After a hard-fought draw last weekend, the Melbourne Knights return to Knights Stadium this Friday night, to take on Dandenong City.
The Knights fell to fifth in the standings, despite last week’s 2-2 draw against Green Gully. In the meantime, our opponents Dandenong City managed a 1-1 draw against league leaders, South Melbourne. Despite sitting in the relegation zone, City held on to claim a miraculous point.
The Knights failed to hold onto a late lead against Green Gully. After scoring late through Mathew Breeze, Gully managed to score even later, scrambling the ball over the line through Alex Salmon. The thrilling 2-2 draw saw the Knights take a point back to Somers Street.
Dandenong City impressed the league last week, with a 1-1 draw at home against league leaders, South Melbourne. After taking a first-half lead through Marko Delic, all City had to do was hold on. South Melbourne came in full force in the second half, and Daniel Clark equalised for the visitors, keeping South Melbourne undefeated.
The last time these sides faced, Dandenong City reaped the rewards, defeating the Knights 2-0 at Knights Stadium. A brace for Brendon Santalab secured the three points for the away side, who went on to finish the 2019 NPL Victoria season in 7th – one spot above the Knights.
Be there at Somers Street this Friday night to cheer the boys on and get them over the line in this important fixture!
– Tom Hayes
Melbourne Knights FC:
21- Thomas Manos (GK), 99- Harry Cakarun (GK), 2- Jack Marth, 3- Lachlan Weier, 4- Nikola Jurkovic, 5- Ayden Brice (C), 6- Anthony Duzel, 7- Mathew Breeze, 8- James McGarry, 9- Alun Webb, 10- Gian Albano, 11- Caleb Mikulic, 12- Ivan Grgic, 13- Daniel Petrov, 14- Trevor Zwetsloot, 15- Felipe Sanchez, 16- Mohammed Sumaoro, 17- Trevor Ssemakula, 18- Dor Jok, 19- Nicholas Glavan, 22- Lucas Cuschieri, 23- Joseph Colina
Head Coach: Steve Bebic
Dandenong City SC Squad:
1- Jasko Keranovic (GK), 4- Nathan Cook, 5- Luke Eyles, 7- Delarno Pharoe, 8- Gavin De Niese, 9- Brayden Mann, 10- Nuh Sehavdic, 11- Aleks Taleski, 13- Jacob Brito, 14- Jayden Unmack, 16- Liam Kennedy (GK), 17- Liam McCormick, 18- Christian Cavallo, 19- Tom Podaridis, 20- Kody Maude, 22- Josh Urbina, 23- Nick Kalmar, 36- Steve Topalovic (C), Nicholas Dib, Dylan Muhar
Head Coach: Sasa Ognenovski
2021 NPL Vic Round 10 – Melbourne Knights FC v Dandenong City SC
Date: Friday, April 30
Kick-off: 7:30PM (AEDT)
Venue: Knights Stadium, Sunshine North
Where to watch: Livestream via Facebook and YouTube