Triple joy for Riddells Creek

Riddells Creek's under-16 premiership side. Picture supplied.

Before cricket starts this weekend, we thought we’d have a look back at some of the stars from the Riddell District Football League  junior competition. First up is Riddells Creek Junior Football Club which won three football premierships.

It was a case of three grand finals for three premierships for the Riddells Creek Junior Football Club in the Riddell District Football League this year.

The club entered five teams in the junior competition, with its under-12, under-14 and under-16 teams making it through to the Beatson division grand finals.

The Bombers also had two under-10 sides, but they don’t play finals in that age group.

In the under-12 Beatson grand final, the Bombers overcame a scoreless first quarter to defeat the previously undefeated Romsey 4.0 (24) – 3.2 (20).

The Bombers’ Connor Flynn was named best on ground with Jesse Horton also a standout.

Riddells Creek's under-12 premiership side. Picture supplied.
Riddells Creek’s under-12 premiership side. Picture supplied.

It was another close one in the under-14 Beatson competition with Bombers beating Melton Centrals by two points.

Only one point separated the team at three quarter time and they went goal for goal in the last quarter, with the Bombers getting over the line 6.3 (39) – 6.1 (37).

Benjamin Radford kicked two goals for the Bombers in a best on ground performance.

The win saw the Bombers go through the season undefeated.

Riddell Creeks' under-14 premiership side. Picture supplied
Riddells Creek’s under-14 premiership side. Picture supplied

The Bombers made it a hat trick of wins with victory against Macedon in the under-16 Beatson competition.

The Bombers were in control all day and were 28 points up at half time. Despite being outscored in the second half, they won 8.13 (61) – 6.4 (40).

Tyhe MacDonald and Joel Ryan kicked two goals each for the Bombers with Nathan Croft named best afield.