PS4 NPL Victoria Review: Round 6

It was an enthralling weekend of matches in Round 6 of PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria. Get the lowdown here.

Late free kick saves 10-man Gully against Bentleigh

A 10-man Green Gully has earned a late reward for its resilient showing against the more fancied Bentleigh Greens with a 1-1 draw at Kingston Heath on Friday night.

For the hosts, a win – and a return to the summit of the NPL - looked a foregone conclusion after Matt Thurtell’s sixth goal of the season, coupled with a red card to Green Gully's Aaron Cohen, saw the visitors in a precarious position heading into the break.

But it was a courageous second-half display from Green Gully, making the most of its opportunities, and nabbing an equaliser in 87th minute through Daniel Jones.

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Sharks sink Cannons after second half collapse

Port Melbourne has heaped further misery on a sorry Oakleigh Cannons outfit, with a sensational 4-0 victory over last season’s PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria runners-up at JL Murphy Reserve on Friday night.

A brilliant double for the in-form Kamal Ibrahim and a brace from substitute Nick Krousoratis saw the hosts come away with the unexpected result.

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Youssef hat-trick wins it for Paco in seven goal thriller

North Geelong has ended up on the wrong end of a 4-3 scoreline for the second week in a row, this time going down to Pascoe Vale in a dramatic encounter at Elcho Park on Saturday evening.

A sensational second half hat-trick from midfielder Joseph Youssef, coupled with a first half strike by Jake Nakic, was enough to give Pascoe Vale a thrilling victory over the Warriors.

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Munoz haunts Northcote as Avondale earns first win

Avondale FC has earned its first win in the PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria, defeating Northcote City 2-3 in a thriller at John Cain Memorial Reserve on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors struck first through an Aleksiy Khrapko penalty, before Evan Kounavelis equalised. Avondale went into the half with the lead courtesy of Chris Irwin.

Northcote again leveled up the score after an hour with a clinical finish from James Kalifatidis, only for Jonathan Munoz to score the winner directly from a corner.

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Undefeated Knights make it five in a row against Werribee

Melbourne Knights has kept its undefeated start to the season in tact with a 2-1 away win over Werribee City at Galvin Park on Sunday afternoon.

The win was the Knights’ fifth in as many matches, but were forced to work for the win thanks to a dogged second half performance from the hosts.

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Hume jumps to second after 2-0 win at Thunder

Hume City has jumped to second spot on the PlayStation NPL Victoria 2015 table after a 2-0 victory over Dandenong Thunder on Sunday afternoon.

Second half goals from Marcus Schroen and substitute Deng Aguek propelled the visitors to victory in front of a healthy crowd at George Andrews Reserve.

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Heidelberg, South can't be separated in old derby

Heidelberg and South Melbourne have had to settle for a 1-1 draw in a pulsating derby at Olympic Park on Sunday. 

The visitors raced out of the blocks through Milos Lujic, while the hosts worked their way into the contest and equalised via Kaine Sheppard in the second half, and may be disappointed to not have gone on to win the game after controlling longer periods of the contest.

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