Saturday 9 July
Venue: Kevin Bartlett Reserve, Richmond
Referee: George Lakrinidis
Richmond: Stjepan Gal, Andrew Viola, Erhan Karahan, Ross Antoniadis, Mitch Bissinger, Timmy Purcell, Scott Muirhead (Mate Eterovic 80), Michael Catalano (Devon Bonne 85), Nick Marinos (Dimi Tsiaras 70), Antun Kovacic, Michael Ferrante. Coach: Michael Chatzitrifonos.
South Melbourne: Zaim Zeneli, Tom Matthews, Carl Recchia, Steven Topalovic, Trent Waterson (Fernando De Moraes 46), Daniel Vasilevski, Marinos Gasparis, Sebastian Petrovic (Daniel Dragicevic 83), Rhodri Payne (Kyle Joryeff 75), Steven Weir, Kliment Taseski. Coach: Eddie Krncevic.
Final game: Kliment Taseski
South squandered the chance to press its claim not only for a finals spot but also the double chance with a turgid performance away against Richmond. The home side opened the scoring early through Ross Antoniadis, and despite eventually coming to dominate proceedings in the second half, South failed to trouble Stjepan Gal in the Richmond goal.
Ineligible player fiasco
Following this game, FFV docked three points from South Melbourne for fielding an ineligible player in Kliment Taseski. Taseski's loan from Melbourne Heart had finished on July 4, and apparently informed by FFV on July 5 of this fact, South played him anyway. Later on, the three points docked from South were reinstated after FFV likely acknowledged that South successfully lodged an application to extend Taseski's loan for an extra week.
smfc.com.au - South sink again
- ↑ OzFootball claims the 15th minute, South Melbourne official report the 5th.
- ↑ http://www.ozfootball.net/ark/States/VIC/2011PLR.html
- ↑ http://southmelbournefc.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/south-deducted-three-points-for.html
- ↑ http://southmelbournefc.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/south-get-three-points-because-we-didnt.html