Warrnambool indestructible at home

A formidable force on their home fortress, Warrnambool Rangers continued their successful start to the season with a 5-1 victory over Ballarat North United. 

BATTLE FOR BALL: Goal keeper Chloe Stevens of the Ballarat Eureka Strikers and Hebe Phillips of the Forest Rangers compete for the ball during the Women's Division 1 round six clash. Pictures: Dylan Burns

BATTLE FOR BALL: Goal keeper Chloe Stevens of the Ballarat Eureka Strikers and Hebe Phillips of the Forest Rangers compete for the ball during the Women's Division 1 round six clash. Pictures: Dylan Burns

While usually a tight contest between the two teams, Warrnambool had the upper hand when Isabel Wilkinson and Chloe Paredes both found the back of the net in the first half of the round six Ballarat and District Soccer Association clash on Sunday.

Paredes scored again at the 59-minute mark to make it 3-0, before Leah Cushion scored the first for North. Two more goals late in the game from the Rangers’ Wilkinson and Laura Mirtschin cemented the win. 

ATHLETIC: Lucius Dorothy of the Ballarat Eureka Strikers and Karla McKinnon of the Forest Rangers chase after the ball during Sunday's clash at Morshead Park.

ATHLETIC: Lucius Dorothy of the Ballarat Eureka Strikers and Karla McKinnon of the Forest Rangers chase after the ball during Sunday's clash at Morshead Park.

Meanwhile, Ballarat Eureka Strikers continue to hold onto second spot after defeating Forest Ranger 1-0. 

Goal Keeper Chloe Stevens scored the winning goal at the 85-minute mark to get the points from what was a tough contest at Morshead Park.

The final women’s division one game took place at Trekardo Park with Bacchus Marsh forfeiting against Ballarat.