By Lance Jenkinson
Werribee City has somehow managed to keep hold of top spot in the National Premier League 2 west after three rounds without a win.
The Bees have lost their sting recently, picking up one point from a possible nine.
A 1-0 loss on home soil to Brunswick City at Galvin Park on Saturday added to the frustration of Werribee City fans.
For all the slip-ups, no rival club has taken top spot away from the Bees.
But the ladder is a little too condensed for any of the promotion-chasing sides to feel comfortable, with the top five separated by three points.
With one win in five games, Werribee City will be desperate to claim all three points when it squares off with eastern conference promotion contenders Bulleen Lions at the Veneto Club in Bulleen on Monday night.
In state leagues, Hoppers Crossing grabbed top spot in state league 2 north-west with a 4-0 mauling of Hume United on the road. Jason Hayne, Alister Smart, Liam McDermott and the recently acquired Takuya Yoshimi found the back of the net for the Reds.
The Reds will host Moreland United in a tricky game at Grange Reserve on Saturday.
Point Cook was pipped 2-1 on the road by Upfield in state league 3 north-west. The Jets remain second last on the ladder.
Truganina broke its three-game losing streak in state league 4 north-west with a 3-2 win over Gisborne at Arndell Park Reserve.
West Point had a 0-0 draw with Deakin Ducks at Williams Landing Boulevard Reserve in state league 5 west.