VICTORY: Winning QAFL colts player and former Scots PGC student Harry Keenan with his coach and former AFL player Brent Maloney after a premiership win.
VICTORY: Winning QAFL colts player and former Scots PGC student Harry Keenan with his coach and former AFL player Brent Maloney after a premiership win. Contributed

Warwick player helps to deny Lions a premiership

AUSSIE RULES: Former Scots PGC College student Harry Keenan played for the Wilston Grange Gorillas team which has won the QAFL colts grand final 7.13.55 to 7.11. (53) against Palm Beach Lions.

The Lions led for most of the game before the Gorillas came back in the final quarter.

Keenan said the Lions kicked the first four goals of the game and led by up to 23 points in the first three quarters.

"We trailed by two goals at three-quarter time and then scored a goal four minutes from fulltime,” he said.

Keenan played in the ruck and was moved to full forward for seven minutes of the last two quarters and kicked one goal.

"As a ruckman, I move back to the goal line in defence and the Lions had a kick at goal from 50 metres with two minutes to go,” he said.

"I stretched as high as I could to get a touch to the ball which reduced the shot to a behind rather than a goal and helped us win.”

The grand final was at Metricon Stadium, the home ground of the Gold Coast Suns.

"It was amazing to play there as Metricon was also the venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games,” he said.

Next year, Keenan hopes to train in the pre-season with NEAFL club Aspley Hornets, a competition which includes AFL reserves teams. - Gerard Walsh



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