Hume City’s dream run in the FFV women’s competition continues, with the side winning a second straight title and promotion.
Hume was undefeated in state league 4 north last season, and has continued on its winning ways this year in state league 3 west.
Even before a ball was kicked this weekend Hume had wrapped up a second title and with it, promotion.
Coach Mus Fehmi said the club wasn’t aware it had claimed the title with a 4-0 win in round 15 against Melbourne University, two weekends ago.
He said a text message was sent around the group to alert it of the achievement.
“I’m really proud of them as a lot of hard work has gone into it,” he said.
“We set out to achieve this outcome and the girls should be really proud of themselves.”
Hume has almost doubled the number of goals scored by any other team this season. At the same time, it has conceded just seven goals.
Fehmi said they had been tested at times and that the playing group didn’t have an easy run.
“We’ve battled in a few games, other than that we’ve been dominant.
“We have a squad of 20 players, so they are always fighting for positions.”
It was back to work for Hume and Fehmi as they faced second-placed St Albans on Friday in their third last match of the season.
Before the game, Fehmi said he had spoken to the group about finishing the season well and he had hoped to go through undefeated again.
He would have been disappointed with Friday night’s performance, as Hume dropped its first match in two years.
St Albans scored a hat-trick in the first half, before adding a fourth in the second to win 4-0.
It is the first time Hume has been goaless this season and it conceded more goals in the game than it has for the rest of the season.
Hume will now feature in state league 3 play-offs against the other three state league 3 title winners.
Fehmi said it would be nice to claim that title as well.
“We’d like to give it a crack,” he said. “We’ve come this far.”
The achievements are likely to keep coming for Hume, with Ebru Hasan almost a certainty to claim the goalscoring title. She she scored 44 goals this season, 26 more than the next best.