Monbulk Junior Footy

Charlie wins another ruck contest. Picture: ANTHEA HEAGNEY

Finals fever has begun, with the Under-14 girls and Under-14 boys playing it out against strong opponents.

Both teams plus the Under-16 boys will play in the next round of elimination finals on Sunday 19 August.

Under-14 girls

Yarra Glen 4.6.30 d Monbulk 2.1.13

The side’s first final against Yarra Glen/Coldstream was going to be a big task.

The team re-grouped and focused on its strengths on the field and what it needed to be more consistent with.

The girls played courageous and disciplined football for four quarters.

Under-14 boys

Emerald 2.8.20 d Monbulk 2.1.13

The team was looking forward to the challenge against a very good opponent.

The boys were competitive throughout and a late surge saw a narrow defeat.

They side is hoping to turn the tables next week.