Williamstown have opened their account with a thrilling 1-point win over the Northern Blues in the opening round of the Peter Jackson VFL season at the newly named Ikon Park. The Blues had a chance to pinch the win late in the game however Williamstown defender Michael Gibbons out pointed the Blue’s Dylan Buckley in the goal square to take a game saving grab.
In accurate kicking didn’t help the Northern Blues cause as the Seagulls hung onto win 13.12.90 to 12.17.89. The Blues kicked with a slight breeze advantage in the first term favouring the Legends Stand end but it was Williamstown who opened the scoring.
Ringwood have taken out the Bartercard Victorian Premier League cricket title with a resounding win over Monash Tigers at the Junction Oval. The Rams dismissed the Tigers for 184 early on the third day some 167 runs short of the Rams total of 351.
Rams all-rounder, Ian Holland (above), was awarded the John Scholes Medal for man-of-the-match honours scoring 109 with the bat and backing that up with 5-42 with the ball. It is only the second time in the competition’s history a player has scored a century and taken five wickets in a season decider; The other being Sam Loxton for Prahran in 1954-55.