Knights add another win to tally against City

With their first trip away from home in a month, the Knights were able to get an important three points on the trot against Moreland City.

It was a Saturday afternoon clash that saw the Knights travel to CB Smith Reserve to take on Moreland City FC in Round 6 action. A minor groin injury saw first keeper Chris Oldfield sit out of the match, to be replaced by Jakeb Wiseman.

On the outset of the match, the two sides were evenly matched however, it became evident very early on thanks to an early chance from Gian Albano, that the Knights came determined for the three points. Throughout the first half, the Knights would continually use Tommy Semmy’s, Gian Albano’s and Saif Sakhi’s attacking prowess, having six shots on goal.

Moreland also took their chances on goal in the first half but neither were able to penetrate the back of the net to get a leg up, which ultimately led to a scoreless half. The second half told a different story.

Both clubs become increasingly more desperate to score as well as protect their goals, which caused Moreland to concede more fouls, leading to a red card in the 54th minute. The moment wasn’t los on the Knights, and they were able to capitalise in the 61st minute thanks to a Tommy Semmy strike.

As Moreland advanced, looking for the equaliser, Wiseman was increasingly called into action between the posts, and pulled off some spectacular saves to keep the advantage with the Knights.

The game became increasingly heated as time went on, which saw Moreland City receive a second red card in the 74th minute.

While Moreland had their chances, with four more shots on goal compared to the Knights, they also had double the number of fouls (14–7), which didn’t help their cause.

The Knights were able to hold Moreland off and secure their second win of the season and the first away from home.

Luckily for fans, the stint away from home was only for a week and we’re back at Knights Stadium at 7:30pm on Friday as we take on Hume City. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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