MICK – L.Campbell
ASH – R.Castro 3, M.Matar 3, R.Ferguson 2, J.Jiminez, S.Gustus, M.Alghorabi
To kick off Round 18 Mickleham took on Ashburton in what looked on paper to be a one sided affair, it was no different out on the court as Ashburton raced to a 5-1 halftime lead on the back of a Richard Ferguson double.
The second half got even worse for Mickleham as Ashburton’s main goal threats were sparked into action as Ricardo Castro and Moe Matar both bagging second half hat tricks to give Ashburton a convincing win over their lesser rivals which puts them in a good position as the green machine rebuilding faze continues to grow. As for Mickleham they look week by week as if they are going to just throw in the towel a low quantity of players the main culprit as they delve closer to relegation.
Man Of The Match – Moe Matar (Ashburton FC)
The little left footer has slotted back into the Ashburton line up since his re-arrival a solid 3 goals today and more minutes under his belt showing plenty of confidence can only be a good sign for Ashburton.
VV – M.Avram, M.Barrigos, J.Barrientos
PV – J.Da Silva, P.Ventania
Next up El Classico Vic Vipers looking for a season sweep of Pascoe Vale, while the lions looked to keep their slim title hopes alive. A tight first half was only separated by a Maxi Avram strike with the Vipers disciplined as ever they managed to keep Pascoe out.
The second half proved a much different story, Pocket rocket Miguel Barrigos made it 2 shortly after the break holding off a series of challenges before finishing past Bianchini as the Vipers looked to run away with the game. It didn’t last long though with returning Joao Da Silva closing the gap with a classy finish. Pascoe were starting to get on top in the game and really pressing for an equaliser but a moment of brilliance from captain Jonathan Barrientos reopened the two goal lead with a brilliant control and finish on the volley to all but seal the win. First gamer Pedro Ventania marked his debut with a quality strike of his own to make it a nervy ending, But the Vipers proved to strong taking out a 3rd win of the season over their great rivals completing the sweeep and having 1 hand on the trophy.
Man Of The Match – Miguel Barrigos (Vic Vipers FC)
Barrigos has had a stellar season to date but today was by far his best outing in a Vipers shirt. Put in the yards out on the court never stopped working and added a touch of class and a good turn of pace he will be critical in the Vipers set up in years to come.
HFC – A.Alicevic 5, N.Sahin 3, S.Rashidi, U.Cicek, F.Bozdogan, M.Tankir, M.Vragovski, R.Culculoglu
Final clash of the night was over before it began an ever improving Hume took on Albert Park. As was the case since the turn of the year things started the way they finished last week for Albert Park as they shipped another 9 first half goals as it looked like Hume would be looking at the record books in the second half.
Surprisingly Albert Park improved in the second although Hume blew an abundance of chances Albert Park managed to keep the score at 5 in the second half to lose 14-0 in the end. Embarrassing for most but for Albert Park of late it is a step in the right direction which is abysmal at best. On the hand Hume were all smiles with some of the lesser faces getting more minutes into their legs and what was a star signing in Adem Alicevic finally finding the back of the net bagging 5.
Man Of The Match – Adem Alicevic (Hume FC)
Alicevic had a very slow start to the season by his standards but has found some form of recent weeks with 7 goals in his last 2 games Hume manager Sacid Cicek can only hope Alicevic continues his hot streak on to next season as Hume will look to push for the title.