Westmeadows had to win the hard way against Hillside in the Essendon District Football League division 1 competition. The Tigers were down by 42 points at the main break, before kicking 10 goals to two in the second half, to win, 13.10 (88)-12.7 (79). George Nabbout kicked four goals for the Tigers as they remained in fourth spot. Tullamarine, Roxburgh Park and Craigieburn all had losses, as did Jacana in division 2. In the women’s premier division, Westmeadows lost to Oak Park.
Upfield is one step closer to sealing the title in FV state league 2 north-west. Upfield beat Western Suburbs 4-1 on Saturday to sit seven points clear of Mill Park. Upfield has a game in hand. On Saturday, Mill Park beat Epping City, 3-1. In other results, Hume United beat Hoppers Crossing, 2-1, while Lalor United lost to Geelong Rangers 3-2. This week Upfield faces Epping City and Mill Park plays Hoppers Crossing.
Hume City’s hopes of an upset win against Green Gully in the National Premier League were dashed in the first half. The Cavaliers scored twice in the first half to set up the 2-0 win. Hume remains third bottom. Meanwhile in NPL 3, the Whittlesea Ranges lost to Melbourne City, 4-2. It ended the Ranges best bit of form for the season which has seen them move from bottom of the table. The Ranges sit in ninth spot.
The Northern Knights lost a thriller in the NAB League boys competition on Saturday. Facing the Bendigo Pioneers, nothing separated the two teams all day with the Knights leading by one point at the last change. The Pioneers kicked 4.1 to the Knights’ 3.5 in the last quarter, to claim the 10.10 (70)-9.15 (69) win. Nate Caddy, Jason McCormick and Flynn Riley kicked three goals each for the Knights, with McCormick named their best. The Calder Cannons had a bye.