Marcellin OCSC (Reserves) 3-4 West Preston

Goalscorers; C. Pase x 3

The afternoon began as our young Eagles blasted through the sheds guns blazing. The start was much improved from the week before and it showed through the score line. Our front third dominating the opening play spearheaded by debutant Michael Tempone and speedy wingers Ryan Redfern and Chris Pase. Lead by Steven Di Grazia, the Eagles powered to a 2-0 lead early in the match as some classy play allowed Chris Pase to fill his boots and notch the brace. Some lacklustre defensive work allowed West Preston back into the game after a freakish goal from half way caught GK Andrew Ciurleo offline - credit where it's due. Pase was having none of it as he got on the end of a passing master class to score his first hat trick for the club.

That's where good news ended for our reserves as the rest of the match turned pear shaped. West Preston took advantage of Marcellin's continuous defensive and midfield errors and managed to capitalise accordingly. The day was capped off as Ryan Redfern was dismissed for dissent after a couple of dubious calls from the referee, in which included a penalty for the away side. West Preston running out winners 4-3 for the day. A big, big wake up call.

Marcellin OCSC (Seniors) 2-1 West Preston

Goalscorers: N. Waters, E. Ozdemir

A very heated encounter at the Marcellin College saw the home side take their first 3 points for the season. A renewed confidence was found after a formidable display against Mill Park from the week before and it showed it the opening half - a true arm wrestle for possession. Our men stood their ground constantly, up against a very strong and solid outfit in West Preston.

Two very quick and stunning goals would be enough for Marcellin to take the points home. Nick Waters was able to bury his shot into the roof of the net from the top of the box after he pounced on a poor clearance.

The men took no further chances and went in hunt for another - Eren "Salt Bae" Ozdemir proved just that with a tremendous effort from medium distance, bending it up and over the keeper.

West Preston threw the kitchen sink at the Marcellin defence in order to equalise, but our seniors did more than enough. The afternoon was somewhat soured as Matthew Nicastri was sent off for a second yellow. Although it did little to deter away from a fantastic result.

We travel to Thornbury next week to take on top of the table, Northern Falcons in State League 4 version of Monday Night Football.