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Ballarat FL

The Sunbury Lions remain without a win after four rounds of the Ballarat Football League season. Playing at home for the first time this season on Saturday, the Lions were hoping to open their account against Melton South. After a low scoring first half, the Panthers kicked six goals in the third quarter to open the game up. Whilst the Lions won the last quarter, it wasn’t enough with the Panthers winning, 9.12 (66)-6.9 (45). James Cree was the Lions best.

Bendigo FL

Kyneton had a big win against Kangaroos Flat on Saturday in the Bendigo Football League. The Tigers opened up a 15 point lead in the first quarter and the margin started about that mark at half time. An 11 goal to one third quarter changed the game, with the Tigers winning 19.13 (127)-6.11 (47). Cameron Manuel kicked six goals in the win with Frazer Driscoll named best on ground. Gisborne had a much closer win, beating Strathfieldsaye, 11.17 (83)-12.5 (77). Matthew Merrett kicked six goals, with Jack Scanlon named best on ground.


It was a tough weekend for the Sunbury teams in the Essendon District Football League. In the men’s division 1 competition, both Rupertswood and the Sunbury Kangaroos both suffered losses. The Sharks, who were coming off three straight wins, fell just short against one of the top sides in the competition, Tullamarine, losing 10.7 (67)-8.10 (58). Under lights, the Kangaroos lost to Westmeadows. In the women’s division 1 competition, the Kangaroos and Sunbury Lions lost to Greenvale and Essendon Doutta Stars respectively.


Woodend-Hesket suffered its first loss of the Riddell District Netball League season on Saturday. The Hawks, who were at home to the Western Rams, lost 41-38. Diggers Rest got the points against Riddell, winning 39-34, while Wallan beat Lancefield, 50-38.