Green Gully SC put on a commanding performance in their Dockerty Cup Round 5 encounter against Ballarat City, cruising to a 4-0 victory at Green Gully Reserve. Coming off a morale-boosting 1-0 win against Avondale in the NPL Victoria, Gully continued their resurgence with a display that combined clinical finishing and resolute defending.

The match began with Gully asserting dominance early, and it wasn’t long before the home fans had something to cheer about. Elioan Kifle, making his first start for the senior team, showcased his potential by scoring just three minutes into the game. The young talent converted a chance created by Shifa Ahmed, another Gully youngster, setting the tone for what was to be a one-sided affair.

Gully’s relentless pressing was a key feature of the match, and it paid dividends in the 26th minute when a forced turnover just outside the Ballarat box led to Jamie Latham capitalising with a cool finish. The pressure from Gully continued unabated, and within two minutes, Mo Adam added to the tally, finding the net with a precise finish into the far post to make it three-nil.

The second half saw Gully maintain control, dictating the pace and flow of the game with considerable possession. Adam doubled his account for the night in the 66th minute in a somewhat fortuitous fashion, as the Ballarat goalkeeper’s attempted clearance rebounded off him and into the goal, pushing the scoreline to 4-0.

Ballarat City had a chance to salvage some pride with a penalty awarded later in the game, but Gully’s goalkeeper, Reef Murfet, showcased his skills with a superb save to deny them even a consolation goal, preserving a clean sheet for his team.

The comprehensive win not only advances Green Gully to Round 6 of the Dockerty Cup, where they will face St Albans Dinamo, but it also injects a renewed confidence into the team. This victory, built on the performances of both seasoned players and emerging talents, highlights the depth and potential within the Gully squad.

As Gully progresses in the cup, they also look to carry this form into the league, where they face St Albans Dinamo again in their next match. With the team finding form at a crucial point in the season, fans and players alike will be hopeful of a strong finish in both the league and the cup competitions.