Thursday, 19 February 2004 12:00 AM
South Melbourne will go into the final two rounds of the season in the knowledge that they will play in the finals series.
Perth’s 2 nil victory over Sydney United last night saw the team from Bob Jane Stadium into the finals with focus now on achieving victories against Northern Spirit at Bob Jane on Sunday at 6.30pm, and against Sydney Olympic in the final round.
There were very strong indications in Tuesday’s match against Marconi in Sydney that the form slump was over, “We showed all the signs I was looking for from the team in Sydney, we played a much improved brand of soccer and a number of players showed glimpses of the form that took us to the top of the table during the season” said coach Stuart Munro after the game.
The team is now focused on finishing in third position and two wins from the remaining games can see this happen.
“I am hoping that our form slump came at the right time and that we will peak again now to give the fans something to really cheer about over the next few weeks” said Munro.
Sunday’s game will be proceeded by two special curtain raiser games:
1.00pm -The Premiers team Vs The Police Department
3.00pm – The South Melbourne Women’s team Vs VSF Women’s
6.30pm – South Melbourne Vs Northern Spirit
“We will also admit all women to the matches free of charge as part of the promotions for the day” said Chief Executive Officer Mark Patterson.
“I urge all South fans to come out and support Stuart and the team at Bob Jane on Sunday as we enter the business end of the season.” Said Patterson.