The Bentleigh Greens are set to take on Green Gully in Round 3 of the NPLVIC, and they will be looking to get their season up and running after a disappointing start on Friday night.
The Greens suffered a 2-1 loss to Moreland City in Round 2, but there were some positives to take from the game, despite being reduced to 10 men early on. Jackson Morgan got the Greens off to a flying start with a stunning free-kick, and they will be hoping he can continue his goal-scoring form against Green Gully.
Their opponents, Green Gully, suffered a 3-1 loss to South Melbourne in their last outing, with Alan Gerez scoring their only goal of the game. They will be looking to bounce back against the Greens and secure their first win of the season.
It promises to be an exciting encounter between these two sides, with both teams eager to get points on the board. The Greens will be hoping to take advantage of playing at home and the passionate support of their fans to secure their first win of the season.
Both teams are yet to pick up a single point this season, making this game all the more crucial for both sides.
The Greens have been battling with injuries and suspensions, with both of their first-choice goalkeepers, Bon Scott and Christian Pavlidis, ruled out. This opens the door for youngster Ben McCauley to impress. The team also has several players on the comeback trail, including Scott Hilliar, Luka Ninkovic, Aydin Mustedanagic, and Thiak Kuel, however it remains unclear who will be available for Friday night.
On the other hand, Green Gully will be without Gianluca Iannucci, who received a red card in their last game against South Melbourne.
With the Greens hoping to get on the winner’s list this week, we need all our supporters to make some noise at Kingston Heath on Friday night.
Get down nice and early to enjoy all the wonderful food and drink on offer in the canteen, and show your support for the boys as they look to bounce back.