Top spot over the Christmas break will be on the line for Plenty Valley and Melton on Saturday in the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association north-west competition.

The two sides, which face each other in a one-dayer, sit one and two on the ladder, only separated by percentage.

Both sides will back themselves in, on the back of some strong form.

On Saturday, the Lions ended Willimstown’s undefeated start to the season.

The Seagulls made 6-211 from its 45 overs, with skipper Dale McDonald finishing 98 not out.

Lions playing coach Nathan Geisler was the best of the bowlers taking two wickets.

The Lions top order got off to a good start and the Lions were cruising at 2-169.

The game wasn’t over though, with the Lions losing 3-1, to slip to 5-170.

The Lions settled finishing 5-214, with nine balls remaining.

Munawar Hussain, in his subbies first XI debut, top scored making 72. Four other players scored 28 or better.

Plenty Valley got the win against Preston with nearly five overs remaining.

Preston made 8-170 from its overs, with Simon Black staring with the ball for the Bats, taking 5-23.

It was the perfect start for the Bats, who put on 100 for the opening partnership.

The Bats lost 3-19 to slow their progress, but the win was never in debut.

Veteran Sean Ayres guided his side to the win, finishing 90 not out.

The Bats made 4-171.