Stallions back on winners list

Damian Brankovic. (Ljubica Vrankovic) 333190_35

Spring Hills returned to the winners list in the FV state league 5 west competition on Saturday.

Having not won since April 27, it was a welcome return to the winners list for the Stallions against Ballarat.

Spring Hills scored two first half goals to take an important lead into half time.

The Stallions went a man down in the 60th minute when George Quispe received a red card after getting his second yellow card.

Despite being a man down, Spring Hills was able to hold on to come away with a 2-0 win. Chris Duncan and Matthew Sanders were the goal scorers for Spring Hills.

Spring Hills now sits sixth on the ladder with four wins for the season.

The Stallions will get a bye this week with a week off for a catch up round. After the break, the Stallions will face Tarneit United.

In state league 4 west, Melton Phoenix and Westside Strikers both suffered losses.

The Phoenix faced ladder leaders Surf Coast.

Surf Coast scored the only goal of the game as the Phoenix had to battle with 10 men after Lachlan Stafford received two yellow cards and was sent from the field.

The Phoenix slip to fourth with the loss.

It will have the chance to move back to third this week as it plays Moonee Ponds United in a catch up game.

The lights went out earlier in the season, with scores level at the time, so the match is being replayed.

Westside Strikers lost their third straight match, this time against Barwon.

Scores were locked at 2-2 at half time with Barwon able to find a winner in the third, claiming the win 3-2.

David Torres Suarez and Mark Saric were the goal scorers for the Strikers.

The Strikers sit in seventh spot on 14 points.

The Strikers get the week off before a clash with the Phoenix. The sides had a 1-1 draw back in round one in the first matchup between the sides.

Meanwhile, Caroline Springs George Cross suffered another loss in the Victorian Premier League 1 competition on Friday night.

The Georgies were on the road against Langwarrin, with the home team leading 2-1 at half time. They managed to hold on for a win in the second half, winning 3-2. Lochlan Reus and Otman Benhaddou were the goal scorers for the Georgies.

The Georgies sit in 12th spot after 17 rounds.

The Georgies this week face Hume City on Wednesday night in the Australia Cup before playing Bulleen Lions on Monday night in the VPL1 competition.