Eastern Lions tame Bendigo City in NPL2 soccer

BENDIGO City will have two more chances to break their duck following a 3-0 defeat to Eastern Lions at Burwood last Saturday.

The loss leaves City without a win in 26 NPL2 games this season.

The remaining schedule tosses up a home clash against Brunswick City this week and a round 28 away encounter against Whittlesea Ranges.

Brunswick City is eighth on the ladder with eight wins, six draws and 11 losses for the season, while Whittlesea is fifth with 10 wins, five draws and 11 losses.

Bendigo City trailed 2-0 at half time.

In under-20s, Bendigo City lost 5-2 to Eastern Lions and is also searching for its first win of the season.

In junior games, Bendigo City took on Hume City at Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve.

The under-18s suffered a 6-0 loss, with Abraham Haidar and Talib Al-Khirsany both scoring a double for the visitors.

It was a day to remember for Al-Khirsany, who also scored twice in Hume City’s 4-0 win in the under-16s.

Bendigo City will chase its seventh win of the season next weekend against arch-rival Ballarat City.

Cadyn Thompson was Bendigo City’s lone goal scorer in a 4-1 defeat in the under-15s.

Bendigo City’s under-14 team lost 3-0.