BASL womens wrap up

By Liam Nash

Shepparton United showed no signs of slowing down its rampant start to the season with a six-goal demolition of Spring Gully away from home on Sunday.

Sarah Loverso opened the Blues’ account in the 11th minute with a classy finish past Kylie Thompson.

United’s go-to forward Sophie Papalia chimed in with two goals in the blink of an eye near the 20-minute mark, giving her side a three-goal buffer heading into the break.

Having smelt blood, United pressed on in search of more and found another as dynamic Caitlin Georgiou found the back of the net in the 70th minute mark.

Papalia then completed her hat-trick with Georgiou capping the performance by adding another to seal the score at 6-0.

●Gary Hale’s Shepparton South was overcome against a formidable foe in the form of Eaglehawk on Sunday afternoon, with the side bowing out 2-0 at McEwen.

While South prevailed in a nine-goal thriller against Colts in the season opener, it could not squeeze three points from one of Bendigo’s top outfits.

Eaglehawk had a dream start to the game as Grace Edlin netted her first of the season past Brioni Serafini in the second minute.

From there, the visitors remained resolute at the back and were equal to every attacking move that South put together holding the lead going into half-time.

South came out of the changing rooms hellbent on finding a goal of its own, but in doing so only invited pressure from the Eaglehawk offence.

And the opposition’s patience paid dividends, as Charlotte Edlin slotted a chance away to put the game to bed in the 76th minute.

●Shepparton had a rough day at the office as it copped a heavy defeat to Golden City away at Shadforth Park.

The Reds well and truly got the horns as the Rams hit the ground running, scoring eight before the break.

Shepparton managed to get on the score sheet when Barbara Martin Alvarez coolly sent one past the Golden City goalkeeper, but it only served as a consolation as the Reds failed to find the net for the remainder of the fixture.