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United flying high and ready for top-four head-to-head battle

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July 15, 2017

Bendigo Amateur Soccer League’s top four sides go head-to-head this weekend.

League leader Shepparton United travels to Eaglehawk, while Shepparton South hosts Epsom in a clash between fourth and second.

United is flying high in the inaugural BASL season, having won 10 of 11 games and a 4-1 victory last weekend has placed the side in a good position against Eaglehawk.

Sarah Loverso (2), Sophie Papalia and Taylor Zito all found the back of the net in the three-goal rout, while after successive losses, Eaglehawk bounced back to win its past two games.

Swan Hill and Golden City fell victim to Eaglehawk with the latter netting five goals in the past fortnight, taking its tally to 21 for the season.

United has doubled that total, scoring 52 goals, while conceding just the four in 11 matches.

Rocky Papalia’s side’s only loss has been to South, which will be hoping to close the nine-point margin between itself and Epsom.

Uwe Paffrath’s team, which has won the past two games, faces a red-hot side fresh off the back of five straight wins.

Epsom is the competition’s leading scorers, having netted 57, and, as a result, its recent winning streak has seen the side score 21.

Tara Thomas (24) and Elizabeth Atkins (14) pose as Epsom’s biggest threat in front of goals, while Lucinda Murdoch (7) and Jasmine Vukcevic (6) lead the way for South.

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