Green Gully endure a dismal July

Green Gully coach Arthur Papas. (Mark Wilson)

By Lance Jenkinson

Green Gully will be keen to turn the calendar – and fast.

The Cavaliers’ disastrous July has put them into freefall in National Premier League soccer.

Four games resulted in four losses as the Cavs tumbled to 10th.

A 2-0 defeat to title contenders Bentleigh Greens at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex on Friday night rubbed further salt into the Cavs’ wounds.

Green Gully scored one goal for the whole month.

The Cavaliers also failed to take advantage of their home comforts, losing all three games at Green Gully Reserve.

Perhaps the only positive for the Cavs is that July is over and August is here.

Four points outside the top six, Green Gully must win against South Melbourne at home this Friday night to keep its finals hopes alive.

Melbourne Knights are also outside the top six after a topsy-turvy month.

The Knights had a win, a draw and two losses in July, leaving them in seventh.

A disappointing 2-1 loss to third-last Kingston City at Knights Stadium on Sunday saw the Knights relinquish their spot in the top six.

Captain Marijan Cvitkovic provided an equaliser for the Knights before half-time, but Damien Iaconis scored a second-half winner for Kingston.

The Knights have a tough away game against high-flying Avondale at the Reggio Calabria Club on Saturday.

In women’s NPL, Calder United came back from a goal down to beat Bayside United 3-1 at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex on Sunday.

Calder remains four points in arrears of ladder leader South Melbourne. The two heavyweights will square off at Keilor Park Recreation Reserve this Saturday.