Melbourne Knights are in the midst of a slight lull in the National Premier League.

The Knights have picked up just a point from their past two games and tumbled down two spots to fifth on the ladder.

A disappointing draw with bottom-of-the-ladder Kingston City was followed by a 3-1 loss to Hume City on the road at Broadmeadows Valley Park on Saturday night.

Marijan Cvitkovic put Melbourne Knights ahead after six minutes.

The Knights’ night turned sour thereafter. They conceded three unanswered goals, two to City’s star striker James Brown, who has scored 11 in 12 games to sit second on the league’s golden boot.

With two wins from their past six games, Melbourne Knights will be desperate to take advantage of the fact three of their next four games will be played in the friendly confines of Knights Stadium.

The Knights will host Dandenong Thunder at Somers Street on Friday night from 7.45pm.

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Hume City’s James Brown and Melbourne Knights Atilla Ofli. Picture Shawn Smits.

PHOTO GALLERY: Hume City vs Melbourne Knights 

Green Gully Cavaliers turned it on in a 4-2 victory over Dandenong Thunder at George Andrews Reserve on Saturday night.

The Cavaliers moved up to fourth on the ladder after a fourth win in five matches.

Green Gully will be looking to continue its strong form when it hosts Oakleigh Cannons at Green Gully Reserve on Saturday from 3pm.

In NPL 2 west, St Albans Saints had a costly 2-1 loss to Springvale White Eagles at Churchill Reserve on Sunday. Even a draw would have put the Saints clear at the top of the ladder, but instead they are top on goal difference from the Eastern Lions and Werribee City after the loss.

The Saints will get a chance to atone when they host Box Hill United at Churchill Reserve on Sunday.

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