THE Riverina Anglican College (TRAC) will take on Mater Dei Catholic College in the final of the Carroll Cup next week.
Mater Dei ended the three-year reign of Kildare Catholic College with a 29-point semi-final win at Robertson Oval on Wednesday night.
It came after TRAC easily accounted of Kooringal High School by 88 points in the earlier semi-final.
The night came to an early end due to an unfortunate shoulder injury to Kildare young gun Tom Sase, who was due to play in Saturday's senior preliminary final for Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong.
KIldare came to play against their arch-rival and brought a lot more to the contest than in Monday's pool game.
Goals in the final minute of each quarter proved vital for Mater Dei, who had a little bit more polish when going forward.
Mater Dei coach Nathan Irvine was happy to be through to another Carroll Cup final.
"It was a much tougher game tonight, which we expected from Kildare with it all on the line," Irvine said.
"They were heaps better and we're just glad we got over the line. It wasn't pretty but the boys had to keep scrapping, which is good for next week.
"We know next week's going to be a really tough game so to have to fight our way through a few flat patches when they were on top during the game tonight will probably be good for us."
Jamie Mooney was again good for Mater Dei, who were also well-served by Angus Grigg and Zac Randal.
Eddie O'Connell was a standout for Kildare.
Earlier, four goals in the opening 10 minutes ensured TRAC were never bothered on their way to victory over Kooringal.
TRAC coach Michael Glanvill was pleased to see the school through to just their second Carroll Cup final.
"The boys are pretty happy with that, I think it's only the second time we've been there as a school so it's pretty exciting for the boys," Glanvill said.
"They played well today, they followed the instructions and got the job done, so that was good."
TRAC were able to rest a lot of their players, who are still playing club football, but the likes of Sam Stening, Luke Fellows and Braeden Glyde showed plenty of class.
THE RIVERINA ANGLICAN COLLEGE (95)
4.4 7.8 10.10 14.11
KOORINGAL HIGH (7)
0.0 0.0 1.1 1.1
Goals: (TRAC) S Stening 3, M Hamblin 2, B Glyde 2, J Manley, E Weidemann, B Glanvill, L Hart, D Trehame, T Howard, G Carn; (Kooringal) H Schmetzer.
Best: (TRAC) B Glyde, S Stening, S McCready, L Fellows, B Lewington, J Manley; (Kooringal) T Mathieson, J Scott, H Schmetzer, C Willis, T Geaghan, X Muller.
MATER DEI (51)
2.1 3.3 6.3 8.3
0.2 1.3 2.3 3.4
Goals: (Mater Dei) N Mooney 2, H Wooden 2, H Wichman, H Gilmore, J Ferguson, J Lucas; (Kildare) J Collingridge, S Emery, R Browning.
Best: (Mater Dei) J Mooney, A Grigg, Z Randal, H Wooden, L Grigg, W Clark; (Kildare) T Sase, J Collingridge, E O'Connell, J Morton, B Carroll, W O'Connor.