Academy Preview: NPL3 travel to Ballarat, Juniors away to City


Melbourne Victory’s NPL3 side will look to maintain its grip on top spot on Saturday as they head to Ballarat to face Ballarat City.

With the ladder currently taking shape heading into the final third of the season, Joe Palatsides’ side sit six points ahead of second place Nunawading City and will accept nothing less that three points this weekend as they face the only winless side in the league.

It was a comprehensive first-half performance that secured the result last week at home to Doveton as a double from Adem Duratovic was supported by Noah Spaseski, Kasey Bos and Austin Ganino in the 5-0 rout.

Ballarat prop up the table with only two points in 13 matches this season however one of their two points came last week against Geelong in a 1-1 draw away from home.

Yushiro Shiomi and Chol Chol share the top scorer mantle for City with four goals each this season.

The Under 20’s will be looking to maintain their eight-point buffer at the top of the table in the curtain raiser.

Victory face Ballarat on Saturday at Morshead Park, kick-off 3.00pm Under 20’s 1.00pm.


Our junior sides travel to Casey Fields for their JBNPL1 Round 8 fixtures. 


The Afghan Women’s Team will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season on Sunday as they face Monash Villareal. The side went down 1-0 to Manningham last Friday night and will have another test against Monash who currently sit in second spot.

The AWT will be in action on Sunday at Ron Barrasi Snr Reserve, kick-off 11.00am.