South Melbourne sit five points clear of Calder United on top of the table after their impressive 4-2 victory over Alamein courtesy of a second half masterclass by Lisa De Vanna on Sunday afternoon.
Alamein started brightly in the early minutes of the first half with Janna Lawson’s shot going into the bottom left corner of the post in the eighth minute to score the visitors first goal for the match.
Just minutes later, South Melbourne young gun Melina Ayres was able to score the equaliser for the hosts’ and her 32nd goal for the season following a scramble in the box in the 11th minute.
Ayres was unlucky not to score a double after her long range strike was deflected wide for a corner in the 15th minute.
Ayres and De Vanna continued to look dangerous up front for South, with Ayres denied off the line following a blocked shot by De Vanna in the 21st minute.
Alamein were unlucky not to be 2-1 up after Schreuder was denied a goal from long range after being flagged offside in the 30th minute as the scored remained 1-1 at half-time.
South started brightly in the second half with De Vanna’s shot from close range going just over the crossbar in the 46th minute.
The home side were unlucky not to find themselves with a 2-1 lead after De Vanna’s penalty was blocked by Hudson in the 49th minute.
Just minutes later, Tiffany Eliadis was able to score South’s second after heading the ball from the corner into the back of the net in the 52nd minute.
South Melbourne Women’s Football Ambassador Lisa De Vanna was able to score from a free-kick to extend South’s lead to 3-1 in the 65th minute.
Alamein were able to peg one back just two minutes later, with a long range shot from Marielle Pastor going over the top of Molly May Ramsay and into the back of the net in the 67th minute.
De Vanna was finally able to score her second for the afternoon after her shot from close range dribbled into the back of the net following a beautiful pass by Ella Mastrantonio in the 75th minute as the girls ran out 4-2 winners at Lakeside Stadium.