Hillside returned to the winners list in Essendon District Football League division 1 on Saturday. After two straight losses, the Sharks were keen to regroup against Craigieburn. The Sharks started well with eight scoring shots to nil in the first quarter, which set the tone for the day. The Sharks won 13.17 (95)-7.10 (52). Bailey Ryan kicked six goals in the win. In the women’s premier division competition, Hillside lost to Aberfeldie, 4.3 (27)-1.6 (12), while Burnside Heights lost to Keilor, 7.13 (55)0.0 (0).
Caroline Springs remains undefeated in the Western Region Football League division 1 competition. On Saturday, the Lakers faced Spotswood. After an even first quarter, the Lakers kicked away while keeping the Woodsmen to just one goal after quarter time. The Lakers winning, 13.14 (92)-3.4 (22). Ryan Allan kicked three goals in the win, with Jake Mold named best on ground. In the women’s division 1 competition, Caroline Springs beat Spotswood as well. The Lakers winning, 7.3 (45)-4.2 (26). Dijana Vasilevska was named best on field.
Melton Thoroughbreds remain without a win in the Big V men’s division 2 competition. On Saturday night, the Thoroughbreds hosted the Altona Gators. The Thoroughbreds started the better of the two sides, before a poor second quarter saw a seven point lead turn into an eight point deficit. While the Thoroughbreds stayed in touching distance, they weren’t able to close the gap, losing 82-70. Mabor Mabor top scored for the Thoroughbreds.
It was a mixed weekend for Melton in the Hockey Victoria winter competition. The men’s Vic League 3 side had a 5-3 win against Greater Dandenong. Riley Lawrence scored four goals, while Lachlan Vallance scored one. The side sits third after four rounds. The Vic League women’s division 2 team lost to Frankston, 2-0.