Bombers hold on against Kangaroos

Matt Darby takes a mark over Russell Robertson. Picture Shawn Smits


Broadford’s finals hopes have hit a bump in the road with Riddell ensuring the Kangaroos remain outside the Riddell District Football League top six for at least another week.

Looking to be the first team to break into the top six since round six, the Kangaroos were left to rue a goalless first quarter.

The Bombers led by 24 points at quarter-time and were able to maintain a buffer all day.

The 12.12 (84) – 10.10 (70) loss means the Kangaroos are again a game and percentage outside the top six.

Bombers Ricky Elliott was best on ground, with Ben Peters and Brian Ruffell also playing well. James Nolan kicked four goals.

For the Kangaroos, Grant Wearne was named the best player. Brodie Holland, Russell Robertson and Ibrahim Atik kicked two goals each.

The result means that if the Kangaroos make finals, they will do so by not winning a game against a top six side. They are a game and percentage behind Macedon and the Sunbury Kangaroos.

Macedon ensured it remained in fifth spot with a 10-goal win over Kilmore.

The Cats set the tone early with six goals to none in the first quarter before going on to win 18.9 (117) – 8.6 (54).

Jason Cooke kicked five goals for the Cats in a best-on-ground performance.

For the second time this season, Woodend- Hesket won consecutive games holding on against the Melton Centrals for a 14.10 (94) – 12.7 (79).

Finals-bound Romsey and Diggers Rest had massive wins over Wallan and Rockbank, while Lancefield, Sunbury Kangaroos and Rupertswood had byes.