Round 13 of the Victorian NPL is in the books, with some interesting results occurring over the weekend.
Now at the halfway point of the season, which sides are contending to make finals and which sides are in a relegation battle.
Find out below!
SEASON A KNIGHTS EDGE – Port Melbourne Sharks 1-0 Melbourne Knights
The Melbourne Knights now sit seven points adrift from the top six, losing 1-0 at home to Port Melbourne Sharks.
With scores level at main break, the Sharks would go a goal ahead courtesy of a Joshua Wilkins strike in the 60th minute. His first goal of the season enough to see off the Knights.
MIRACLE AT LAKESIDE – South Melbourne 4-3 Avondale
South Melbourne have recorded a memorable victory, coming back from three goals down.
The Lakeside faithful were stunned after South went down 3-0 inside the opening 15 minutes. Liam Boland broke the deadlock from the penalty spot with Yitayew Towns and Stefan Valentini scoring quickly after.
The home side rallied in the second half, Max Mikkola and Alun Webb scoring in the early moment after kick-off. South would be later awarded a penalty, Harry Sawyer tucking it away to level the scores.
Mikkola would cap off the night scoring a second goal to reverse the deficit and ensure South kept up their winning ways.
GULLY FLURRY ENOUGH FOR WIN – Green Gully 3-0 Dandenong Thunder
Green Gully have taken their tally to 11 goals in the past three game, defeating Dandenong Thunder by three goals.
With both sides goalless heading into the final 20 minutes, Gully would finally break the deadlock thanks to Luc Jeggo in the 72nd minute.
Winger Mamadi Kamara doubled his side’s advantage eight minutes later before Nahuel Bonada gave them a three goal lead in stoppage time.
BENTLEIGH CREATING DAYLIGHT – Bentleigh Greens 2-1 Dandenong City
Bentleigh Greens are now four points clear in sixth position, edging out St Albans in a close contest at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex.
After a scoreless opening half, the home side would go ahead thanks to Thomas Strickland who scored on the hour mark.
City equalised through skipper skipper Nicholas Kalmar before they’d go down in the 81st minute. Coming off the bench to provide a spark, Yagoub Mustafa would score the go-ahead goal for the Greens.
CANNONS FIRE PAST HUME – Oakleigh Cannons 2-1 Hume City
Oakleigh Cannons cruised to a comfortable victory over Hume City, getting valuable points on the road.
The Cannons would take a lead into half time after Joe Guest broke the deadlock in the 26th minute. Hume later equalised in the second half, Alex Walter goaling 10 minutes after coming off the bench.
Joseph Knowles then put the Cannons ahead again in the 75th minute, the side doing enough to take all three points.
A MAGICAL PERFORMANCE – Altona Magic 4-0 St Albans Saints
Altona Magic have gotten their season back on track following a four-goal demolition over St Albans away from home.
Tommy Semmy scored the opening goal for the Magic to put his side a goal ahead at the main break before the Magic went on a tear in the second half.
First John Stojcevski goaled before Cherif Mohamed Aidara scored a brace in the final minutes of the game.
LIONS END LOSING RUN – Heidelberg United 2-2 Eastern Lions
The Eastern Lions have ended their losing run, securing a draw at Olympic Village against Heidelberg United.
Both sides traded goals throughout the game. Chudiar Tharjiath getting the Bergers off the mark in the 11th minute.
The Lions then responded, Konstantinos Stratomitros equalising ten minutes later before Ioannis Georgopoulos scored from the penalty spot to give the Lions the lead going into the break.
Not even a minute into the second half United level the scores, Kaine Sheppard ensuring both teams shared the points.