PS4 NPL Victoria Review: Round 9

The top three sides all continued their winning ways as Port Melbourne and Werribee City opened the weekend with a scoreless draw in the latest round of PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria.

Port, Werribee play out goalless draw

Port Melbourne and Werribee City have played out a goalless draw in a contest that started brightly, but soon descended into one devoid of any clear-cut scoring opportunities at JL Murphy Reserve on Friday Night.

The hosts came into the contest looking to put two straight defeats behind them while Werribee was looking for its first win of the campaign.

In an exciting start to the game, the Sharks were first to launch a meaningful effort on goal when the in-form Kamal Ibrahim forced opposing goalkeeper Frano Saric into a good save down low after a good team move found the attacker free in the box.

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Knights back on winners' list after defeating Gully

Melbourne Knights have returned to winning ways, with goals from Andrew Barisic and Marijan Cvitkovic helping them to a 2-0 home triumph over Green Gully on Friday.

Andrew Marth's men made a blistering start to the NPL Victoria season, winning their first five matches, but had gone three without a win heading into this clash.

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Khrapko hattrick leads Avondale to third win on the trot

Newly promoted Avondale has hung on for its third win in succession, in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Dandenong Thunder at Avondale Heights Reserve on Saturday afternoon.

Aleksiy Khrapko was the difference, giving Avondale a three goal advantage in the first 25 minutes, but a late Dandenong resurgence made it a tight finish.

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Nothcote ends cold streak with solid win over North Geelong

A strong Northcote performance has proved too much for North Geelong Warriors, as the hosts ran out comfortable 2-0 winners at John Cain Memorial Reserve on Saturday afternoon.

Six minutes of dominance saw Northcote put away two goals, which was enough for the hosts to control the remainder of the match and hold on for a comfortable win. 

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South sneaks past Hume on miserable Saturday night

An outstanding defensive display has helped South Melbourne defeat Hume City 1-0 at ABD Stadium on a cold and wet Saturday night.

Milos Lujic’s first half header was enough to secure the points in a game that was far from pretty, but considerably entertaining nonetheless.

It might have been a different story had Hume City captain Nick Hegarty found the back of the net in the eighth minute of the game.

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Sheppard strike resigns Oakleigh to defeat as Heidelberg kick on

Oakleigh Cannons have slumped to another defeat after Kaine Sheppard's first half strike earned Heidelberg United the win on Sunday afternoon. 

After finishing runners-up to South Melbourne last year, the Cannons have only managed a solitary win this campaign from eight games.

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The remaining Round 9 fixture between Pascoe Vale and Bentleigh Greens will be played on Wednesday 3 June.