The gap between Whittlesea Ranges and the top sides in National Premier League 2 continues to grow with the Ranges losing their third straight game.

Coming off two losses against some of the top sides in the competition, the Ranges were hopeful of a win against Sunshine George Cross, which was equal on points.

Georgies started the better of the two sides, scoring two first half goals. The Ranges came out strongly in the second half and scored early before peppering the goals, looking for an equaliser. The Georgies scored a third goal in the dying minutes to seal a 3-1 win.

The Ranges sit eighth on the NPL 2 west ladder ahead of a clash with Bendigo City.

Hume City drew 1-1 with bottom side North Geelong Warriors in NPL. Jayden Prasad opened the scoring for City before the Warriors equalised 10 minutes later.

City had several chances in the second half but couldn’t find that second goal.

City, sitting in fifth on the ladder, faces Melbourne Knights on Friday night.

Meanwhile, the FFV has confirmed that Hume City’s FFA

Cup match against Moreland City will be played on May 23.

A win would put City through to the national stage of the competition.