Australian Institute of Sport 0 drew with South Melbourne 0
Sunday 22 June
Venue: AIS Field 14, Canberra.
Attendance: 100 (estimate)
Referee: Lewis Giuseffi
Australian Institute of Sport: Mark Birighitti, Travis Anderson, Steven Tibbetts, Ante Cicak (Ivan Pavlak 65), Sam Munro, Richard Greer (Howard Fondyke 48), Rhyan Grant, Matthew Mullen, Kofi Danning, Bonel Obradovic (Mathew Theodore 59), Laurence Braude. Coach: Ray Junna..
South Melbourne: Tommi Tomich, Shane Nunes, Adam Van Dommele, Scott MacNicol, Hamlet Armenian (Robert Wynne 79), Stuart Kelly, Goran Zoric (Tony La Verde 66), Ramazan Tavsancioglu, Fernando De Moraes, Nathan Caldwell (Adem Tavsancioglu 85), Sam Poutakidis. Coach: Michael Michalakopoulos.
Debuts: Adem Tavsancioglu
South's first interstate match for points since the end of the National Soccer League saw it travel up to Canberra to take on the Australian Institute of Sport. About 50 fans also made the trip, only to be treated to a tight match with few chances for either side. Worse, because the start of the game had been delayed by 20 minutes - referee Lewis Giuseffi had demanded that pegs for the goal nets be installed - the game was reduced to 40 minute halves in order for the visitors to be able to make their flight home.
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