THE Essendon District Football League's young guns continue to dominate division 1 of the Victoria Metropolitan Junior Championships after another weekend of strong performances.
Both the EDFL's under-15 and under-14 teams sit on top of their respective ladders with whopping percentages. The 15s fought back from an eight-point half-time deficit to eventually win by 17 points - 5.9 (39) to 3.4 (22) - against Yarra Junior Football League at Keilor Park Reserve.
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Goals were shared across the scoresheet, with Jackson Volpato, Hisham Kerbatieh, Adam Clemente, Zachary Antovski and Jaidyn Caruana each kicking a goal, while Tyler Vujanic was judged best on ground.
Meanwhile, the under-14s had to work a little harder for their victory, eventually sneaking home by three points, 4.3 (27) to 3.6 (24).
In wet conditions, best afield Nicholas Giarrizzo's two goals proved to be a game breaker.
The news was much the same in division 2 with the under-15s defeating the Eastern Football League by seven points - 9.6 (60) to 7.11 (53) - in a see-saw encounter which coach Darryl Maher said was their most important of the carnival.
"It was funny game, we kicked four goals in the first quarter and they kicked three in the second," he said.
"It was pretty much a replica on the scoreboard from our under-14 game against the YJFL last year."
While Maher thought Koolyn Briggs was a standout, late inclusion Jordan Port won the medal in a game full of impressive performances.
"I asked four of my assistants for their thoughts and I got four different answers," he said. "He (Port) was absolutely fantastic."
Port was originally cut from the squad, but came into the side after three players suffered major injuries.
Maher wasn't the only person who was impressed with his team's overall performance.
"Their coach said our running and constant pressure was very impressive," he said.
Unfortunately, the 14s were anything but in division 2. They were kept goalless and belted by 86 points, 13.10 (88) to 0.2 (2).
EDFL division 1 took on South Metro Junior Football League at Moorleigh Reserve on Monday while their division 2 sides travelled to Leon Dineen Reserve for their clash against the SMJFL's second grade.