Tuesday, 14 October 2003 12:00 AM
South Melbourne Soccer Club Chief Executive Mark Patterson praised the team’s fans for their support at last Sunday’s first home game of the season at Bob Jane Stadium.
“Whilst the result on-field was disappointing the crowd of 7,250 was the competition’s second largest of the season; the largest being just over 9,000 in Perth in round one, and a record for the club against Brisbane Strikers” Mr Patterson said.
The club has also exceeded its last season tally of members after signing 350 new members on Sunday, which took the club’s total to 1150 for the season to date. “We are urging supporters to come and back the team again this week and to sign up as members” Patterson said. Membership will be on sale from 12.30pm outside the entrance gates.
After two excellent away result the team is certain to bounce back against Newcastle United this Sunday.
Fans will have a full day of entertainment with the curtain raiser Colt’s game between South Melbourne and Geelong starting at 1.00pm.
Match day sponsor Gavos Freight will also giveaway soccer balls as the players kick promotional balls into the crowd prior to kick-off.
Coach Stuart Munro also expects a much-improved performance this week. “We really let ourselves down with our quality last weekend and the players can’t wait now to make amends for the loss”. “We know the fans demand more and we are preparing this week for a fierce contest and we are focussed on getting our first home points of the season”.
Patterson said “We have the best and most loyal fans in the league and I’m sure that they will be out in force again this week to see a rejuvenated performance”.
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