Around the grounds in Whittlesea and Hume

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Bundoora did its hopes of avoiding relegation no harm with its second win of the Northern Football League division 1 season on Saturday. The Bulls had to fight hard against Montmorency, but were able to do enough to win, 8.5 (53)-7.9 (51). Jesse King kicked four goals for the Bulls, while Jackson Davies and Lachlan East were named their best. The Bulls now sit in eighth spot, a game clear of Macleod. In division 2, Whittlesea and South Morang were on the winners list, while in division 3, Mernda moved to the top of the ladder and Epping into the top five.

Big V

Whittlesea Pacers legend Jason Dirkx celebrated game 300 on Sunday, but it wasn’t the result he or the division 1 side wanted. Facing the Warrandyte Venom, the Pacers led through three quarters and looked on track to continue its good form. The Venom though game home strong to come away with an 88-80 win. Meekness Payne top scored with 28 points for the Pacers. The Pacers remain in second on the ladder.


Whittlesea United returned to the winners list with a good win against Western Suburbs in the FV state league 1 north-west on Friday night. Having suffered its first loss of the season before a league wide bye, Whittlesea was back on target against Western Suburbs, winning 4-2. Whittlesea remains five points clear at the top of the table. In other matches, Upfield had a 3-1 loss to Corio on Saturday.


Hume City bounced back in a big way in the National Premier League competition on Sunday. After a 5-0 loss the previous round, Hume was switched on against St Albans. Hume was in control all game, winning 3-0. Joshua Gulevski scored two of those goals.