By Tara Murray
Hume City has broken through to make the Dockerty Cup final.
After making the semi finals in 2015, 2016 and 2017, Hume has finally been able to take it one step and make in through to the final, after beating Moreland Zebras on Tuesday night.
A win in the final, would give the side it’s first title since being re-named Hume City in 2009.
Hume coach Nick Hegarty said it was pretty exciting for the playing group and that they deserved the opportunity.
“It’s a good achievement for the group,” he said.
“It’s our fourth attempt in five years and it’s nice to take the voodoo away.
“From what I gather it’s the first final for the club and I don’t think we’ve won anything.
“It’s important to take that next step.”
Hegarty admits they were lucky to get the win, with the only goal coming through Marko Delic in the 41st minute of the 1-0 win.
“Moreland Zebras would have been frustrated and disappointed that they didn’t get more out of the game,” he said.
“A lucky goal was the difference. Whether it was a wonder goal or a fluke… Marko will say it was a wonder goal and it was a great goal from the kid.”
Having taken the lead into half time, Hume went more defensive in the second half.
Hegarty said it was about making sure that they kept the lead.
“We changed tactics in the second half and let them try and break us down, which they couldn’t.
“We have a great defensive record, the best in the top flight, so we were really confident there.
“They put on a lot of pressure.”
The win sets up a finals showdown with Melbourne Knights or Bulleen Lions.
Hegarty said they were planning to have a look at the game, which was played at their home ground.
He said either way it would be a tough final on August 10 at after beating Moreland Zebras on Tuesday night.
“Either opponent will be difficult,” he said.
“Hopefully it will be a big day.”