Soccer: Melville City remains in playoff hunt with 4-3 win over Swan United

MELVILLE City made it back-to-back wins with a gutsy 4-3 victory over Swan United at Rosher Park on Thursday.

The visitors knew they needed a win over their fellow promotion hopefuls to keep their playoff hopes alive and duly delivered in a hard-fought match.

A double to Dean Thurston either side of a Michael Ranieri header, and a late Christian Long strike, secured the victory.

The win moved Melville to seventh, just two points off a playoff spot, but having played two more games than most of the league.

City must win their final three games against Quinns FC, Balga SC and Wanneroo City.