Ballarat schoolboys finish football carnival on winning notes

BALLARAT retained its place in division one with a last gasp win over Goulburn Murray in the Victorian under-15 schoolboys’ carnival in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Ballarat scraped home by five points with a goal in the dying stages of the play-off for fifth and sixth to avoid relegation.

This was their first win of the championships.

Geelong won the V/Line Cup title, defeating Peninsula Stingrays by one point.

Ballarat also capped off its division three campaign with a win.

Also winless in its two round-robin fixtures,  Ballarat avoided finishing on the bottom of the competition with a convincing 20-point win over Bendigo.

Ballarat youth girls finished fourth in the Subway Shield after losing to Bendigo by 10 points in the play-off for third and fourth.

Geelong won the shield with a one-point victory over Gippsland.

Central Murray took out the schoolboys’ division two grand final and Sunraysia dominated division three.


GOALS – Ballarat: M. Tuddenham 2, J. Keogh, J. Harrington , J. Dodd

BEST – Ballarat: I. Pertzel, J. Keogh, K. Dawborn, R. Corden-McKinley, J. Dodd


BALLARAT 4.10 (34)

BENDIGO 2.2 (14)

GOALS  - Ballarat:  J. Flynn 2, M. Goh , L. Smith

BEST- Ballarat: D. Howell, L. Smith, X. Schuurs, J. O'Connell, C. McKenzie


BENDIGO 5.3 (33)

BALLARAT 3.5 (23)

GOALS  - Ballarat: C. Layton , A. Mc Donald , A. Morgan-McTaggart

BEST -  Ballarat: A. Bertram, J. Bokma, W. Greenhalgh, J. Lawrence, J. Gilmer, C. Layton