Around the grounds in Melton and Moorabool



Riddell moved into the Riddell District Netball League top five despite having a bye on the weekend. With the Western Rams losing to Diggers Rest, the four points from the bye was enough to bring the Bombers level on points with the Rams. With a superior percentage they are now in a finals spot. In other results, an understrength Macedon lost a thriller with Wallan, Lancefield got its second win of the season against Romsey and Woodend-Hesket was too strong for Melton Centrals.


Hillside got home in a thriller against Moonee Valley in the Essendon District Football League division 1 competition. The Sharks trailed all day with the wind favouring one end of the ground. The Sharks kicked three goals to nil in the final quarter to come over the top of the Fog, winning, 10.16 (76)-11.7 (73). Josh Covelli kicked three goals for the Sharks. In division 2, Burnside Heights lost to Keilor Park, 14.12 (96)-13.8 (86). In premier division women’s, Hillside beat Burnside Heights in the final round of the season.

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Melton South had no issues against Bacchus Marsh in the Ballarat Netball League. Playing on a Thursday night, the Panthers beat the Cobras, 45-20. Grave Valele shot 21 goals for the Panthers, while Holly Cottee shot 17 goals for the Cobras. On Saturday, Darley lost to East Point 44-41. Melton South and Darley remain in second and fourth spots respectively.