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Match Preview: Heidelberg United V Port Melbourne

Heidelberg United v Port Melbourne Sharks
4.00pm, Sunday, June 14, 2015
Olympic Village, Heidelberg West
Twitter: Live updates @nplvictoria, ‪#HUvPM #PS4NPLVIC

Last round:
Heidelberg United 1 – 0 Werribee City
Pascoe Vale 1 – 0 Port Melbourne


Last time they met:
Port Melbourne 0 – 2 Heidelberg United

After two draws in May, Heidelberg is back to its best.

Fresh from a simple win over State 3 side Caulfield United Cobras in its FFA Cup qualifier, George Katsakis’ men face a trickier task.

But Port Melbourne is an enigma.

After two losses on the trot and a week off, the Sharks will be desperate for a win.

They’ve had an extra week to work out how to best utilise new signing Adrian Zahra, and what better time for him to make his mark on the competition than against a Heidelberg side that’s been one of the league’s best.
A win here is invaluable for Port Melbourne, who currently sits three points outside of finals.

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.


Port Melbourne SC
JL Murphy Reserve (SS Anderson Oval)
430 Plummer Street Port Melbourne
VIC, 3207   Australia
PH: 03 9645 1408  FX: 03 9645 1242
Postal Address:
PO Box 239 Port Melbourne
VIC, 3207   Australia



General Manager

Nicki Zapantis – 0402 237 408


Mini-Roo Co-ordinator (U7-U11)

Tas Kriaris


NPL Co-ordinator (U12-U18)

Saia Iatrou – 0418 587 381


All other junior enquiries:


Club liaison:

Nick Tavanlis – 0439 909 345



Nicki Zapantis – 0402 237 408


Media contact:

Shaun Moran – 0405 241 966


Football Operations Manager:

Dennis Zapantis


Youth Development Squads (U16, U18 U20)

John Patsoukas – 0438 865 457