PREVIEW: Gully v Knights

Melbourne Knights make the short trip down Sunshine Avenue to face in-form Green Gully on Saturday Evening.

It’s been a barren spell for the Knights, the poor league form rolled over into the cup on Wednesday with defeat to sister club Dandenong City.

With just the league to focus now, only three points will suffice for the visitors to lift the side from the relegation zone and back within reach of the top 6. The season has been an unpredictable one, and a string of wins could see the club shoot straight back up the table.

Although to achieve this, Andrew Marth’s squad will need to snap a four game winless league run, and are coming up against a red hot Gully outfit which has won their last four games in all competitions.

Green Gully overcame a slow start to the season and the departure of head coach Arthur Papas, with the currently winning streak rocketing the Cavaliers to third spot on the table.

Key to Green Gully’s form has been the contribution from duo Wade Dekker and Nick Krousoratis who have combined for a total of 10 goals this season.

The most recent meeting between the two clubs was in last years FFA Cup Round of 16 National stage, with Green Gully completing a 3-1 victory.

Green Gully Reserve has always been a tough venue for the Knights to earn maximum points winning just 1 match from the past 5, however the win did come last season courtesy of a 2-0 score line.

Match Facts/Stats:
When: Saturday 29th April – 6:00pm
Where: Green Gully Reserve
Last Meeting: Melbourne Knights 1-3 Green Gully (FFA CUP Last 16)
Past 10 Meetings: Melbourne Knights 4, Green Gully 5, Draw 1.

Melbourne Knights 2017 Season:
Goals: 15 (1.60 per game).
Conceded 22 (2.22 per game).
@ Away
5 Games – 2 Wins, 1 Draw 2 Loss.
Goals: 8 (1.60 per game)
Conceded: 10 (2.00 per game)
Knights Goal scorers: Kamsoba 5, Hicks 4, Cahill 4, Dixon 1, Mikulic 1.

Green Gully 2017 Season:
Goals: 21 (2.10 per game).
Conceded 18 (1.80 per game).
@ Home
4 Games – 2 Wins, 1 Draw, 1 Loss
Goals: 11 (2.75 per game)
Conceded: 9 (2.25 per game)
Gully Goal scorers: Dekker 6, Krousoratis 4, Davies 3, Caniglia 3, Lambradaridis 1, Hatzikostas 1, Bounas 1, Nour 1, Walker 1.

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