Calder United’s scintillating form has continued in the National Premier League women’s competition.

United ran riot to beat Southern United 17-0 at Keilor Park Recreation Reserve on Saturday, demonstrating the gulf between the top and bottom sides.

Angela Beard and Polly Doran piled on four goals apiece.

In men’s NPL, Green Gully played out a 1-1 draw with South Melbourne away at Lakeside Stadium.

Melbourne Knights finished with 10 men in a gutsy 2-1 loss to ladder leader Avondale at Avenger Park on Saturday.

The third-placed Knights will need to dust themselves off quickly with their big rivals South Melbourne paying a visit to Knights Stadium on Friday night.

In NPL 2 west, St Albans Saints moved up to second with a 4-2 win over Ballarat City at Morshead Park Stadium.