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Hegarty penalty secures points for Hume

 Hume City has defeated Melbourne Knights 0-1 thanks to a 78th minute Nick Hegarty penalty.

 

The visitors won the spot kick after Chris May brought down Jose Guerrero inside the area.

 

Richie Cardozo had the first genuine chance of the game, forcing  May into a save after putting a free kick on target in the 12th minute. The subsequent corner was almost bundled over the line, but for some desperate defending by Knights players on the line.

 

The rest of the first half was somewhat uneventful, with Knights’ best chance coming in the 43rd minute when James McGarry fired off a tame shot from 20-yards straight at Chris Oldfield.

 

 

Hume started the second half with a couple of great chances. First, Richie Cardozo’s free kick thundered onto the crossbar in the 58th minute before Shane Rexhepi had a free header at the back post which flew narrowly over the bar.

 

The visitors could have, and should have gone ahead in the 74th when on the break they fashioned a one-on-one chance, only for Cardozo to somehow strike the post.

 

Hume took the lead in the 78th minute when Chris May conceded a penalty for brining down Jose Guerrero inside the area. Hegarty stepped up and beat May from the spot, slotting the ball in the left side of the net.

 

Knights were unable to find an equaliser in the final stages of the game, suffering a third straight loss at home.

 

Melbourne Knights’ next game will be against South Melbourne at Knights Stadium on Sunday, April 27. Kick off at 3pm.

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