Ballarat Clarendon College has confirmed its standings as one of the powerhouses of the Herald Sun Country Shield competition, after claiming the 2016 title over Trinity College Colac by 46 points.
The win cements Ballarat Clarendon College’s standings as the most successful school to have played in the competition, claiming a record nine titles since the tournament first began in 1990.
Defeating other schools in their local area, both teams had impressed on the way to the Grand Final making it through tough semi-final clashes.
Ballarat Clarendon College made the most of the conditions in the opening term, slamming on seven goals to Trinity’s one to establish a commanding 36-point lead.
With their backs against the wall, Trinity’s Stephens, Gorwell and Theodore stood tall for their side across both ends of the field, while teammate Garner was unstoppable in the forward-50, piling on a game high six goals.
Yet despite stemming the flow of Ballarat Clarendon goals and piling on three of their own in the second half, the damage had already been done.
Ballarat Clarendon running home comfortable winners 16.7 (103) to Trinity College 8.9 (57).
Attention now turns to the Division Two Herald Sun Shield Girls Grand Final on Tuesday August 30 from 11:30am at IKON Park.
See Match Details below:
Ballarat & Clarendon College 7.2 12.3 15.5 16.7 (103)
Trinity College Colac 1.2 5.3 5.3 8.9 (57)
Ballarat Clarendon College
Goal Kickers: Harrison 4, Berry 4, Drew 3, McCluggage 2, Beddison 2, Ralph 1
Best Players: Drew, Berry, McCluggage, Mayne, Harrison, Woolman and Appleby
Trinity College Colac
Goal Kickers: Garner 6, Ruddell 1, Mulgrew 1
Best Players: Stephens, Garner, Gorwell, Theodore, Rosevear and Ruddell
Missed the action? WATCH the 2016 Herald Sun Country Shield full match replay HERE…