1997 Victorian Premier League Results

written by John Punshon
Source: VSF team sheets

Home Team v Away Team
Round One
Friday, February 7, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Tim Dimitriou.
Fawkner Blues
Jeff Olver, Eric Vassiliadis (Enzo De Santis 68), Frank Tramontana, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Alex Stevanovic (sent off 63), Peter Bordignon, Tony Sterjovski, Peter Psarros, Pino Corallo, Eddie Kuzman. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: T. Sterjovski (31, 55pen), Psarros (52), Stevanovic (64), Corallo (82)
5 - 3 Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Tony Chiodo, Zoran Bizimovski, Billy Stavrevski, Danny Lisolajski, Tony Ujgunovski, Tom Tasevski (Julian Ivanov 58), Mick Burlak, Chris Emsovski, Ivan Filiposki, Sasho Slaveski (Tony Talevski 77). Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Emsovski (62), Chiodo (87), Filiposki (89)
Friday, February 7, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor.. Referee: Jeremy Blaney.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Adam Cimino, Steve Douglas, Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Jani Suric, Cameron Brown, Vlad Babic, Tony Neceski, Daniel Genovesi (Nick Radecki ). Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Neceski (42), Babic (62)
2 - 0 Heidelberg United
Glenn Clarke, Les Anastasiou, Pat Liapis, Gary Hasler, Tom Karapatsos, George Svigos, Joe Biskic, Jim Parisis (Dragan Jugovic 8), Theo Alexiou, Jeff Stefanidis, Dimos Sevastiadis (Theo Mihaloglou 65). Coach: Dusan Brnovic
Saturday, February 8, 1997. Paisley Reserve, North Altona. Referee: Jim Markovski.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Zdravko Atanasovski, Martin O'Hare, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Savva Rusmir, Zoran Cvetkovski (Danny Madarovski 60), Sash Becvinovski, Mike Michalakopoulos (Pece Siveski 81), Henry Velkovski. Coach: Gary Cole
Goals: Madarovski (75)
1 - 0 Springvale White Eagles
Bojo Jevdevic, Zoran Kitanovski, George Uzelac (Marjan Marinkovic 81), Dejan Mlinar, Dejan Rikanovic, Sasha Nikolic (Nick Kovacevic 78), Doug Mladenovic, Anthony Burlak, Danny Gnjidic, Zlatko Mihajlovic, Jim Gacovski (Eric Stjczen 46). Coach: Dennis Kalezic
Saturday, February 8, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Robert Caminiti.
Bentleigh Greens
Chris Jones, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Mario Crivari (George Kalimeris 75), Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Jim Kotsovolos, Nick Van Egmond, Dale White, Zoran Barovic (John Papettas 75), Andrew Charalambous (Gerry McDonagh 70). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: White (42), van Egmond, Charalambous, Papettas
4 - 1 Sunshine Georgies
Tony Lyras, Ilija Dragicevic (Sasha Markovski 70), John Kanesoulis (Darren Byrne 46), Michael Branov (Anthony Magnacca 62), Joe Debono, Seb Emmanuele, Spencer Field, Mark Aretis, Juan Nilo, Chris Daglaras, Arthur Tsirtsakis. Coach: Willie Vassallo
Goals: Nilo (6)
Saturday, February 8, 1997. MacPherson Park, Melton. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
Melton Reds
Robert Brian, John Grimaud, Ahmet Gurpinar, Gunay Kuyucuogullari (Kamer Simsek 73), Ayhan Patsaman (Tamer Simsek 19), Ozan Fehmi, Jonathan Carter, Paul Donnelly, Carlos Retre, Jamie McMinimee (sent off ), Nuno Machado. Coach: Gus McLeod
0 - 5 Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Jim Latinopoulos, Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos, Leo Kyriakopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas (Alex Jackson 83), John Pappas, Nick Papadopoulos, Nick Tsaltas, Alex Efstathiou (Andrew Strapelias 87), Carlo Mason. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Dimitrelos, Papadopoulos, Tsaltas, Efstathiou, Strapelias
Saturday, February 8, 1997. Partridge Reserve, Lalor. Referee: Senko Rastocic..
Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, George Jolevski, Anthony Boschini, David Della Rocca, Vlatko Belic, Marian Craciun (Nick Cuculevski 64), Klaus Bichler (David De Propertis 75), Toni Lingurovski (Martin Iacuone 82), Nick Lazarevski, Davide Iacovitti, John Gasparini. Coach: Mauro Raponi.
Goals: Jolevski (24), Lazarevski (29), Belic (31), Iacovitti (46)
4 - 2 North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Robbie Cosic, Ivan Ljubicic, Stephen McAuliffe, Frank Bot, Ivan Medved (Danny Besei 54), Glen Stefanac (Goran Skoko 54), Richie O'Sullivan, Ivan Skoko, Ante Skoko, David Cuell. Coach: Mate Bozic.
Goals: I.Skoko (57), Cuell (67)
Monday, February 10, 1997. Veneto Club, Bulleen. Referee: Robert Benovic.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Tom Sonsini, Frank Valentic, Adrian Uliana, Robert Stojcevski, Robert Krajacic, Anthony Grbac (Dean Tartaglia 70), Michael Mazzini, Harry Ngata, Adam Inglese (Damon Collina 56), Vasco Trpcevski (Damien Guglielmi 71). Coach: Mike Urukalo
0 - 0 St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Damir Movric, Robert Mikulic, Krunoslav Razov, Mick Colina, Zeljko Gagula, Joe Cuze, Ivan Jolic, Paul Lewis (Josip Kozic 72), Ivan Colina (Richard Hrehoresin 88), Idriz Pelja. Coach: Dave O'Connor
Round Two
Friday, February 14, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Nestor Zachariadis.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Jim Latinopoulos, Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos, Leo Kyriakopoulos (Charlie Livanopoulos 82), Andy Vargas, John Pappas, Nick Papadopoulos, Nick Tsaltas, Alex Efstathiou (Andrew Strapelias 78), Carlo Mason (Alex Jackson 89). Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Dimitrelos (40), Papadopoulos (55)
2 - 1 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Tom Sonsini, Frank Valentic, Adrian Uliana, Robert Stojcevski, Robert Krajacic (sent off 36), Anthony Grbac, Michael Mazzini (Dean Tartaglia 82), Harry Ngata, Adam Inglese (Damien Guglielmi 33), Vasco Trpcevski (Eric Hollingsworth 54). Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: Trpcevski (19)
Saturday, February 15, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Andrew Stacey.
Bentleigh Greens
Chris Jones, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Mario Crivari (George Kalimeris 80), Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Jim Kotsovolos (John Papettas 80), Nick Van Egmond, Dale White, Zoran Barovic, Andrew Charalambous (Gerry McDonagh 74). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Van Egmond (14), Barovic (48), Drakos (57)
3 - 0 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Zdravko Atanasovski, Martin O'Hare (Pece Siveski 80), Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Sava Rusmir, Zoran Cvetkovski (Milco Bogoevski 80), Sash Becvinovski, Mike Michalakopoulos (Danny Madarovski 58), Henry Velkovski. Coach: Gary Cole
Saturday, February 15, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Jim Markovski.
Heidelberg United
Glenn Clarke, Gary Hasler, Pat Liapis, Les Anastasiou, Tom Karapatsos, George Slifkas (Theo Mihaloglou 34), George Svigos, Joe Biskic, Theo Alexiou (Dragan Jugovic 81), Jeff Stefanidis (Dimos Sevastiadis 74), Agim Sherifovski. Coach: Dusan Brnovic.
Goals: Sherifovski x 2, Alexiou, Mihaloglou
4 - 2 Fawkner Blues
Jeff Olver, Eric Vassiliadis, Frank Tramontana, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Eddie Kuzman, Peter Bordignon, Tony Sterjovski, Peter Psarros (Enzo De Santis 69), Pino Corallo, Robert Spasevski. Coach: Bobby McLachlan
Goals: T.Sterjovski (13), Corallo (89)
Saturday, February 15, 1997. MacPherson Park, Melton. Referee: Perry Mur.
Melton Reds
Recep Mustafa, Gunay Kuyucuogullari (sent off ), Ahmet Gurpinar, Serhat Hulusi, Jonathan Carter, Justin Scrobogna (Mustafa Mustafa 72), Paul Donnelly, Carlos Retre (Husein Saglam 56), Tamer Simsek, Kamer Simsek, Nuno Machado. Coach: Gus McLeod
0 - 4 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Adam Cimino, Steve Douglas (Craig Crodden 62), Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Jani Suric, Cameron Brown, Vlad Babic (Nick Radecki 59), Tony Neceski (Peter Stojcevski 78), Daniel Genovesi. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Genovesi x 2, Babic, Radecki
Saturday, February 15, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Jim Zafiriou.
Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Sasho Slaveski, Zoran Drogriski, Deny Lisolajski, Billy Stavrevski, Julian Ivanov, Chris Emsovski (Zoran Bizimovski 47), Ivan Filiposki (Tony Chiodo 86), Tony Ujgunovski (Tome Tasevski 75), Mick Burlak, Zlatko Donev. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Ivanov, M.Burlak, Donev
3 - 0 North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Richie O'Sullivan, Goran Skoko (Ivan Medved 67), Franc Bot (Tony Sobevski 65), Stephen McAuliffe, Ivan Ljubicic, Robbie Cosic, Danny Besei (Glen Stefanac -', sent off ), David Cuell, Ante Skoko, Ivan Skoko. Coach: Mate Bozic
Saturday, February 15, 1997. Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough. Referee: Carlo Graser.
Springvale White Eagles
Bojo Jevdevic, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Rikanovic, Dejan Mlinar, Tai Tran (Marjan Marinkovic 50), Sasha Nikolic (Eric Stjczen 46), Doug Mladenovic, Anthony Burlak, Danny Gnjidic, Nick Kovacevic (Mariano Calomino 46), Jim Gacovski. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Gacovski (85)
1 - 3 Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, George Jolevski, Anthony Boschini, John Gasparini, Davide Iacovitti (Martin Iacuone 78), Marian Craciun (David De Propertis 67), Nick Lazarevski (Nick Cuculevski 58), Toni Lingurovski, Klaus Bichler, Vlatko Belic, David Della Rocca. Coach: Mauro Raponi.
Goals: Lazarevski (23), Tran (30 og), Jolevski (70 pen)
Saturday, February 15, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Alan Contini.
St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Damir Movric (Josip Kozic 46), Joe Cuze, Robert Mikulic, Mick Colina, Zeljko Gagula (Artour Kirichian 73), Idriz Pelja, Paul Lewis, Ivan Jolic, Krunoslav Razov, Ivan Colina. Coach: Dave O'Connor.
Goals: I.Colina x 2, Jolic
3 - 3 Sunshine Georgies
Tony Lyras, Joe Debono, Mark Aretis, Darren Byrne, Arthur Tsirtsakis (Jorge Romero 68), Brandon Vassallo, Spencer Field, Sasha Markovski (Anthony Magnacca 69), Chris Daglaras, Juan Nilo, Seb Emmanuele. Coach: Willie Vassallo.
Goals: Daglaras, Emmanuele, Own goal
Round Three
Friday, February 21, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Evan Stathopoulos.
Fawkner Blues
Jeff Olver, Eric Vassiliadis (Ricky Ferla 77), Frank Tramontana, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Alex Stevanovic, Peter Bordignon, Tony Sterjovski, Peter Psarros, Pino Corallo, Robert Spasevski. Coach: Bobby McLachlan
0 - 1 Melton Reds
Recep Mustafa, Huseyin Saglam, Ahmet Gurpinar, Ramadan Osman, Jamie McMinimee, Nuno Machado, Justin Scrobogna, Tony Ciantar, Tamer Simsek, Kamer Simsek (Mustafa Mustafa 85), Jonathan Carter. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: K. Simsek
Friday, February 21, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis (Sam Frangos 81), Jim Latinopoulos (Charlie Livanopoulos 50), Con Argyriou (Andrew Strapelias 65), John Dimitrelos, Leo Kyriakopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Nick Papadopoulos, Nick Tsaltas, Alex Efstathiou, Carlo Mason. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Pappas (8), Tsaltas (38, 58, 67)
4 - 2 St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Krunoslav Razov, Joe Cuze, Mick Colina (Slavko Rados 46), Robert Mikulic, Zeljko Gagula, Idriz Pelja (Artour Kirichian 65), Ivan Jolic, Ivan Colina, Paul Lewis, Josip Kozic (Goran Trogrlic 78). Coach: Dave O'Connor.
Goals: Pelja, Lewis (88)
Saturday, February 22, 1997. Paisley Park, North Altona. Referee: Jim Zafiriou.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Zdravko Atanasovski, Milco Bogoevski, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Savva Rusmir, Danny Madarovski (Zoran Cvetkovski 76), Sash Becvinovski, Mike Michalakopoulos, Henry Velkovski. Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Becvinovski (21, ?), Michalakopoulos
3 - 0 Sunshine Georgies
Tony Lyras, Darren Byrne, Ilija Dragicevic (Sasha Markovski ), Michael Branov, Anthony Magnacca, Brandon Vassallo (Jorge Romero 46), Spencer Field, Chris Daglaras, Juan Nilo, Seb Emmanuele, Joe Debono (Arthur Tsirtsakis 46). Coach: Willie Vassallo
Saturday, February 22, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Peter Ralevski.
