Wednesday, 2 October 2002 12:00 AM

South Melbourne was held to a one-all draw in their first home match of the season this evening.

South Melbourne began the match the stronger and was rewarded in the 24th minute with a goal through Vaughan Coveny. The Lakesiders pressed for a winner after Sydney United had equalised but were unable to find the elusive goal.

FINAL SCORE (National Soccer League – Round 3)
SOUTH MELBOURNE 1 (Coveny ‘24)
Sydney United 1 (Cacic ’32)
Crowd: 4,156
Venue: Bob Jane Stadium, Melbourne