Laverton has moved out of the bottom three in the Football Victoria men’s state league 4 west soccer with a 2-0 victory over Spring Hills at Laverton Park Reserve on Saturday.

The Reds have shown improved performances in the past month and saw this match against a side near them on the ladder as a real chance to reap maximum points.

Michael Nguyen and Marcelo De La Plaza gave Laverton the springboard it needed. Nguyen scored in the first half to give the Reds a one-goal advantage at half-time, while De La Plaza netted in the second.

Altona North maintained its two-point break at the top of the ladder on the back of a 2-1 win over Melbourne University at Princes Park Oval.

In men’s state league 1, Altona City ended its three-game losing streak with a pressure-relieving 3-1 victory over Essendon Royals at Ormond Park.

Yarraville’s up-and-down form took a turn for the worse when it went down 2-0 to Brimbank Stallions at McIvor Reserve.

Altona East Phoenix’s clash with Mill Park in men’s state league 2 was postponed.

Williamstown had a commanding 3-0 win over Fawkner in men’s state league 3.

In the women’s leagues, bottom-of-the-ladder Maribyrnong Swifts Silvers at least put up a fight in a 2-1 loss to top four side St Albans Saints in state league 2.

After two straight losses in state league 3, Altona Magic claimed a much-needed point in a 2-2 draw with Brunswick City.

Fourth-placed Altona City lost a bit of ground on the top three after a 2-1 loss to Westgate.

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Photo by Damjan Janevski.

PHOTO GALLERY: Laverton vs Spring Hills