2023 NPL Round 26 – Heidelberg v Knights

Melbourne Knights round out the 2023 NPL Victoria regular season with a trip to face Heidelberg United at Olympic Village on Saturday afternoon.

Knights head into Saturday’s Round 26 clash having already locked in an equal club best NPL Victoria finish of fourth and a home final with a 2-1 win over Dandenong Thunder last weekend.

Josh Phelps and Ivan Franjic were on target in Sunday’s win which means Knights will host either Port Melbourne or Altona Magic who play one another on Saturday in an elimination final at Knights Stadium in a fortnight’s time.

Heidelberg who face South Melbourne midweek sit tenth on the league table and are out of contention of finals football.

Knights recorded their equal biggest ever NPL Victoria win with a commanding 5-0 victory over Heidelberg in the reverse fixture at Knights Stadium in May.

As well as equalling their biggest ever NPL margin of victory in the win Round 13 Knights have also set a club record for most goals scored in a single NPL Victoria season with 49 so far – bettering their previous record of 45 set in 2018.

Knights have equalled their best ever NPL Victoria finish with fourth placed and can match the 50-point tally reached in 2015 with a win on Saturday.

In a strong first season at Somers Street Ben Cahn’s side also set a club record eight match unbeaten run in the league this, breaking the previous record with their win over Heidelberg in the reverse fixture.

Melbourne Knights and Heidelberg are the only two NPL Victoria sides still alive in the Australia Cup and discovered their Round of 16 opponents on Monday night.

Knights will host NPL SA outfit Campbelltown City while the Bergers head to NSW to face Mt Druitt Town Rangers.

Saturday’s NPL Victoria Round 26 clash kicks off at 3pm at Olympic Village and will be live streamed on NPL.TV.


NPL Victoria 2023 – Round 26: Heidelberg United v Melbourne Knights

Olympic Village,

Saturday, August 19 (3pm KO)

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