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Hume maintains perfect record against Knights

The Melbourne Knights are still winless after a disappointing performance against the undefeated and in-form side of the competition Hume City, going down 2-0 away at SS Anderson Reserve.
Despite the score-line, it was a tight contest between the two sides. Hume was lucky to take the lead through a goal keeping blunder late in the first half which effectively won the game for the home-side.
The early stages of the match saw the Knights have the better of play. With the Knights being rather unlucky not to go ahead with one opportunity which saw some desperate Hume defending clear away a shot on an open goal, as well as an incident where calls for a penalty for an apparent handball waived away by the referee.
On the 16th minute the two Colosimo’s combined to create a golden opportunity for the Knights, a through ball from Anthony Colosimo released Jacob Colosimo on a one-on-one with keeper Lupce Acevski. The former Knights keeper was quick to react as he came off his line to dive at the feet of Jacob Colosimo, parrying the ball away.
Jacob Colosimo was again in the thick of the action, on a nice run he beat a couple of defenders before sending in a low cross into the box where Adrian Zahra was storming in to meet the ball. The youngster’s first touch let him down as the Hume defence cleaned up the ball
Hume had a great chance to take the lead with a spectacular half volley from veteran Tansel Baser on the 35th minute, the cracking shot from the edge of area smashed against the post.
With the half coming to a close, Hume won a free kick from 30 meters out. The poorly taken free kick from Steven Bosevski went straight to Loncaric, the keeper bent down for any easy save but somehow the ball went straight through his legs for an embarrassing goal.
Ten minutes into the second half the home-side doubled their lead; a high cross into the box was brilliantly brought under control by player-coach Andy Vlahos, who slotted it past a hapless Loncaric.
The Knights almost pulled a goal back soon after through Englishman Kevin Townson, his shot on the edge of the box sailed just wide of the mark.
Midway through the half a flurry of corners for the Knights saw the visitors apply immense pressure on the Hume defense as they desperately tried to pull a goal back, but Hume withstood the onslaught.
Hume stood firm for the rest of the match as the home-side was content to sit back and absorb the pressure, while hitting the Knights with quick counter attacks which proved a handful for the shaky Knights defense.
Loncaric would redeem himself somewhat for the Knights in the latter stages of the match with a string of good saves, including one against a dipping free kick which saw the Knights keeper tip the ball over the bar.
In the end Hume deservedly earned the three points in what was yet another solid performance, and they are the only side in the VPL yet to drop a point. The side has clearly shown it will be one of the contenders for the title come finals time.
The Knights now sitting in second last position will be hoping to get their season back on track this coming Sunday when they host the high flying Richmond. It will be a must win match in order to stay in touch with the early front runners.

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