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Shepparton teams are safe and sound

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August 29, 2017

Shepparton South and Shepparton United's women's teams are in comfortable positions to secure themselves a place in finals.

With two games to go Shepparton United and Shepparton South have all but secured their finals berths in the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League women’s championship.

Despite South’s 2-1 loss to Moama-Echuca Border Raiders Uwe Paffrath’s team sits two points clear of Eaglehawk with a game in hand, while United strolled to a 10-0 victory.

The Raiders, who sit in third position, opened the scoring in the 14th minute, however, Alicia Laffy levelled proceedings just after the hour mark.

It was only Laffy’s second goal this season, however, this fight back was too late for South.

The result was South’s second consecutive loss after a prominent run midway through the season.

Meanwhile, Sarah Loverso, Sophie Papalia and Caitlin Georgiou ran riot for United.

Loverso led the merry dance netting four second-half goals, taking her season’s tally to 20 in 16 games, while Georgiou and Papalia scored three and two goals respectively.

However, a United win would not be complete without the Georgiou sisters managing to get on the scoreboard, with Chelsea adding one of her own.

United kept its 12th clean sheet in 16 games and as a result, its goal difference is the best in the competition.

Papalia’s side has only conceded four goals in a remarkable season, while offensively it has scored 84 of its own, leaving it second only to Epsom.

South will now host Strathdale this weekend before travelling to Eaglehawk to finish the season, while United makes the trek to Golden City before finishing off at home against Spring Gully.

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