost the second-placed Swans, but Billy Browne, Valo Valoia, Diesel Batey, Luca Mamone and Liam Morrison were excellent.
The Bears had good contributions from Matthew Pellegrino, Jacob Watts, Jayden Dhosi, Lachlan Rumbiolo and Patrick Thompson.
Shepparton Notre Maroon had the better of Shepparton United Blue, winning by 45 points.
Achoung Agog returned after a two-week spell with a bang to kick a bag of four goals and be named the Bears’ best, with Shannon Howard, Declan Chapman, Max Brodie and Ben Moylan also excellent.
Kyle Montgomery, Jordan Wiggins, Liam Serra, Jake Zerbato and Campbell Steigenberger stood out for United Blue.
White won the Mooroopna battle, defeating Blue by 41 points.
White powered away in the second half thanks to top performances from Oscar Crilly, Declan Phillingham, Coby James, Toby Williams and Lachlan Blake.
Blue’s best were Campbell McElhinney, Kydan Atkinson, Ryley Issell, Kobie Issell and Ben Wandin.
Shepparton United was too strong for Tatura, notching up a 24-point victory.
Bowen Calogero, Hayden Brock, Denzel Alessi, Kale Gibson and Tom McInneny were United’s top players, while Xavier Hutchison, Harry Trevaskis, Will Russell and Cameron O’Connell led the way for the Bulldogs.
In the Youth Girls competition, Finley won the battle of the Cats to outline is premiership prospects, beating Mooroopna by 20 points.
Tyler Atkinson starred again for Mooroopna with two goals, while Tamara Smith, Lakeea Charles, Kassey Charles and Peggy-Sue Fennell also played well for the Cats.
Shepparton Notre was tested against Echuca before remaining unbeaten with a 12-point win and Shepparton United scored a memorable 18-point victory against Northern Angels.
The Demons had Taleah Briggs, Jemma Jeffery, Ella Hibble, Ruby Williams and Amy Mason leading from the front.