South Melbourne FC remain at top after win against Dandenong Thunder

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By Bill Roumeliotis

South Melbourne FC took another small step towards reclaiming the NPL Victoria premiership title, defeating Dandenong Thunder 1-0 on Sunday night to extend their lead at the top of the table by seven points.

During the match at Lakeside Stadium, Esteban Quintas’ team gave a performance that showed they have the spirit to conquer the top spot for the second time in the last three years.

South Melbourne’s Harrison Sawyer scored the decisive goal in the 25th minute with an individual effort, driving past defenders and slotting the ball into the net.

Both teams had many complaints and protests about the refereeing, as they believed they were denied penalties in contentious situations.

In the end, South Melbourne has reached 50 points on the NPL Victoria table after 21 games, while Oakleigh and Avondale have 43 points, five games before the end of the regular season.

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