A record number of attendees and perfect conditions greeted week 1 of the 2016 FDJFL Bank of Queensland Finals Series. Attendance was up 23% on last year, inclusive of combined league (U16/U17) matches which in 2015 where played at a separate venue. With all matches held at Langwarrin’s Lloyd Park, a series of close games, a couple of upsets and an exceptional standard provided plenty of excitement for those in attendance.
Some of the highlight matches included:
– Langwarrin’s 3 point win over Mt Eliza in U11 Gold
– Edithvale Aspendale’s 3 point win over Seaford in the U15 girls
– Frankston Rovers upset 6 point win over Seaford Black in U12 Gold
– Pines 2 point win over Frankston Rovers in U14 Gold
– and in what was an exciting conclusion to the day, Frankston YCW came from 27 points down at half time and 17 points at 3 quarter time to overrun Langwarrin by 1 point in the U17 Peninsula Division.
1st Semi-Final Day sees the losing teams complete their 2016 season. The FDJFL would like to congratulate all teams who finished their season on Sunday on the year they have had. The conduct of the players and the way the games were played were a credit to all.
All FDJFL clubs eligible for finals have had teams make finals which is a fantastic result for the league. The FDJFL are looking forward to seeing another bumper crowd at Lloyd Park again this week.