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South rises to the top of tree after smashing Raiders

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August 29, 2017

Shepparton South co-coach Joel Aitken (pictured) and Nathan Radevski have led their side to the top of the ladder.

It was a mixed weekend of results for the Goulburn Valley’s Bendigo Amateur Soccer League clubs with Shepparton South winning, while Shepparton lost yet again.

Co-coaches Joel Aitken and Nathan Radveski have now led their South side to the top of the table after emphatically winning 18-1.

The visitors travelled to Deniliquin to toy with Moama-Echuca Border Raiders.

The rout began three minutes in with Aitken scoring the first of his eight goals, taking his season’s tally to 36 goals in 18 games.

Toby Ferguson also chipped in with five goals from midfield, while Sean Grant was the only other multiple goal-scorer, netting two of his own.

Aitken managed to score seven in the first half as his side led 9-1 at half-time.

Unfortunately for the Raiders, who sit on the bottom of the table after conceding 204 goals, the spree continued with Justin Cirillo, Mahdi Heidari and Willie Sauiluma joining in on the fun.

South now sits on top of the table with two rounds left to play, however, second-placed Eaglehawk has a game in hand and is only one point adrift.

The result was South’s eighth consecutive win.

It has only lost two games this season.

Shepparton’s season continues to go from bad to worse after it lost to Colts United.

United, which sits second last on the table, managed to secure its first win of the season, defeating Dillon Shelley’s side 7-2 on Sunday.

Reds striker Yonas Niyigalula got the hosts off to the best of starts scoring in the first minute, however, it was all down hill from there.

United led two-one at half-time, before the Reds conceded five goals in the second half, while Jacques Greenfield also scored an own goal for the visitors.

Giacomo Alvisi was sent off in the 80th minute.

The result has the Reds languishing in seventh position after seven wins in 18 games this season.

●In the Youth Championship, Shepparton United was on the wrong side of a nine-goal thriller on Sunday, while Tatura had the better of Strathdale.

Ismet Uguz and Charlie Maude found the net in the Ibises’ 2-1 victory, while goals from Zulfiqar Alizada, Reza Baqiri, Aminullah Qazikhil and Bashir Mohssini were not enough to help a nine-man United outfit in its 5-4 loss to Swan Hill.

The Ibises now sit in fifth position and one win outside of a finals berth, while United is still placed on the bottom of the table.

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