Vikings see off challenger, Warrnambool delivers mammoth win

Sebastopol Vikings remain at the top of the Ballarat District Soccer Association open division one ladder after accounting for Buninyong 2-1.

Brandon Bosher scored the first of his two goals at the 40-minute mark, the only goal of the first half.

Edwin North equalised for the Redbacks after 57 minutes but Bosher delivered his second at the 85-minute mark to deliver the desired response after its first loss of the season the week prior.

Meanwhile, Warrnambool gave its goal differential a boost with a 7-1 win over Ballarat.

It was 3-1 at half-time, but four goals in 15 minutes in the second half made it a lop-sided scoreline. The Rangers sit one point behind Sebastopol on the table, eight points clear of second-placed Buninyong.

HEADER: Victoria Park's Shane Jones soars above his Forest Rangers opponent to connect with the incoming ball.

HEADER: Victoria Park's Shane Jones soars above his Forest Rangers opponent to connect with the incoming ball.

Victoria Park defeated Forest 2-0, Scott Gillett providing the sealer at the 89-minute mark.

While the top two looks clear, just six points separates third to sixth in what will be a competitive battle for the remaining positions in the top four.

In the women’s division one, Warrnambool showed no mercy on the bottom-placed Bacchus Marsh, thumping it 17-0.

League leading goal-scorer Isabel Wilkinson led the way with five, to give her 20 for the season, Shkara Rantall, Fiona Jackson and Emily Whelan all scored hat-tricks while the rest were single goal-scorers.

UP HIGH: Forest Rangers Tayla Wilson meets the ball in the air on Sunday during the clash with Ballarat North United.

UP HIGH: Forest Rangers Tayla Wilson meets the ball in the air on Sunday during the clash with Ballarat North United.

Ballarat North United delivered a huge first half against Forest.

Six goals in the opening 39 minutes set-up a 7-0 victory, Emily Woolford the only scorer of the second half.

The match between Ballarat and Ballarat Eureka Strikers has been postponed due to a number of Strikers players being away at the Victorian Country Championships, it looks likely the match will be rescheduled to Tuesday.

LADDERS

OPEN DIVISION ONE

Sebastopol Vikings 25 points, +19 goal differential

Warrnambool 24, +25

Buninyong 16, +4

Ballarat 16, -3

Ballarat North United 15, +1

Victoria Park 12, -6

Forest Rangers 10, -10

DIVISION ONE WOMEN

Warrnambool 27, +51

Ballarat* 21, +25

Ballarat Eureka Strikers* 21, +8

Ballarat North United 15, +18

Forest 10, -30

Bacchus Marsh 3, -50

*- Ballarat, Ballarat Eureka Strikers clash postponed

DIVISION TWO

Horsham 24, +14

Forest 21, +11

Daylesford and Hepburn 21, +9

Ballarat Red 20, +19

Sebastopol Vikings 16, +11

Buninyong 15, +4

Bacchus Marsh 12, -1

Ballarat White 12, -4

Maryborough 12, -7

Creswick 10, -17

Ballarat North United 9, -8

Victoria Park 3, -31