Episode description

3ZZZ goes into all the news and upcoming games for the Men’s and Women’s 2023 NPL Victoria season.


On Friday night, Oakleigh smashed North Geelong 5 nil. And Heidelberg beat Green Gully 1 nil. On Saturday, Altona won on the road, beating Bentleigh Greens 1 nil. Port Melbourne were too good for Hume City winning 3 nil. Dandenong Thunder lost at home to Melbourne Knights 1 nil. And on Sunday, St. Albans defeated Moreland City 3-0.

Also on Sunday, 3ZZZ was present to broadcast the top of the table, match of the round, between South Melbourne and Avondale at Lakeside Stadium.

It was a fast paced, tight and intense affair between 2 sides in top form. In the first half at the 30th minute mark, South Melbourne took the lead with a penalty converted by Max Mikkola. 

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In the second half, Ajak Riak made his way into the box and his shot was deflected off Avondale defender Ayden Brice and went into the back of the net to make it 2-0 to South Melbourne.

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In the 74th minute it was Ajak Riak yet again to make it 3-0 to South Melbourne.

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In the top of the table clash between South Melbourne and Avondale, South Melbourne were just too good winning the match 3-0.


The ladder has Avondale still on top, followed closely by South Melbourne, Oakleigh Cannons, Melbourne Knights, Green Gully and Port Melbourne in the top 6. Altona Magic are seventh, followed by Hume City, Dandenong Thunder, Heidelberg United, St. Albans, Moreland City, North Geelong and Bentleigh Greens. 

For round 13, on Friday night Bentleigh hosts Avondale, Melbourne Knights faces Heidelberg United and Green Gully plays St. Albans. On Saturday Moreland City hosts Oakleigh Cannons. Port Melbourne encounters Altona Magic away. Hume City has Dandenong Thunder at home. And on Sunday to finish off the round, it’s South Melbourne up against North Geelong.

For the NPLW, on friday, it was a 1 all draw between FV Emerging and Calder United. On Saturday Heidelberg United demolished Southern United 6-1. Bayside beat Box Hill 3-1. And on Monday night Bulleen defeated Alamein 2-1.

3ZZZ was present to broadcast the women’s match between South Melbourne and Preston Lions at Lakeside Stadium. 

South Melbourne took the lead early with a tap in by Danielle Wise after 10 minutes.

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Just before the half time break, South Melbourne made it 2-0 from an own goal.

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In the second half it was Danielle Wise yet again with a fine finish to make it 3-0.

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Near the end of the match, Preston’s Meri Nishamura scored an amazing long range consolation goal to make it 3-1. 

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South Melbourne eventually ran away winners 3-1 against a spirited Preston Lions, bouncing back after a disappointing loss last week.

For the NPLW ladder Boroondara have now jumped on top, followed by Alamein, Heidelberg, South Melbourne, Preston and Bulleen make the top 6. Then we have Bayside United, Calder United, FV Emerging, Box Hill and Southern United.

For the upcoming NPLW games for round 9. On Friday it’s FV Emerging versus Southern United. On Saturday Heidelberg plays Boroondara Eagles. Alamein plays away to Bayside United. On Sunday South Melbourne encounters Calder United, and to finish, it’s the battle of the Lions, Bulleen Lions versus Preston Lions.

On Sunday it’s another amazing day of football with a double header on 3ZZZ! We will be broadcasting live at Lakeside Stadium, the women’s game between South Melbourne and Calder United at 1.20pm and then later the men’s game between South Melbourne and North Geelong at 3.50pm. Tune in on the 3ZZZ website, or on DAB plus to listen to all the action. That’s South Melbourne Women versus Calder United at 1.20pm, then the mens game with South Melbourne and North Geelong at 3.50pm, all live on 3ZZZ! Don’t miss it!