Around the grounds in Melton and Moorabool

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Romsey and the Western Rams played out a thrilling draw in the Riddell District Netball League on Saturday. The Redbacks led through the first half, before the Rams led by four goals at the last break. A 12-8 goal final term was enough for the Redbacks to snatch a 49-all draw. Rebecca Hicks shot 34 goals for the Rams, while Amalani Fauonuku shot 26 goals for the Redbacks. Woodend-Hesket, Riddell and Macedon were the other winners.


Macedon made it two in row in the Riddell District Football League women’s competition on Friday night. The Cats were too strong for Romsey, winning 9.1 (69)-0.1 (10). Woodend-Hesket got its second win of the season beating Melton, 5.11 (41)-4.1 (25), while Kyneton remains undefeated after beating Mount Alexander, 12.12 (84)-2.1 (13).

Big V

The Melton Thoroughbreds fell agonisingly short of ending its losing streak in the Big V men’s division 2 competition. Having not won since before the Easter break, the Thoroughbreds faced the Surf Coast on Saturday night at home. The Thoroughbreds led by nine points at the main break, but that was cut in the third quarter, with the Surf Coast hitting the lead. The Thoroughbreds pushed through the last quarter but fell short, losing 103-102. Koby Skenderis top scored with 33 points.