Although it’s the end of the A-League Men’s and Women’s seasons, the football action doesn’t stop at Melbourne Victory as the Club’s Academy sides continue to head into the depths of the winter season in Victoria.
Our NPL Under 23’s suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday as they were defeated by fellow title contenders, Nunawading City. Adem Duratovic continued his fine goalscoring form as he opened proceedings at Olympic Village.
Victory were pegged back before the half and conceded the winner from the penalty spot five minutes from the end of regulation time to confirm the result for the hosts.
Joe Palatsides side returns to Epping Stadium this week to take on seventh placed Geelong SC. Geelong sit seventh with a 3-2-3 start to the season as Victory look to pick up where they left off in the league this week.
The Under 20’s on the other hand still have a 100% record after seven matches.
The Junior Boys NPL 1 continued across all Academy groups with a 100% record across all teams. The Under 15’s match with Brunswick Juventus was washed out.
Our junior sides are back at Darebin this weekend for their Round 3 fixtures.
The Afghan Women’s Team have begun their season 2/2 with a 5-1 win over FC Melbourne Srbija. The team travelled to Kevin Bartlett Reserve in Richmond for the fixture which saw them account for their opponent as they continue their 100% record in Women’s State League 3 East.
They’ll have their biggest test this weekend as they return home to Ron Barrasi Snr Reserve on Sunday as they face Melbourne University at 11.00am.