In the first half Oakleigh Cannons were all over Melbourne Knights.

They had most of the possession, and looked more determined for the ball.
Their first effort on target came in the opening minute.

Frankie Lagana’s free kick from 30 yards out, kept Knights keeper Savas on his toes to pull off a decent save.

On the 15 minute mark, Bill Damianos played a through ball Juan Nilo, but his left footed shot inside the 18 yard box caused no trouble for the keeper.

But all of Oakleigh’ hard work and pressure across the park paid off in the 42nd minute.
Aristidis Drakos whipt in a free kick from 18 yards out next, to the touch line and his cross found Frankie Lagana who lost his marker, and headed the ball into the goals to give Oakleigh a well deserved lead at half time.

Melbourne Knights first attempt on goal came in the 52nd minute mark.

Alex Kiratzoglou’s scissor kick inside the 18 yard box was just cleared off the line by Stelios Drakos.

By Tugrul Ozdemir

Then three minutes later Andrew Barisic had a cracking volley outside the box, which forced former Melbourne Knights keeper Adrian Cagalj to an impressive save.

Melbourne Knights finally got a goal in the 66 minute mark.
Zoran Petrevski flicked the ball to Cameron Watson ‘who put in a superb performance’ and his shot was blocked and it fell to Andrew Barisic, who drilled the ball in from six yards out.

Juan Nilo had another chance in the 72nd minute to give Oakleigh the lead.

His right footer was well saved by Savas as the ball was heading towards the top right hand corner.

As Melbourne Knights were searching for their second goal they left a massive gap in defence.

On the 80th minute mark Oakleigh hit them on the counter and Bill Damianos played a through ball to Juan Nilo, who again failed to finish an easy shot inside the box.

The final attempt of the game came in extra time.
Dario Matkovic’s cross found Zoran Petrevski, and his header forced Adrian Cagalj to pull of a great reflex save.