Melbourne Knights have sealed a top four finish with a 2-0 win over Hume City at Knights Stadium on Sunday.
Robbie Zadworny got the home side off to an excellent start at Somers St with a brilliant solo effort after just four minutes.
The winger showed an assured touch to control a long cross-field pass and drove past the Hume defence into the penalty area, before putting an inch-perfect shot across Chris Oldfield and in off the post.
The Knights again split open the visitors’ defence in the 24th minute as James McGarry threaded a through ball to Stipo Andrijasevic, but the striker’s low and powerful effort was well saved by Oldfield.
Marijan Cvitkovic was the next to be denied by a diving Oldfield with a strike from 18 yards following an incisive run from Zadworny.
But Andrew Marth’s men would have their second goal on the stroke of half time.
The referee pointed to the penalty spot after Petar Franjic handled the ball inside the box and Andrijasevic stepped up to give his side a comfortable buffer at the break.
Hume had a presentable chance to pull a goal back in the 66th minute, but Marcus Schroen headed Isyan Erdogan’s cross over the crossbar from six yards out.
The Knights were a constant threat on the counter attack and were inches from a third goal when Andrijasevic’s shot was deflected just wide of the bottom corner.
In the end there would be no change to the score as the Knights ran out convincing winners.