Schools chase final berth

CCB's Will Keck
CCB's Will Keck

Bendigo Senior Secondary College and Catholic College Bendigo have the opportunity to force an all-Bendigo grand final in the School Sport Victoria football competition.

BSSC and CCB will play in semi-finals on Wednesday against Hallam Secondary College and Essendon-Keilor College respectively, with the winners of both matches to clash in the grand final next week.

BSSC has home ground advantage on Wednesday as it hosts Hallam from 12.30pm at the QEO.

CCB travels to Melbourne to play Essendon-Keilor at Craigieburn. Their clash is a replay of last year’s SSV Premier League grand final which Essendon-Keilor won narrowly.

“We’ve played Essendon-Keilor a few times in the last few years and they’ve had the better of us, so we’re very keen to get one back this time,’’ CCB coach Lee Coghlan said. “We’re looking forward to the challenge.”

CCB is without BFNL senior players Isaac Ruff (Sandhurst) and Brodie Fry (Kangaroo Flat) and have blooded Year 10 first gamers Will Wallace (Strathfieldsaye) and Zack Shelton (Golden Square).

Teams for Wednesday’s semi-finals:

CCB – B: Shannon Murphy, Riley Walsh, Kyle Symons. Hb: Darby Semmens, Jesse Sheahan, Hunter Lawrence. C: Daniel Clohesy, Oliver Leonard-Shannon, Will Broad. Hf: Patrick Blandford, Sean O’Farrell, Lachlan Gill. F: Brayden Sheahan, Jack Bouwmeester, Charlie Simpson. Foll: Darby Graham, Will Keck, Lachlan Wallace. Inter: Brody Brown, Peter Coghlan, Zack Shelton, Will Wallace, Charlie Robinson.

BSSC – B: Charlie Mathieson, Nathan McHugh, Hugh Schaeche. Hb: Zane Keighran, Bailey Boyack, Leyton Chisholm. C: Billy Robertson, Wade Donnan, Phil Moi Moi. Hf: Liam Marciano, Rourke Turner, Braydan Torpey. F: Mitch Goodwin, Tom Nunn, Rhys Mutch. Foll: Josh Grace, Manny Thalasinos, Seb Spijkerman. Inter: Alex Smith-Ralph, Evan Dorrington, Dylan Barber, Lewin Davis, Daniel Keating, Daine Grace.