Burras start with win

Jaidyn Caruana takes a mark (Ljubica Vrankovic)

Diggers Rest started its Riddell District Football League premiership defence in a winning manner.

The Burras headed out to Lancefield to face the Tigers, who had recruited well during the off season.

The Burras started the better of the two teams and led by 13 points at quarter time. The margin stayed steady in the second quarter, with the Burras lead slightly decreased to 10 points at half time.

It was the third quarter where the Burras broke the game open, with four goals to one, increasing the lead to 31 points at three-quarter time.

The Burras continued that momentum in the final quarter to lock in a 14.10 (94)-7.3 (45) win.

Mitch Jensen kicked four goals, while Shaun Campbell chipped in with three and Marcus Calvaresi and Joshua Flower kicked two goals each.

It was a couple of recruits in Campbell Wearne and Campbell that led the way.

Riddell and Romsey were the other winners on Saturday.

In the netball, the Burras suffered a first up loss to Lancefield.

The Tigers opened up an early lead at quarter time and were able to extend it to 12 goals at half time.

The margin continued to grow in the second half with the Tigers winning, 54-33.

Leona Hristovska scored 19 goals and was named the Burras best. Brigitte Linares was also named among the best for the Tigers.

Riddell and Wallan were the other winners on Saturday.

The Burras face Wallan this week in round two and Melton Centrals, who had the bye, face Romsey.