Bentleigh Greens
Chris Jones, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Mario Crivari, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Jim Kotsovolos, Nick Van Egmond, Dale White (George Kalimeris 70), Zoran Barovic (John Papettas 70), Andrew Charalambous (Gerry McDonagh 88). Coach: Harry Chalkitis
0 - 2 Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, George Jolevski, John Angelovski, David Della Rocca, Vlatko Belic, Davide Iacovitti, Anthony Boschini, Tony Lingurovski (Martin Iacuone 77), Klaus Bichler (David De Propertis 65), Nick Cuculevski, John Gasparini. Coach: Mauro Raponi.
Goals: Jolevski (30), Cuculevski (33)
Saturday, February 22, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara. Referee: Robert Caminiti.
North Geelong Warriors
Bobby Simic, Franc Bot (sent off 41), Richie O'Sullivan (sent off 58), Steven Tillinger, Robbie Cosic, Danny Besei (Ivan Skoko 79), Ivan Ljubicic, Goran Skoko, Tony Sobevski (Stuart Begg 79), Ante Skoko, David Cuell. Coach: Mate Bozic.
0 - 2 Heidelberg United
Glenn Clarke, Tom Karapatsos, Les Anastasiou, Pat Liapis, Gary Hasler, George Svigos (Dragan Jugovic 78), George Slifkas (Jim Parisis 58), Joe Biskic, Agim Sherifovski, Jeff Stefanidis (Dimos Sevastiadis 69), Theo Alexiou. Coach: Dusan Brnovic.
Goals: Svigos (71, 78)
Saturday, February 22, 1997. Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough. Referee: Jim Ouliaris.
Springvale White Eagles
Bojo Jevdevic, Dejan Mlinar, Marjan Marinkovic, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Rikanovic, Sasha Nikolic (Eric Stjczen 72), Doug Mladenovic, Anthony Burlak (sent off 12), Danny Gnjidic, Jim Gacovski, Zlatko Mihajlovic (Mariano Calomino 76). Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Mladenovic (64)
1 - 0 Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Sasho Slaveski (sent off 93), Zoran Drogriski, Deny Lisolajski (Tony Chiodo 54), Billy Stavrevski, Julian Ivanov, Chris Emsovski, Ivan Filiposki, Mick Burlak, Tony Ujgunovski (Tome Tasevski 71), Zlatko Donev. Coach: Andon Doncevski
Monday, February 24, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Andrew Stacey.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Craig Crodden (Nick Radecki 65), Steve Douglas, Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Jani Suric, Cameron Brown, Vlad Babic, Tony Neceski (Peter Stojcevski 87), Daniel Genovesi. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Babic (42 pen)
1 - 2 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Tom Sonsini, Frank Valentic, Adrian Uliana (Damien Guglielmi 46), Robert Stojcevski, Dean Tartaglia, Anthony Grbac, Michael Mazzini, Harry Ngata, Pat Giaccherini (Eric Hollingsworth 64), Vasco Trpcevski. Coach: Mike Urukalo
Goals: Ngata (27), Guglielmi (60)
Round Four
Saturday, March 1, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Tim Dimitriou.
Heidelberg United
Glenn Clarke, Gary Hasler, Les Anastasiou, Pat Liapis, Tom Karapatsos, George Svigos, Theo Alexiou (Dimos Sevastiadis 72), Jim Parisis, Joe Biskic, Agim Sherifovski, Jeff Stefanidis (Theo Mihaloglou 67). Coach: Dusan Brnovic.
Goals: Sevastiadis (80)
1 - 2 Springvale White Eagles
Bojo Jevdevic, Dejan Mlinar, Marjan Marinkovic, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Rikanovic, Sasha Nikolic, Doug Mladenovic (sent off 36), Eric Stjczen, Danny Gnjidic, Jim Gacovski, Zlatko Mihajlovic (Mariano Calomino 83). Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Mladenovic (27), Gnjidic (65)
Saturday, March 1, 1997. MacPherson Park, Melton. Referee: Hakan Anaz.
Melton Reds
Recep Mustafa, Hussein Saglam, Ahmet Gurpinar, Ramadan Osman (Yasar Atapek 82), Jamie McMinimee, Nuno Machado, Justin Scrobogna, Tony Ciantar, Jonathan Carter, Tamer Simsek (Mustafa Mustafa 78), Kamer Simsek. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Ciantar (55), T.Simsek (58), K.Simsek (66, 76)
4 - 1 North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Goran Skoko, Steven Tillinger, Tom Pandzic, Robbie Cosic, Glen Stefanac (Luciano Stolica 73), Marty Bozic (Ivan Medved 72), Danny Besei (Tony Sobevski 59), Ivan Skoko, Ante Skoko, David Cuell. Coach: Mate Bozic.
Goals: Besei (9)
Saturday, March 1, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Nestor Zachariadis.
Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Vlado Petrovski, Tony Chiodo, Zoran Bizimovski, Billy Stavrevski, Mick Burlak, Ivan Filiposk (Tony Talevski 57), Julian Ivanov (Sasha Ogenovski 86), Chris Emsovski, Tony Ujgunovski (Robert Lakovski 52), Zlatko Donev. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Donev (76)
1 - 1 Bentleigh Greens
Chris Jones, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil (George Kalimeris 56), Mario Crivari, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Jim Kotsovolos, Nick Van Egmond, Dale White, Zoran Barovic (David Grella 77), Andrew Charalambous (Gerry McDonagh 61). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: White (34)
Saturday, March 1, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Slavko Rados, Josip Kozic (Ilija Rados 69), Ivan Jolic, Mick Colina, Krunoslav Razov, Joe Cuze, Idriz Pelja , Ivan Colina, Goran Trogrlic, Paul Lewis (Artour Kirichian 46). Coach: Dave O'Connor.
Goals: I. Colina (46 pen)
1 - 2 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Steve Douglas (Darren Scoble 81), Peter Stojcevski, Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Jani Suric, Cameron Brown, Vlad Babic (Craig Crodden 90), Tony Neceski, Daniel Genovesi (Nick Radecki 79). Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Babic (35, 67 pen)
Saturday, March 1, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Jim Markovski.
Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Joe Debono, Arthur Tsirtsakis, Spencer Field (sent off ), Michael Branov (Anthony Magnacca 82), Chris Daglaras, Seb Emmanuele, Anthony Cassar, Sasha Markovski, Bill Makris, Darko Stojilovski. Coach: Robbie Ferla (ct)
Goals: Markovski (53, 56 pen)
2 - 3 Port Melbourne Sharks
Sam Frangos, Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos (Michael Tyrikos 48), Leo Kyriakopoulos, Alex Jackson (sent off ), Rodrigo Vargas, Andrew Strapelias (Con Komillionis 76), Carlo Mason, Nick Papadopoulos, Nick Tsaltas (Bill Daglis 87), Alex Efstathiou. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Dimitrelos (26), Strapelias (40), Tsaltas (83)
Saturday, March 1, 1997. Partridge Reserve, Lalor. Referee: Alan Contini.
Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, George Jolevski, John Angelovski (David De Propertis 78), David Della Rocca, Vlatko Belic, Davide Iacovitti (Marian Craciun 54), John Gasparini, Anthony Boschini, Nick Lazarevski, Klaus Bichler (Martin Iacuone 78), Nick Cuculevski. Coach: Mauro Raponi.
Goals: Lazarevski, Jolevski
2 - 2 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Zdravko Atanasovski, Milco Bogoevski, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Savva Rusmir, Danny Madarovski, Sash Becvinovski (sent off ), Mike Michalakopoulos (Zoran Cvetkovski 71), Henry Velkovski. Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Michalakopoulos (45), Atanasovski
Monday, March 3, 1997. Veneto Club, Bulleen. Referee: Perry Mur.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Tom Sonsini, Frank Valentic, Robert Krajacic, Robert Stojcevski, Dean Tartaglia, Anthony Grbac, Michael Mazzini (Damien Guglielmi 75), Harry Ngata (Eric Hollingsworth 67), Pat Giaccherini, Vasco Trpcevski (Adam Inglese 77). Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: Grbac (12), Trpcevski (44)
2 - 1 Fawkner Blues
Jeff Olver, Eddie Kuzman, Eric Vassiliadis, Ricky Ferla (Enzo De Santis 77), Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Robert Spasevski, Alex Stevanovic, Peter Bordignon, Tony Sterjovski (Chris Sterjovski 50), Peter Psarros (Pino Corallo 67). Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Ferrante (74)
Round Five
Friday, March 7, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Robert Caminiti.
Fawkner Blues
Jeff Olver, Eric Vassiliadis, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Eddie Kuzman, Frank Tramontana, Robert Spasevski, Peter Bordignon, Tony Sterjovski (Peter Psarros 46), Chris Sterjovski, Pino Corallo (Alex Stevanovic 72). Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
0 - 2 St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Ilija Rados, Zeljko Gagula (Slavko Rados 29), Ivan Jolic, Robert Mikulic, Mick Colina (Richard Hrehoresin 77), Krunoslav Razov, Artour Kirichian, Ivan Colina, Josip Kozic, Idriz Pelja . Coach: Dave O'Connor.
Goals: Pelja (3), I.Colina (41)
Friday, March 7, 1997, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Evan Stathopoulos.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Peter Stojcevski, Steve Douglas, Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Jani Suric, Cameron Brown, Vlad Babic (Nick Radecki 77), Tony Neceski (Adam Cimino 65), Daniel Genovesi. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Babic (67 pen)
1 - 0 Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos, Leo Kyriakopoulos, Jim Latinopoulos (Con Komilionis 70), Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Nick Papadopoulos (Andrew Strapelias 76), Nick Tsaltas, Alex Efstathiou. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Saturday, March 8, 1997. Paisley Park, North Altona. Referee: Robert Benovic.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Zdravko Atanasovski, Milco Bogoevski (Zoran Cvetkovski 6), Robert Runje, Simon Micevski (sent off ), Tom Markovski, Savva Rusmir (Pece Siveski 74), Danny Madarovski, Nick Georgopoulos (Dean Fak 74), Mike Michalakopoulos, George Petrov. Coach: Gary Cole.
0 - 1 Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Tony Chiodo, Billy Stavrevski, Deny Lisolajski, Mick Burlak, Ivan Filiposk (Sasho Slaveski 81), Julian Ivanov, Chris Emsovski, Vlado Petrovski, Zlatko Donev, Tony Ujgunovski (sent off ). Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Donev (51)
Saturday, March 8, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
Bentleigh Greens
Omar Bradford, Stelios Drakos (George Kalimeris 79), Mario Crivari (sent off 65), Ike Alagiozidis, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Jim Kotsovolos (Gerry McDonagh 70), Nick Van Egmond, Dale White, Zoran Barovic (David Grella 72), Andrew Charalambous. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Alagiozidis (29), White (48)
2 - 4 Heidelberg United
Glenn Clarke, Gary Hasler, Les Anastasiou, Pat Liapis, Tom Karapatsos, George Svigos, Theo Alexiou (Dragan Jugovic 58), George Slifkas (Jim Parisis 46), Joe Biskic (sent off 25), Dimos Sevastiadis (Jeff Stefanidis 86), Agim Sherifovski. Coach: Dusan Brnovic.
Goals: Hasler (44), Svigos (68 pen), Sherifovski (77), Karapatsos (90)
Saturday, March 8, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara. Referee: Jim Markovski.
North Geelong Warriors
Bobby Simic (Marko Saric 42), Franc Bot, Richie O'Sullivan, Ivan Medved, Robbie Cosic, Stephen McAuliffe, Streven Tillinger, Glen Stefanac (Danny Besei 60), Ivan Skoko, Ante Skoko (Luciano Stolica 72), David Cuell. Coach: Mate Bozic.
0 - 1 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcrvski, Robert Krajacic, Michael Mazzini, Tom Sonsini (Eric Hollingsworth 46), Dean Tartaglia, Vasco Trpcevski (Adam Inglese 78), Harry Ngata, Pat Giaccherini (Damien Guglielmi 69), Anthony Grbac. Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: Grbac (72)
Saturday, March 8, 1997. Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough. Referee: Peter Ralevski.
Springvale White Eagles
Bojo Jevdevic, Dejan Mlinar, Marjan Marinkovic (Mariano Calomino 59), Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Rikanovic, Sasha Nikolic (Nick Kovacevic 59), Anthony Burlak, Eric Stjczen (Milan Mihajlovic 59), Danny Gnjidic, Jim Gacovski, Zlatko Mihajlovic. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Gnjidic (13, 35, -, -), Z.Mihajlovic (73, 79, 88), A.Burlak (53)
8 - 2 Melton Reds
Recep Mustafa, Husein Saglam, Ahmet Gurpinar (sent off 57), Ramadan Osman (Mustafa Mustafa 67), Jamie McMinimee (Yasar Atapek 75), Nuno Machado, Justin Scrobogna, Tony Ciantar, Jonathan Carter (Gunay Kuyucuogullari 41), Tamer Simsek, Kamer Simsek. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: McMinimee (40 pen), K. Simsek (57)
Saturday, March 8, 1997. Partridge Reserve, Thomastown. Referee: Andrew Stacey.
Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, George Jolevski, David Della Rocca, Vlatko Belic, John Gasparini, Anthony Boschini, Nick Lazarevski, Nick Cuculevski, Marian Craciun (Martin Iacuone 53), Tony Lingurovski (Kon Tsangas 86), David De Propertis. Coach: Mauro Raponi.
Goals: Belic x 2, Lingurovski
3 - 3 Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Ilija Dragicevic, Arthur Tsirtsakis (Mark Aretis 58), Bill Makris, Joe Debono, Michael Branov, Seb Emmanuele, Anthony Cassar, Chris Daglaras (Daryl Spiteri 66), Sasha Markovski (Juan Nilo 46), Darko Stojilovski. Coach: Robbie Ferla (c/t).
Goals: Nilo, Stojilkovski, Spiteri
Round Six
Friday, March 14, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Jim Zafirou.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Jim Latinopoulos, Leo Kyriakopoulos, John Dimitrelos, Con Argyriou, Rodrigo Vargas (Andrew Strapelias 84), John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Nick Tsaltas, Nick Papadopoulos, Alex Efstathiou. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Papadopoulos (42), Pappas (63)
2 - 2 Fawkner Blues
Jeff Olver, Robert Spasevski, Frank Tramontana, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Enzo De Santis, Peter Bordignon, Fadil Muriqi (Alex Stevanovic 68), Peter Psarros, Carlo Retre, Chris Sterjovski (Tony Sterjovski 60). Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Stevanovic (69), Psarros (72)
Saturday, March 15, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
Heidelberg United
Glenn Clarke, Gary Hasler, Les Anastasiou, Pat Liapis, Theo Alexiou, Jim Parisis (Dragan Jugovic 89), George Svigos,Tom Karapatsos, Agim Sherifovski, Jeff Stefanidis, Dimos Sevastiadis. Coach: Dusan Brnovic.
Goals: Karapatsos (24), Hasler (80)
2 - 2 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Zdravko Atanasovski, Martin O'Hare, Robert Runje, Dean Fak, Tom Markovski, Savva Rusmir, Danny Madarovski, Sash Becvinovski (George Petrov 80), Mike Michalakopoulos (Zoran Barovic 80), Pece Siveski (Zoran Petrevski 80). Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Michalakopoulos (5), Madarovski (18)
Saturday, March 15, 1997. MacPherson Park, Melton. Referee: Jim Ouliaris.
Melton Reds
Recep Mustafa, Gunay Kuyucuogullari, Tony Ciantar, John Grimaud, Mark Wilson (Husein Saglam 57), Jonathan Carter, Justin Scrobogna, Jamie McMinimee, Nuno Machado, Tamer Simsek, Kamer Simsek. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: T. Simsek (36), K. Simsek (52), Scrobogna (89)
3 - 3 Bentleigh Greens
Chris Jones (sent off 80), Stelios Drakos, George Kalimeris (Jim Kotsovolos 66), Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Gerry McDonagh, Nick Van Egmond, Dale White, David Grella (John Pappetas 60), Andrew Charalambous (Harry Micheil 60), Ike Alagiozidis. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Van Egmond (25), Alagiozidis (43, 85)
Saturday, March 15, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Evan Stathopoulos.
Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Tony Chiodo (Tome Tasevski 67), Billy Stavrevski, Deny Lisolajski, Mick Burlak, Ivan Filiposki (Zoran Drogriski 86), Julian Ivanov, Chris Emsovski (c), Vlado Petrovski, Zlatko Donev, Sasho Slaveski. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Donev (39)
1 - 0 Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, George Jolevski, David Della Rocca, Vlatko Belic, John Gasparini, Anthony Boschini, Nick Lazarevski, Nick Cuculevski, Tony Lingurovski, Steven Nedanovski (Martin Iacuone 46), David De Propertis (Victor De Propertis 78). Coach: Mauro Raponi.
Saturday, March 15, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Perry Mur.
St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Josip Kozic (Joe Cuze 76), Robert Mikulic, Krunoslav Razov, Artour Kirichian (Slavko Rados 68), Richard Hrehorosin, Ilija Rados, Ivan Colina, Mick Colina, Ivan Jolic, Idriz Pelja. Coach: Dave O'Connor.
Goals: Jolic (41), Razov (90)
2 - 0 North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot, Richie O'Sullivan, Ivan Medved, Robbie Cosic, Ivan Ljubicic, Danny Besei (Luc Stolica 74), Glen Stefanac, Ivan Skoko (Goran Skoko 65), Ante Skoko, David Cuell. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Monday, March 17, 1997. Veneto Club, Bulleen. Referee: Alan Contini.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh,Tom Sonsini (Damon Collina 62), Frank Valentic, Dean Tartaglia, Robert Krajacic, Robert Stojcevski, Anthony Grbac, Michael Mazzini, Damien Guglielmi (Damien Everetts 72), Eric Hollingsworth, Vasco Trpcevski. Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: Trpcevski (30), Collina (70, 80), Hollingsworth (83)
4 - 3 Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Dejan Mlinar, Marjan Marinkovic, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Rikanovic, Sasha Nikolic (Nick Kovacevic 74), Anthony Burlak, Eric Stjczen, Danny Gnjidic, Jim Gacovski (Mariano Calomino 74), Zlatko Mihajlovic. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Stjczen (7), Gnjidic (18), A.Burlak
Monday, March 17, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Nestor Zachariades.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Adam Cimino (Peter Stojcevski 46), Steve Douglas, Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Jani Suric (Craig Crodden 73), Cameron Brown, Vlad Babic (Nick Radecki 79), Tony Neceski, Daniel Genovesi. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Genovesi (10, 54), Sean Douglas (26), Spiteri (59)
4 - 1 Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Joe Debono, Arthur Tsirtsakis, Spencer Field, Michael Branov, Chris Daglaras, Seb Emmanuele (Brendan Vassallo 56), Anthony Cassar (sent off 69), Darko Stojilkovski, Bill Makris, Juan Nilo (Jorge Romero 16). Coach: Robbie Ferla.
Goals: Cassar (8)
Round Seven
Friday, March 21, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
Fawkner Blues
Jeff Olver, Eric Vassiliadis, Robert Spasevski, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Enzo De Santis (Frank Tramontana 83), Peter Bordignon, Fadil Muriqi (sent off 33), Peter Psarros, Carlo Retre, Chris Sterjovski (Tony Sterjovski 61). Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Psarros (32. 45)
2 - 2 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Stojcevski (Darren Scoble 70), Craig Crodden (Nick Radecki 57), Steve Douglas, Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Jani Suric, Cameron Brown, Vlad Babic, Tony Neceski, Daniel Genovesi. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Babic (17), Genovesi (90)
Saturday, March 22, 1997. Paisley Park, North Altona. Referee: Andrew Stacey.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Zdravko Atanasovski (Zoran Petrevski 68), Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Savva Rusmir (Zoran Cvetkovski 79), Danny Madarovski, Sash Becvinovski, Mike Michalakopoulos (Zoran Barovic 46), Henry Velkovski. Coach: Zoran Trajceski.
Goals: Becvinovski (69, 73 pen, 82, 87)
4 - 0 Melton Reds
Recep Mustafa, Gunay Kuyucuogullari, Tony Ciantar, Jonathan Carter, Justin Scrobogna, Nuno Machado, Tamer Simsek, Kamer Simsek, Hussein Saglam, Mustafa Mustafa, Zoran Kostovski (Tom Komodina 71). Coach: Savvas Saglam.
Saturday, March 22, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Perry Mur.
Bentleigh Greens
Omar Bradford, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil (Andrew Charalambous 61), Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Jim Kotsovolos (Stefan Oter 83), Nick Van Egmond, Ike Alagiozidis, Dale White (George Kalimeris 61), David Grella. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: D.Grella (64), Valentic (72 og), Charalambous (90)
3 - 3 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcevski, Robert Krajacic, Michael Mazzini, Tom Sonsini, Dean Tartaglia, Vasco Trpcevski (Damian Everetts 76), Harry Ngata (Damon Collina 47), Anthony Grbac, Eric Hollingsworth. Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: Grbac (26), Collina (51), Hollingsworth (79)
Saturday, March 22, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara. Referee: Nestor Zachariadis.
North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot (Danny Besei 46), Richie O'Sullivan, Ivan Medved, Robbie Cosic, Ivan Ljubicic (sent off 70), Luciano Stolica, Glen Stefanac (Tony Sobevski 7t), Ivan Skoko (Goran Skoko 71), Ante Skoko, David Cuell. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
0 - 5 Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Jim Latinopoulos (Andrew Strapelias 46), Alex Jackson (Michael Tyrikos 65), John Dimitrelos, Con Argyriou, Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Nick Tsaltas, Nick Papadopoulos, Alex Efstathiou. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Strapelias (60), Pappas (63), Papadopoulos (67, 71),Tsaltas (70 pen)
Saturday, March 22, 1997. Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough. Referee: Jim Markovski.
Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Dejan Mlinar, Marjan Marinkovic, Zoran Kitanovski, Eric Stjczen (Nick Kovacevic 66), Anthony Burlak, Doug Mladenovic, Sasha Nikolic (Milan Mihajlovic 62), Dejan Rikanovic (Mariano Calomino 55), Jim Gacovski, Danny Gnjidic. Coach: Dennis Kalezic.
Goals: Gacovski (83), A.Burlak (89), Kovacevic (90)
3 - 1 St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Ilija Rados, Krunoslav Razov, Robert Mikulic, Slavko Rados, Joe Cuze, Ivan Jolic, Zeljko Gagula, Idriz Pelja, Mick Colina, Richard Hrehorosin (Josip Kozic 66). Coach: Dave O'Connor.
Goals: Pelja (43)
Saturday, March 22, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Jeremy Blaney.
Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Arthur Tsirtsakis, Bill Makris, Joe Debono, Michael Branov, Chris Daglaras (Anthony Magnacca 81), Ilija Dragicevic (Darko Stojilkovski 68), Juan Nilo, Brandon Vassallo, Darren Byrne, Saso Markovski (Jorge Romero 79). Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Nilo (5, 79, 89), Daglaras (18), S.Markovski (22), J.Romero (89)
6 - 0 Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Zoran Drogriski (Sasho Slaveski 24), Billy Stavrevski, Deny Lisolajski, Vlado Petrovski, Zlatko Donev, Ivan Filiposki, Chris Emsovski (c), Julian Ivanov, Tony Ujgunovski (Tome Tasevski 46), Mick Burlak. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Saturday, March 22, 1997. Partridge Reserve, Lalor. Referee: Robert Benovic.
Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, David Della Rocca (Robert Liucci 74), George Jolevski, Vlatko Belic, John Gasparini, Anthony Boschini, Nick Lazarevski (Martin Iacuone 66), Nick Cuculevski, Tony Lingurovski, Davide Iacovitti, Steven Nedanovski (Victor De Propertis 66). Coach: Mauro Raponi.
Goals: Lingurovski (33 pen), V.De Propertis (85)
2 - 3 Heidelberg United
Glenn Clarke, Gary Hasler, Les Anastasiou, Pat Liapis (sent off 8), George Slifkas (Dragan Jugovic 82', sent off 86), Theo Alexiou, Joe Biskic, George Svigos, Tom Karapatsos, Dimos Sevastiadis, Agim Sherifovski. Coach: Dusan Brnovic.
Goals: Svigos (6 pen), Biskic (16), Slifkas (56)
Round Eight
Friday, April 4, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Tim Dimitriou.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Adam Cimino (Craig Crodden 87),Peter Stojcevski (Darren Scoble 75), Steve Douglas, Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Jani Suric, Dean Stafrace, Vlad Babic, Tony Neceski, Daniel Genovesi (Nick Radecki 68). Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Stojcevski (19), Genovesi (28), Waddell (77)
3 - 0 North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Robbie Cosic, Ivan Medved, Richie O'Sullivan, Ante Skoko, Glen Stefanac, Danny Besei (Franc Bot 55), Tony Sobevski (David Cuell 84), Luciano Stolica, Ivan Skoko (Goran Skoko 84), Ratko Krajina. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Friday, April 4, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Carlo Graser.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos, Jorg Jacobs (Alex Jackson 82) , Jim Latinopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Nick Papadopoulos, Nick Tsaltas, Alex Efstathiou. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Efstathiou (pen)
1 - 2 Springvale White Eagles
Alex Micevski, Dejan Mlinar, Marjan Marinkovic, Zoran Kitanovski, Eric Stjczen (Milan Mihajlovic ), Anthony Burlak, Doug Mladenovic (Mariano Calomino ), Sasha Nikolic, Dejan Rikanovic, Jim Gacovski (Nick Kovacevic 79), Danny Gnjidic. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Nikolic (5), Gacovski (8)
Saturday, April 5, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Jim Zafiriou.
