Altona Magic returns to its winning ways. (Star Weekly)

Altona Magic steadied the ship with a 2-0 win over Western Suburbs in the Football Federation Victoria men’s state league 1 soccer at Paisley Park on Saturday night.

The Magic’s promotion push was jolted with a loss and a draw in the past fortnight, but the side was back to its best in picking up its first win since mid-May.

Both of the Magic’s goals came in the first half, through Jon McShane and Joseph Franjic.

McShane has scored five goals in 10 league appearances this season, while Franjic found the back of the net for the first time this campaign.

Altona’s lead at the top of the ladder has stretched back out to five points ahead of a trip to mid-table Essendon Royals this Saturday.

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