Sebastopol Vikings stamped its authority in the opening half hour against the inform North Melbourne, kicking two goals on its way to a 2-1 FFV state league four west victory.
Kuanyjal Tuany opened Vikings’ account after four minutes before Joris Kerstens made it 2-0 after 25. Sebastopol took a 2-1 lead into half-time, which proved the winning result.
Coach Corey Smith said he was relieved to get the win against a side that had won its past six matches.
“Overall I felt we were the better side...but we’ve definitely got room for improvement,” Smith said.
“They’d won six games in a row, you have to respect that.”
Vikings sit two points clear on top of the ladder.