Saturday, January 31, 2009

South Melbourne beat South Hobart

South Melbourne beat South Hobart 7-0 at Bob Jane Stadium today after leading 2-0 at half-time.

This follows South's 1-1 draw with Oakleigh Cannons on Friday.

“It was a great learning curve for us and it’s certainly improved our fitness,” said South Hobart coach, Ken Morton.

“We had some injuries against Oakleigh and playing a second game in two days in the heat proved too much.

"Ricky Eaves and Matthew Brown picked up ankle injuries and we had to take Matthew off against South Melbourne and that left a soft centre after the break.

“There were some very good performances from our players, though.

"South Melbourne had twenty players and rotated them well."

Meanwhile, the Matildas drew 2-2 with Italy in their international women's match in Parramatta.

Italy is 12th in the FIFA rankings, while Australia is 14th.

The sides meet again next Saturday, this time in Canberra.


Anonymous said...

wow, that's a flogging campared to the other game. learning curve indeed...

Anonymous said...

yes anonymus indeed that sounds like a flogging,however south hobart is to commended for at least having the courage to play against better opposition then is availlable locally as standards will only improve by playing against sides that are at least equal or stronger.lets hope we end up with a premier league this year that is made up withsides that are all capable of beating eachother

Anonymous said...

7 - 0 must have been pretty well as expected. Not sure what would be gained from such a result.

Anonymous said...

might be clutching at straws here as they have a formidable line-up, but any chance of 2nd season syndrome this year at South???