NPL preview: Victory v Springvale

Melbourne Victory's NPL 3 Victoria campaign resumes against the Springvale White Eagles on Sunday.

Summary

Victory returns to action for the first time since May 22 after a coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne.

A 2-1 loss to Doveton at Waratah Reserve last time out ended Victory's four-game unbeaten run.

Luca Da Silva scored his fourth goal of the season – the equal most for Victory – in the second half with a clinical finish into the top corner.

Victory dominated the final half-hour and piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser, but a second goal was not forthcoming.

With the season resuming, Victory will host Springvale at the Serbian Sports Centre, in a game moved from Epping Stadium.

Victory and the White Eagles met in Round 1, when the former recorded a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Ryan Lethlean and Jack Morton.

Ahead of Sunday's clash, Victory is fifth on the table, six places higher than Springvale.

This week

NPL 3 Victoria: Melbourne Victory v Springvale White Eagles (Sunday, June 20 at 3.00pm AEST at the Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough)
U21 NPL 3 Victoria: Melbourne Victory v Springvale White Eagles (Sunday, June 20 at 12.30pm AEST at the Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough)
U19 NPL 3 Victoria: Melbourne Victory v Springvale White Eagles (Sunday, June 20 at 10.30am AEST at the Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough)
U17 NPL 2: North Geelong Warriors v Melbourne Victory (Sunday, June 20 at 3.15pm AEST at Elcho Park, Lara)
U16 NPL 1: Dandenong Thunder v Melbourne Victory (Sunday, June 20 at 1.15pm AEST at George Andrews Reserve, Dandenong)
U15 NPL 3 North/West: Melbourne Victory v Geelong (Sunday, June 20 at 12.30pm AEST at Harvest Home Recreation Reserve, Melbourne)
U14 NPL 3 North/West: Ballarat City v Melbourne Victory (Sunday, June 20 at 10.00am AEST at Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility, Redan)

Last time out (May 22-23 weekend)

NPL 3 Victoria: Doveton 2 Victory U21s 1 (Da Silva 62')
U21 NPL 3 Victoria: Doveton 1 Victory U19s 4 (Hogan 6', Stamatelos 27'/40', Parish 71')
U19 NPL 3 Victoria: Doveton 0 Victory U17s 11 (D'Argenio 25', Cianci 29', Minutoli 33'/35'/37'/41', Theodorou 48', Ganino 51', Connel 80'/88', Yasar 86' og)
U17 NPL 2: Victory U16s 10 (Muhindo 9', McCloskey 10'/26'/59', Mohamed 31', Minutoli 44'/68'/76', Kapaklis 54', Connel 71') Gippsland 0
U16 NPL 1: Pascoe Vale 2 Victory U15s 2 (Mandic 7', Mihailidis 58' pen)
U15 NPL 3 North/West: Victory U14s 3 (Harris 19', Marmura 63'/65') Heidelberg United 0
U14 NPL 3 North/West: Victory U13s 4 (Houridis 3', Caputo 36'/44', Small 46') Goulburn Valley Suns 0