Thursday, 5 September 2002 12:00 AM

The Round 3 Kick- Off times of the 2002 Tynan – Eyre Cup have been switched, with Melbourne Knights v Fawkner Blues now at 8.15 PM instead of 6.15pm. The South Melbourne v Preston Lions game will kick off at 6.15 PM instead of 8.15PM.

There has been no change to the date and venue – Wednesday, September 11, at the Veneto Club, Bulleen.

In Round 1 of the pre-season tournament, South Melbourne defeated Fawkner 2 – 0 and in the late game Melbourne Knights accounted for Premier League Champions, Preston Lions 3 – 2.

All four teams had to deal with rainy and very windy conditions making it difficult for the competing sides. 2000 patrons braved the terrible weather conditions, at Green Gully Reserve on Monday night (2-9-02) with Tynan – Eyre Cup Chairman Ron Sinclair saying “it was an enormous success”.

“The feedback I received whilst mingling with the crowd was that the format was very appealing to them”.

“The staff and administration of Green Gully Soccer Club must be commended for their professionalism. Their helpfulness to participating teams and members of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation was of the highest order. Without this sort of support, the Tynan-Eyre Cup could not even get off the ground”, says Sinclair.

In Round 2, South Melbourne will take on Melbourne Knights in the clash of the NSL Clubs, while in the early game Fawkner will look to avenge their Premier League Grand Final loss when they take on Preston. Both matches will be held at Bentleigh Greens Soccer Club this Sunday, 8 September 2002. Details are as follows:

Preston v Fawkner
Sunday, 8 September 2002
Bentleigh Greens Soccer Club, Kingston Heath Soccer Complex
301 Centre Dandenong Road, Cheltenham. Mel 87 F2
Kick Off: 1.30PM

Melbourne Knights v South Melbourne
Bentleigh Greens Soccer Club, Kingston Heath Soccer Complex
301 Centre Dandenong Road, Cheltenham. Mel 87 F2
Kick Off: 1.30PM