Memorable South Melbourne v Melbourne Knights Matches

A great read on the historic derby clashes between @smfc and @MelbKnights

Football Victoria’s Ethnic Contingent

Andrew Barisic scores for Melbourne Knights

South Melbourne Hellas and the Melbourne Knights are two of Victorian soccer’s most successful clubs. Both teams were giants in the old NSL days and they are still going strong in the Victorian Premier League.

On September 1 the Knights won 2-1 against Hellas thanks to goals scored by James McGarry and Andrew Barisic. Tyson Holmes scored for South Melbourne in the first half after McGarry gave the Knights the lead but Barisic scored the winner with three minutes of the match remaining.

The recent encounter was the 87th derby between the two clubs. Both teams have been involved in many great clashes and I’ve selected a few worth talking about. Hellas and the Knights have made a great impact on their ethnic communities and from a footballing perspective, they have provided Australian soccer fans with some great memories.

South Melbourne 2-2 Melbourne Knights (NSL Round 2, season 1997-98)

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