NPL preview: Victory v Magic

Melbourne Victory hosts NPL2 West leader Altona Magic at Epping Stadium on Sunday.

Victory returned to winning ways in Round 19, edging past Nunawading City 3-2 in a thrilling encounter.

Brady Quinn, Yazid Said and Maker Maker were on the scoresheet, the latter heading in an 86th-minute winner on his 19th birthday.

For Quinn and Maker, it was their first goals of the campaign, while Said netted his second.

The win moved Victory into sixth on the table, seven points adrift of second place.

Ahead of its visit to Epping Stadium, Altona is top and on a six-match unbeaten run.

The teams battled to a 0-0 draw when they met at Paisley Park in March.

This week

NPL2 West 2018 Round 20
Melbourne Victory v Altona Magic
Sunday, July 8, 3.00pm AEST
Epping Stadium, Melbourne

U20 NPL2 West 2018 Round 20
Melbourne Victory v Altona Magic
Sunday, July 8, 12.30pm AEST
Epping Stadium, Melbourne

Last week

NPL2 West: Nunawading City 2 Victory 3 (Quinn 45+2', Said 69', Maker 86')
U20 NPL2 West: Nunawading City 0 Victory 2 (Hamakiotis 25', Kikidis 90')
U18 NPL West: Victory 1 (Georgiadis 88') Altona Magic 0
U15 NPL West: Victory 3 (Bardsley 15'/25', Hogan 69') Altona Magic 3