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South Melbourne FC vs Bentleigh Greens – Match Preview

South Melbourne FC vs Bentleigh Greens – Match Preview

Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:30 PM

By John Kyrou

South Melbourne FC travels to Kingston Heath Soccer Complex on Friday night to take on the Bentleigh Greens in a must-win fixture. South desperately requires three points following two home defeats (in the League against Northcote and in the State Knockout Cup against Port Melbourne), results that leaves the Club out of Cup contention in 2012 and a game out of the top five in the Premier League as the halfway mark of the season approaches.

South goes into Friday’s match in disappointing form, having lost two home matches in a row and collecting only four points from its last four Premier League matches. South’s last victory was on 11th May against Hume City at Epping Stadium, meaning that the side has not tasted victory in any competition in over a month. The positive news is that both away games in that period has seen the team win four out of a possible six points, with the other result being a hard-fought 1-1 draw against League leaders Dandenong Thunder.

Bentleigh are currently sitting in third place on the ladder and are going about their business quietly and effectively in 2012. Former South player and coach John Anastasiadis has done an excellent job with his squad thus far in the campaign, with their last League result being a 2-1 away victory against Moreland Zebras on Sunday 27 May.

In the corresponding fixture on Friday 27th May last year, a great header on the half hour mark by Wayne Wallace beat Zaim Zeneli and was enough to earn the Greens a 1-0 victory.

Friday night’s match kicks off at 8:15pm at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex.

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