NPL preview: Nunawading v Victory

Melbourne Victory makes the trip to Nunawading City in Round 19 of the NPL2 West on Sunday.

Victory has suffered back-to-back losses since its five-match unbeaten run was ended by Moreland City.

It went down 2-0 to Brunswick City last time out, despite a huge effort in tough conditions at Dunstan Reserve.

With 10 games remaining this season, Victory plays seven away from home, including the trip to Mahoneys Reserve.

The back-to-back losses have seen Victory slip to seventh on the table, while Nunawading is 10th in the NPL2 East.

Victory has been unable to score in its past three games, while it has lost just two of its seven away matches this season.

Head coach Gareth Naven

"All we'd probably like to improve on was some end product. I think there was nice effort, we need to keep on improving how we defend in certain situations, but more importantly, for all the good work and the effort we're producing, let's see if we can finish off with some end product and reward ourselves with some goals."

This week

NPL2 West 2018 Round 19
Nunawading City v Melbourne Victory
Sunday, July 1, 3.00pm AEST
Mahoneys Reserve, Forest Hill

U20 NPL2 West 2018 Round 19
Nunawading City v Melbourne Victory
Sunday, July 1, 1.00pm AEST
Mahoneys Reserve, Forest Hill

U18 NPL West 2018 Round 18
Melbourne Victory v Altona Magic
Sunday, July 1, 10.45am AEST
Partridge Street Reserve, Melbourne

U15 NPL West 2018 Round 18
Melbourne Victory v Altona Magic
Sunday, July 1, 9.00am AEST
Partridge Street Reserve, Melbourne

Last week

NPL2 West: Brunswick City 2 Victory 0
U20 NPL2 West: Brunswick City 0 Victory 5 (Lethlean 26', Morton 32', OG 74', Marth 76'/78')
U18 NPL West: Victory 1 (Georgiadis 68') Whittlesea Ranges 3
U15 NPL West: Victory 4 (Bardsley 15', Siccita 24', Razmovski 43', Najdovski 64') Whittlesea Ranges 2