Local Lions Report: Round Six

Local League Lions – Round Six

With our Round Six bye taking place, it presented an opportunity for many to press their claims for senior football, with some also gaining some much-needed match fitness.


The great news is that at round 6 of the 2019 VFL season the club currently does not have one single player on the injury list which means that Leigh Adams has his full compliment of 43 players to choose from for the upcoming game against Williamstown.

Victorian Amateur Football Association


Liam Whelan made a welcome return to Old Trinity’s Senior side with a goal, as they opened their account for season 2019 with a 44-point win over Old Carey at Daley Oval. Whelan chipped in with a goal in the win.

On the other hand, Luke Di Lizio played for St.Bernards again as they went down at home to Old Melburnians by ten points in what was a low scoring encounter.


Essendon District Football League

Jack Sandric, Jackson McDonald and Jay O’Donoghue all represented Glenroy as they took on competition heavyweight Greenvale away. Sandric and McDonald continued their strong form, both being named in the best as the Roy’s were gallant in defeat against the Jets.

Lucas Cavallaro and Ben Reddick enjoyed a week off with Strathmore due to take on Avondale Heights next week in week two of the EDFL’s split round.

Northern Football League

Muhammad Saad and Mark Baker both enjoyed successful debuts for MacLeod, and along with Jack Baker they all made a contribution to them notching its first win of season 2019, in a 19-point win over Bundoora at Yulong Reserve.

Alex Federico and Matthew Harman both paired up for West Preston Lakeside as they took on Greensborough at the War Memorial Park. Greensborough were too strong, winning by 73-points.

Fletcher Carroll and Braedyn Gillard went head-to-head as Heidelberg had a huge 125-point win over Montmorency at Warringal Park. Gillard managed one of Montmorency’s only 2 goals for the game, but on a more positive note Carroll was one of Heidelberg’s better players being named in its best.

Tyson Old returned to Northcote Park, but North Heidelberg were too strong, handing the Cougars their first loss of the season.

Hedley Smith managed a goal for the Fitzroy Stars in its 56-point loss to a star-studded Banyule.

Eastern Football League

Tom Meagher was named amongst Upper Ferntree Gully’s better players, kicking a goal in the process in a loss to undefeated Lilydale.

Xavier Fry made his return from injury through the Under 19 Premier Division competition as North Ringwood went down to Rowville.



Ballarat Football League

Lachlan Watkins’ Melton South had the bye in Round Four of the Ballarat Football League competition.

Goulburn Valley Football League

Steve Stroobants continued his good form up forward, taking out best-on-ground honours with eight goals, as Rochester defeated Shepparton United easily, by 113 points.

Jack Murphy played for Seymour, as the Lions notched up a one point win over Mooroopna.

Ovens and Murray Football League

Floyd Bollinghaus played in Wodonga Raiders’ nine-point win over Wangaratta Rovers in Wangaratta.


Well done to all of our players that represented their local team’s on the weekend.


Find out the Coburg team to take on Williamstown on Thursday night when it’s named on our club’s Facebook page and website.