1962 Australia Cup, first round

South Melbourne Hellas 1 (George Papadopoulos) def. by Yugal 2 (Stojakovic, Swartz)

Sunday, 4 November

VenueOlympic Park, Melbourne

Attendance: 14,000

Referee: W. Hosie (South Australia)

Lineups (incomplete) Edit

South MelbourneGeorge Papadopoulos, Antonis Hatzieleftheriou  Coach: ???

Yugal: Spiegel, Stojakovic, Swartz Coach: ???

Summary Edit

South Melbourne Hellas' first attempt at the Australia Cup saw them give up a 1-0 half time lead against Sydney's Yugal, the eventual winners of the inaugural Australia Cup. Hellas dominated proceedings early on, but a general timidity saw them fail to make the most of their dominant play. Despite Hellas leading 1-0 at half time thanks to a George Papadopoulos goal - the club's first in the competition - Yugal fought back, equalising from the spot, and then taking the lead. Being behind failed to galvanise the home side, which was knocked out of the tournament.

Match Reports Edit

The Age - Soccer Cup Hope Beaten by Yugal