Lights go on for soccer clash at Epsom

THE lights will burn brighly above the main pitch at Epsom-Huntly Reserve on Saturday night.

Epsom takes on Colts United in the start to the weekend’s play in the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League’s championship.

It’s the first time points have been played for under lights on Epsom’s turf.

Colts is equal third with Eaglehawk in the division one men’s title race.

Colts is on the rebound from defeat at Spring Gully, while Epsom had a convincing win against Golden City.

Adrian Stockwell, Brett Quinn, Adam Crawley, Jeremy Hassle and Hamish Gladstone were on target in a 5-1 win by the Scorpions.

In Sunday's play, Strathdale takes on Golden City.

The ladder-leading Strathdale fought on for a 1-0 win against Eaglehwak last round.

Golden City has won two of its past three matches.

The Rams scored 3-2 and 3-1 wins against Epsom and Colts United.

 The most recent meeting between Strathdale and City ended in a 4-0 win for the Blues.

Spring  Gully hosts Eaglehawk at Stanley Avenue.

 The second-placed Gully teamed superbly in a 3-1 win against Colts United last round.

Eaglehawk’s confidence will have lifted after pushing Strathdale all the way.

Spring Gully and Eaglehawk will be playing for the Toots Trewhella Shield.

In the women’s division, the ladder-leading Colts United take on the third-placed Epsom on Saturday afternoon.

Colts is on the rebound from its first loss of the season.

The Epsom Scorpions beat City last round and will be determined to continue their momentum.

Golden City hosts Strathdale on Sunday.

Both teams are locked on nine points and in a battle for fourth spot on the ladder.

Spring Gully takes on Eaglehawk.

The Gully played brilliantly to end Colts’ winning streak last round.

Eaglehawk will be in a positive frame of mind after a 3-1 win against Strathdale broke its season duck.

Meanwhile, FC Bendigo is back on home turf at Tom Flood Sports Centre for Saturday night’s National Premier League Victoria matches.

FC Bendigo will take on Whittlesea Ranges.

The action kicks off at 4pm when the under-20s do battle on the Barnard Street pitch.

After a great run in June, which included three wins and a draw, FC Bendigo’s senior team will be fired up to take the points against Whittlesea. 

The division one clash kicks off at 6pm.  

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