Saturday, 27 January 2007 1:26 AM
South Melbourne is currently participating in the Hellenic Cup for the second year in a row, and are set to take on arch rivals Heidelberg United on Saturday 27th of January in a much anticipated North-West section Quarter Final.
The game, which commences at 5pm at Northcote’s John Cain Reserve, will pit two of the powerhouse clubs in Victorian Football together, giving fans a tantilising taste of what is to come once the Premier League season commences in March.
South has had a relatively simple start to the pre-season tournament, cruising through the preliminary round after dispatching West Preston in a one sided 3-0 scoreline, as well as defeating Northcote City 1-0 in a game which saw young senior team hopeful Reardo Luka break his leg in a freak collision with the Northcote City goalkeeper.
The final game of the group stage saw South win via a forfeit, after Mill Park pulled out of the competition. In place, South played a friendly with Brunswick City, and with a rather youthful side held Brunswick to a 1-1 draw.
Once qualifying for the second round, South then managed to book its place in the quarter finals with a hard fought victory against a determined Keon Park side, where a solitary Bill Natsioulas strike sent the Blues through.
All fans are encouraged to come along to Northcote to see the action for themselves and once again get behind the side as the club strives to go back-to-back in 2007.
South Melbourne FC vs Heidelberg United
John Cain Memorial Park, Northcote
Date: Saturday, 27th January