Around the grounds in Melton and Moorabool



Hillside upset Roxburgh Park in a thriller in Essendon District Football League division 1. After a slow start the Sharks hit levelled the scores at half time before leading by a point at three quarter time. That would be the final margin, with the Sharks winning 11.7 (73)-10.12 (72). In division 2, Burnside Heights beat Hadfield to cement its spot in the top four. In the women’s premier division competition, Hillside made it two wins in a row, beating Maribyrnong Park, while Burnside Heights lost to Oak Park.


Caroline Springs remains undefeated in the Western Region Football League division 1 competition after beating Deer Park on Saturday. The Lakers led at every break in the 15.17 (107)-9.13 (67) win. Tate Wood kicked three goals in a best on ground performance. The Lakers sit a game clear of Altona after 10 rounds.


Melton’s men’s team were on fire in their Hockey Victoria Vic League 3 match with Croydon Rangers. The Mustangs won 7-2 with Jesse Lawrence and Riley Lawrence scoring twice each. Melton sits third on the ladder. The women’s state league 3, the Mustangs lost 11-0. After nine rounds the Mustangs are without a win. The Mustangs’ pennant E men, under-12 boys pennant north west, under-12 girls pennant and under-16 mixed district north west also got wins on the weekend.

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Darley cemented its spot in the top three with a win against East Point in the Ballarat Netball League on Saturday. The Devils built a lead in the middle quarters, before the Kangaroos made a little run in the last quarter, but it wasn’t enough with the Devils winning, 52-41. The Devils remain in third. Second-placed Melton South beat Lake Wendouree, 49-45.