Melbourne Knights welcome A-League outfit Melbourne City to Knights stadium tonight, with both sides using the fixture as preparation for the upcoming FFA Cup.
It will be just the third occasion these sides face off, with the previous encounter being in 2012 when City were formerly known as ‘Heart’.
A stern test awaits Andrew Marth’s young chargers with just a day break between Sunday’s Oakleigh fixture and tonight’s friendly. Meanwhile the visitors come off a resounding 5-0 win over NPL rivals Port Melbourne last week.
Melbourne City’s squad is littered with players boasting a wealth of international and overseas experience. Goalkeeper Thomas Sorenson leads the way having played 400 plus games in the English Premier League and won 101 Caps for his native Denmark.
Also within their ranks is former Knights product Ivan Franjic having represented the club on 50 occasions between 2007 and 2008. Franjic during his time at the Knights also scored 9 goals before earning his call up to the A-league via the Oakleigh Cannons.
Another connection between the clubs is current Knights front man Stipo Andrijasevic, who spent time with the Heart youth team. Stipo alongside Jason Hicks, Julies Davies, Nick Glavan and Fraser Chalmers will be keen to test their abilities against A-league opposition having recently been on an A-League club roster.
Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30pm with tickets available at the gate. Entry prices are $10 Adults, $5 Concession, while Kids U15 are FREE. Additionally all MKFC Gold, Silver and Corporate Members will also receive free entry.
Tickets for Melbourne Knights’ FFA Cup clash against Cockburn City on August 10 will also be available for purchase from the club office tonight and also on during Sunday’s home game. Get your tickets now to avoid the queues.