Match Preview: Green Gully v Port Melbourne

Green Gully v Port Melbourne
3.00pm, Saturday May 9, 2015
Green Gully Reserve, Keilor Downs
Twitter: Live updates @nplvictoria, #GGvPM #PS4NPLVIC

Last game:
Pascoe Vale 2 – 1 Green Gully
Port Melbourne 2 – 2 South Melbourne


After an incredible start to the season, Port Melbourne has fallen away, with two points from its last five games.

Green Gully isn’t any better, having failed to notch a single point in its last five games.

The Sharks kicked off their year with a strong 3-1 win over Hume City, and just a month ago looked to be kicking on with 4-0 wins over both Oakleigh and North Geelong.

Last Friday night was Port’s chance to start again, but a late equaliser from South Melbourne quashed its chance of inflicting the 2014 champion with its first defeat of the season.

Tuesday night was another disappointment for Port, having fought back twice to take its Round 5 Westfield FFA Cup game against Avondale FC to extra time and penalties.

If the hosts can manage the same resilience and enthusiasm on Friday as they have in their last two games, they have every chance of inflicting yet another defeat on a Green Gully side that’s looked helpless.

It hasn’t won in two months, since a 2-5 win over Dandenong Thunder away from home.

With rumours of turbulence in the playing ranks over the last week, how Gully reacts on Saturday will be interesting.

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