Lights out at Melton


Melton Phoenix’s round two match will be replayed in the FV state league 4 west competition, after it was called off in the first half on Friday night.

Facing Moonee Ponds United as it was seeking its first win of the season, the Phoenix’s hopes were put on pause for at least another week.

A pitch light malfunction stopped the Phoenix’s game with Moonee Ponds in the first half.

As half the match hadn’t been completed, the match will be replayed at a later date. That date is yet to be confirmed.

The Westside Strikers are also without a win after two rounds in state league 4.

The Strikers, who were relegated in the off season, lost to West Point on Saturday, 1-0. It was West Point’s first game for the season and it held off a resilient Strikers.

The Phoenix will face Melbourne City in round three on Saturday afternoon, while the Strikers will host the Surf Coast at the same time.

In state league 5 west, Spring Hills were also on the wrong end of the results.

After a win in round one, having dropped down from state league 4 west during the off season, the Stallions faced Wyndham on Saturday.

Wyndham managed to come away with a 1-0 win to open its winning account.

Spring Hills will be at home in round three, hosting Gisborne.

Gisborne also dropped from state league 4 in the off season. It has a draw from its first two matches.

Meanwhile, the Phoenix’s women’s top side has been promoted to state league 3 due to league changes.

The side finished third in FV state league 4 last season. The Phoenix’s second side will play in state league 5.

The club is seeking women’s players for both of its teams.