St Patrick's College win their record fifth straight Herald Sun Shield grand final.
Final score 12.12 (84) to Box Hill's 5.5 (35)
Full time and @spcballarat is Herald Sun Shield champions for a fifth year in-a-row!— The Courier Sport (@sportcourier) August 8, 2014
6.15pm. AFL Victoria expect some of the St Pats superstars to run out on the MCG a bit more often in future years.
6.09pm. Jacob Hopper kicks another to extend lead to 50 points. 14 minutes gone final term. Scores now St Pats 12.12 (84) to Box Hill's 5.4 (34).
Is that a fat lady singing?
6.04pm. AFL players stroll around the MCG as the St Pats game rages in the middle.
5.59pm. St Pats get the first of the final term. Lead now 42 points.
Mark and goal to Rylie Stuhldrier takes @spcballarat to a 42-point lead early in final term.— The Courier Sport (@sportcourier) August 8, 2014
THREE QUARTER TIME. It's three quarter time at the MCG. St Pats in control, but a late goal to Box Hill hurt the Ballarat boys ever so slightly. Scores: 10.9 (69) v Box Hill 5.3 (33).
Goal to Box Hill gets the margin back to 36 points just before three quarter time.— The Courier Sport (@sportcourier) August 8, 2014
As always, St Pats are doing their best to rev their players up. Even on social media, just in case the players check it.
This is it boys. One school. One goal. One chance. pic.twitter.com/ZsxB3YFIc1— spcballarat (@spcballarat) August 8, 2014
5.47pm. Score now St Pats 10.9 (69) to Box Hill 4.2 (26). Butler, Palmer & Wheelahan have 2 each for St Pats.
5.43pm. That last goal was a dashing end-to-end play which moved St Pats out to a 48 point lead.
Unassailable from there? Time will tell.
5.42pm. Another goal - and we suspect the person on the other end of the St Pats Twitter account might just be getting a little excited!
Great running goal by Dan Butler and our lead is out to 48.— spcballarat (@spcballarat) August 8, 2014
5.39pm. BANG. Lead up to 42 points. That's Wheelahan's second.
Goal to @spcballarat through Jacob Wheelahan and the lead is out to 42 points.— The Courier Sport (@sportcourier) August 8, 2014
5.37pm. St Pats peppering the goals early in this second half.
@spcballarat wasteful early in the third term with three behinds. Leads by 35 points.— The Courier Sport (@sportcourier) August 8, 2014
5.30pm. Not long now.
Second half about to get underway.— The Courier Sport (@sportcourier) August 8, 2014
HALF TIME. St Pats 8.4 (52) to Box Hill 3.2 (20). I'm standing in the square of the hallowed turf of the MCG right now. Box Hill got themselves back into it that quarter and managed to find a bit of the footy, but St Pats still look the better side. A big second half coming up.
5.15pm. It's a great view down here on the hallowed turf!
5.13pm. Scores now 8.4 to 3.2. St Pats have a 32 point buffer. 17 minutes gone second quarter.
5.12pm. Box Hill closing the gap.
Box Hill gets another as the margin closes back to 32 points. 17 mins gone second term.— The Courier Sport (@sportcourier) August 8, 2014
5.07pm. St Pats answer back with a Jacob Hopper snap. Scores now 8.4 to 2.2.
5.05pm. Wow. Box Hill go BANG, BANG and kick two quick ones. A little lapse in concentration from the St Pats boys. Scores now 7.4 to 2.2. Still in control.
Two goals to Box Hill trims margin to 32 points. Fight sparked after the first to add a bit of spice to the game.— The Courier Sport (@sportcourier) August 8, 2014
5.03pm. Lights on here at the MCG.
5pm. Another two for St Pats. Score is now 7.4 (46) to Box Hill's 0.2 (2). Jesse Palmer with his second goal and Dan Butler chimes in.
Goals to @spcballarat through Dan Butler and Jesse Palmer extend lead to 44 points 7 minutes into second quarter.— The Courier Sport (@sportcourier) August 8, 2014
4.49pm. Another on the siren. Big confidence booster for the Ballarat side going into the second quarter.
Goal after the siren to Jesse Palmer gives @spcballarat a commanding 32-point lead at quarter time.— The Courier Sport (@sportcourier) August 8, 2014
4.47pm. Two quick goals for St Pats. Scores now 4.4 (27) to 0.2 (2). St Pats looking far the better side.
Goals to Leigh Spiteri and Ben Simpson give @spcballarat 26 point lead.— The Courier Sport (@sportcourier) August 8, 2014
4.46pm. The Ballarat faithful have gathered behind the goals and are really getting vocal. Lots of noise for St Pats now.
4.45pm. St Pats are looking the much better side. They've had pretty much all the forward entries and almost all the possession.
4.42pm. Jacob Wheelahan ran intro an open goal and converted for the second major of the game. Scores are now St Pats 2.3 (15) to Box Hill's 0.1 (1).
4.38pm. It was a 50m penalty which gifted St Pats the first goal.
50m penalty after 5 mins sees Nic Weightman kick the opening goal for @spcballarat— The Courier Sport (@sportcourier) August 8, 2014
4.34pm. GOAL for St Pats!
Nick Weightman kicks the first goal for St Pats. Score: SPC 1.2 (8) v BHSC 0.0 (0)— spcballarat (@spcballarat) August 8, 2014
4.31pm. And we are off! St Pats with an early behind to open the scoring.
4.25pm. The team has final warm-ups before the first bounce at 4.30pm.
4.21pm. St Pats supporters take a front row seat.
4.18pm. The Box Hill supporters are being very vocal and might just outnumber the St Pats supporters at this stage. Just minute away from kick-off now.
4.15pm. It's perfect conditions at the MCG, with not even a breath of wind troubling the flags at either end of the ground. St Pats have just had their team photo and are now warming up. Coach Howard Clark seems relaxed at this stage.
4.05pm. The boys getting ready to run out on the hallowed turf of the MCG.
3.50pm. Reporter Tim O'Connor is at the MCG for the match, which kicks off at 4.30pm. Click here to read Sports Editor David Brehaut's preview to the big game.