Published May 12, 2022 at 16:38:06

NPL preview: North Sunshine v Victory

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Melbourne Victory heads to North Sunshine looking to continue their strong NPL 3 Victoria form.

Preview

Victory is now unbeaten in six games after an impressive 6-0 win over Ballarat City at Epping Stadium last week.

A perfect hat-trick and assist from Lleyton Brooks set the tone for another great performance, keeping touch with league-leaders Melbourne City on the table.

Luka Prso, Will Wilson and Adem Duratovic also found the back of the net.

The clean sheet was highlighted by the the performance of the Lino brothers, Franco and Jackson, who linked up in defence for the first time this season.

The result saw Victory (17 points) keep their grip on third spot behind Preston (17) and City (19).

North Sunshine sit in fifth position on 12 points after losing 4-1 in Doveton last week. However, their last home fixture ended in a 5-2 win over Springvale.

Victory defeated North Sunshine 1-0 in their only clash last year.

Player in focus

Luka Prso is a commanding figure in attacking midfield at 188cm and was heavily involved in the 6-0 win over Ballarat City. The left-footer created a number of chances and executed a sublime finish from outside the box to get his own name on the scoresheet.

This week

Women’s State League 4 West: Melbourne Victory Afghan Women’s Team v Sydenham Park (Sunday, May 15 at 3pm AEST at Ron Barassi Snr Reserve)
NPL 3 Victoria: Melbourne Victory v North Sunshine Eagles (Saturday, May 14 at 3.00pm AEST at Larissa Reserve)
U21 NPL 3 Victoria: Melbourne Victory v North Sunshine Eagles (Saturday, May 14 at 11.15am AEST at Larissa Reserve)
U18 NPL 1: Melbourne Victory v South Melbourne (Sunday, May 15 at 11.30am AEST at Princes Park Caulfield)
U16 NPL 1: Melbourne Victory v Port Melbourne (Sunday, May 15 at 1.15pm AEST at JL Murphy Reserve – SS Anderson Oval)
U15 NPL 1: Melbourne Victory v Port Melbourne (Sunday, May 15 at 11.30am AEST at JL Murphy Reserve – SS Anderson Oval)
U14 NPL 1: Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City (Sunday, May 15 at 10.00am AEST at Casey Fields)

Last week

Women’s State League 4 West: Gisborne Soccer Club 1 Victory Afghan Women’s Team 0
NPL 3 Victoria:
Victory 6 Ballarat City 0
U21 NPL 3 Victoria: Victory 4 Ballarat City
U18 NPL 1: Victory 5 Eastern Lions 0
U16 NPL 1: Victory 4 Altona Magic 1
U15 NPL 1: Victory 3 Berwick City 0
U14 NPL 1: Victory 1 North Geelong 1