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PREVIEW | FFA Cup | Melbourne Knights v Port Melbourne SC

Port Melbourne SC returns to Knights Stadium to take on Melbourne Knights this Wednesday night in Seventh Round of FFA Cup Qualification, with the winning side set to move through to the national Round of 32 as well as the semi-finals of the Dockerty Cup.

The trip to Knights Stadium will be the second round in succession that Port Melbourne has travelled to venue, following their dramatic Sixth Round victory over St. Albans Saints SC on June 1. On that night goals to Adrian Zahra and James Riccobene saw the scoreline locked at 2-2 before an 89th minute penalty from David Stirton sealed progression to the next round for the Sharks. Prior to that, Port Melbourne had been dominant in this Cup campaign, with the Sharks defeating NPL2 sides Box Hill United & Sunshine George Cross by the identical scoreline of 6-1 on each occasion. Adrian Zahra and David Stirton have been prolific in the Cup run, with 5 & 4 goals respectively across the 3 games. The clash against the Knights provides Port Melbourne with the opportunity to make their first appearance in the FFA Cup Round of 32.

Melbourne Knights have also had their share of drama on their path to the Seventh Round, requiring goals in the 89th and 92nd minutes to pull off a come-from-behind victory against Oakleigh Cannons in the 5th Round of Qualification. Prior to that they had cruised past State League 3 South-East side Eltham Redbacks 7-0 and they reached the 7th Round courtesy of a 3-1 victory over NPL2 East’s Dandenong City. The Knights are coming off a 5-0 defeat away at Northcote City on the weekend and are seeking to return to the FFA Cup Round of 32 after making an appearance in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2014, where they were knocked-out by Olympic FC from the NPL Queensland competition.

 

Melbourne Knights v Port Melbourne SC

7:30pm, Wednesday June 15, 2016.

Knights Stadium, Sunshine North

Twitter: Live updates from @PMSCSharks, #MKvPM #FFACup

Sharks and Knights play out thriller

In a game that had so much to live up to, that indeed it did. Friday night football on a mild Melbourne night produced a game of football not short of drama.

The Sharks and the Knights entered the game equal on points. Both looking for a win, both looking for a solid start to their seasons. Wins at home are a necessity, so things couldn’t have started any better for the Sharks after a  Fraser Chalmers miss-kick caused Knights captain captain Milan Batur to cause a last man challenge on David Stirton inside the penalty box and be giving his marching orders.

Alan Kearney stepped up to take the spot kick, though was brilliantly denied Chalmers who mad up for his mistake. The Knights from here on had to play the remaining 70 minutes of the game with a man down.

Adrian Zahra and Stirton took the ascendancy, with the later testing Chalmers of a couple of times. Zahra’s link up with James Riccobene was pivotal down that left hand side of the pitch.

Just on the stroke of half time things took a turn for the worst for the Sharks with Jacob Colosimo being brought down in the box. Colosimo took the resulting spot kick to send Stjepan Gal the wrong way and give the Knights a 1-0 lead going into the break.

In a tactical switch, Alan Mulcahy made way for Alec Goodwin at the interval. The Sharks pressed for the next half hour with skipper Shaun Kelly having a shot from long range to no avail.

Then in the 75th minute James McGarry was adjudged to have hand-balled in the penalty area. David Stirton stepped up to slot the ball into the top left hand corner and give the Sharks some much needed momentum.

From there on the Sharks continued to press with Erhan Yalaz coming on for Jamie De Abreu in the latter stages of the game, though the Sharks could only muster a point in what may would see as two points lost, rather than a point gained.

Port Melbourne find out on Tuesday evening their FFA cup opponents for the weekend, then are at home to Pascoe Vale on the Easter Thursday night at 8.30

Our U20’s managed to get their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory.

AUDIO | Match report – Melbourne Knights vs Port Melbourne

MATCH DETAILS

Melbourne Knights 0 defeated by Port Melbourne 2 (Krousoratis 50′, 74′) at Knights Stadium. 

Melbourne Knights: May, Jurcic, Batur, Talajic, McGarry, Cvitkovic, Grgic, Covarrubias, Dao, Zadworny, Andrijasevic

Yellow Card: Nil

Red Card (s): Nil

Port Melbourne: Stark, Krommidas, Kearney, Grossman, Krousoratis, Zahra, Mulcahy, Riccobene, Oppermann, Kelly, Ibrahim.

Yellow Card: Nil

Red Card (s): Nil

 

Match Preview: Port Melbourne v Melbourne Knights

Port Melbourne Sharks v Melbourne Knights
8.15pm, Friday, May 15, 2015
JL Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne
Twitter: Live updates @nplvictoria, ‪#‎PMvMK ‪#‎PS4NPLVIC

Last round:
Green Gully 1 – 2 Port Melbourne
Melbourne Knights 1 – 0 Pascoe Vale

Form:
PM: LWLDW
MK: LDLDW

Fifth plays fourth on Friday night as Port Melbourne and Melbourne Knights battle to assert their place in the top six, and secure finals football.

Port Melbourne has had a strong fortnight, securing a draw with ladder leaders South Melbourne, and defeating a struggling Green Gully last week.

There could be a couple of new faces in the squads, with Port Melbourne signing former Dandenong Thunder midfielder Alan Mulcahy. The Irishman will be a boost to Eric Vassiliadis’ midfield as he looks to strengthen his stocks.

Meanwhile, goalscoring phenomenon Robbie Zadworny could make his first appearance for the Knights since moving across from North Geelong Warriors.

The forward already has six goals to his name, and will prove a handful for Port Melbourne with some of the service that Knights are capable of providing.

But how Andrew Marth accommodates the striker will be telling; there could be goals, and lots of them, if Zadworny is half as deadly as he has been for the Warriors.