Tight finals race in RDFL

Riddells Paul McNamara handballs as tackled by Rupertswood's John Corso. Picture Shawn Smits.

The fight for the last spot in the Riddell District Football League finals couldn’t get much closer with less than one per cent separating the Sunbury Kangaroos and Broadford.

The Sunbury Kangaroos loss to Romsey on Saturday means the Kangaroos are just 0.53 per cent ahead of Broadford.

The Kangaroos coming off a bye has now lost their last five games after the 20.10 (130) – 13.13 (91) loss to the Redbacks.

A goal less first quarter put the Kangaroos on the back on foot and despite getting within two goals in the third quarter, they couldn’t match the Redbacks late in the game.

Rupertswood was the other big loser of round 16 as they slipped from first to fourth on the ladder.

The Sharks were given a reality check by Riddell, who ended the Sharks 10 game winning streak.

For the Bombers, the 10.15 (75) – 7.9 (51) win was their ninth victory in a row, including six of the last seven against the other sides in the top seven.

Kilmore got its first win of the season, defeating Melton Centrals 11.7 (73) – 7.6 (48).

After trailing at half time, Kilmore kicked seven goals to two in the second half to taste success for the first time this year.

In the other match, Lancefield defeated Rockbank 18.12 (120) – 5.14 (44).

Woodend-Hesket, Diggers Rest, Wallan, Macedon and Broadford had the bye.