Melbourne Victory's Leigh Broxham says his side can still claim top spot on the A-League table at season's end, despite a recent poor run of form.
The A-League and FFA Cup reigning champions won their first match in over a month on the weekend, thanks to a 1-0 win over Newcastle Jets, to sit fifth on the table, seven points behind league leaders Western Sydney after 13 rounds.
But despite the difficult patch, defender Leigh Broxham has backed his side to have an resurgent second half of the season and believes top spot is still an realistic goal.
“Definitely (we can still reach top spot), it’s still in our hands because we still need to play all the teams above us and that’ll come down to us, taking points off them and the top two that are a bit ahead of us,’’ Broxham said.
“That’s a goal we set out at the start (of the season), we want to have a successful year again and nothing’s changed.
“It was an important three points to keep us in touch with the top four. It’s not so much that we’re back, it was only a matter of time, but it’s something to build on.’’
The Victory have a great chance to record two consecutive wins when they face the bottom placed Central Coast Mariners this weekend in Geelong.