Monday, 29 January 2007 10:18 AM
South Melbourne has booked its spot in the Hellenic Cup final after a hard fought 2-0 victory against Premier League newcomers, Western Suburbs.
Once again fielding a relatively experimental lineup, South started the game slowly with Western Suburbs missing some clear cut opportunities early within the first 10 minutes.
However, as the game continued, South began to assert their dominance, with a reward coming shortly after the half time interval.
Sam DeVito slammed home a chance after being presented with the ball from the right hand side, breaking through the stagnant defence and leaving the keeper with no chance.
South doubled the lead minutes later, when a Fernando De Moraes free kick found the unmarked Tansel Baser in the six yard box.
Baser – with the help of the crossbar – calmly headed the ball past the helpless keeper, who could only look at his defence after such loose marking.
South will now play the Oakleigh Cannons in the final of the Hellenic Cup, after the Cannons defeated the Waverley Wanderers in extra time by 4 goals to 2.
Details of the time and date of the final will be released once information becomes available.