Sunbury United is back in the pack after suffering a second straight loss in FFV state league 3 north-west.

Sitting just one point off a top two and promotion spot, Sunbury was keen to get back on the winners’ list against Point Cook.

Sunbury had the better of the opportunities in the first half, including hitting the woodwork a couple of times.

With a gale force wind impacting players, neither side was able to find the back of the net, despite having an even share of the ball.

Point Cook got the breakthrough in the 89th minute through a header.

Sunbury was unable to find an equaliser in injury time, losing 1-0.

United sits sixth on the ladder on 22 points, four points behind second-placed Sebastopol Vikings.

United, though, has played one less game than all the sides above them on the ladder.

Sunbury has another big challenge, next up facing fifth-placed Upfield.

Gisborne has slipped to third on the state league 5 west ladder, after its second loss of the season.

Melton Phoenix caused one of the upsets of the season knocking off second-placed Gisborne.

Phoenix found the back of the net in the dying minutes through Alain Nzitunga to get the win 1-0.

The loss leaves Gisborne sitting on the same amount of points as Deakin Ducks, but below them on goal difference.

After not getting a win the past three weeks, Gisborne will be looking to return to the winners’ list this week at home against Melbourne Lions.