Maribyrnong Swifts have moved to within a point of top spot in the Football Federation Victoria women’s state league 2.
The Swifts edged out La Trobe University 1-0 in a tightly contested game at Johnson Reserve on Sunday. Matilda Myers scored the game’s only goal for the Swifts after nine minutes.
The Swifts are equal on points with second-placed Melbourne University and just one point behind leaders South Melbourne.
While it was a good weekend for the Swifts, it was one that Yarraville Glory and Maidstone United would rather forget. The Glory was toppled 4-2 away to Fitzroy City, while Maidstone suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Templestowe United.
In men’s state league 1, runaway ladder leader Altona Magic suffered a rare loss, going down 3-2 to Preston Lions at BT Connor Reserve.
Four goals were evenly shared in the first half with Jon McShane and Adamson Ajayi hitting the target for the Magic, but it was the Lions who roared in the second half.
Altona East Phoenix sunk back to the bottom of the ladder after a 1-0 loss to Essendon Royals at Ormond Park, while late goals to Kazuki Okada and Keith Burch ensured a 2-1 home win for Yarraville Glory over Keilor Park.
Altona City saw its two-point lead at the top of the men’s state league 2 evaporated after a 1-1 draw with Sporting Whittlesea at RGC Cook Reserve. City is still on top of the ladder on goal difference from Hoppers Crossing.
Williamstown had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Epping City at Duffy Street Reserve, leaving them five points off top spot in men’s state league 3.
Altona North could not spoil the 1500th game celebrations of the Western Eagles in men’s state league 4, losing 2-1 at the Polish Sports and Recreation Complex.
Laverton Park opened up a four-point break at the top of men’s state league 5 after a 2-1 win over Lara United.