THE SEBASTOPOL Vikings were outclassed in their Football Federation Victoria State League 4 West encounter with the Brimbank Stallions on Saturday, falling short 3-1.
After playing out a tense first half both sides remained goalless at the half time whistle, however the Stallions were able to gain the ascendancy early in the second half, breaking the deadlock just after the 51st minute.
After surviving an onslaught from the visitors the Vikings were able to equalise in the 78th minute when Alex Antonellli landed a free kick in the back of the net, however their good work was soon undone as the Stallions replied straight away, scoring from the centre without interference.
While the Vikings pushed hard to find an equaliser late in the match the Stallions delivered the final nail in the coffin by extending their lead to two goals on 90 minutes. Vikings coach Michael Busija described the concession of a goal from the middle as a “cardinal sin” which ultimately cost his side the game.
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