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Shepparton United vs Shepparton match report

By Liam Nash

Shepparton United’s cup was left overflowing with goals on Sunday after a dominant 4-1 victory against Shepparton at Vibert Reserve in the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League.

Everything seemed to fall into place for the Blues during the Shepparton derby, the only hitch being a late consolation goal for the Reds.

However, United coach Roven Shaholli said the contest was a much tighter affair than the score suggested.

‘‘I rate them (Shepparton) very highly, they were dangerous down the wings and in the midfield,’’ Shaholli mentioned.

‘‘It was a long time coming, we have been doing things in patches, but everything fell together on Sunday.

‘‘I was really proud of the boys.’’

United sharpshooter Ermal Marku began with a bang, rifling the ball home from the spot in the ninth minute to give the Blues the ascendancy.

Marku was at it again just before half-time, finishing a slick move down the flank to put the spirits in the United dressing room at an all time high during the break.

‘‘We recharged the batteries at half-time and everyone seemed to let loose,’’ he said.

‘‘All the boys were getting around each other.’’

Defensive general Ardit Gavri joined the party with a goal shortly after the restart and Evan Rawluk got off the mark for United to add a fourth with 15 minutes remaining in the match.

Yannik Klein’s late strike proved to be the only resistance from Shepparton and while it could not keep the clean sheet, Shaholli was confident United was a force to be reckoned with.

‘‘We have given every side we have played a scare so far,’’ he said.

‘‘Our consistency is improving, which is very important, I think all the boys realise that when everyone pulls their weight it becomes much easier.’’

United will host Colts on Sunday and Shaholli was expecting the same level of performance out of his side.

‘‘We will take every game as it comes,’’ he said.

‘‘There are a few things we will need to work on at training on Wednesday, we can always improve.’’