Boisdale-Briagolong Youth Girls took on Traralgon Youth Girls last Sunday in the Female Football Gippsland Grand Final.

Since the competition’s inception in 2012, Boisdale-Briagolong Youth Girls have never advanced to the Grand Final, while Traralgon headed into the weekend’s game determined to hold onto their premiership title, having won last year against Bairnsdale.

Macey Gorfine makes headway toward the goals supported by Boisdale-Briagolong teammate Taylor Sowden.

The last time Boisdale-Briagolong faced Traralgon in Round 8, the Maroons dominated in a 9.6 (60) to 0.0 (0) trashing.

Having played their best football in the two final games in the lead-up to the Grand Final, Boisdale-Briagolong coach Jason Miller said the team focussed on implementing hard, contested football against Traralgon for the decider.

“We have been focusing on movement around the ground and forward entries in the lead-up to the Grand Final against Traralgon,” Miller said during Grand Final week.

Co-Captain Mia Allen braces for a tackle. Photos: Amy Daly

Despite their passion and development throughout the season, the Boisdale-Briagolong Youth Girls stepped onto the field at Ted Summerton Reserve; Boisdale-Briagolong was unable to steal the premiership from the Maroons, going down 12.17 (80) to 0.0 (0).

Ella Stoddart kicked five goals for Traralgon, with Leah Hughes, India Van Berkel and Molly Van Berkel each kicking two and Portia Bell and Ashlyn Murtagh kicking one.

Mia Allen was best on field for Boisdale-Briagolong with a determined four-quarter effort.

Jasmine Sowden, who placed fourth in the league’s best and fairest, boots the ball to the forwards. Photos: Amy Daly

Following two big consecutive weeks for the Boisdale-Briagolong girls, their performance on Sunday was rather deflated.

“The girls were a little flat after a big couple of weeks prior,” said Miller.

“But they played two great games to get us to the Grand Final.

“Disappointed with the final score but also proud of the achievement to be in that position,” he said.

“They are a young team with great potential going forward.”