Melbourne Knights and Hume City will contest the 110th edition of the Dockerty Cup final this weekend.
Victoria’s longest and most enduring football competition will be decided on Saturday, August 10, at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex with a 5pm kick-off.
The Knights, chasing their own record 11th Dockerty Cup, saw off Bulleen Lions 2-1 in the semi-final whilst Hume City accounted for Moreland Zebras 1-0 to advance to the big stage.
It was a welcome breakthrough for City, which fell agonisingly short of the cup final in 2015, 2016 and 2017. But its recent semi-final pain could be erased with victory this weekend.
Melbourne Knights’ Joe Franjic, fresh off a mid-week FFA Cup tie against Adelaide United, told Football Victoria his side was keen to grow its trophy collection on Saturday.
“I think it would be really big for the club to win an eleventh Dockerty Cup. To keep that record growing would be amazing,” Franjic said.
“From a personal point of view, it would be fantastic to win some silverware with my childhood club, the Melbourne Knights.”
“I started playing there when I was six years old and my brother, father, grandfather and uncle all played there as well so it’s a big history in the family.”
Hume City captain Harry Monaghan said winning the Dockerty Cup in the club’s first ever finals’ appearance was a massive privilege and honour.
“Any club which gets in this situation just wants to win it. It would be a massive achievement to walk away with the goods,” Monaghan told FV.
“We know the Knights fairly well. They’ve got a good squad, they’re strong. But both teams will be out there on the day and we’ll be at it.”
Football Victoria wishes both teams every success. If you can’t make the game, live streaming of the Dockerty Cup Final is available on Football Victoria’s Youtube and Facebook channels.
Saturday, August 10
Melbourne Knights FC v Hume City FC,
Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, 5pm.
Gates Open: 3pm.
Kids under 14: FREE