By John Kyrou
South Melbourne FC is delighted to announce that midfielder Tyson Holmes has committed to the Club for another two seasons.
Holmes arrived at Lakeside Stadium at the beginning of 2013 and made an immediate impression on the South supporters with his commitment and never-say-die attitude. Overall he made 27 appearances for the Club across all competitions (25 League games and 2 Cup games) and scored five goals during the course of the season. Tyson’s first goal for South was a wonderful overhead kick against the Richmond Eagles on Sunday 12 May and he went on to score another goal as South fought from 0-2 down to win 3-2. He scored another crucial goal on the final day of the regular season (Sunday 22 September) with a header to open the scoring against Port Melbourne, as South went on to win 4-0 and qualify for the finals series. Without doubt Tyson’s finest moment of the season arrived seven days later in the Elimination Final against Green Gully (Sunday 29 September), with his strike from outside the box in the 91st minute sparking scenes of delirium in the Lakeside Stadium grandstand as South progressed to the Minor Semi Final at Gully’s expense.
Speaking to smfc.com.au SMFC Football Director Nicholas Maikousis said “we are quite excited to have Tyson with us for another two years. He had a stellar year with the Club, and who could forget that injury time winner he scored against Green Gully in the finals series. We look forward to seeing more of Tyson’s attacking qualities next season.”
South Melbourne FC congratulates Tyson Holmes not only for his commitment to the Club but also for getting married to his partner (now wife) Teniele last weekend.