AFL NAB Under 16 Championships
FORMER Essendon star turned coach, Scott Lucas, was unable to prevent his team from narrowly losing to Vic Metro in round three of the NAB AFL Under-16 Championships.
With nine goal scorers for its 12 goals, Vic Metro was able to scrape in by seven points, 12.6 (78) to 9.11 (65).
William Considine, Lachlan Howes, Jack Billings, Joshua Kelly and Thomas Boyd were among the best for Metro, while the best for Lucas' team were James Tsitas, Aaron Heppell, Darcy Gardiner, Lewis Taylor and Lachlan Channing.
Vic Metro finished second on the division one ladder, with South Australia going back to back - winning the title - after they defeated Western Australia today by 20 points.
NAB AFL Most Valuable Players:
Vic Metro: Luke McDonald
Vic Country: James Tsitas
Vic Metro 12.6 (78) d Vic Country 9.11 (65)
Vic Metro: Boyd 2, Franetic 2, Christensen 2, Billings, Kennedy-Harris, Conlon, McDonald, Greiser, Bewley. Vic Country: Willsmore 3, McCartney 2, Thomas, Sharp, Taylor, Gardiner.
Vic Metro: Considine, Howes, Billings, Kelly, Boyd, McDonald, Cooke, Franetic Vic Country: Tsitas, Heppell, Gardiner, Taylor, Channing, Willsmore.
Previous Round Results:
Vic Country 15.8 (98) defeated Western Australia 9.6 (60)
Vic Country: Willsmore 5, Impey 2, Pearson 2, Bourke 2, Tsitas, Mangan, Taylor, McCartney
Western Australia: Martin 2, Acres 2, Dawson, Garstone, Loo, Abbott, Jones
Vic Country: Tsitas, Dreher, Willsmore, Leslie, Miller, Taylor
Western Australia: Martin, Chatley, Grescos, Kennedy, Sheed
South Australia 13.11 (89) defeated Vic Metro 9.5 (59)
South Australia: Harvey 3, Wilkie 3, Reynolds 3, Dunstan 2, Combe, Northeast
Vic Metro: Billings 2, Boyd 2, Christensen, Howes, McDonald, Lennon, Edwards
South Australia: Dunstan, Combe, Simister, Wilkie, Scharenburg, Wilson, Spina, Evans
Vic Metro: Soccio, Franetic, McDonald, Greiser, Kelly, Boyd
Vic Metro 14.13 (97) d Western Australia 11.9 (75)
Vic metro: M.Hayes 3, J.Billings 3, A.Christensen 2, J.Kennedy-Harris 1, M.Keedle 1, B.Lennon 1, C.Salem 1, D.Erasmus 1, L.McDonald 1.
Western Australia: J.Hogan 3, J.Coniglio 2, S.Garstone 2, P.Dawson 1, B.Acres 1, D.Loo 1, B.Abbott 1.
Vic Metro: B.Lennon, L.McDonald, J.Kennedy-Haris, J.Soccio, W.Maginness, H.Armstrong-Weston Western Australia: J.Martin, D.Sheed, J.Coniglio, S.Garstone, D.Loo
South Australia 13.13 (91) d Vic Country 13.10 (88)
South Australia: L.Reynolds 2, C.Wilkie 2, J.Aish 1, L.Dunstan 1, A.Spina 1, D.Hourigan 1, M.Scharenberg 1, R.Dijksman 1, D.Wilson 1, W.Northeast 1, S.Wiech 1.
Vic Country: J.Impey 3, S.Dixon 2, N.Bourke 2, J.Thomas 1, A.Carr 1, R.Norris 1, D.Gardiner 1, C.McCartney 1, J.Tsitas 1.
South Australia: J.Aish, C.Combe, L.Dunstan, T.Dumont, A.Spina, M.Scharenberg, W.Northeast, A.Neal-Bullen, L.Andruszkiewicz Vic Country: A.Hickey, N.Bourke, N.Drummond, D.Gardiner, A.Moloney, J.Tsitas