St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl (Ivan Kozic 63), Richard Hrehorosin (Josip Kozic 58), Robert Mikulic, Ivan Jolic, Mick Colina, Krunoslav Razov, Ilija Rados, Idriz Pelja (Slavko Rados 11), Zeljko Gagula, Ivan Colina, Arthur Kirichian. Coach: Dave O'Connor.
0 - 6 Bentleigh Greens
Omar Bradford, Stelios Drakos, Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Jim Kotsovolos, Nick Van Egmond, Dale White (David Grella 76), Ike Alagiozidis, Andrew Charalambous (Nick Rossios 76), George Kalimeris (Harry Micheil 76). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Alagiozidis (-, -), White (48), Kalimeris (50, 56), Van Egmond 65)
Sunday, March 6, 1997. Veneto Club, Bulleen. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcevski, Robert Krajacic, Michael Mazzini, Tom Sonsini (Adam Inglese 77), Dean Tartaglia, Vasco Trpcevski, Damon Collina (Damien Guglielmi 68), Eric Hollingsworth, Harry Ngata. Coach: Mike Urukalo.
0 - 1 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Zdravko Atanasovski, Dean Fak (Milco Bogoevski 86), Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Savva Rusmir, Danny Madarovski (Nick Georgopoulos 81), Sash Becvinovski, Zoran Barovic (Mike Michalakopoulos 70), Henry Velkovski. Coach: Zoran Trajceski.
Goals: Tartaglia (40 og)
Sunday, March 6, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Alan Contini.
Fawkner Blues
Jeff Olver, Robert Spasevski, Eric Vassiliadis, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Enzo De Santis, Peter Bordignon, Alex Stevanovic (Frank Tramontana 16), Pino Corallo, Carlo Retre, Chris Sterjovski (Tony Sterjovski 64). Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Spasevski (83)
1 - 1 Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Darren Byrne, Arthur Tsirtsakis, Bill Makris, Joe Debono, Spencer Field, Brandon Vassallo, Anthony Cassar, Saso Markovski, Chris Daglaras, Ilija Dragicevic. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Markovski (41)
Sunday, March 6, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Jim Ouliaris.
Heidelberg United
Glenn Clarke, Gary Hasler, Les Anastasiou (Jim Parisis 87), Mile Medjedovic, Theo Alexiou, Joe Biskic, George Svigos, George Slifkas, Tom Karapatsos, Jeff Stefanidis, Dimos Sevastiadis. Coach: Dusan Brnovic.
Goals: Slifkas (78)
1 - 1 Preston Lions
Robert Petrovski, Deny Lisolajski, Billy Stavrevski, Tony Chiodo (sent off 38), Mick Burlak, Sasho Slaveski (Tome Tasevski 69), Chris Emsovski (c), Ivan Filiposki (Zoran Drogriski 46), Zlatko Donev, Tony Ujgunovski (Sasha Ognenovski 49), Zoran Bizimovski. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Donev (31)
Sunday, March 6, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
Melton Reds
Recep Mustafa, Jonathan Carter (Nuno Machado 60), Anmet Gurpinar (Ramadan Osman 73), Serhat Hulusi, Tony Ciantar, Gunay Kuyucuogullari, Ozan Fehmi (Enver Osman 60), Justin Scrobogna, Tamer Simsek, Jamie McMinimee, Kamer Simsek. Coach: Savvas Saglam.
0 - 2 Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, David Della Rocca, George Jolevski, Vlatko Belic, Anthony Boschini, Nick Lazarevski (Martin Iacuone 64), Nick Cuculevski, Tony Lingurovski, Robert Liucci, Davide Iacovitti (Kon Tsangas 76), John Sapazovski. Coach: Mauro Raponi.
Goals: Lingurovski (26), Belic (54)
Round Nine
Saturday, April 12, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
Heidelberg United
Glenn Clarke, Gary Hasler, Les Anastasiou, Mile Medjedovic, Theo Alexiou, Joe Biskic, George Slifkas, Jim Parisis (Jeff Stefanidis 55), Tom Karapatsos, Agim Sherifovski, Dimos Sevastiadis. Coach: Dusan Brnovic.
Goals: Hasler (28), Biskic
2 - 3 Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Darren Byrne, Arthur Tsirtsakis, Bill Makris, Joe Debono, Michael Branov (Spencer Field 71), Brandon Vassallo, Anthony Cassar, Saso Markovski, Chris Daglaras, Ilija Dragicevic. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals:Cassar (23), Markovski, Field (86)
Saturday, April 12, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara. Referee: Perry Mur.
North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Ivan Medved, Ivan Ljubicic, Robbie Cosic, Ante Skoko, Richie O'Sullivan, Glen Stefanac, Tony Sobevski (David Cuell 70), Danny Besei (Franc Bot 79), Ratko Krajina, Luc Stolica. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Goals: Stolica (-, 90), Krajina (64)
3 - 2 Fawkner Blues
Jeff Olver, Eric Vassiliadis, John Grimaud, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Enzo De Santis, Peter Bordignon (Fadil Muriqi 69), Chris Sterjovski (Tony Sterjovski 53), Peter Psarros, Carlo Retre, Pino Corallo. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Corallo (59), Ferrante (61)
Sunday, April 13, 1997. Paisley Park, North Altona. Referee: Gerry Connolly.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Zdravko Atanasovski, Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Tom Markovski, Savva Rusmir, Danny Madarovski, Sash Becvinovski, Zoran Barovic, Mike Michalakopoulos (Zoran Petrevski ), Henry Velkovski (Nick Georgopoulos ). Coach: Zoran Trajceski.
Goals: Michalakopoulos (20), Becvinovski (26)
2 - 2 St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Richard Hrehorosin, Damir Movric, Mick Colina, Slavko Rados, Krunoslav Razov, Ilija Rados, Zeljko Gagula, Marko Vidakovic, Joe Cuze (Ivan Colina ), Artour Kirichian (Josip Kozic ). Coach: Joe Jovic (caretaker).
Goals: S.Rados (10, 88)
Sunday, April 13, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Nestor Zachariadis.
Bentleigh Greens
Chris Jones, Stelios Drakos, Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Jim Kotsovolos (Harry Micheil 60), Nick Van Egmond, Dale White, Ike Alagiozidis (David Grella 39), Andrew Charalambous, George Kalimeris (Nick Rossios 85). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
0 - 1 Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos, Jorg Jacobs (Alex Jackson 71) , Jim Latinopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Nick Tsaltas, Alex Efstathiou (Andrew Strapelias ), Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Argyriou (42)
Sunday, April 13, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
Preston Lions
Robert Petrovski, Sasha Ognenovski (Tony Talevski 77), Billy Stavrevski, Deny Lisolajski, Zoran Bizimovski, Zoran Drogriski, Tome Tasevski, Ivan Filiposki (Trajce Dimovski 60), Mick Burlak, Nick Radecki (Tony Ujgunovski 71), Zlatko Donev. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Radecki (4, 9, 52), Donev (15, 70, 90). Burlak (89)
7 - 0 Melton Reds
Recep Mustafa, Gunay Kuyucuogullari, Tony Ciantar (Enver Osman 65), Mustafa Mustafa, Jonathan Carter, Hussein Saglam (Ahmet Gurpinar 37), Erol Ergin, Justin Scrobogna (Ramadan Osman 61), Ozan Fehmi (sent off ), Tamer Simsek, Kamer Simsek. Coach: Savvas Saglam.
Sunday, April 13, 1997. Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Dejan Mlinar, Marjan Marinkovic (George Uzelac 46), Zoran Kitanovski, Sasha Nikolic (Nick Kovacevic 67), Doug Mladenovic, Anthony Burlak, Eric Stjczen, Dejan Rikanovic, Jim Gacovski, Danny Gnjidic. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Mladenovic (77)
1 - 1 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Adam Cimino, Steve Douglas, Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Jani Suric, Cameron Brown (Craig Crodden 69), Vlad Babic, Peter Stojcevski, Daniel Genovesi (Tony Neceski 87). Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Stojcevski (42)
Sunday, April 13, 1997. Partridge Reserve, Lalor. Referee: Evan Stathopoulos.
Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, David Della Rocca, George Jolevski, Vlatko Belic, Anthony Boschini, Nick Lazarevski (John Gasparini 51), Nick Cuculevski, Tony Lingurovski, Robert Liucci, Davide Iacovitti (Kon Tsangas 66) John Sapazovski. Coach: Mauro Raponi.
Goals: Belic (6 pen)
1 - 3 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcevski, Robert Krajacic, Michael Mazzini, Tom Sonsini, Dean Tartaglia, Damon Collina (Adam Inglese 86), Anthony Grbac (Damien Guglielmi 57), Eric Hollingsworth, Harry Ngata (Damian Everetts 78). Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: Collina (42), Grbac (67 pen), Everetts (88)
Round Ten
Friday, April 18, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Carlo Graser.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos, Jorg Jacobs, Jim Latinopoulos, Alex Jackson, John Pappas, Carlo Mason (sent off 89), Andrew Strapelias (Chris Palatsides 77), Nick Tsaltas, Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Ken Murphy.
0 - 1 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Tom Markovski, Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Nick Georgopoulos (Milco Bogoevski 82), Zoran Barovic, Savva Rusmir, Sash Becvinovski, Danny Madarovski, Zoran Petrevski (Zdravko Atanasovski 89). Coach: Zoran Trajceski.
Goals: Becvinovski (88)
Saturday, April 19, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Jim Markovski.
St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Richard Hrehorosin, Damir Movric (Robert Mikulic 69), Ilija Rados, Zeljko Gagula, Marko Vidakovic, Mick Colina (sent off 53), Krunoslav Razov, Slavko Rados, Ivan Colina, Artour Kirichian (Hrovje Karl 54). Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals: S.Rados (15, 37), M.Colina (49)
3 - 2 Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, David Della Rocca (Robert Liucci 19), George Jolevski, Vlatko Belic, Anthony Boschini, Nick Lazarevski, Nick Cuculevski, Tony Lingurovski (Kon Tsangas 81), Davide Iacovitti (Klaus Bichler 61), John Sapazovski, John Angelovski (sent off 79). Coach: Mauro Raponi.
Goals: Sapazovski (48), Bichler (88)
Sunday, April 20, 1997. Veneto Club, Bulleen. Referee: Hakan Anaz.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcevski, Robert Krajacic, Michael Mazzini (Adam Inglese 70), Tom Sonsini, Dean Tartaglia, Damon Collina (Damian Guglielmi 80), Anthony Grbac (Damian Everetts 65), Eric Hollingsworth, Harry Ngata. Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: Collina (4, 7)
2 - 0 Preston Lions
Robert Petrovski, Sasha Ognenovski (Tony Chiodo 31), Zoran Drogriski, Billy Stavrevski, Deny Lisolajski, Zoran Bizimovski, Chris Emsovski, Ivan Filiposki (Trajce Dimovski 60), Mick Burlak, Zlatko Donev, Nick Radecki. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Sunday, April 20, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Juergen Annuss.
Fawkner Blues
Jeff Olver, Eric Vassiliadis, John Grimaud, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Ricky Ferla (Frank Tramontana 52), Peter Bordignon, Robert Spasevski, Pino Corallo (Peter Psarros 75), Carlos Retre, Chris Sterjovski. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Vassiliadis (13 pen, 41 pen)
2 - 0 Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Dejan Mlinar, George Uzelac (Marjan Marinkovic 46), Zoran Kitanovski, Sasha Nikolic, Doug Mladenovic, Anthony Burlak, Eric Stjczen (Mariano Calomino 65), Zlatko Mihajlovic, Jim Gacovski (Nick Kovacevic 65), Danny Gnjidic. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Sunday, April 20, 1997. MacPherson Park, Melton. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
Melton Reds
Louie Makrigiannis, Gunay Kuyucuogullari, Ahmet Gurpinar, Paul Melideo (Zoran Kostovski 87), Tony Ciantar, Mustafa Mustafa, Paul Donnelly, Kamer Simsek, Justin Scrobogna (Hussein Saglam 63), Jonathan Carter, Tamer Simsek. Coach: Savvas Saglam.
Goals: Gurpinar (pen), K.Simsek
2 - 3 Heidelberg United
Glenn Clarke, Les Anastasiou, Theo Alexiou, Pat Liapis, Tom Karapatsos, Joe Biskic, George Slifkas, George Svigos, Agim Sherifovski, Jeff Stefanidis (Con Vouloumanos 79), Dragan Jugovic. Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Goals: Anastasiou, Svigos, Sherifovski
Sunday, April 20, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Jim Ouliaris.
Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Darren Byrne, Arthur Tsirtsakis (Anthony Magnacca 82), Joe Debono, Bill Makris, Michael Branov (Spencer Field 60), Brandon Vassallo, Anthony Cassar (Paul Lewis 71), Saso Markovski, Chris Daglaras, Ilija Dragicevic. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Tsirtsakis (50), Markovski (56, 72), Lewis (89)
4 - 0 North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Ivan Ljubicic (Goran Skoko 63), Richie O'Sullivan, Ivan Medved, Robbie Cosic, Ante Skoko (Franc Bot 60), Glen Stefanac (sent off 66), Tony Sobevski, Danny Besei, Ratko Krajina, Luciano Stolica. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Monday, April 21, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Jim Zafiriou.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Adam Cimino, Steve Douglas (Tony Neceski 68), Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Jani Suric, Cameron Brown, Vlad Babic, Peter Stojcevski (Dean Stafrace 88), Daniel Genovesi (Darren Scoble 73). Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Waddell (29), Genovesi (31), Babic (44, 67)
4 - 1 Bentleigh Greens
Chris Jones, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil (Dale White 58), Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Jim Kotsovolos, Nick Van Egmond (Mario Crivari 58), Juan Nilo, Andrew Charalambous (Nick Rossios 46), George Kalimeris. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: White (87)
Round Eleven
Friday, April 25, 1997. Paisley Park, North Altona. Referee: Alan Contini.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Tom Markovski, Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Zdravko Atanasovski, Savva Rusmir, Zoran Barovic, Sash Becvinovski, Danny Madarovski, Nick Georgopoulos (Zoran Cvetkovski 83). Coach: Zoran Trajceski.
0 - 0 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Adam Cimino, Steve Douglas, Sean Douglas (Darren Scoble 83), John Waddell, Jani Suric, Cameron Brown, Vlad Babic, Peter Stojcevski (Tony Neceski 33), Daniel Genovesi. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Saturday, April 26, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
Bentleigh Greens
Chris Jones, Stelios Drakos, Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Jim Kotsovolos (Andrew Charalambous 46), Nick Van Egmond, Dale White (John Pappetas 57), Juan Nilo, Mario Crivari, George Kalimeris (Nick Rossios 58). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Nilo (41), Van Egmond (89)
2 - 2 Fawkner Blues
Jeff Olver, Eric Vassiliadis, John Grimaud, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Enzo De Santis (Frank Tramontana 60), Peter Bordignon, Ricky Ferla, Pino Corallo (Fadil Muriqi 87), Carlos Retre, Tony Sterjovski (Peter Psarros 70). Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Retre (33), Bordignon (71)
Sunday, April 27, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Juergen Annuss.
Melton Reds
Louie Makrigiannis, Tony Ciantar, Ahmet Gurpinar, Gunay Kuyucuogullari, Paul Donnelly, Tamer Simsek, Hussein Saglam, Mustafa Mustafa, Jonathan Carter, Paul Melideo (Justin Scrobogna 46) Kamer Simsek. Coach: Savvas Saglam.
Goals: K. Simsek
1 - 4 Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Anthony Magnacca, Arthur Tsirtsakis, Joe Debono, Bill Makris, Spencer Field, Brandon Vassallo, Anthony Cassar, Saso Markovski, Chris Daglaras, Ilija Dragicevic (Paul Lewis 65). Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Markovski x 2, Daglaras, Field
Sunday, April 27, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Zoran Drogriski, Deny Lisolajski, Billy Stavrevski, Zoran Bizimovski (Sasha Ognenovski 68), Ivan Filiposki (Trajce Dimovski 83), Mick Burlak, Zlatko Donev, Nick Radecki (Tony Ujgunovski 77), Tome Tasevski, Tony Chiodo. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Tasevski (25)
1 - 1 St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Robert Mikulic, Richard Hrehorosin, Ilija Rados, Krunoslav Razov, Marko Vidakovic (Idriz Pelja 59), Zeljko Gagula, Damir Movric, Ivan Colina, Slavko Rados, Artour Kirichian. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals: Vidakovic (2)
Sunday, April 27, 1997. Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough. Referee: Robert Benovic.
Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Dejan Mlinar, George Uzelac (Eric Stjczen 73), Zoran Kitanovski, Sasha Nikolic (Nick Kovacevic 80), Doug Mladenovic, Anthony Burlak, Zlatko Mihajlovic, Mariano Calomino, Danny Gnjidic, Jim Gacovski (Marjan Marinkovic 80). Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Gnjidic (40 pen, 50)
2 - 1 North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Ivan Ljubicic, Robbie Cosic, Ivan Medved, Richie O'Sullivan, Goran Skoko, Ante Skoko, Ratko Krajina (Tony Sobevski 63), Franc Bot, Danny Besei (Stephen McAuliffe 63), Luciano Stolica. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Goals: Bot (87 pen)
Monday, April 28, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Perry Mur.
Heidelberg United
Glenn Clarke (sent off 95), Gary Hasler, Alan Davidson (Theo Alexiou 59), Les Anastasiou (Leigh Tsoumerkas 29), George Slifkas, Agim Sherifovski, George Svigos, Joe Biskic, Tom Karapatsos, Dimos Sevastiadis (sent off 54), Dragan Jugovic (Jeff Stefanidis 69). Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Goals: Svigos (61), Jugovic (66)
2 - 2 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcevski, Robert Krajacic, Michael Mazzini, Tom Sonsini, Dean Tartaglia (sent off 56), Damon Collina (Pat Giaccherini 61), Anthony Grbac (Damien Guglielmi 54), Eric Hollingsworth (sent off 95), Harry Ngata (Bill Tsiakos 77). Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: Hollingsworth (22), Krajacic (99 pen)
Monday, April 28, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Tim Dimitriou.
Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, David Della Rocca, Paul Della Rocca, George Jolevski, Vlatko Belic, Nick Cuculevski (Kon Tsangas 87), Nick Lazarevski, Tony Lingurovski, John Gasparini, Klaus Bichler (Davide Iacovitti 69), John Sapazovski (David De Propertis 63). Coach: Mauro Raponi.
0 - 2 Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos, Leo Kyriakopoulos, Jim Latinopoulos, Alex Jackson, John Pappas (Charlie Livanopoulos 81), Jorg Jacobs, Andrew Strapelias (Michael Tyrikos 72', Chris Palatsides 87), Nick Tsaltas, Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Tsaltas (24), Papadopolous (74)
Round Twelve
Friday, May 2, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Jim Markovski.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Alex Jackson, John Dimitrelos, Leo Kyriakopoulos (Charlie Livanopoulos), Jim Latinopoulos, Jorg Jacobs (Tony Lettieri), John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Andrew Strapelias (Chris Palatsides), Nick Tsaltas, Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Tsaltas (40)
1 - 3 Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Danny Lisolajski, Zoran Drogriski, Billy Stavrevski, Tony Chiodo, Zoran Bizimovski, Ivan Filiposki (Sasho Slaveski), Mick Burlak, Zlatko Donev (Trajce Dimovski), Nick Radecki (Goran Lozanovski), Tome Tasevski. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Radecki, Tasevski (49), Filiposki (51)
Saturday, May 3, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Carlo Graser.
St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Ilija Rados, Krunoslav Razov, Richard Hrehorosin, Robert Mikulic, Damir Movric, Idriz Pelja (Josip Kozic), Ivan Colina, Slavko Rados, Artour Kirichian, Marko Vidakovic. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals: I.Colina (51)
1 - 0 Heidelberg United
Manny Pappas, Leigh Tsoumerkas, Theo Alexiou (Pat Liapis), Les Anastasiou, Tom Karapatsos, Gary Hasler, George Svigos (sent off 61), Joe Biskic (Jeff Stefanidis 69), Dragan Jugovic, Brian MacNicol, Agim Sherifovski. Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Sunday, May 4, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
Fawkner Blues
Jeff Olver, Eric Vassiliadis, John Grimaud, Paul Ferrante, Ricky Ferla, Enzo De Santis, Peter Bordignon, Fadil Muriqi (Robert Spasevski 46), Peter Psarros, Carlos Retre, Tony Sterjovski. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Psarros (36), Retre (52)
2 - 7 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Tom Markovski, Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski (Milco Bogoevski 79), Zdravko Atanasovski, Savva Rusmir (Zoran Barovic 61), Ernie Tapai, Sash Becvinovski, Danny Madarovski (Henry Velkovski 67), Nick Georgopoulos. Coach: Zoran Trajceski.
Goals: Tapai (17), Becvinovski (34, 49, 60), Georgopoulos(37, 85) Barovic (64)
Sunday, May 4, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara. Referee: Alan Contini. Cautions: Stolica.
North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot, Richie O'Sullivan (Adrian Begg), Ivan Medved, Robbie Cosic, Ivan Ljubicic, Stephen McAuliffe (Steven Tillinger), Goran Skoko, Ratko Krajina, Luc Stolica, David Cuell (Ivan Biscan). Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Goals: Ljubicic (12)
1 - 8 Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Gerry McDonagh, Mario Crivari, Andrew Theoharous (Nick Rossios), Jim Kotsovolos, Nick Van Egmond, Dale White (John Papettas), Juan Nilo, Andrew Charalambous (Stefan Oter). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: van Egmond (9, 35), Kotsovolos (16), White (45), Nilo (54), Own goal (60, 79), Drakos(65)
Sunday, May 4, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Jim Markovski.
Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Spencer Field, Arthur Tsirtsakis, Bill Makris, Joe Debono (Anthony Magnacca 61), Darren Byrne, Brandon Vassallo (Jorge Romero 82), Paul Lewis (Michael Branov 71), Saso Markovski, Chris Daglaras, Ilija Dragicevic. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Markovski (44)
1 - 1 Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Dejan Mlinar, George Uzelac (Dejan Rikanovic 74), Sasha Nikolic, Doug Mladenovic, Anthony Burlak (Eric Stjczen 63), Zlatko Mihajlovic, Mariano Calomino, Danny Gnjidic, Jim Gacovski (Nick Kovacevic 71), Marjan Marinkovic. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Mihajlovic (45)
Monday, May 5, 1997. Veneto Club, Bulleen. Referee: Juergen Annuss.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcevski, Robert Krajacic, Bill Tsiakos, Michael Mazzini, Adam Inglese, Damon Collina, Anthony Grbac, Damien Guglielmi, Harry Ngata. Sub: Anthony Barbieri. Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: Guglielmi (82), Barbieri (89)
2 - 0 Melton Reds
Lou Makrigiannis, Paul Olivio, Tony Ciantar, Hussein Saglam, Mustafa Mustafa, Justin Scrobogna (sent off), Zoran Kostovski, Paul Donnelly, Martin Collins, Tamer Simsek, John Carter. Coach: Savvas Saglam.
Monday, May 5, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Perry Mur.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri (Craig Crodden 57), Jamie McMinimee, Sean Douglas, Adam Cimino, John Waddell, Jani Suric, Cameron Brown, Vlad Babic, Tony Neceski (Darren Scoble 86), Daniel Genovesi. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Own goal (70)
1 - 0 Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski,Paul Della Rocca, David Della Rocca, George Jolevski, Vlatko Belic, Anthony Boschini, John Gasparini (Con Tsangas 77), Klaus Bichler (Nick Cuculevski 68), Tony Lingurovski (John Sapazovski 51), Nick Lazarevski, Davide Iacovitti. Coach: Mauro Raponi.
Round Thirteen
Saturday, May 10, 1997. Paisley Park, North Altona. Referee: Andrew Stacey.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Tom Markovski, Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Zdravko Atanasovski (Zoran Cvetkovski, Savva Rusmir, Ernie Tapai, Sash Becvinovski, Danny Madarovski, Nick Georgopoulos (Zoran Barovic). Coach: Zoran Trajceski.
Goals: Rusmir (38)
1 - 0 North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot (Goran Skoko 75), Richie O'Sullivan, Stephen McAuliffe, Robbie Cosic, Ivan Medved, Ante Deak, Damian Vojtek, Ratko Krajina, Luc Stolica (David Cuell 82), Ante Skoko (Tony Sobevski 54). Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Sunday, May 11, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Juergen Annuss.
Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Gerry McDonagh (sent off), Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous (Dale White), Jim Kotsovolos (Mario Crivari), Nick Van Egmond, Juan Nilo, Con Boutsianis (sent off), Andrew Charalambous Nick Rossios). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: van Egmond (48, 82)
2 - 2 Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Mlinar, George Uzelac, Sasha Nikolic, Anthony Burlak, Eric Stjczen, Zlatko Mihajlovic, Mariano Calomino (sent off), Danny Gnjidic, Jim Gacovski. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Gnjidic (50 pen), Nikolic (65)
Sunday, May 11, 1997. Veneto Club, Bulleen. Referee: Tim Dimitriou.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcevski, Bill Tsiakos, Michael Mazzini (Anthony Barbieri 55), Dean Tartaglia, Adam Inglese (Len Catalano 68), Damon Collina (David Iebbiano 83), Anthony Grbac, Damien Guglielmi, Harry Ngata. Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: Ngata (8), Barbieri (59), Tsiakos (71)
3 - 0 Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Darren Byrne, Joe Debono, Bill Makris, Arthur Tsirtsakis (Spencer Field 46), Sonny Sevin, Ilija Dragicevic (Paul Lewis 66), Brandon Vassallo, Saso Markovski, Chris Daglaras, Anthony Cassar. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Sunday, May 11, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Robert Benovic.
Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Gary Hasler, Leigh Tsoumerkas (Mile Medjodovic 72), Les Anastasiou, Pat Liapis, Tom Karapatsos, George Slifkas, Joe Biskic (Con Vouloumanos 77), Brian MacNicol (Jeff Stefanidis 77), Agim Sherifovski, Dragan Jugovic. Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Goals: MacNicol x 2, Jugovic, Karapatsos
4 - 1 Port Melbourne Sharks
Sam Frangos, Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos, Leo Kyriakopoulos, Jorg Jacobs (Charlie Livanopoulos 72), Carlo Mason, John Pappas, Nick Papadopoulos, Nick Tsaltas, Andrew Strapelias, Jim Latinopoulos (Chris Palatsides 72). Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Pappas
Sunday, May 11, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Jim Markovski.
Melton Reds
Lou Makrigiannis, Fatih Yetismis, Paul Melideo, Hussein Saglam, Tony Ciantar, Zoran Kostovski (Erol Ergin 58), Mustafa Mustafa, Kamer Simsek, Paul Donnelly, Tamer Simsek, Jonathan Carter. Coach: Savvas Saglam.
Goals: K. Simsek, Donnelly, Carter
3 - 3 St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Krunoslav Razov, Richard Hrehorosin, Ilija Rados, Damir Movric, Ivan Colina, Hrovje Karl, Marko Vidakovic (Josip Kozic 56), Artour Kirichian, Joe Cuze, Robert Mikulic. Coach: Andrew Marth. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals: Karl x 2, I. Colina
Sunday, May 11, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Zoran Drogriski, Danny Lisolajski, Billy Stavrevski, Tony Chiodo, Zoran Bizimovski, Ivan Filiposki, Mick Burlak, Nick Radecki, Tome Tasevski (Trajce Dimovski), Goran Lozanovski. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Lozanovski (29)
1 - 1 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Steve Douglas, Jamie McMinimee (sent off 65), Sean Douglas, Adam Cimino, John Waddell, Jani Suric, Cameron Brown, Vlad Babic, Daniel Genovesi. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Genovesi (68)
Sunday, May 11, 1997. Partridge Reserve, Lalor. Referee: Perry Mur.
Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski,Paul Della Rocca, David Della Rocca, Vlatko Belic, George Jolevski, Anthony Boschini (Klaus Bichler 65), Tony Lingurovski (Con Tsangas 79), Nick Lazarevski (John Gasparini 87), Davide Iacovitti (c), John Sapazovski, Victor De Propertis. Coach: Mauro Raponi.
Goals: Sapazovski (34)
1 - 3 Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Eric Vassiliadis, John Grimaud (Ricky Ferla 32), Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Blagoje Kuleski, Peter Bordignon, Ivan Duzel, Joe Tricarico, Carlos Retre (Peter Psarros 87), Tony Sterjovski. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Bordignon (21), Duzel (26), Psarros (89)
Round Fourteen
Saturday, May 17, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Carlo Graser.
St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Krunoslav Razov, Ilija Rados, Mick Colina, Richard Hrehorosin, Artour Kirichian, Idriz Pelja, Damir Movric, Slavko Rados (Josip Kozic 54), Ivan Colina, Hrovje Karl. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals: I. Colina (55)
1 - 0 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic (Damien Guglielmi 76), Robert Stojcevski, Bill Tsiakos, Michael Mazzini, Tom Sonsini, Dean Tartaglia, Damon Collina (Anthony Barbieri 62), Anthony Grbac, Eric Hollingsworth, Harry Ngata. Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Sunday, May 18, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Juergen Annuss.
Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Pat Liapis, Gary Hasler, Leigh Tsoumerkas, Les Anastasiou, George Slifkas (Con Vouloumanos 79), George Svigos, Joe Biskic, Brian MacNicol, Dragan Jugovic, Agim Sherifovski. Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Goals: Hasler (87)
1 - 0 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Steve Douglas, Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Cameron Brown, Jani Suric (Adrian Cuzzupe 80), Lachlan Armstrong, Vlad Babic, Daniel Genovesi, Tony Neceski (Adam Cimino 78). Coach: Chris Taylor.
Sunday, May 18, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara Lake. Referee: Robert Benovic.
North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot, Richie O'Sullivan, Stephen McAuliffe, Robbie Cosic, Ivan Medved (Ivan Ljubicic 62), Grgo Saric, Damien Vojtek, Ratko Krajina (Tony Sobevski 82), Ante Deak, Luc Stolica (Goran Skoko 72). Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Goals: Vojtek (90)
1 - 1 Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, Anthony Boschini, Vlatko Belic, Paul Della Rocca, Victor De Propertis, Davide Iacovitti (c), Nick Lazarevski, Nick Cuculevski, Tony Lingurovski, John Gasparini, Klaus Bichler. Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Bichler (57)
Sunday, May 18, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis (Sam Frangos 80), Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos, Leo Kyriakopoulos, Alex Jackson, Jorg Jacobs, John Pappas (Chris Palatsides 72), Tony Lettieri, Nick Tsaltas, Alex Efstathiou (Andrew Strapelias 80), Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Efstathiou (39pen, 57), Papadopoulos (65)
3 - 1 Melton Reds
Lou Makrigiannis, Serhat Hulusi, Levent Osman, Tony Ciantar (Andrew Gurman 82), Erol Ergin, Mustafa Mustafa, Kamer Simsek (Fatih Yetismis 63), Tamer Simsek, Paul Donnelly, Hussein Saglam, Jonathan Carter. Coach: Savvas Saglam.
Goals: L. Osman (89)
Sunday, May 18, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Alan Contini.
Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Zoran Drogriski, Danny Lisolajski, Zoran Bizimovski, Tony Chiodo, Sasho Slaveski, Chris Emsovski (Tony Talevski 56, Paul Koulis 90), Ivan Filiposki, Mick Burlak, Goran Lozanovski, Nick Radecki (Trajce Dimovski 34, sent off 45). Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Lozanovski (68)
1 - 0 Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Enzo De Santis (Frank Tramontana 62), Ricky Ferla, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Blagoja Kuleski (Peter Psarros 46), Peter Bordignon, Ivan Duzel, Joe Tricarico, Carlos Retre, Tony Sterjovski (Chris Sterkovski 81). Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Sunday, May 18, 1997. Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough. Referee: Perry Mur.
Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Marjan Marinkovic, Zoran Kitanovski, George Uzelac (Milan Mihajlovic 73), Sasha Nikolic, Anthony Burlak, Eric Stjczen, Zlatko Mihajlovic, Jim Gacovski, Doug Mladenovic, Dejan Rikanovic (Nick Kovacevic 61). Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Z. Mihajlovic (82)
1 - 1 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Tom Markovski, Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Zdravko Atanasovski, Savva Rusmir, Ernie Tapai, Sash Becvinovski, Danny Madarovski (Zoran Barovic 85), Nick Georgopoulos (Zoran Petrevski 63). Coach: Zoran Trajceski.
Goals: Fak (34)
Sunday, May 18, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Andrew Stacey.
Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Darren Byrne, Ilija Dragicevic, Bill Makris (GeorgeTountas 67), Michael Branov, Jorge Romero (Mohamed El Kersh 67), Spencer Field, Anthony Cassar, Anthony Magnacca, Saso Markovski (Steve Stojanovski 67), Chris Daglaras. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Branov (59)
1 - 9 Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous (Andrew Charalambous 62), George Kalimeris, Nick van Egmond, Dale White (John Papettas 46), Juan Nilo, Ike Alagiozidis (Jim Kotsovolos 73), Nick Rossios. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: White (6), van Egmond (21, 39, 51), Nilo (26, 36, 65), Micheil (70), Papettas (72)
Round Fifteen
Friday, May 23, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Robert Benovic.
Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Eric Vassiliadis, John Grimaud, Paul Ferrante, Ricky Ferla, Enzo De Santis (Frank Tramontana 49), Peter Bordignon, Ivan Duzel, Joe Tricarico, Carlos Retre (Peter Psarros 74), Tony Sterjovski. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
0 - 0 Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Gary Hasler, Leigh Tsoumerkas, Les Anastasiou, Pat Liapis, Tom Karapatsos, Joe Biskic, George Svigos, Agim Sherifovski, Brian MacNicol, Dragan Jugovic (Jeff Stefanidis 61). Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Saturday, May 24, 1997. Paisley Park, North Altona. Referee: Carlo Graser.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Zdravko Atanasovski, Robert Runje, Dean Fak, Simon Micevski, Zoran Cvetkovski (Milco Bogoevski 73), Zoran Barovic, Savva Rusmir, Sash Becvinovski, Danny Madarovski, Nick Georgopoulos (Zoran Petrevski 82). Coach: Zoran Trajceski.
0 - 0 Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, George Kalimeris, Nick Van Egmond, Gerry McDonagh, Ike Alagiozidis , Con Boutsianis, Juan Nilo. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Saturday, May 24, 1997. Veneto Club, Bulleen. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcevski, Bill Tsiakos, Tom Sonsini, Dean Tartaglia, Michael Mazzini, Anthony Grbac, Damien Guglielmi (Adam Inglese 10', Len Catalano 84), Damon Collina, Eric Hollingsworth (David Iebbiano 61). Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: Hollingsworth (19)
1 - 0 Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos (Andrew Strapelias 46), Leo Kyriakopoulos, Jim Latinopoulos, Jorg Jacobs, John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Nick Tsaltas, Alex Efstathiou, Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Bill Lambropoulos.
Saturday, May 24, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara Lake. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot, Richie O'Sullivan (Ivan Medved 43), Ivan Ljubicic, Robbie Cosic, Stephen McAuliffe, Grgo Saric, Damien Vojtek, Ratko Krajina, Ante Deak, Luc Stolica (Tony Sobevski 58). Coach: Adrian Beggs.
0 - 1 Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Sasho Slaveski, Zoran Drogriski (Tony Chiodo 58), Sasha Ognenovski, Billy Stavrevski, Chris Emsovski, Ivan Filiposki (Tony Talevski 73), Zlatko Donev (Julian Ivanov 73), Goran Lozanovski, Zoran Bizimovski, Mick Burlak. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Emsovski (85)
Saturday, May 24, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Hakan Anaz.
Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, John Kanesoulis, Spencer Field, Bill Makris (Chris Daglaras 67), Joe Debono, Arthur Tsirtsakis, Sonny Sevin, Michael Branov (Steve Stojanovski 85), Anthony Cassar, Brandon Vassallo, Ilija Dragicevic (Anthony Magnacca 71). Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: I. Rados (45og)
1 - 3 St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Damir Movric (Robert Mikulic 89), Idriz Pelja (Hrovje Karl 58), Josip Kozic, Mick Colina, Richard Hrehorosin, Krunoslav Razov, Ilija Rados, Ivan Colina, Artour Kirichian, Slavko Rados (Marko Vidakovic 67). Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals: I.Colina (6, 66), Karl (90)
Saturday, May 24, 1997. Partridge Reserve, Lalor. Referee: Gerry Connelly.
Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, Victor De Propertis (Martin Iacuone 80), Davide Iacovitti (c), Nick Lazarevski, Klaus Bichler, Tony Lingurovski (John Gasparini 65), Nick Cuculevski, George Jolevski (David Della Rocca 55), Anthony Boschini, Paul Della Rocca, Vlatko Belic. Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Lazarevski (5)
1 - 2 Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, George Uzelac, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Mlinar, Mariano Calomino (Marjan Marinkovic 13), Anthony Burlak, Sasha Nikolic, Doug Mladenovic, Jim Gacovski, Zlatko Mihajlovic, Eric Stjczen (Nick Kovacevic 46). Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Gacovski (54), Z. Mihajlovic (60pen)
Monday, May 26, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Alan Contini.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri (Dean Stafrace 89), Steve Douglas, Sean Douglas, Adam Cimino, John Waddell, Cameron Brown, Adrian Cuzzupe (Darren Scoble 88), Lachlan Armstrong, Vlad Babic, Tony Neceski (Daniel Genovesi 64). Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Cuzzupe (20), Genovesi (86)
2 - 0 Melton Reds
Lou Makrigiannis, Serhat Hulusi, Levent Osman, Erol Ergin, Mustafa Mustafa, Paul Melideo, Kamer Simsek, Tamer Simsek, Paul Donnelly, Justin Scrobogna, Jonathan Carter (Fatih Yetismis 84). Coach: Savvas Saglam.
Round Sixteen
Saturday, May 31, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
St Albans Saints
Mariijan Vunderl, Ilija Rados, Richard Hrehorosin (Robert Mikulic 46), Mick Colina, Krunoslav Razov, Idriz Pelja, Ivan Jolic, Ivan Colina, Josip Kozic, Artour Kirichian (Marko Vidakovic 80), Slavko Rados (Hrovje Karl 46). Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals: Jolic (29), Pelja (52), I.Colina (58), Karl (80)
4 - 1 Port Melbourne Sharks
Sam Frangos, Con Argyriou, Alex Jackson, Leo Kyriakopoulos, Jim Latinopoulos (Tony Lettieri 57), Rodrigo Vargas, Carlo Mason, Andrew Strapelias, Nick Tsaltas, Alex Efstathiou, Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Bill Lambropoulos.
