The Home and Away season has now finished, so it is time to see which teams will be continuing their quest for the holy grail that is a Premiership, and which teams will start their pre-seasons early in preparation for a massive 2019!
MJFC Under 11 Lions
Round 14- defeated by St Peters FC by 25 points
Round 15 – defeated South Melbourne Districts by 13 points
A couple of competitive losses wasn’t the ideal way for these boys to finish the season, finishing in 8th place on the ladder in what appeared to be a very competitive division.
MJFC Under 11 Griffins
Round 14 – defeated Dingley by 3 points
Round 15 – defeated East Malvern by 40 points
Jubilation very quickly turned to heartbreak for these boys, who after beating second placed East Malvern comfortably in the final round to seemingly secure a well deserved finals berth, everyone was stunned to see that 4th placed Dingley knocked over the previously undefeated East Brighton by a solitary point, thus keeping our boys out of the finals by a mere 9%!
MJFC Under 12 Lionesses
Round 14 – defeated St Peters FC by 46 points
Round 15 – defeated Hampton Rovers by 22 points
These girls have continued on their winning ways, comfortably winning their final two matches to finish second on the ladder. A semi-final matchup against Dingley JFC awaits, in what should be a thrilling encounter.
MJFC Under 12 Griffins
Round 14 – defeated Ajax Jets by 6 points
Round 15 – defeated East Brighton by 60 points
Two strong wins to finish the season sees this team secure third spot on the ladder, and a semi-final against Ashwood on Sunday. Great season so far boys, keep it going!
MJFC Under 12 Lions
Round 14 – defeated by Ashwood by 60 points
Round 15 – defeated by East Malvern by 56 points
A challenging season for these boys saw them finish in 8th place, but they certainly learnt a lot about the game of football. Unfortunately, you can’t win a premiership every year boys!
MJFC Under 13 Griffins (Div. 2)
Round 14 – defeated by St Kilda City by 50 points
Round 15 – defeated by Brighton Beach by 60 points
The last two games didn’t exactly go to plan for these boys, having needing to win both matches to secure a finals berth. Instead, a 6th place finish in a very strong division was the result in the end, in addition to a great opportunity to learn a lot about the game of football by coming up against some very talented and well-drilled opponents.
MJFC Under 13 Lions (Div. 5)
Round 14 – defeated by St Kilda City JFC by 5 point
Round 15 – defeated by Ajax Jets by 16 points
A very controversial loss in round 14 was followed by an extremely brave performance against the ladder leaders in the final round. These boys have improved immensely this season, and we all look forward to seeing continued development in future years!
MJFC Under 14 Lions (Div 2)
Round 14 – defeated by St Bedes Mentone by 108 points
Round 15 – defeated by Highett/Cheltenham by 52 points
A very challenging year for these boys came to a conclusion on Sunday, but not before they put in one of their best efforts for the season in outscoring the second placed team in the competition in the second half of the game! great effort boys and we’ll see you all,plus a few more, in 2019!
MJFC Under 15 Lions (Div 3)
Round 14 – defeated Mordialloc Braeside by 42 points
Round 15 – defeated Waverley Park Hawks by 64 points
These boys secured top spot on the ladder with two resounding victories to finish the home and away season. Coach Pickering will have these boys purring as they set themselves for a premiership tilt over the next couple of weeks!
Best of luck boys!
MJFC Under 16 Lions (Div 2)
Round 14 – defeated by Caulfield Bears by 49 points
Round 15 – defeated by Dingley JFC by 60 points
The tough 2018 season ended for these boys on Sunday, but they are all looking onward and upward to 2019!
MJFC Under 17 Lions (Div 2)
Round 14 – defeated by Bentleigh by 9 points
Round 15 – defeated Caulfield Bears by 14 points
Back kicking is bad football, and that proved to be the case when these boys secured third place on the ladder by defeating local rivals Caulfield by 14 points despite having six fewer scoring shots. These boys must be a massive chance for a premiership in what is a very evenly matched division.
In the end we have four teams representing the MJFC with distinction over the SMJFL finals series – best of luck to everyone involved and to those who fell short, congratulations on your efforts this season.
The junior teams (under 8 to under 10) have also played their Lightning Premierships over the past couple of weeks, with a great amount of fun being had by all!