VIC: FOUR HORSE RACE



As the transfer window is set to close at 6:59pm on Friday the 8th of December it appears we have a four horse race for the title and a four horse race to avoid relegation.

With round 14 approaching fast it will require minute by minute, second by second of shear concentration, dedication and commitment.

Recap

Brunswick have come from 4-1 down at half time to beat Hume by six goals to five after a dramatic final few minutes.

Hume were cruising in the first half, scoring the first two goals of the game, before Ruz Roslan got one back for Brunswick.

Hume were not deterred by conceding that goal though, scoring another two before the half-time break.

It truly was a game of two halves though, and Brunswick came out in the second half with renewed energy, scoring an early goal to give themselves a way back into the game.

Hume managed to find a second half goal, but Roslan led the charge for Brunswick as they battled away at reducing the deficit, and they managed to equalise with less than two minutes to play through Joshua Pulvarenti.

With less than 30 seconds to play, Antonis Apostolakis scored a very late winner to give Brunswick three well deserved points.

CF Brunswick 6 – 5 Hume FC more stats
Man of the Match: Ruz Roslan (CF Brunswick)

Fitzroy have gone level on points with Carlton at the top of the table after coming from a goal down to beat the ladder-leaders by four goals to three.

Carlton Heart were without captain Chaaban Rajab for the clash, but they seemed unaffected by his absence when they took the lead early in the first half through Abdirazak Ahmed.

But Fitzroy managed to turn the game on its head before the half-time break with two goals from Fernando De Moraes and one from Llewelyn Stone.

Carlton clawed their way back into the game in the second half with a goal from Abdirazak Ahmed followed by an equaliser by Ernie Simsek.

But when Kui Mu picked the ball up on the wing and went on one of his signature runs the Carlton defence looked vulnerable, and Mu completed the move by slotting the ball into the back of the net.

That goal was enough for Fitzroy to come away with a crucial three points as Carlton failed to find an equaliser.

Only goal difference keeps Carlton at the top of the table, but with these two sides to face each other one more time this season, they both have their destinies in their own hands.

Fitzroy FC 4 – 3 Carlton Heart FC more stats
Man of the Match: Fernando De Moraes (Fitzroy FC)

 

A lethal second half from the Western Wolves has helped them to a big win over Moreland by nine goals to three.

The first half, unlike the second, was very competitive, with Moreland taking the game to their more fancied opponents.

Moreland took an early lead through Baris Sahin, before Tiema Couliabaly equalised for the Wolves.

Sofiane Soufi scored to put the Wolves into the lead for the first time in the match, but Josh Allen soon equalised for Moreland to ensure the two sides went into the half-time break all square.

The game remained a tight one until mid-way through the second half where the Wolves found themselves 4-3 up, but that is when the Moreland collapse began.

A quick flurry of goals, which included three from man of the moment Alejandro Ferrari, rapidly sunk any hopes Moreland had of getting back into the game.

Western Wolves 9 – 3 Moreland FC more stats
Man of the Match: Tiema Couliabaly (Western Wolves FC)

Pascoe Vale have beaten Balwyn on penalties after a tight encounter between the two sides.

Josh Sasic gave Balwyn the lead in the first half, and no more goals were scored before the break.

Andre Caro equalised for Pascoe Vale in the second half, and Pascoe Vale did their utmost to capitalise on their momentum, raining down a barrage of shots on the Balwyn goal, but Balwyn keeper Steve Castvan was equal to the task on every occasion.

The scorers were not troubled again before the full time whistle ended regular time, and the game went to a penalty shootout.

After both sides scored one and missed one of their first two penalties, Giovanni Garcia missed the third Balwyn penalty, leaving Lucas Vaz with a chance to win it for Pascoe Vale with his spot kick.

Vaz kept his cool, making no mistake from the penalty spot to give Pascoe Vale a much needed win.

Pascoe Vale FC 2 – 1 Balwyn FC more stats
Man of the Match: Steve Castvan (FC Balwyn)

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