Hume City has recorded a second straight win to start the National Premier League season.

After a comprehensive 4-0 win in round one, Hume continued that form on Friday night against the Oakleigh Cannons, winning 1-0.

Hume coach Nick Hegarty said it had been a really strong performance from the boys.

“After 25 minutes the week before we had the match sealed up and it could have been the same this week,” Hegarty said.

“We had a couple more chances that we could have taken.

“I thought we had controlled the game from start to finish.”

Ersin Kaya opened the scoring in the third minute and that would end up being enough to get the win.

Hegarty said he was pleased with how the new squad was gelling.

“They have done a fantastic job and they are getting along really well.

“Everything we are doing we are looking to try and suit every player. They are rubbing off on each other, on and off the field.”

With all six points in the bank, Hegarty said it goes part of the way to set themselves up for the season.

“With these results you give yourself the foundations to build on,” he said.

“It takes five games to suss out where you are in the competition. There is a long way to go and the challenge is to repeat it over and over and see how we go.

“I couldn’t have asked for any more from the group over the last 10 weeks to get to this point.”

Hume this week faces newly promoted Altona Magic, which lost 4-3 against Melbourne Knights.

Magic is yet to win a match this season.

“They are a team at this level now and every team deserves to be here,” Hegarty said.

“They will make it hard for us. They have recruited heavily and brought in many NPL players and have massive expectations.

“We need to keep doing what we are doing and see if we can implement the same game style and make the most of the good start.”

Meanwhile in NPL 2 west, Whittlesea Ranges are winless after a 3-1 loss to Ballarat City. Scores were 1-1 at half-time.


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