FC Bendigo chalked up its third victory in a row as it beat Sunshine George Cross, 2-0, in Saturday's away clash.
The in-form Bendigo did not concede a goal for the third match in a row as it won the National Premier League Victoria division one clash on Sunshine's turf at Chaplin Reserve.
FC Bendigo hit the front in the 22nd minute went captain Trent Waterson struck from the penalty spot.
Bendigo goalkeeper Sebastian Mattei saved a Sunshine penalty attempt.
The classy Matt Breeze played a crucial role in FC Bendigo's victory.
A corner kick by Breeze deflected off team-mate Jono Ryan to make it two-nil just three minutes into the second half.
Several strikes by Sunshine were blocked or astray.
FC Bendigo celebrated its fifth win of the season.
FC Bendigo player-coach Steve Martin was rapt with his side’s resilience at the back and its attacking mindset.
"Injuries, unavailability and suspension tested our depth in this match," Martin said.
"Josh Dwyer came up for the under-20s and played well," Martin said of the 18-year-old forward's play.
Best for FC Bendigo included Breeze, Josh Romein in defence, and Alon Blumgart at left-back.
The day's action kicked off with the under-20s.
After taking the field with just nine players because of the late arrival of some team-mates because of roadworks, FC Bendigo's young guns worked hard against the formidable Sunshine George Cross.
The match ended in a 2-0 victory for Sunshine.
"Our under-20s played one of their best matches of the season," Martin said.
FC Bendigo is back on home turf this Saturday night to play Avondale Heights.