Melbourne Knights have triumphed over Heidelberg United 2-1 at Knights Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
After a quiet first half, the action intensified in the second with a piece of individual flair from Stipo Andrijasevic breaking the deadlock in the 66th minute.
The striker picked up the ball just ahead of the halfway line and drove into the box before dinking inside onto his right foot and rifling in a low shot to make it 1-0.
It didn’t take Heidelberg long to reply however with an equaliser coming just four minutes later.
Johnny Lazaridis swung an accurate cross in for Daniel Heffernan to put in the net, albeit off his thigh, and things were level again.
But in the 75th minute the Knights were ahead again.
James McGarry dribbled across the edge of the box and slid the ball to substitute Marijan Cvitkovic, who finished into the bottom corner.
The best chance of the first half came in the 45th minute when Heffernan found himself one-on-one with Chris May after a missed pass from the defence.
May held his nerve to deny the striker who looked like he would put the visitors ahead.
Josh Brekalo was the next to come to the Knights’ rescue with a goal-line clearance as Reuben Way’s strike was centimetres from crossing over for a goal.
May was again at his best to tip a 30-yard missile from Les Doumbalis over the bar.
After going ahead 2-1, Andrew Marth’s men held on to move within two points of Heidelberg and South Melbourne, despite having played one more match than both sides.