VPL: Thunder strikes Comets

Victorian Premier League side Dandenong Thunder geared up for the coming soccer season with a 5-1 win over lower-league side Casey Comets last Thursday night.

Tim Mala and Nate Foster both scored twice for the Thunder while former Comet Liam Ryan showed some good form as a triallist for the Thunder.

The Thunder opens its VPL season against newly promoted Southern Stars at George Andrews Reserve, Dandenong, on March 24.

Springvale City SC has drawn Parkmore SC in the first round of the State Knockout Cup. The game times and dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Casey Comets, Keysborough SC and Heatherton United have all been seeded into the second round. The VPL sides will enter the competition in the fourth round.