Sebastopol boys looking to stop the slide

Sebastopol Vikings are out to end a mini losing run that has had drastic consequences for their place on the Football Federation Victoria men’s state league three north-west table.

The Vikings were third on the ladder after round five, but have slipped to seventh on the back of defeats to Williamstown and Epping City.

Sebastopol coach Corey Smith wasn’t too concerned by the team’s position, but was focused on its form and believed it was a really good display in last weekend’s 1-0 loss.

Despite that, he said it was important to take at least a point from this Saturday’s clash with Heidelberg Stars.

“I was really happy last week, but the reality is that we got nothing from the game and we need to get something this week,” Smith said.

Smith said Joris Kerstens was a 50-50 chance to play in Saturday’s clash at Cartledge Reserve in Ivanhoe due to the birth of his second child this week, but didn’t forecast any other changes to the Sebastopol senior squad from last round.

He said Lee Stevens would return to the starting line-up after playing limited time in his return from injury against Epping City.

Heidelberg Stars sit eighth on the ladder after a 4-3 loss to Sunbury United last Saturday.

This weekend’s game will kick off from 3pm, with the reserves to play from 1pm.

Lee Stevens

Lee Stevens

TABLE

Epping City 19, +19

Sunbury United 13 +1

Upfield 12 +3

Williamstown 10 +6

Fawkner 10 +2

Moreland United 10 +1

Sebastopol Vikings 10 -3

Heidelberg Stars 9 -7

FC Strathmore 8 +1

Point Cook 6 -2

Essendon United 6 -5

La Trobe University 0 -16