Around the grounds Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges



Riddell put a dent in Woodend-Hesket’s finals hopes in the Riddell District Football League on Saturday. It was a close match all day, with the Bombers leading by less than a goal early in the last quarter. The Bombers kicked the last two goals of the game to win, 10.13 (73)-8.7 (55). Tim Walsh kicked four goals for the Bombers. In other results, Diggers Rest was too strong for Melton Centrals, Wallan had a convincing win against Romsey and Macedon beat Lancefield.


Macedon returned to the winners list in the Riddell District Netball League on Saturday. The Cats pulled away in the last quarter to win, 62-44. Chloe Williams shot 53 goals for the Bombers in a best on court performance. In other results, Wallan had no issues against Romsey winning 45-14, Woodend-Hesket continued its strong form, winning 48-35 against Riddell and Diggers Rest was too strong for Melton Centrals, 66-50.


Sunbury United hopes of a top two finish suffered a setback with a loss in the FV state league 3 north-west competition on Saturday. Facing Diamond Valley United, Sunbury suffered a 4-2 loss. In state league 4 west, Gisborne returned to the winners list with a 2-0 win against Spring Hills. The win moves the Sky Blues up to fourth.

Bendigo FL

Gisborne suffered its first loss of the Bendigo Football League season on Saturday against Sandhurst. The Dragons broke the game open in the third quarter with six goals to one. The Bulldogs weren’t able to come back in the last quarter, losing 15.8 (98)-9.7 (61). Liam Spear was the Bulldogs best. The Bulldogs. The Bulldogs remain on top of the ladder, a game clear of Strathfieldsaye. The Bulldogs this week face Kyneton, who had a big win against Castlemaine.