Un­de­feated Wild­cats fin­ish on top

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The Fin­ley Wild­cats se­cured top spot on the lad­der fol­low­ing round 13 of the Shep­par­ton & Dis­tricts Ju­nior Foot­ball League Youth Girls com­pe­ti­tion on Sun­day.

The Wild­cats put on yet another dom­i­nant dis­play, trav­el­ling to Euroa to fin­ish their home and away sea­son with a 45 point win.

On­baller Eloise Ash­ley-Cooper was Fin­ley’s best, slot­ting two ma­jors for the day, with Hay­ley Doohan con­tin­u­ing her con­sis­tent year in de­fence.

Lucy-Jayne Bur­don cel­e­brated her birth­day with two goals in a strong per­for­mance with Elle Brooks also play­ing well.

Clos­ing out the bet­ter play­ers were Ni­cola Denny and Grace Leeds, while Olivia Ci­col­ini (two goals) and Sammy Rourke (two) were the other goalkickers.

Fi­nal score, Fin­ley Wild­cats 8.4 (52) to Euroa 1.1 (7).

Wild­cats coach Jorja Daniel said she was proud to see her side stand tall in what was a phys­i­cal con­test.

‘‘We started off well and got the jump on Euroa,’’ she said.

‘‘It was a tough and phys­i­cal game, which would ex­plain the score­less sec­ond quar­ter from both teams.

‘‘The way we han­dled it though was great. It was prob­a­bly one of our best team per­for­mances for the year.

‘‘To fin­ish on top un­de­feated and get the dou­ble chance in fi­nals is just amaz­ing.’’

The Wild­cats will have the bye this week be­fore play­ing in a qual­i­fy­ing fi­nal against ei­ther Echuca or Shep­par­ton United at Mooroopna on Sun­day, Au­gust 5.

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