Balwyn Bulls 6 – 1 Fitzroy Tigers.
Balwyn have climbed from the bottom of the table after a surprise win over what looked like a frazzled Fitzroy side. Balwyn rocketed out the gates and never looked back as they defended and attacked at an elite level.
It was two quick goals to start the game that put Balwyn ahead early. Fitzroy began to steady but lost the momentum instantly once the third and final goal of the half had found its way to the back of the net.
The half ended 3-0 as Balwyn began to run away with the game.
The second half began as much of the same, with Balwyn counter-attacking their way to two excellent goals. An annoyed Fitzroy side began to regain control of the game, firing shot after shot but to no success.
Fitzroy managed just one goal from countless shots, with the final score ending 6-1.
Steve Castvan had an enormous game saving a barrage of shots from a hungry Fitzroy side.
Man of the Match: Steve Castvan (Balwyn FC)
Hume Army 3 – 2 Pascoe Vale Lions
Hume have once again made it their mission to cause chaos amongst top of table teams, knocking off Pascoe Vale in a thrilling comeback. It was a tale of two halves for both sides as they battled it out till the dying seconds.
Pascoe Vale took what looked to be a comfortable lead in the first half as they played a disciplined defensive game to maintain their 2-0 lead.
Hume continued to hound Pascoe Vale in the second half and were rewarded with two goals to level out the game. It was a goal within the final two minutes of the game that decided the end result of the match.
Hume wouldn’t have been able to retain their lead had it not been for what was another amazing performance by their goalkeeper, Frano Saric.
Man of the Match: Frano Saric (Hume FC)
Brunswick Chiefs 2 – 6 Western Wolves
The Western Wolves continue their tear as they took down Brunswick FC as they try to hunt down that first place. The Wolves came prepared against a determined Brunswick side and rode every hit on their way to an important victory.
The first half left much to be desired for Brunswick, as they trailed 3-1. Tiema Coulibaly was phenomenal in helping build the lead for the Wolves with a goal of his own.
Much like the first, the Wolves continued to display their brilliance. They clamped down on the defensive end and put their bodies on the line while continuing to be magical going forward.
Tiema Coulibaly carried on his form from the first half and added another two goals to his tally.
Man of the Match: Tiema Coulibaly (Western Wolves FC)
Carlton Heart 5 – 3 Moreland Blues
As the season draws close to an end, both sides had something to play for. Carlton look to extend their league upon the top of table whilst Moreland continue to battle their way up the table. Carlton strikes first and controlled the first half.
The first half looked very promising for Carlton, as they took a 3-0 lead heading into the half.
However, Moreland came out the gates roaring and scored in two quick goals in succession to tighten the game up. The game reached new levels of intensity but Carlton as they’ve done all season kept their composure and answered back.
Chabaan Rajab was instrumental in both halves scoring in each.
Man of the Match: Chabaan Rajab (Carlton FC)