Tigers turn it around

Lancefield senior footballers scored their second win for the season on Saturday, thrashing Rockbank by 78 points.

This was a dramatic turnaround in form from the previous meeting between the two sides, when Rockbank won by 51 points on April 22 when Ash Manning was the Tigers' coach.

Cam Wight took over the role the next week and had good reason to be elated with the runaway victory which was triggered by a sensational nine goals to a point in the first term at Tigerland.

The league's Multicultural Round is split over July 22 and 29, and the Tigers picked the right day to invite the young Lancefield Junior Football Netball Club players along.

Maybe there will be an under 18s at Tigerland next season?

Lancefield was simply too quick, and used the ball much better, as well as kicking straight with 19 goals from 25 scoring shots.

Statistically, it was an astonishing 129-point turnaround from the April 22 match, and the Tigers now look forward to playing arch rival Romsey on August 5.

The club's reserves also scored their second win, with Brad Wight kicking six goals in the 10.4 to 3.10 victory.

Hawks go down

Woodend-Hesket was hoping to cause an upset at Diggers Rest, but found the reigning premiers far too professional after quarter time.

The Hawks opened strongly with four first quarter goals and a 14-point lead, but the miserly Burras' defence allowed just four more scoring shots, all in the third term.

In the U18.5 match the young Hawks enhanced their finals prospects with a 15.12 to 2.5 (Tyson Chapman seven goals), while Diggers won the reserves 19.13 to 2.3. Seniors: Diggers Rest 2.2, 9.8, 11.10, 13.11 (89) d Woodend-Hesket 4.4, 4.4. 6.6, 6.6 (42). Goals (WH): C. Arnold 3, E. Gove, D. Toman, G. Donovan. Best: D. and B. Toman, Donovan, Arnold, M. Quinn. In the other senior match on Saturday, Sunbury Kangaroos made sure of moving back into the top six with a 14.20 to 3.6 margin against Broadford.

This Saturday

There's plenty of interest in the second half of the split round this Saturday, as Romsey will be all out to win (and boost percentage) at Melton Centrals. Then there's the clash for top place between Rupertswood and Macedon, and the absolutely vital Wallan versus Riddell encounter. Just three more home and away matches after this Saturday, and the final six far from settled. Netball


Scores from Riddell District netball matches on Saturday were:

A grade: Riddell 43 d Sunbury Kangaroos 40, Lancefield 54 d Rockbank 36, Diggers Rest 82 d Woodend-Hsket 40.

B grade: Lancefield 50 d Rockbank 32, Diggers Rest 53 d Woodend-Hesket 17, Sunbury Kangaroos 31 d Broadford 29.

C grade: Lancefield 28 d Rockbank 12, Diggers Rest 45 d Woodend-Hesket 12, Kangaroos 27 d Broadford 25.

Under 19: Woodend-Hesket 39 d Diggers Rest 11, Rockbank 34 d Lancefield 15, Broadford 21 d Kangaroos 13.

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