Pressure game: Melton Centrals’ Renee Hulls receives a pass from teammate Bec Wilson. Melton Centrals’ Jess May holds the ball under pressure from Romsey’s Stephanie Barnes.
MELTON Centrals was foiled by Romsey for the third year running after a 12-goal defeat in the RDNL A grade preliminary final at Macedon on Saturday.
The Blues have now bowed out in consecutive preliminary finals to the Redbacks after the 43-31 defeat.
Romsey has kept alive its hopes of a three-peat and advances to the grand final against Macedon this weekend.
On Saturday, Romsey edged out to an 18-17 lead at half-time and made its move in the third quarter to lead by five at the last change.
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In B grade, Romsey and Macedon will also do battle after the Redbacks won the preliminary final 28-15 against Sunbury Kangaroos.
Macedon is aiming for back-to-back premierships in the division.
In C grade, Macedon kept its chances of sweeping every netball division alive with a 33-28 win against Sunbury Kangaroos.
The victory sets up a grand final against Riddell Bombers.
Broadford’s Sarah Douglas won the Janine Ryan Medal last week as the RDNL A grade’s best and fairest player.
Douglas polled 25 votes to win by three from Romsey’s Beck Locker on 22 and fellow Redback Hope Hamilton on 21.
The B grade medal went to Sunbury’s Kila Elavo (33 votes) from Romsey’s Tracey Kay on 28.
The C grade medal was shared by Romsey’s Breanne Lacey and Broadford’s Hannah Reardon with 23 votes each.
Melton Centrals’ Mel Laird and Diggers Rest’s Peta Probert made the RDNL team of the year as defenders.
RDNL grand finals — Lancefield, Sunday
C grade, 10.30am: Riddell v Macedon.
B grade, 11.30am: Macedon v Romsey.
A grade, 12.30pm: Macedon v Romsey