Melbourne Knights came shooting out of the blocks scoring a goal in the 11th minute.

A cross by Dario Matkovic wasn’t cleared out properly by the Coburg defence, and Andrew Barisic was in the right place at the right time and headed home his second goal of the season.

As Coburg was trying to get a reply they left a massive gap in the defence.

A perfect long ball by Anthony Pelikan on the 24th minute mark found Andrew Barisic, who volleyed it outside the box to double their lead.

Coburg’s first decent chance came on the 30th minute. Andy Vlahos got to a bouncing ball inside the box and volleyed it over his right shoulder to force Savas to pull of a fine save.

Dario Matkovic had a chance to put the Knights three goals up, but his free kick from 20 yards out sailed just wide of the post.

The first attempt of the second half went to Coburg, when Nick Harry’s cross along the ground found an unbalanced Andy Vlahos who blazed over the goals.

On the 53rd minute Ivan Franjic, who is showing enormous potential this season, made a solo run down the line, cut in and from 25 yards out, his powerful drive just went wide of the top right hand corner.

Melbourne Knights were trying to put the icing on the cake, and it almost came in the 70th minute.

A well placed cross by Anthony Pelikan found Zoran Petrevski, and his header forced Coburg’s keeper Adam to tip the ball over the goals.

Coburg’s best chance came in the 83rd minute, when Anthony Magnacca’s free kick outside the box slammed onto the crossbar.

Chris Taylor Melbourne Knights coach.
“Coburg tried, but we played better over the park,” Melbourne Knights coach Chris Taylor said.

“We were more disciplined and we put more effort into our game.

“It would’ve been better to score a third goal but I’m happy with the clean sheet”.