Vipers and Balwyn play out thrilling draw
Albert Park FC 4-9 Ashburton FC
The night of round 13 started with the Green Machine going head-to-head with Albert Park. Albert Park found themselves slipping away early and were trailing 5 goals to 1 at the interval. There was no fight back from Albert Park as Ashburton acquired a straightforward victory.
Goals – APFC – T. Pham 2, E. Mutabazi , J. Vasquez
AFC – R. Armellini 4, S. Soufi 3, J. Deng, L. Papageorgiou
Best – APFC – E.Mutabazi, T.Pham
AFC – S.Soufi, R.Armellini, L.Papageorgiou
Elsternwick FC 2-5 Pascoe Vale FC (0-1)
Clash number two of the evening assigned a lowly Elsternwick Royals side with a demanding task against the High-flying Pascoe Vale Lions. The Royals held surprisingly strong and would not let the Lions put them away, Pascoe Vale netted just 1 goal to half-time. The Lions won comfortably but previously poorly performing Elsternwick provided a more than respectable performance in a tough fixture.
Goals – EFC – Z. Ninkovic 2
PVFC – J. Da Silva 2, A. Caro, B. Polatti, E. Simsek
Best – EFC – Z.Ninkovic, D.Mavromatis,
PVFC – A.Caro, E.Simsek, J.Da Silva
CF Brunswick 3-9 Metropolitan (2-3)
The Sky Blues are persisting to challenge for a top 4 finish and a win against a lacklustre CF Brunswick would help the cause. Brunswick kept in touch up until the break at 2-3. But Metropolitan well and truly secured the win, jetting away to 9-3.
Goals – CFB-J. Portillo 2, R. Castro
MFC- A. Stevanovic 3, I. Zilic 2, A. Karic, J. Avdic, D. Redzepovic, T. Grgic
Best – CFB – J.Portillio, R.Castro, N.Yaw
MFC – I.Zilic, A.Stevanovic, T.Grgic
FC Balwyn 4-4 Vic Vipers FC (3-1)
After the Bloods loss locked them in to the bottom four for at least another week there was a battle at the other end of the table between the 2nd and 3rd placed Vipers and Bullets. Matty Obeids Balwyn got the jump on the reigning Premiers, putting away 3 to the Vipers 1. An epic match ended 4-4 although Balwyn held the lead for a lengthy period of time and may count themselves unlucky.
Goals – FCB – R. Luka 2, R. Zadwarny, M. Saric
VVFC – A. Cooper 2, H. Tran, T.Saric OG
Best – FCB – R.Zadworny, R.Luka,
VVFC – A.Cooper, Jon Barrientos
FC Essendon 5-3 FC Prahan (2-1)
The Penultimate match of the night served up an impressive performance by the Wanderers in toppling the Warriors. Essendon clinched a 2-1 first half lead and sustained the effort in the second putting away another 3 whilst holding Prahran to 2.
Goals – FCE-T. Aksoy 2, D. Assaeda 2, P. Meletis
FCP-C. Mogoai 2, A. Azzam
Best – FCE – T.Aksoy, P.Meletis, M.Giotta
FCP – C.Mogoai, A.Azzam
FC Collingwood 1-7 Hume FC (0-3)
The clash between Collingwood and Hume played out with no major surprises. The Woods failed to get a hold of the game letting Hume stretch out to a 3 goal lead. Collingwood were uninspiring as Hume continued to outplay their weaker opposition, closing the match at 7-1.
Goals – FCC-C. Yang
HFC-M. Tankir, C. Cicekdag, V. Mazursky, M. Parlak, S. Rashidi, S. Cicek, S.Sussapeck OG
Best – FCC – C.Yang,
HFC – M.Parlak, M.Tankir, S,Cicek
1. Sofiane Soufi – AFC – 35
2. Dino Redzepovic – MFC – 26
3. Alexander Stevanovic – MFC – 26
4. Ivan Zilic – MFC – 20
5. Jose Portillo – CFB – 19