Monday, 20 February 2012 5:41 PM
By George Kouroumalis
South went into the game with a relatively strong squad, with new signings Jason and Glen Trifiro, Luke Byles, Dimitri Tsiaris and Bradley Norton all part of a very new look starting eleven.
The first half however was a very scrappy affair, something that was expected given it was the first real competitive hit out for both clubs in almost six months. While South had a few half chances, neither side really looked like scoring.
The second half however was all South Melbourne with the Trifiro brothers controlling the middle of the park, and both Tsiaris and Byles commanding the back as the side started to look relatively comfortable.
The overall dominance was rewarded ten minutes into the second half, when Jason Trifiro latched onto a loose ball to bury it into the back of the net. Minutes later Englishman Kyle Joryeff double South’s advantage with a neat finish of his own.
South continued to attack and could have extended their lead, however, it was not meant to be and South were able to walk away with a comprehensive 2-0 win.
Due to fixture changes by the Hellenic Cup Organising Committee, the match next weekend against Kingston City has been moved. The new kick-off time is at 8pm on Thursday March 1st, with the venue remaining as the Grange Reserve in Clayton North.
South Melbourne FC 2 (Jason Trifiro, Kyle Joryeff)
Bentleigh Greens 0