PS4 NPL Victoria Review: Round 10

Heidelberg United has Kaine Sheppard to thank for the second week running, with the striker giving the home side a 1-0 win over Melbourne Knights on Sunday afternoon in another big round of PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria.

Sheppard sinks Knights to keep Bergers on top

A breathless first half with several chances for both sides yielded no goals, but Sheppard eventually found a way past Knights goalkeeper Chris May with a 72nd minute header.

Heidelberg started the match on top with most of the possession in the Knights’ half, but Andrew Marth’s men had the first shot on target after 15 minutes.

Stipo Andrijasevic saw his shot bounce in front of Griffin McMaster, but the goalkeeper reacted well to tip it wide of his near post.

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Werribee steals point from Avondale after 97 minutes

Werribee City has snatched a point from Avondale FC at the death, after an astounding seven and a half minutes of injury time on cold Sunday afternoon at Galvin Park.

Avondale took an early lead through Anthony Fallone, before two penalties – a saved penalty by Aleksiy Khrapko and a scored penalty by Chris Cristaldo – brought the first half to a close.

The hosts came out strong in the second half and took the lead through Khrapko; they went on to dominate the second half, only to drop two points after a 97th minute equaliser by Milan Savic.

The visitors came out of the blocks strong, taking the lead after just six minutes.

A driven corner was met at the near post by a flying Fallone, who connected with a powered header into the net to give Avondale a 0-1 lead.


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Hume musters one goal win over Gully despite domination

Hume has triumphed 1-0 over Green Gully in a fairly one-sided affair at ABD Stadium, Valley Park on Friday night.

Despite being wasteful at times in front of goal, a Shaun Timmins header on 72 minutes was enough to earn the hosts the points.

From the first whistle Hume looked dangerous in attack, exploiting the wings with great efficiency.

It took only seven minutes for Hume to create its first goalscoring opportunity as a pinpoint cross from Ivan Pavlak found the darting run from Jai Ingham, whose side foot volley skewed just wide of the right post

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Young Thunder dominates Northcote City with 6-1 win

Dandenong Thunder has rolled back the years with a dominant 6-1 trashing over Northcote City at George Andrews Reserve on Saturday night.

A hat trick to youngster Jarod Blackburn, a double to wunderkind Yusef Ahmed and another one from his brother Abdirahman Ahmed sealed the three points while an Evan Kounavelis goal proved to be nothing more than a mere consolation to the disappointing City. 

Thunder came into the contest looking to grab all three points and move away from the bottom two while Northcote had collected four points from six and were looking to get back into the finals rice with an away win.

The match kicked-off in frantic fashion as a neat one two between Michael Gerace and veteran Veton Korcari saw the former launch a forceful shot straight into Northcote goalkeeper Chris Theodoridis before firing the follow-up over the bar.

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Oakleigh stretches Warriors' losing streak to seven

New Oakleigh coach Arthur Papas has walked away from Elcho Park a happy man aftera convincing 2-0 victory over a disappointing North Geelong Warriors in heavy conditions on Saturday afternoon.

A goal by Ben Clarke in the dying seconds of the first half and a second by Goran Zoric midway through the second was enough to secure the Cannons the valuable three points.

It could have been an even bigger defeat for the embattled Warriors, who succumbed to their seventh consecutive league loss if not for a series of missed sitters by livewire Cannons striker Dusan Bosnjak half way through the second stanza.

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Stoic Paco defence keeps South to just one

A stoic defensive display was all that saved Pascoe Vale from a much more severe defeat, as it lost 1-0 to South Melbourne at Lakeside Stadium on Friday night.

Milos Lujic's first-half goal was all South Melbourne could muster despite a dominant performance in which it had the vast majority of possession and shots.

The first-half was a rather drab affair as both sides struggled to make any headway into their attacking halves, with a tame Luke Adams header the first shot on target almost 15 minutes in.

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Comfortable Bentleigh back in title contention after win over Port Melbourne

Bentleigh Greens has recorded a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Port Melbourne on Friday night, reiterating their place as a title contender.

Goals either side of the break from Chris Lucas and substitute Liam McCormick settled the contest as the Greens extended their unbeaten start to the season to nine games.

Heading into the contest, the hosts were looking to put the disappointment of being eliminated from the FFA Cup behind them while the Sharks were searching for their first win in four.

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