This Saturday we are at George Andrews Reserve as we take on Dandenong Thunder in our Round 24 clash of NPL Victoria.
n our last fixture against, Melbourne Knights, both teams had numerous opportunities to score, but exceptional defensive displays prevented either side from finding the net, resulting in a goalless draw heading into halftime. Shortly after the second half began, Adolph Koudakpo, who came off the bench in the first half, made an immediate impact by scoring. Luc Jeggo delivered a well-placed ball into the penalty area, and although the Melbourne Knights’ goalkeeper parried it away, Koudakpo was there to capitalise and put our team ahead. As the game progressed, Melbourne Knights intensified their attacking efforts, but Green Gully’s solid defence held firm, preserving our lead. In the 84th minute, a clearance from Melbourne Knights inadvertently found Gianluca Iannucci, who skillfully struck the ball into the bottom right corner, securing all three points for Green Gully.
Our opponent for this week is Dandenong Thunder who last round faced Moreland City in which Thunder won as the game ended 4-0. Dandenong currently sit in 8th position in NPL Victoria.
Our 21’s face Dandenong Thunder this Saturday in our Round 24 clash of NPL Victoria.
Last weekend Gully faced off against Melbourne Knights and in the 3rd minute, Melbourne Knights took the lead as J. Mabok found the back of the net. However, Green Gully remained composed and responded brilliantly in the 29th minute. Brayden Portelli delivered an excellent pass, setting up Greg Siamoa for a one-on-one opportunity against the Knights’ goalkeeper. Siamoa finished with precision, leveling the game. The momentum shifted further in Gully’s favor when Melbourne Knights were reduced to 10 players. Taking advantage of the situation, Nicolas Valenzuela capitalized on a corner kick and scored, putting Gully in the lead before halftime. After the break, in the 48th minute, Elioan Kifle broke through the Knights’ defense and calmly converted his chance to extend Gully’s lead. In the 66th minute, Greg Siamoa struck again, this time from the edge of the area, finding the bottom right corner with precision.
But Green Gully wasn’t finished yet. In the closing moments of the match, Jake Jurica capitalized on a loose ball in the penalty area and headed it into the net, securing all three points for Gully.
Our opponent for our Gully 21’s this week, Dandenong Thunder, faced Moreland City in which Thunder won as the game ended 2-1. Dandenong currently sit in 13th position on the table.
Two very important games at George Andrews Reserve. We hope to see you all there supporting the boys in Green and White!
Photo by Mark Avellino Photography