Melbourne Knights 1 v Green Gully 3
Melbourne Knights 1
Green Gully 3
Boland (28’, pen 75’), Krousoratis (39’)
Green Gully came from behind to defeat Brimbank Derby rivals Melbourne Knights 3-1 and qualify for the FFA Cup quarter-finals.
Liam Boland was again the hero for Gully, scoring a double at Knights Stadium after Stipo Andrijasevic had given the home side the lead in the 23rd minute.
In the first match between the two Victorian clubs on the national stage since Gully's last NSL appearance in 1986, a crowd of 2,472 were treated to an entertaining tussle in Melbourne's north.
Boland levelled the scores with a header that went in off the crossbar just five minutes after Andrijasevic's opener, while Gully led at the break thanks to Nicholas Krousoratis' powerful 39th-minute strike.
Gully dominated the second half and - after Knights substitute Damien Miskulin was sent off with 17 minutes remaining - Boland wrapped up victory for the visitors.
Nikola Jurkovic tripped Jay Davies in the penalty area and Boland, who scored a stunning winner to eliminate Central Coast Mariners in the Round of 32, converted past Fraser Chalmers as Gully surged into the FFA Cup's last eight.