This year’s Associated Independent College premierships have gone to St.Edmund’s College and St.Laurence’s College.

Tuesday, 16 August, 2011

St.Edmund’s College and St.Laurence’s College have enriched their connection to AFL football, winning the two Associated Independent College premierships on offer this year.

In a thrilling end to an excellent 16-team competition held over the past five weeks, these schools won the U14 and U16 titles respectively under lights at Yeronga last night.

In the U14s, St Edmund’s 9.8 (62) beat Padua College 5.4 (34), with Josh Senescal of St.Edmunds best afield.

St Edmund’s jumped out to an early lead before Padua fought back to draw within a goal at half time.

The same margin stood at the final change, but St Edmunds kicked 3.4 to 0.1 in the last quarter to seal the win.

The U16 grand final was an outstanding contest, with St Laurence’s getting up 7.6 (48) to St.Edmund’s 5.6 (36). St.Laurence’s Michael Graham was judged best afield.

Both teams gave 100% from the first bounce, with the lead changing throughout the match.

A solitary point split the teams at three-quarter time, with St.Edmund’s in front.

But St Laurences, missing six key players due to a school excursion, lifted magnificently in the last quarter to run home on tired legs, kicking 3-1 in the final stanza.

St.Laurences will back up, also competing in the Queensland Independent Schools competition.

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