Vikings beat inform side of competition

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.

GOT IT: Goal-scorer Joris Kerstens gets his shot on target as the Vikings claimed a 2-1 win over North Melbourne at Morshead Park. Pictures: Luka Kauzlaric

GOT IT: Goal-scorer Joris Kerstens gets his shot on target as the Vikings claimed a 2-1 win over North Melbourne at Morshead Park. Pictures: Luka Kauzlaric

CLEARANCE: Viking Matthew Jamieson headers the ball against North Melbourne Athletic on Saturday as Sebastopol ended North's winning run.

CLEARANCE: Viking Matthew Jamieson headers the ball against North Melbourne Athletic on Saturday as Sebastopol ended North's winning run.