Kangaroos lose thriller

Daniel Stubbs (Ljubica Vrankovic) 347357_16

It was a case of close, but not close enough for the Sunbury Kangaroos in the Essendon District Football League division 2 on Saturday.

Facing Taylors Lakes at home, the Kangaroos were slow out of the blocks in the first half, trailing by 16 points at quarter time and 18 points at half time.

The margin stayed steady in the third quarter, before the Kangaroos came home strong in the final quarter.

The Kangaroos kicked four final quarter goals but fell just short, losing 7.13 (55)-8.6 (54).

Rhys Magin and Jack Vivian kicked two goals each for the Kangaroos. Tannin Wilson was named the Kangaroos best.

The loss and Coburg Districts win, leaves the Kangaroos in sixth spot, two games outside the top four.

East Sunbury had a tough run against Burnside Heights in its match.

The Bears jumped out of the blocks and led by 47 points at the first break. The Thunder was more competitive for the rest of the match, but the damage was down with the Bears winning 18.22 (130)-10.8 (68).

Mitch Church kicked four goals for the Thunder.

In division 1, Rupertswood got an important win against Hillside at Salesian College.

The match was close for the first three quarters, with scores level at three quarter time.

The Sharks kicked six goals to two in the final quarter to seal a 15.9 (99)-11.12 (78).

Dean Galea kicked five goals.

The Sharks now sit in third spot.