Whittlesea United had a nightmare day against the Brimbank Stallions in FFV state league 1 north-west on Saturday.
Looking to cement its spot among the top sides, Whittlesea was left to rue a missed opportunity.
The Stallions did as they pleased, recording a 4-1 win.
Jakub Mlcak was the goalscorer for Whittlesea.
Whittlesea has three wins and three losses, and has slipped back to fifth.
The challenge doesn’t get any easier for Whittlesea, which faces the undefeated Preston Lions this week.
Hume United has a new coach, but it was a familiar result as it lost for a sixth time in FFV state league 2 north-west.
Hume announced during the week that Lui (Ruhi) Yavuz would coach the side for the rest of the season, after losing its first five matches.
On Saturday Hume went down to Western Suburbs 2-1.
In other results, Mill Park beat Albion Rovers, 2-0, while Epping City lost to Westgate 1-0.
In state league 3 north-west, Lalor United remains undefeated after a big win against Craigieburn City.
Nikola Markovski scored twice for Lalor, while Kliment Dimitrieski and Jayden Mercieca scored the other goals.
Upfield lost to Western Eagles 2-1.
In state league 4 north, Plenty Valley Lions had a 4-1 win against La Trobe University, while Greenvale United drew 1-1 with Thornbury.
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