Match Preview: Port Melbourne v Oakleigh Cannons

Port MelbournePort Melbourne v Oakleigh Cannons Oakleigh
8.30pm, Friday, March 27, 2015
JL Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne
Twitter: Live updates @nplvictoria, #PMvOC #PS4NPLVIC

Last round:
Northcote City 1 – 2 Port Melbourne
Pascoe Vale 1 – 0 Oakleigh Cannons


After an impressive first two weeks, Port Melbourne has hit a snag.

With good wins against Hume City and Pascoe Vale, the Sharks drew with Avondale, before losing to Northcote.

The side has had issues with finding the net over the last two games, with its attacking outlets in Kamal Ibrahim, Trent Rixon et al losing their effectiveness.

But despite the lack of goals up front, Port’s defence has looked positive.

Despite conceding two against Northcote, goalkeeper Stjepan Gal stood out for the Sharks, and earned himself a spot in The Corner Flag’s team of the week.

This weekend, Gal will come up against an Oakleigh attack that has yet to score a goal after three games.

The task has been made all the harder with the absence of star forward Ben Clarke, who’s been absent after suffering a concussion against Hume City.

Oakleigh will be desperate today, having started the season with three losses, planting it firmly at the bottom of the table.

But Port shouldn’t let its guard down; every game that goes past without Oakleigh getting a win will make Miron Bleiberg’s side all the more determined.

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