RDFL: Melton Centrals on the winners’ list, Rockbank beaten

– Click here for our picture gallery of the Rockbank v Romsey match

MELTON Centrals snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday with a crucial six-point win over Rupertswood in the Riddell District Football League.

The win, coupled with Macedon’s win over Lancefield, pushed Ruperts- wood out of the top six and gave the Centrals breathing space in sixth.

Rupertswood has the superior percentage but is a game behind. 

Macedon, Centrals and Rupertswood will battle for two finals slots.

After scoreless opening quarters against Diggers Rest and Riddell, the Centrals were determined to put their stamp on the game in the first stanza against Rupo, and they duly had seven shots on goal to one.

Melton extended its lead to 22 points by half-time but in heavy conditions could never quite kick away. 

Rupertswood got two of the three goals kicked in the third term and mounted a comeback in the final term with three of four goals, ultimately falling a kick short.

Romsey chalked up win number eight at Romsey Park, beating a much-improved Rockbank by 45 points. The Redbacks led all day and put the result beyond doubt in the third term with six goals.

Click here for our picture gallery of the Rockbank v Romsey match.

Mathew Davidson (five goals) took the goalkicking lead from Diggers Rest’s Brent Tuckey.

Macedon jumped into fifth spot with its 60-point win over Lancefield. 

The Tigers were left to rue horrendous kicking for goal in the first half. They trailed by 28 points at half-time despite having two more shots on goal.

Sunbury travelled to Wallan and returned with a 24-point win to keep its season ticking over. 

Jamie Cuffe was named best for the Kangaroos, capping off a special day for the big man, who played with both his sons Tierone and Dylan for the first time.

Riddell had a 43-point win over Broadford. The Bombers’ undefeated season continued, restricting the Kangaroos to just three goals.

Woodend Hesket beat Kilmore by 40 points to win for the first time this season. 

“It’s good to have a win, but it’s not so much about wins and losses,” Hawks coach Glenn Hopkins said. 

“We’ve got a long way to go to build the club back up. The players were rewarded for their running and we’ve got to be able to keep that spirit going.”