Following consecutive wins against Woorooloo and South Perth, the resurgent Victoria Park men’s team travelled to Belmont to take on BSRC Wanderers. The game shaped as an important test for Vic Park who had been by the Wanderers 8-0 in the opening game of the season.
From the outset the game was played at a hectic pace with both teams being starved of scoring opportunities by good defensive pressure.
But 15 minutes in, Gabriel Silias passed superbly to fast-running mid-fielder Ger O’Keefe who flicked the ball past the keeper to open the scoring.
10 minutes later Belmont equalised thanks to some smart midfield work. They continued to press forward earning several corners and firing off a number of shots from long range but without success.
Then, shortly after the half-time break fullback, fullback Steven McGuire pushed a long pass into space where Ger O’keefe was able to finished off to give Vic Park the lead.
At the 80-minute mark, forward Aaron Lake crossed accurately to Paul Stacey who finished off to give the team a convincing win.
Next week Vic Park take on UWA-Nedlands FC at Raphael Park. Kickoff is at 3pm.