3ZZZ goes into all the news and upcoming games for the Men’s and Women’s 2023 NPL Victoria season.
On Friday night, Green Gully defeated Dandenong at home 4-2. And Heidelberg and Moreland City had a goalless draw. On Saturday, Avondale kept their winning streak going by defeating a spirited Oakleigh Cannons 4-2. North Geelong beat St. Albans 1 nil. Port Melbourne edged out Bentleigh Greens 2-1. And on Sunday, Melbourne Knights and Hume City drew 1 all.
Also on Sunday night, 3ZZZ was present to broadcast the big match between South Melbourne and Altona Magic at Lakeside Stadium.
South Melbourne took the lead in the 19th minute with a header by defender Marco Jankovic.
Just a few minutes later, Altona’s Papua New Guinea international, Tommy Semmy equalised with a well finished goal from a cross into the box.
In the second half at the 56 minutes mark, South Melbourne took back the lead with a goal by Ajak Riak.
South Melbourne livewire, Max Mikkola was brought down in the box to claim a penalty which he slotted away in the 68th minute.
A few minutes later and it was that man, Max Mikkola yet again to score his second of the match and to make it 4-1.
Near the end of the game, Welsh forward Alun Webb scored to make it 5-1 for South Melbourne.
In the end South Melbourne ran away comprehensive winners against Altona Magic 5 goals to 1.
The ladder has Avondale on top, followed by South Melbourne, Oakleigh Cannons, Melbourne Knights, Green Gullyand Port Melbourne in the top 6. Hume City are seventh, followed by Altona Magic, Dandenong Thunder, Heidelberg United, Moreland City, St. Albans, North Geelong and Bentleigh Greens.
For round 12, on Friday night Oakleigh hosts North Geelong Warriors, and Heidelberg faces Green Gully at Olympic Park. On Saturday Bentleigh takes on Altona. Port Melbourne encounters Hume City. Melbourne Knights travels to Dandenong to face the Thunder. On Sunday to finish off the round, it’s St. Albans versus Moreland City and South Melbourne up against Avondale in what will undoubtably be the match of the round.
For the NPLW, on friday, Bulleen defeated Box Hill 1-nil. Preston Lions and FV Emerging, had a 1 all draw. On Saturday Calder United surpassed Heidelberg 4-2, and Southern United lost at home to Boroondara Eagles, 3 nil.
3ZZZ was present to broadcast the women’s match between South Melbourne and Alamein at Lakeside Stadium.
The first half was tight and intense with Alamein having most of the chances. However in the second half despite the South Melbourne defence absorbing most of the pressure, Alamein finally broke through with a wonderful shot by Rebecca Sabre to make it 1-nil.
Despite their best efforts, South Melbourne couldn’t find the back of the net and Alamein held on to win the game 1-nil.
For the NPLW ladder Boroondara have now jumped on top, followed by Alamein, Preston Lions, South Melbourne, Heidelberg United and Bulleen make the top 6. Then we have Bayside United, Calder United, FV Emerging, Box Hill and Southern United make up the rest.
For the upcoming NPLW games for round 8. On Friday it’s FV Emerging versus Calder United. On SaturdayHeidelberg plays Southern United. Bayside United plays host to Box Hill. On Sunday South Melbourne encounters Preston Lions and Bulleen takes on Alamein.
On Sunday it’s another amazing day of football with a double header on 3ZZZ! We we will be broadcasting live at Lakeside Stadium, the women’s game between South Melbourne and Preston Lions at 1.20pm and then later the top of the table men’s game between South Melbourne and Avondale 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 Preston at 1.20pm, then the big match of the round! The mens game with South Melbourne and Avondale at 3.50pm, all live on 3ZZZ! Don’t miss it!