Better late than never for Green Gully

Things got heated between Green Gully Cavaliers and South Melbourne players on Sunday. (Mark Wilson)

A second-half blitz saw Green Gully emerge with a memorable 3-0 win over South Melbourne in the National Premier League soccer at Lakeside Stadium on Sunday.

The Cavaliers opened the scoring in the 57th minute when Josh Barresi converted from the penalty spot.

Nick Krousoratis doubled Green Gully’s lead just 11 minutes later when he scored from close range.

Krousoratis is the leading scorer at the Cavaliers with seven goals to sit fourth on the league’s golden boot standings.

It was party time for the Green Gully fans when Kieran Dover put the icing on a sweet cake with a goal just before full time. Dover is also a steady source of goals with six to his name this season.

Green Gully remain steady in fourth place on the ladder. The Cavaliers will have a chance to jump up to third when they host third-placed Heidelberg United in a blockbuster at Green Gully Reserve on Friday night.

Meanwhile, Melbourne Knights had a roller coaster 2-2 draw with Avondale at Knights Stadium on Friday night.

The Knights led at half-time courtesy of a goal to captain Marijan Cvitkovic.

The lead was erased in the second half when Avondale found a pair of goals through Kaine Sheppard.

A 78th minute equaliser from Ben Surey was enough for the Knights to earn a share of the points.

The 10th-placed Knights will have a crucial game against Port Melbourne Sharks, who are currently sixth and one of the teams they will be trying to chase down later in the season.

In NPL 2 west, St Albans Saints ended its winless streak with a 2-1 victory away to Nunawading City at Mahoneys Reserve on Sunday. Juso Julardzija scored the winning goal for the Saints in the dying seconds.