Knights edge Dandenong in Croatian cup

The Melbourne Knights have taken out the 2010 Victorian Croatian Cup, defeating Dandenong City Hajduk in the final 2 goals to 1.
New signing from the USA Tomislav Skara played well during the four game tournament, as did outstanding reserves players Josip Franjic and Michael Grgic.
Wins against North Geelong and St. Albans (both 1-0) ensured the Knights would make the final against a near full strength Dandenong side boasting ex-Knights players Ivan Gelemanovic and Dario Matkovic.
President of Dandenong City Tony Dorotic was happy with the turnout and labelled the tournament as a resounding success. “It’s important that we keep this tournament going. It’s important that our Croatian clubs get together and keep our ties and bonds strong.”
Knights coach Ivan Duzel was pleased with the result. “I told the boys that we were aiming to make the final. If we didn’t make the final it would have been a failure for us. I didn’t bring the full team as our season starts next week and I couldn’t risk some of the players for the tournament just because of the timing of it all. I’m happy that we won even though Dandenong gave us a good fight – I want to congratulate every team that played and I hope to see them all next year when we host the tournament.”
The Club would like to wish all the best to each and every Croatian soccer club in Victoria and Australia for the up and coming season.

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