Friday, 12 February 2010 10:06 AM
South Melbourne FC has stormed into the Hellenic Cup Semi Final after a resounding 3-0 win over Northcote.
With South missing Carl Recchia, Daniel Vasilevski, Nathan Caldwell and Sebastian Petrovich, the Blues relied on new boys Joseph Keenan and Marinos Gasparis to command the middle along side familiar faces Fernando De Moraes and Joseph Youssef.
In a dominant display, South controlled the game from the onset with Gianni De Nittis and Joseph Keenan scoring in the opening half to give South a 2 goal advantage at the break. Keenan’s stunning goal from outside the area capped off a superb opening half for the Englishman who had spent much of his time controlling the midfield.
South continued to dominate in the second half with the reward coming when a sublime move by Keenan on the right hand flank culminated in Gianni De Nittis scoring his second goal of the match.
The win means South progresses and has been drawn to play old foe Heidelberg United on Saturday at Yarraville. Kick-off for the Semi Final is at 4.30pm.
South Melbourne FC vs. Heidelberg United
Saturday February 13th – 4.30pm
McIvor Reserve Fogarty Avenue, Spotswood (Melway REF 41F10)