Romsey and Riddell can’t be split

Toni Lind was vital in Romsey’s midcourt. Picture: Shawn Smits

Romsey made sure no one will forget this side come finals time, after a nail-biting draw with ladder-leaders Riddell.

Riddell entered the Riddell District Netball League game having won all its matches this season, while the Redbacks have been towards the bottom half of the top six.

In a shock, the Redbacks managed to match the Bombers, with final scores 48-48.

It was a game which neither side could control, with the Bombers leading by two at quarter-time, and then the Redbacks ahead by one goal at half-time.

Scores were level, 40-40, entering the final quarter.

The two sides went goal for goal in a low-scoring final quarter, with both sides applying plenty of pressure.

Defenders Jena Baboth and Stephanie Barnes were among the best for the Redbacks, with Hope Hamilton scoring 38 goals.

For the Bombers, goal shooter Mikaela Vaughan was best, with 31 goals.

In other results, Lancefield defeated Wallan, 44-26, to put a dint in the Magpies’ finals hopes.

It was one-sided results in other games.

After an interrupted couple of weeks, Macedon returned to the winners’ list with a 75-17 win over Sunbury Kangaroos.

Rebecca Colwell scored 62 goals for the Cats.

Rupertswood was too good for Rockbank, winning 69-19.

Defenders Kirsten Daley and Tess Abbott were best on court for the Sharks, while Amy Starzer (37 goals) and Lucy Batina (32 goals) shared the goals around.

In the other game, Diggers Rest helped keep its finals hopes alive, with a 66-29 win over Kilmore.