The regular season has ended with a loss for Melbourne Knights who were defeated 2-0 by Port Melbourne Sharks at Knights Stadium on Sunday.
Nicholas Krousoratis opened the scoring for the visitors in the 50th minute has he showed strength to hold off a challenge before finishing neatly into the bottom corner.
The Port Melbourne striker doubled his tally and his side’s lead with 15 minutes remaining as he capitalised on some indecision from the Knights defence and squeezed a shot in at the near post to effectively seal the win.
Port started the match on top with former Knights man Adrian Zahra looking busy, providing a cross that Ryan Opperman failed to finish before forcing Chris May to tip a fierce shot over the bar.
Andrew Marth’s men started creating chances at the half hour mark as James McGarry’s drive from distance was deflected behind.
Chris Talajic flicked the ball on from the resulting corner where Stipo Andrijasevic was well positioned but couldn’t keep his shot down.
Five minutes later Andrijasevic had a chance to score when played through on goal by Marijan Cvitkovic, but elected to cross the ball instead before it was cleared.
Shortly after the restart Rodrigo Covarrubias came the closest yet with a low strike whistling just wide of the post after he was found by an accurate cross from Talajic.
Straight down the other end, Port made the first breakthrough.
May pulled off a brilliant reflex save to keep it at 1-0, flying to tip Krousoratis’ angled shot around the post.
But the away side would come away with the win as the Knights finished in fourth position, setting up a finals date with Hume City.