Around the grounds in Melton and Moorabool


Big V

The Melton Thoroughbreds fell just short against the Surf Coast in the Big V men’s division 2 competition on Saturday night. After a win first up, the Thoroughbreds were keen to make it 2-0 heading into the Easter break. The Thoroughbreds entered the match a couple of key players down, with neither Allison brother taking to the court. There was not much between the two sides in the first half, with the Surf Coast leading by three points at the main break. A 32-20 third quarter turned the game in favour of the Surf Coast. The Thoroughbreds finished strongly but it wasn’t enough, losing 87-82.


Melton’s Jack Watkins is among those named in the Victorian Football League representative squad which will face the South Australian National Football League during the AFL Gather Round next month. Watkins, who plays for North Melbourne, was one of 50 players named in the VFL squad.

Coates Talent League

It was a tough start for the Western Jets in the Coates Talent League boys competition on Saturday. The Jets kicked off their season against the Northern Knights at Trevor Barker Oval. The Knights led by three points at quarter time before being able to extend that at every break on the way to a 19.9 (123)-12.8 (80) win. Jackson Daley, Lachlan Fazzolari and Jack Gerardi kicked two goals each for the Knights. Oskar Ainsworth and Lucca Grego were named the Jets best.


It was a night to forget for Western United in the A-League women’s competition on Saturday night against the Western Sydney Wanderers. Hannah Keane put United in front after a dominant start to the game, before the Wanderers levelled before half time. The Wanderers scored early in the season half before a serious league injury to Keane, which halted play for more than 10 minutes. The Wanderers were able to score a third to seal the win.