On a hot Sunday afternoon for round 18 of Nike V-League the action sizzled on court with teams looking to build a good run home to challenge for the title. Pascoe Vale still remains 3 points clear at the top of the ladder, with Hume FC and Vic Vipers hot on there heals.
Maxi Avram shines against Brighton
A Maxi Avram hat-trick help guide the Vipers to victory over the rejuvenated Brighton FC. Vipers were made to work hard to get the points as Brighton were well organized at the back. With the Vipers pushing for the title they had more to play for as they went on to take the points in a even contest.
Vic Vipers FC 3 (M. Avram 3) def. Brighton FC 1 (H. Shamon)
Ashburton Kruel Fitzroy
Lucas Kruel has again turned on the style to help guide Ashburton to Victory against Fitzroy FC. The Brazilian scored a Hat-trick and got an assist, however he was well supported by his teams mates and the passing and movement was too hot for Fitzroy to handle. Fitzroy tried to play and got rewarded for their effort with 3 goals but it was too little to late as the went down 7-3.
Ashburton FC 7 (L. Kruel 3, R. Ferguson, M. Rocca, A. Farina, A. Areggin) def. Fitzroy FC 3 (I. Filipovic 2, T. Fitzpatrick)
Juso Jalardzija returns with 6 goals
Metropolitan FC bag 11 goals as they down Essendon 11-5. Juso Jalardzija scored 6 goals on his return from outdoor commitments and was will assisted by Metro stalwart Alija Redzepovic who chimed in with 4 goals. Alex Cobo’s Essendon side looked good in patches but they ran out of legs in the hot conditions as Metro took the points.
Metropolitan FC 11 (J. Julardzija 6, A. Redzepovic 4, D. Redzepovic) def. FC Essendon 5 (B. Vanega 3, A. Cobo, A. Osorio)
Hume Banging in goals for Fun
Hume FC are the inform team of the competition and they are running rampart as they score another 17 goals against FC Prahran. Nike V-League leading scorer Vadim Mazurskiy score 8 to extend his lead at the race to the golden boot title. Hume coach Armin Keddad was not happy with his side conceding 5 goals as they took their foot off the gas, however he was impressed with his teams attacking form in recent weeks.
Hume FC 17 (V. Mazurskiy 8, M. Vargovski 3, S. Cicek2 , G. Harisson, R. Culculoglu, C. Munoz, C. Cicekdag) def. FC Prahran 5 (J. Dawood 3, E. Benjamin, A. Drego)
Pascoe Vale stay top for another week
Pascoe Vale FC bounced back from their defeat to Vipers last week with a 6-2 victory over CF Brunswick. In a spirited match Pascoe Vale were back to their attacking best with Jose Portillo scoring a hat-trick, Joao Da Silva also broke his goal drought for Pascoe Vale with a well take free kick. CF Brunswick looked dangerous early but the quality of the Pascoe Vale squad was too much for Brunswick to handle.
Pascoe Vale FC 6 (J. Portillo 3, J. Da Silva, F. Tadashi, E. Simsek) CF Brunswick 2 (J. Slovacek, N. Yao)
Moreland take points against Balwyn
Moreland continued their good start to 2013 with a convincing win over the struggling FC Balwyn. Burukhan Koca was the star for Moreland with a sublime hat-trick that help guide his side to the 3 points. Balwyn have been struggling of late and will need a big turn around if they are to avoid relegation.
Moreland FC 6 (B. Koca 3, S. Kolay 2, T. Korkmaz) def. FC Balwyn 1 (R. Rashidi)
Round 19 matches – Sunday 24th February
- 2:00pm – Vic Vipers FC vs. FC Balwyn
- 3:00pm – Pascoe Vale FC vs. FC Essendon
- 4:00pm – Ashburton FC vs. Hume FC
- 5:00pm – Metropolitan FC vs. Fitzroy FC
- 6:00pm – Brighton FC vs. CF Brunswick
- 7:00pm – Moreland FC vs. FC Prahran
- Vadim Mazurskiy – Hume FC 40
- Alija Redzepovic – Metropolitan FC 35
- Burukhan Koca – Moreland FC 30
- Juso Julardzija – Metropolitan FC 30
- Sofiane Soufi – Pascoe Vale FC 28