Point Cook still finding its way

Williamstown's Gorgi Niceski and Point Cook's Matt Magro. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

Point Cook’s ho hum form has continued in the Football Federation Victoria men’s state league 3.

The Jets are neither good nor bad as they continue to split the points with their opponents.

They have drawn five of their past seven matches, which is frustrating for coach Craig Filer and his newly promoted team.

Point Cook held a lead against Williamstown at Saltwater Reserve, but it was short-lived.

Jonathan Dunn put the Jets into the lead early in the first half, but his goal cancelled out just five minutes later when Gorgi Niceski found an equaliser for Williamstown. So it continues a strange start for Point Cook, which is yet to work out its place in the pecking order.

A trip to Epping City, the runaway ladder leader with seven wins from nine starts, awaits Point Cook this Saturday.

In men’s state league 1, Hoppers Crossing endured its heaviest defeat of the season, going down 4-0 to North Sunshine Eagles at Larissa Reserve.

The Reds have lost their past two matches to fall into the relegation zone. The Shaun Barbara-coached Reds will host an in-form Keilor Park at Grange Reserve this Saturday.

In men’s state league 4, Truganina Hornets found their mojo with a 3-0 win over Laverton at Laverton Park Reserve. Federico Rossini produced a double for the Hornets, while Hamsa Mohamed scored the other goal. Despite their poor recent form, the Hornets are second on the ladder, still eight points behind top-placed Western Eagles.

In men’s state league 5, West Point throttled Lara United 6-1 on a day when Paul Dickie fired in a hat-trick at Lara Recreation Reserve.

In women’s state league 2, Hoppers Crossing maintained its flawless form, making it six wins from six starts.

The Reds had to overcome a tough examination from Fitzroy City before emerging with a 2-1 win. Reds striker Julia Budiongo-Batota notched her 10th goal for the season, while Regina Vicedor completed the scoring.

In women’s state league 3, Point Cook lost 3-1 to Greenvale United, leaving it battling in third-last place on the ladder.