Majos Daredevil Nick Jamieson gets a header while competing in the Majos and South Services junior soccer carnival at Rushforth Park on Sunday. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
Majos Daredevil Nick Jamieson gets a header while competing in the Majos and South Services junior soccer carnival at Rushforth Park on Sunday. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

Majos chasing three grand finals

THE junior football season is drawing to a close, with grand finals in the under-12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 grades being played this weekend.

Majos FC will feature in three of the deciders, after its 3s and 14s were eliminated in last week's preliminary finals.

Majos spokesman Kevin Comerford said it had been a big year for the juniors.

"It's been a great year for junior football in the area," Comerford said.

"We were very close to having all five in - the 13s and 14s were very unlucky."

The biggest premiership chance for Majos this year is the U12 Strikers, who will play Yama Hotspurs on Sunday morning.

"They missed out on the minor premiership by just one point," Comerford said.

"They won the major semi-final quite comfortably, and if all goes to plan they'll get up again."

Comerford was cautious in his prediction, saying that it came down to what happened on the day.

"Grand finals are a different story to the rest of the season," he said.

"It all comes down to who shows up, and who wants it more."

The U15 Lions will face off against Coutts Crossing in their grand final tonight.

It's a massive achievement for the team, which wasn't expected to win its preliminary final.

"We weren't expecting victory at all, so it's a major surprise," Comerford said. "Coutts Crossing have barely been troubled all year, so it'll be tough.

"We want to reverse the tables on previous results."

The U16 Monkeys will play Westlawn Tigers in the other game tonight, a game that Comerford said they would be favourites to win.

Tonight's fixtures start at 6 o'clock, with Sunday's grand finals beginning at 9.30am.



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