It is official.
Shepparton United’s women’s side is back.
A round one loss suggested all might not be well with the Blues, but they have well and truly answered the call to assert themselves as the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League women’s division favourites.
Sunday brought a third straight win for the side, a confident 2-0 result against Colts United.
The professional display backed up wins against Tatura and Shepparton South and continued a stellar defensive record where it has conceded just one goal in the winning streak.
But the reigning champion did not have it all its own way against Colts United, unable to break through until 35 minutes.
Bringing the goal was Sophie Papalia, opening her account for the day in the 35th minute.
Colts held until the break, but was breached again on the hour, Papalia doubling up for her fifth goal in four games.
The score would not change, the 2-0 result taking United to third on the BASL women’s table, one of five teams log-jammed on 12 points on top.
In other action, Moama-Echuca cruised to a strong win against Tatura.
The powerhouse Border Raiders struck 10 minutes in through Brittany Sands, but from there it was the Thany Williams show.
She goaled in the 16th, 40th and 43rd minutes for a sensational hat-trick that took the Ibises right out of the contest.
Samantha Rea and Cameron Yeates scored in a four-minute flurry after half-time to complete the 6-0 score.
In other results, Epsom knocked off Strathdale, Eaglehawk dealt with Golden City 2-0 and Spring Gully United dismissed Swan Hill 4-1.