Horsham Demons have triumphed in the under-17 grand final to be crowned the 2016 premiers.
The Demons ran over the top of the Saints in the final quarter to record a 8.10 (58) to 4.10 (34) victory.
Demons coach Shane Cross said it was a fantastic feeling to get the win.
“Our guys worked really hard this year and put in a lot of kilometre on the track,” he said.
“They worked so hard and I’m so proud of the boys for the way they battled today.
“It was only our fitness that got us over the line in the end.”
It was the Saint who started stronger to kick two goals to one in the first quarter but the side could not manage a goal in the second quarter.
The Demons had a territorial advantage for large parts of the term but could only add one major themselves.
It was enough to take the lead a one point lead into half-time.
When Jayme Smith and Will Deayton kicked quick succession for the Demons to start the third quarter things looked likely to swing the way of the favourites.
Not one head dropped within the Saints’ team as it sooned bounced back for two quick goals of its own.
The Saints briefly held the lead before the Demons hit back again.
After a quarter nothing had changed as the Demons still held a narrow one-point lead as the coaches addressed their teams for the time of the season.
Goals just kept coming in twos.
The Demons were the better team at the start of the fourth quarter and opened up a 15-point lead in not much time.
Thoughts soon turned to defence as the Demons held onto to record the 24-point win.
“It shows a lot guts and endeavour and a lot of good character,” Cross
“For the young men to do what they did today I was really proud of them.
Saints’ Ollie Timms won the medal for best on ground.