Ballarat SC have re-claimed second place on the men's state league 5 west ladder after defeating the Deakin Ducks 2-1.
A brace from star-forward Justin Whitcher proved enough to get Ballarat over the line in what was a close affair at Trekardo Park. The win takes Ballarat SC to five wins and two losses on the season.
Meanwhile Sebastopol Vikings captain Adrian Curtain has kicked two goals in his side's 2-2 draw with the Western Eagles in the men's state league north-west 3 competition. The draw snaps a three game skid for the club which sits ninth on the ladder.
In the women's, Ballarat City have secured their first win in the women's state league 1 north-west competition, albeit in unfortunate circumstances.
Hoppers Crossing forfeited the game to City on Sunday after failing to field a team on their home ground.
The win elevates Ballarat to eighth spot on the ladder. They will play last-placed Bundoora United next weekend.
While Ballarat City's top men's side have gone down 3-0 to the Eastern Lions in a cross-conference match-up in the National Premier Leagues Victoria 2 competition.