Mixed championship results

THE district's three football leagues recorded mixed results during the 2018 AFL Victoria Community Championships, held last Saturday.

The Central Murray Football Netball League continued its climb up the rankings, whilst the Heathcote District Football Netball League and Golden Rivers Football Netball League both suffered losses.

The CMFNL is now the 16th-ranked competition in Victoria and faces a potential match against the Murray Football Netball League in 2019 following a 41-point win at Swan Hill.

Led by a five-goal haul from Woorinen forward Glenn Boyd and a best on ground performance from Kerang premiership player Brad Pay, the hosts secured a debut interleague win for new coach, Travis Matheson following a four-goal to two third quarter.

Meanwhile, the HDFNL dropped outside the top 20 thanks to a nine-point loss to Geelong and District.

The visitors were accurate in front of goal, but the loss of key Huntly midfielder Ryan Semmel in the first half hindered the side's chances.

As a result, the HDFNL sits 21st in the ranking and is poised to play Riddell District in 2019.

It was also a tough day for the GRFNL, whose 44-point loss to the Loddon Valley Football Netball League leaves the competition ranked at the foot of the 32-league competition.

In what was the LVFNL's first championship match since 2015, the hosts' performance in the second quarter - which saw the eventual victors kick six goals to three - set up the result.

Moulamein midfielder, Tom Isma was the GRFNL's best player in the league's first away loss, and could play Kyabram District for the third time in four years in 2019.

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