Thursday, 19 December 2002 12:00 AM
South Melbourne’s defeat of the Football Kingz on the weekend, took the Club’s current home winning streak to six matches and is in with a chance to equal a record held by Ferenc Puskas, Ange Postecoglou and Len McKendry.
South Melbourne has only ever won seven consecutive home matches with coach Danny Wright only one win away from equalling that record.
“It’s a good milestone to achieve, but we approach every game to win and whilst we have a good run at home, we would like to have more consistency away from home”, says Wright.
South Melbourne take on Newcastle in its next home encounter, the final match at Bob Jane Stadium for 2002. In the New Year South Melbourne face a strong Sydney United outfit and return home to host Northern Spirit.
South Melbourne will need to improve their away form in the second phase of the season and gain some valuable points from their travels away from Albert Park in order to maintain their healthy league position.
“We are well aware of our lack of results away from home and will be working to rectify that in the second round. If we can start working losses into draws and draws into wins, it will go a long way to us having a successful campaign”, says the South coach.
South Melbourne Soccer Club would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you at Bob Jane Stadium on December 29 when the Blue and Whites tackle Newcastle United at Bob Jane Stadium. Kick Off 6.00PM
Just for the record:
6 in a row
1992/1993 : Round 24 – 26 until 1993/1994 in Round 6
1998/1999 : Rounds 9 – 20
2002/2003 : Rounds 5 –13
7 in a row
1983 : Rounds 18 – 28 until 1984 Round 1 (Len McKendry)
1990/91 : Round 26 until 1991/9Round 11 (FerencPuskas)
1997/98 : Round 9 – Round 23 (Ange Postecoglou)
1998/99 : Round 25 – Major Semi Final Leg 1 vs Sydney United until 1999/2000 Round 6 (Ange Postecoglou)