STRATHDALE shone under Epsom’s lights as it scored a 2-1 victory in the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League’s women’s championship on Saturday night.
The Blues gained a two-goal lead by half-time following strikes by Tayla Evans in the round eight contest.
Epsom Scorpions struck back with a goal by Tara Thomas, but Strathdale took the points.
BEST - Strathdale: Tayla Evans, Kelsie Rowlands, Madalyn Tresize. Epsom: Caitlin Green, Maddison Ridsdale, Melissa Vanzetta.
No goals were struck in the clash between championship leaders Colts United and Spring Gully at Strathfieldsaye.
BEST - Colts United: Rebecca Berry, Alishia Stratford, A. McDonald. Spring Gully: Nicole Ford, Jessica Smith, Mia Killick.
Eaglehawk fought on for a 2-1 win against Golden City at Truscott Reserve.
Both of the Borough’s goals were struck by Chloe Parker.
Chelsea McGovern was on target for City.
BEST - Eaglehawk: Emily Davies, Chloe Parker, E. Webb, Golden City: Chloe Boyd, Caitlin Laing, Chelsea McGovern.
It was a high-scoring contest as Epsom and Strathdale played for the Kevin Merchant Memorial Trophy in the division one men’s clash under Epsom lights.
The Epsom line-up played well to be within a goal of the ladder-leading Strathdale at half-time.
A double by Sean Boxshall and another goal by Jon Bryers clinched a 3-2 win for Strathdale.
Epsom’s goals were struck by Brett Quin and Josh Williams.
BEST - Epsom: Adrian Holland, Adrian Stockwell, Brett Quin, Strathdale: Nic Watson, Shaun Allen, Sean Boxshall.
Spring Gully achieved a 2-1 victory on Colts United’s turf at Strathfiledsaye.
Joel Bish and Dennis Barnett scored Gully’s goals.
Colts United’s goal was struck by Dylan Callaway.
BEST - Colts United: Josh Raeburn, Dylan Callaway, Daniel Berry, Spring Gully: Josh Baum, Ben Lowndes, Jakob van Dalen.
Eaglehawk dominated its clash with Golden City at Truscott Reserve.
The Hawks led 2-0 at half-time and went on to win 5-1.
Goalscorers for Eaglehawk were not supplied. City’s goal was scored by Josh Hutchins.
BEST - Eaglehawk: Chris Harvey, Brent Hamblin, Justin Warren, Golden City: Josh Hutchins, Hugh Molenaar, Zac Street.
In the men’s division two competition, Strathdale scored a 7-2 win at Epsom.
Spring Gully beat Colts United, 7-1; Eaglehawk defeated Swan Hill, 3-1; and Moama Border Raiders won 2-0 against Golden City.
In the youth championship matches, Strathdale beat Epsom, 6-0; Swan Hill won 3-1 at Eaglehawk; and Golden City scored a 3-2 win against Moama Border Raiders.