Green Gully SC look to make it back-to-back wins this Saturday evening, when they head on the road to face Altona Magic at Paisley Park.
Gully recorded their first win under new boss Ramon Falzon last weekend, defeating Heidelberg United 2-0 at home. Shifa Ahmed and Adolph Koudakpo scored.
Ahmed has now scored five goals in his last six league games, continuing his incredible rise to become one of NPL Victoria’s most potent attackers over the last few weeks.
The win – coupled with Port Melbourne’s defeat at the hands of Hume City – keeps Gully’s slim finals hopes alive, with the gap now sitting at nine points with nine games to go in the regular season.
Their next test is on the road against an Altona side that is also in the mix for consecutive finals appearances.
Magic demolished Dandenong Thunder 4-0 at George Andrews Reserve last Saturday. Stephen Lawless scored a brace, while top scorers Bul Juach and Saad Moukachar also found the back of the net.
Altona currently sits a point clear of Gully in 8th place on the table and is eight points behind Sharks in the race for one of the final spots.
Juach has been the danger man for Goran Lozanovski’s side all season, scoring nine goals, including five goals in his last five games, and now sits equal-fourth in the Golden Boot race.
Magic won 4-2 in the reverse fixture earlier this season at Green Gully Reserve, which was their first campaign victory. 
Jawad Rezai scored a brace, while Moukachar and Juach scored one apiece. Luca Tevere and Koudakpo also got on the scoresheet for Gully.
Tevere is set to return from suspension for Saturday’s contest after missing the last two games.
Kick-off is at 6:15 PM, with the Under 23s taking the field just beforehand at 4 PM.
Our Under 23s continued their brilliant campaign with a 3-1 victory over Heidelberg United and remain three points clear of South Melbourne atop the ladder. 
Altona, meanwhile, sits ninth, but their match last week against Dandenong was abandoned due to a power outage.