Soccer: Sebastopol leads in men’s and women’s competition

Sebastopol Vikings have snatched the lead from Forest Rangers in Ballarat and District Soccer Association division one competition after defeating Ballarat Red 6-1 at Morshead Park on Sunday. 

ON TOP: The Vikings' Ryan Rykers controls the ball in a round 12 clash with Buninyong at Royal Park. He was one of two Vikings to hit the scoreboard in the weekend's game against Ballarat Red. Picture: Dylan Burns

ON TOP: The Vikings' Ryan Rykers controls the ball in a round 12 clash with Buninyong at Royal Park. He was one of two Vikings to hit the scoreboard in the weekend's game against Ballarat Red. Picture: Dylan Burns

The game was the only one played in division one competition on the weekend, after the original scheduled match between the two teams was abandoned due to a wash out. 

The Vikings’ Liam Dawson scored five of the six goals in an impressive display, while Ryan Rykers scored the other.

Nicholas Lavery scored the sole goal for Ballarat. 

Meanwhile, the Vikings sit four points clear on top in the women’s division one competition.

RESULTS

Division 1 Open

Sebastopol Vikings 6 d Ballarat Red 1

Ladder: Sebastopol Vikings 35, +40; Forest Rangers 34, +37; Ballarat North United 34, +36; Warrnambool Rangers 32, +26; Buninyong 30, +15; Victoria Park 16, 0; Ballarat Red 15, -7; Daylesford 12, +1; Bacchus Marsh 7, -54; Creswick 0, -85.

Division 1 Women

Ballarat North United 5 d Vic Park 0

Ballarat 2 d Warrnambool Rangers 1

Sebastopol Vikings 8 d Forest Rangers 0

Bacchus Marsh BYE

Ladder: Sebastopol Vikings 46, +107; Warrnambool Rangers 42, +53; Ballarat 40, +68; Ballarat North United 37, +71; Vic Park 24, -9; Forest Rangers 13, -57; Bacchus Marsh 9, -173.