It was a tough weekend for Rockbank in the Riddell District Netball League.
Facing Macedon, one of the pacesetters in the competition, the Rams had the chance to test themselves against the best.
But the Cats came switched on with a 23-7 first quarter and the Rams were left chasing all day.
The Cats were able to extend the margin in every quarter on the way to a 64-28 win.
Jessica Christie, who was named the Rams’ best, shot 16 goals from 25 attempts.
Defenders Askani Pirihi and Jada Passi were the other standouts for the Rams.
The loss sees Rockbank slip further from the top six, sitting in eighth, six points behind sixth-placed Riddell.
Another side whose finals hopes are fading is Melton Centrals.
Looking for their second win of the season, Centrals fell short against an increasingly confident Broadford. Coming off their first win in a couple of years, Broadford made it two in a row with a 46-42 win.
A 19-goal third quarter was the difference for the Kangaroos, turning a five goal deficit into a six goal lead.
For Centrals, Rebecca Morabito was named their best. Centrals sit ninth with one win.
Diggers Rest pushed Romsey all the way in the closest match of the weekend.
The Redbacks got out to an early lead and were able to extend that in the second quarter.
The Burras were able to slightly close the gap in the third and fourth quarters, but it wasn’t enough, losing 49-42.
The Burras sit fifth with four wins.
Riddell and Rupertswood were the other winners.