Rivals Pegasus and Warragul clashed in Morwell on Saturday and the result was a fizzer for Pegasus in State League South-East Division One.
Sitting in fifth position, Pegs needed a win to pick up a vital three points but Warragul had other ideas as they settled down the quickest scoring 3-1 up to half-time.
After the break it was a heavy slog as the ball kept getting embedded in the mud, Warragul worked harder than Pegs and were rewarded with a second-half goal to run out winner 4-1 which caused Pegasus slip down the ladder into a dangerous position.
Warragul scored through Ash Ross, Nathan Lugton and Mathew Maselli while John Kuol scored his 10th goal for Pegasus. Morwell Pegasus play their next home game against Mornington.
Pegasus continued their ride on top of the ladder with a good – but not convincing – win over Dandenong Thunder in Women’s State League South Four.
After leading at half-time 2-1 they continued to bury the opposition to run out 5-1 winners.
Hollie Mccullagh increased her season’s tally by two goals to 29, Ayen Anyieth scored a brace and Elise Winkel one.
Pegasus next match is at home against second team Casey Panthers on 3 September to decide who wins the league championship.