Goals: Tsaltas (13)
Sunday, June 1, 1997. Veneto Club, Bulleen. Referee: Gerry Connolly.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Robert Stojcevski, Bill Tsiakos, Michael Mazzini, Tom Sonsini (Adam Inglese 67), Dean Tartaglia, Gerry McAleer (David Iebbiano 58), Damon Collina, Anthony Grbac, Damien Guglielmi (Robbie Krajacic 46), Harry Ngata. Coach: Mike Urukalo
Goals: Grbac (54pen)
1 - 3 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Steve Douglas (Tony Neceski 78', Jamie McMinimee 88), Sean Douglas, Adam Cimino, John Waddell, Cameron Brown, Adrian Cuzzupe (Jani Suric 35), Lachlan Armstrong, Vlad Babic, Daniel Genovesi. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Armstrong (9), Steve Douglas (56), Genovesi (74)
Sunday, June 1, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Jim Markovski.
Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Tom Karapatsos (Con Vouloumanos 74), Les Anastasiou, Pat Liapis (Dragan Jugovic 74), Gary Hasler, George Svigos, George Slifkas, Joe Biskic, Agim Sherifovski, Dimos Sevastiadis, Mile Mededovic. Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Goals: Sevastiadis (5), Vouloumanos (90)
2 - 3 North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot, Richie O'Sullivan, Ivan Ljubicic, Robbie Cosic, Stephen McAuliffe, Grgo Saric, Damien Vojtek, John Didulica, Ante Deak (Ivan Medved 75'), Billy Petrovski. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Goals: Didulica (18, 71), Petrovski (87)
Sunday, June 1, 1997. MacPherson Park, Melton. Referee: Tim Dimitriou.
Melton Reds
Martin John, Levent Osman, Paul Melideo, Serhat Hulusi, Andrew Freund, Michael Bosevski, Hussein Saglam (Paul Donnelly 55), Mustafa Mustafa (Fatih Yetismis 80), Justin Scrobogna, Erol Ergin, Kamer Simsek. Coach: Savvas Saglam.
Goals: K. Simsek (38)
1 - 2 Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Ante Radic, John Grimaud, Eric Vassiliadis, Ivan Duzel, Carlos Retre, Tony Sterjovski, Peter Psarros, Joe Tricarico. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Tricarico (60), Psarros (75)
Sunday, June 1, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Perry Mur.
Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Zoran Drogriski, Danny Lisolajski, Billy Stavrevski, Chris Emsovski, Ivan Filiposki (Tony Talevski 88), Zlatko Donev (Tony Chiodo 81), Goran Lozanovski, Mick Burlak, Julian Ivanov, Sasho Slaveski (Paul Koulis 89). Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Emsovski 51'
1 - 0 Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Mlinar, Mariano Calomino, Anthony Burlak, Sasha Nikolic (Milan Mihajlovic 75), Doug Mladenovic (Nick Kovacevic 46), Eric Stjczen (Dejan Rikanovic 52), Jim Gacovski, Zlatko Mihajlovic, Danny Gnjidic. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Sunday, June 1, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Nestor Zachariadis.
Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, John Kanesoulis, Spencer Field, Joe Debono, Arthur Tsirtsakis (Anthony Magnacca 75), Sonny Sevin, Michael Branov, Anthony Cassar, Brandon Vassallo, Sasha Markovski, Chris Daglaras. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Markovski (32)
1 - 3 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Savva Rusmir, Nick Georgopoulos, Sash Becvinovski (Pece Siveski 75), Danny Madarovski, Zoran Barovic (Zoran Petrevski 46), Zoran Cvetkovski. Coach: Ian Dobson.
Goals: Madarovski (22), Petrevski (47, 64)
Sunday, June 1, 1997. Partridge Reserve, Lalor. Referee: Andrew Stacey (Steve Tsaousis 46).
Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, Anthony Boschini, Vlatko Belic, David Della Rocca, Paul Della Rocca (John Sapazovski ), Nick Cuculevski, Davide Iacovitti (c), George Jolevski, Klaus Bichler, Tony Lingurovski, Nick Lazarevski. Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Belic (79)
1 - 2 Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos (Dale White ), Harry Micheil (Andrew Charalambous ), Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Mario Crivari, George Kalimeris, Nick Van Egmond, Con Boutsianis, Ike Alagiozidis, Juan Nilo. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Alagiozidis (45pen), Nilo (50)
Round Seventeen
Sunday, June 8, 1997. Paisley Park, North Altona. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Dean Fak, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Zdravko Atanasovski, Savva Rusmir, Nick Georgopoulos, Danny Madarovski, Zoran Cvetkovski, Zoran Petrevski (Zoran Barovic 64), Ice Kutlesovski (Steve Bogdanovski 84). Coach: Ian Dobson.
Goals: Madarovski (15)
1 - 0 Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, Anthony Boschini, Paul Della Rocca, Vlatko Belic, David Della Rocca (Robert Liucci 87), George Jolevski, John Gasparini, Nick Cuculevski, Klaus Bichler (David De Propertis 60), Nick Lazarevski, John Sapazovski. Coach: Gary Cole.
Sunday, June 8, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, George Kalimeris, Nick Van Egmond (Nick Rossios 75), Con Boutsianis (Ike Alagiozidis 64', Andrew Charalambous 78), Mario Crivari, Juan Nilo. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Nilo
1 - 0 Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Sasho Slaveski, Zoran Drogriski (Tony Chiodo 46), Deny Lisolajski, Zoran Bizimovski, Billy Stavrevski, Zlatko Donev, Mick Burlak, Goran Lozanovski, Ivan Filiposki (Julian Ivanov 53), Chris Emsovski. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Sunday, June 8, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Nestor Zachariadis.
Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Eric Vassiliadis, John Grimaud (Enzo De Santis 46), Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Ante Radic, Peter Bordignon, Tony Sterjovski, Joe Tricarico, Carlos Retre, Peter Psarros. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Tricarico (35), Psarros (52, 87), Ferrante (83)
4 - 2 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic (Damon Collina 72), Robbie Krajacic, Bill Tsiakos (Robert Stojcevski 81), Michael Mazzini, Tom Sonsini, Dean Tartaglia, Gerry McAleer, Anthony Grbac, Eric Hollingsworth, Harry Ngata (Damien Guglielmi 59). Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: McAleer (20), Hollingsworth (80)
Sunday, June 8, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara Lake. Referee: Gerry Connolly.
North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot (Tony Sobevski ), Ivan Medved, Ivan Ljubicic, Robbie Cosic, Stephen McAuliffe, Grgo Saric, John Didulica, Billy Petrovski, Richie O'Sullivan, Steve Trefelko. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Goals: Didulica (49), Medved (69)
2 - 2 Melton Reds
Martin John, Gunay Kuyucuogullari, Levent Osman, Kamer Simsek, Paul Donnelly, Paul Melideo, Jonathan Carter, Hussein Saglam (Michael Bosevski ), Tamer Simsek, Erol Ergin (Mustafa Mustafa ), Justin Scrobogna. Coach: Savvas Saglam.
Goals: T.Simsek (43), K. Simsek (85)
Sunday, June 8, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Perry Mur.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Con Argyriou (Charlie Livanopoulos 76), Alex Jackson (Tony Lettieri 46', Andrew Strapelias 80), Jim Latinopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Carlo Mason (sent off 38), George Goutzioulis, Nick Tsaltas, Alex Efstathiou, Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Bill Lambropoulos.
Goals: Mason (69)
1 - 3 Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Darren Byrne, Bill Makris, John Kanesoulis, Joe Debono (Steve Stojanovski, Brandon Vassallo, Michael Branov (Steve Stojanovski 89), Anthony Cassar, Arthur Tsirtsakis, Sasha Markovski (Anthony Magnacca 86), Ilija Dragicevic. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Tsirtsakis (24, 54), Markovski (38 pen)
Sunday, June 8, 1997. Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough. Referee: Jeremy Blaney.
Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Mlinar, Mariano Calomino, Anthony Burlak, Sasha Nikolic, Doug Mladenovic, Zlatko Mihajlovic (Eric Stjczen 25), Jim Gacovski (Dejan Rikanovic 78), Nick Kovacevic, Danny Gnjidic (Marjan Marinkovic 78). Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Marinkovic (83)
1 - 0 Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Gary Hasler, Les Anastasiou, Leigh Tsoumerkas, Pat Liapis, Agim Sherifovski (Con Vouloumanos 79), George Slifkas, George Svigos, Theo Alexiou, Brian MacNicol, Dimos Sevastiadis (Peter Tsolakis 77). Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Monday, June 9, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Tim Dimitriou.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Steve Douglas (Jamie McMinimee 46), Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Cameron Brown, Adrian Cuzzupe (Darren Scoble 86), Lachlan Armstrong, Vlad Babic, Daniel Genovesi (Dean Stafrace 76), Jani Suric. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Babic (49 pen)
1 - 0 St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Josip Kozic, Ilija Rados, Robert Mikulic, Mick Colina, Ivan Jolic, Idriz Pelja (Zeljko Gagula 57), Artour Kirichian, Hrovje Karl, Slavko Rados, Krunoslav Razov. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Round Eighteen
Saturday, June 14, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Gerry Connolly.
St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Richard Hrehoresin (Marko Vidakovic 74), Ilija Rados, Robert Mikulic, Mick Colina, Ivan Jolic, Artour Kirichian, Slavko Rados, Idriz Pelja (Josip Kozic 81), Harry Karl, Zeljko Gagula. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals: Schipano (30og), S. Rados (50), Kozic (83)
3 - 0 Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Eric Vassiliadis, John Grimaud, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Ante Radic, Enzo De Santis (Ricky Ferla 67), Ivan Duzel, Joe Tricarico, Carlos Retre, Peter Psarros. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Sunday, June 15, 1997. Veneto Club, Bulleen. Referee: Perry Mur.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic (Damon Collina 72), Robert Stojcevski, Bill Tsiakos, Dean Tartaglia (sent off 77), Gerry McAleer, Anthony Grbac (Anthony Barbieri 68), Damien Everetts, Eric Hollingsworth, Damien Guglielmi, Blagoja Kuleski. Coach: Mike Urukalo.
Goals: Hollingsworth (45, 63)
2 - 2 North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot, Richie O'Sullivan, Ivan Medved, Goran Skoko, Stephen McAuliffe, Damien Vojtek, John Didulica, Billy Petrovski (Ratko Krajina 46), Ante Deak, Steve Terenko. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Goals: Vojtek (77pen, Didulica 82)
Sunday, June 15, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Nestor Zachariadis.
Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Gary Hasler, Les Anastasiou, Leigh Tsoumerkas, Theo Alexiou (Peter Tsolakis), George Slifkas, George Svigos, Tom Karapatsos, Joe Biskic, Brian MacNicol, Con Vouloumanos. Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Goals: Karapatsos (86)
1 - 3 Bentleigh Greens
im Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Mario Crivari, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, George Kalimeris (Stefan Oter), Nick Van Egmond, Con Boutsianis (John Pappetas), Nick Rossios (Andrew Charalambous), Juan Nilo. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Boutsianis (50), Nilo (53pen) van Egmond (75)
Sunday, June 15, 1997. MacPherson Park, Melton. Referee: Carlo Graser.
Melton Reds
Martin John, Levent Osman, Paul Melideo (Hussein Saglam 71), Tamer Simsek, Justin Scrobogna, Paul Donnelly, Gunay Kuyucuogullari (Michael Bosevski 65), Andrew Freund (Mustafa Mustafa 69), Kamer Simsek (sent off 41), Jonathan Carter, Serhat Hulusi. Coach: Savvas Saglam.
Goals: Scrobogna (35)
1 - 3 Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Mlinar, Marjan Marinkovic, Mariano Calomino, Eric Styczen, Sasha Nikolic, Doug Mladenovic, Dejan Rikanovic (Nedejlko Dragodevic), Anthony Burlak, Nick Kovacevic. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Kovacevic (5), Nikolic (71), Burlak (90)
Sunday, June 15, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Alan Contini.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Michael Lilikakis, Charlie Livanopoulos, Alex Jackson, Leo Kyriakopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Nick Tsaltas (sent off 85), George Goutzioulis, Alex Efstathiou, Andrew Strapelias, Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Mike Lynn.
Goals: Sean Douglas (39og), Efstathiou (68)
2 - 2 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Jamie McMinimee (Tony Neceski), Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Cameron Brown, Adrian Cuzzupe, Lachlan Armstrong, Vlad Babic, Daniel Genovesi (Darren Scoble), Jani Suric (sent off 64). Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Livanopoulos (24og) Waddell (61)
Sunday, June 15, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Tim Dimitriou.
Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Zoran Drogriski (Tony Chiodo 79), Danny Lisolajski, Julian Ivanov, Billy Stavrevski, Zoran Bizimovski, Ivan Filiposki (Sasho Slaveski 68), Chris Emsovski, Mick Burlak, Goran Lozanovski, Zlatko Donev. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
0 - 0 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Dean Fak, Zdravko Atanasovski, Savva Rusmir, Danny Madarovski (Sash Becvinovski 62), Zoran Cvetkovski, Nick Georgopoulos, Ice Kutlesovski, George Jolevski. Coach: Ian Dobson.
Sunday, June 15, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Jeremy Blaney.
Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Darren Byrne, Joe Debono, Spencer Field, John Kanesoulis, Anthony Cassar, Arthur Tsirtsakis, Michael Branov (Bill Makris 68), Sasha Markovski, Brandon Vassallo, Ilija Dragicevic. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Markovski (12pen, 29, 85), Cassar (75)
4 - 1 Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, David Della Rocca, Paul Della Rocca, Vlatko Belic, Davide Iacovitti (Lirim Salievski 61), Anthony Boschini, Nick Cuculevski, Nick Lazarevski (David De Propertis 61), John Sapazovski, Klaus Bichler, John Gasparini (Victor De Propertis 81). Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Bichler (34)
Round Nineteen
Sunday, June 22, 1997. Paisley Park, North Altona. Referee: Perry Mur.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Zdravko Atanasovski, George Jolevski, Savva Rusmir, Danny Madarovski (Milco Bogoevski), Sash Becvinovski, Zoran Cvetkovski, Nick Georgopoulos, Ice Kutlesovski. Coach: Cele Presilski (caretaker).
Goals: Markovski (47), Becvinovski (76), Georgopoulos (90)
3 - 0 Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Leigh Tsoumerkas, Agim Sherifovski, Pat Liapis, Tom Karapatsos (Les Anastasiou 77), Con Vouloumanos (Jeff Stefanidis 70), George Svigos, Josip Biskic, Brian MacNicol, Gary Hasler, Dragan Jugovic. Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Sunday, June 22, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Jeremy Blaney.
Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Stefan Oter, Andrew Theoharous, George Kalimeris, Nick Van Egmond (Jim Kotsovolos 68), Con Boutsianis (John Pappetas 79), Nick Rossios (Alex Argyros 88), Andrew Charalambous, Juan Nilo. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Boutsianis (1), Nilo (30), Charalambous (54), Pappetas (86)
4 - 1 Melton Reds
Martin John, Mustafa Mustafa, Fatih Yetismis, Levent Osman, Ahmet Gurpinar (Jonathan Carter 46), Gunay Kutucuogullari, Serhat Hulusi (Michael Bosevski 78), Justin Scrobogna, Errol Ergin,Tamer Simsek, Zoran Kostovski (Paul Melideo 46). Coach:
Goals: T. Simsek (55)
Sunday, June 22, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Hakan Anaz.
Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Eric Vassiliadis (Ricky Ferla 69), John Grimaud, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Ante Radic, Peter Bordignon, Ivan Duzel (Carlos Retre 16), Joe Tricarico, Tony Sterjovski, Peter Psarros. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
0 - 2 Port Melbourne Sharks
Sam Frangos, Charlie Livanopoulos (Carlo Mason 55), Alex Jackson, Leo Kyriakopoulos, Jim Latinopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Andrew Strapelias, George Goutzioulis, Alex Efstathiou, Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Mike Lynn.
Goals: Strapelias (43), Goutzioulis (84)
Sunday, June 22, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara Lake. Referee: Carlo Graser.
North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot, Ivan Medved, Robbie Cosic, Stephen McAuliffe, Ante Deak, John Didulica, Richie O'Sullivan, Steve Trefelko (Billy Petrovski), Goran Skoko, Damien Vojtek (Ivan Ljubicic). Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Goals: Didulica (80), Ljubicic (92)
2 - 0 St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Ivan Jolic, Ilija Rados, Krunislav Razov, Robert Mikulic, Mick Colina, Artour Kirichian, Idriz Pelja, Harry Karl (Ivan Colina 30), Zeljko Gagula, Slavko Rados. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Sunday, June 22, 1997. Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough. Referee: Robert Caminiti.
Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Mlinar, Mariano Calomino, Sasha Nikolic, Doug Mladenovic, Anthony Burlak, Nick Kovacevic (Eric Styczen 77), Zlatko Mihajlovic, Danny Gnjidic, Jim Gacovski. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Z.Mihajlovic (7), Gnjidic (85)
2 - 2 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Blagoja Kuleski, Bill Tsiakos, Robert Liparotti, Robert Stojcevski, Damien Guglielmi, Anthony Grbac, Damien Everetts, Eric Hollingsworth, Gerry McAleer. Coach: Bogdan Bonk.
Goals: Grbac (68), Hollingsworth (82)
Sunday, June 22, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Jim Markovski.
Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Darren Byrne, Joe Debono, Spencer Field, John Kanesoulis, Anthony Cassar, Arthur Tsirtsakis (Anthony Magnacca 89), Sonny Sevin (Chris Daglaras 76), Sasha Markovski, Brandon Vassallo, Ilija Dragicevic. Coach: Gus McLeod.
0 - 0 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Jamie McMinimee (Adam Cimino), Dean Stafrace, John Waddell, Cameron Brown, Adrian Cuzzupe, Lachlan Armstrong (John Kindtner 84), Vlad Babic, Daniel Genovesi, Tony Neceski. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Sunday, June 22, 1997. Partridge Reserve, Lalor. Referee: Nestor Zachariadis.
Thomastown Zebras
Mauro Raponi, Dragi Nastevski, David Della Rocca, Paul Della Rocca, Victor De Propertis, Nick Cuculevski, Anthony Boschini (Davide Iacovitti 89), Klaus Bichler, John Gasparini, Nick Lazarevski, Tony Lingurovski. Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Lazarevski (12, 53pen)
2 - 1 Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Zoran Drogriski, Danny Lisolajski, Billy Stavrevski, Julian Ivanov (Sasho Slaveski 46), Zoran Bizimovski (Sasha Ognenovski 80), Zlatko Donev, Mick Burlak, Goran Lozanovski, Ivan Filiposki (Trajce Dimovski 87), Chris Emsovski. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Donev (30)
Round Twenty
Saturday, June 28, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Jim Markovski.
St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Ilija Rados, Krunislav Razov, Ivan Jolic (Richard Hrehoresin 13), Robert Mikulic, Artour Kirichian (Hrovje Karl 80), Mick Colina, Andrew Marth, Idriz Pelja (Josip Kozic 68), Ivan Colina, Slavko Rados. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals: Marth (16 pen, 70), Mikulic (79), S.Rados (87)
4 - 0 Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Mlinar, Mariano Calomino, Sasha Nikolic, Doug Mladenovic, Anthony Burlak, Nick Kovacevic (Marjan Marinkovic 66), Zlatko Mihajlovic (Eric Stjczen 36), Danny Gnjidic (Dejan Rikanovic 66), Jim Gacovski. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Sunday, June 29, 1997. Veneto Club, Bulleen. Referee: Gerry Connolly.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcevski (Michael Mazzini 81), Bill Tsiakos, Gerry McAleer, Anthony Grbac, Robert Liparotti, Damien Everetts (Damien Guglielmi 60), Eric Hollingsworth, Dean Tartaglia, Blagoja Kuleski. Coach: Bogdan Bonk.
Goals: Hollingsworth (15, 72), Tsiakos (32), McAleer (69)
4 - 2 Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil (Mario Crivari 85), Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, George Kalimeris (Nick Rossios 85), Nick Van Egmond, John Pappetas, Andrew Charalambous (Jim Kotsovolos 78), Juan Nilo. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: van Egmond (22), Constantinou (84)
Sunday, June 29, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Tim Dimitriou.
Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Tom Karapatsos, Gary Hasler, Mile Medjedovic, Les Anastasiou (Theo Alexiou 61), Josip Biskic, Dragan Jugovic (George Slifkas 79), George Svigos, Peter Tsolakis, Brian MacNicol, Agim Sherifovski. Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Goals: Svigos 88
1 - 0 Thomastown Zebras
Mauro Raponi, Paul Della Rocca, Dragi Nastevski, David Della Rocca, Nick Cuculevski, Nick Lazarevski, Tony Lingurovski, John Gasparini (Vlatko Belic 79), Klaus Bichler (John Sapazovski 46), Anthony Boschini (Davide Iacovitti 77), Victor De Propertis. Coach: Gary Cole.
Sunday, June 29, 1997. MacPherson Park, Melton. Referee: Alan Contini.
Melton Reds
Lou Makrigiannis, Ahmet Gurpinar,Paul Melideo (Zoran Kostovski 45), Michael Bosevski, Andrew Freund, Kamer Simsek, Mustafa Mustafa, Justin Scrobogna, Erol Ergin (Fatih Yetismis 72), Jonathan Carter, Tamer Simsek. Coach: Tony Ciantar.
Goals: Gurpinar (8)
1 - 6 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Zdravko Atanasovski (Robert Runje 64), George Jolevski, Savva Rusmir (Pece Siveski 78), Danny Madarovski, Sash Becvinovski, Zoran Cvetkovski, Nick Georgopoulos, Ice Kutlesovski (Zoran Petrevski 74). Coach: Ian Dobson.
Goals: Becvinovski (2, 54, 84), Kutlesovski (24), Rusmir (34), Georgopoulos
Sunday, June 29, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Andrew Stacey.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Sam Frangos, Alex Jackson, John Dimitrelos (Bill Daglis 71), Leo Kyriakopoulos, Jim Latinopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas (Charlie Livanopoulos 65), John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Andrew Strapelias, George Goutzioulis, Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Mike Lynn.
0 - 1 North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot, Richie O'Sullivan, Ivan Medved (Ivan Ljubicic), Robbie Cosic, Stephen McAuliffe, Steve Trefelko (Luc Stolica), John Didulica, Ante Deak, Damien Vojtek, Billy Petrovski. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Goals: Deak (65)
Sunday, June 29, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Carlo Graser.
Preston Lions
Robert Petrovski, Sasho Slaveski (Sasha Ognenovski 31), Deny Lisolajski, Billy Stavrevski, Zoran Bizimovski, Julian Ivanov, Chris Emsovski, Ivan Filiposki, Mick Burlak (Trajce Dimovski 46), Zlatko Donev, Nick Radecki (Tony Ujgunovski 69). Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Radecki (39), Ognenovski (66), Filiposki (70)
3 - 2 Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Darren Byrne, Joe Debono (Anthony Magnacca 82), Spencer Field, John Kanesoulis, Anthony Cassar, Sonny Sevin, Brandon Vassallo, Sasha Markovski, Arthur Tsirtsakis (Chris Daglaras 70), Ilija Dragicevic (Bill Makris 79). Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Vassallo (51), Markovski (88 pen)
Monday, June 30, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Sean Douglas, Jani Suric (Darren Scoble 81), John Waddell, Cameron Brown (Dean Stafrace 72), Adrian Cuzzupe, Lachlan Armstrong (sent off ), Vlad Babic, Daniel Genovesi, Tony Neceski. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Genovesi
1 - 1 Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Eric Vassiliadis, John Grimaud, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Ante Radic, Peter Bordignon, Tony Sterjovski, Joe Tricarico, Carlos Retre, Peter Psarros (Chris Sterjovski 62). Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Tricarico
Round Twenty-One
Sunday, July 6, 1997. Paisley Park, North Altona. Referee: Jeremy Blaney.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, George Jolevski, Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Tom Markovski, Zdravko Atanasovski, Danny Madarovski, Zoran Cvetkovski, Nick Georgopoulos, Ice Kutlesovski, Sash Becvinovski (Zoran Petrevski 73). Coach: Ian Dobson.
0 - 1 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic (Michael Mazzini 86), Blagoja Kuleski, Bill Tsiakos, Robert Liparoti, Dean Tartaglia, Robert Stojcevski, Anthony Grbac, Damien Guglielmi, Eric Hollingsworth, Gerry McAleer. Coach: Bogdan Bonk.
Goals: Liparoti (13)
Sunday, July 6, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Robert Caminiti.
Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Mario Crivari (Jim Kotsovolos 60), Nick Van Egmond, John Pappetas, Andrew Charalambous, Juan Nilo. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Pappetas (72), Charalambous (74)
2 - 1 St Albans Saints
Ivan Kozic, Krunislav Razov, Robert Mikulic, Josip Kozic, Mick Colina, Zeljko Gagula, Slavko Rados (Marko Vidakovic 78), Ivan Jolic, Hrovje Karl, Ivan Colina, Andrew Marth. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals: S. Rados (42)
Sunday, July 6, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara Lake. Referee: Tim Dimitriou.
North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot (sent off 90), Richie O'Sullivan, Ivan Ljubicic (David Cuell 89), Robbie Cosic, Stephen McAuliffe, Goran Skoko, John Didulica, Billy Petrovski (Luc Stolica 81), Ante Deak (sent off 80), Steve Trefelko (Ratko Krajina 75). Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Goals: Cosic (55)
1 - 1 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Sean Douglas, Steve Douglas (Dean Stafrace 80', sent off 86), John Waddell, Cameron Brown, Adrian Cuzzupe, Jani Suric, Vlad Babic, Daniel Genovesi (Adam Cimino 67), Tony Neceski. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Babic (84 pen)
Sunday, July 6, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Gerry Connolly.
Preston Lions
Robert Petrovski, Zoran Drogriski, Deny Lisolajski, Billy Stavrevski, Zoran Bizimovski, Julian Ivanov (Sasho Slaveski ), Trajce Dimovski (Tony Ujgunovski ), Ivan Filiposki, Chris Emsovski, Zlatko Donev, Nick Radecki (Sasha Ognenovski ). Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Radecki (67), Emsovski (82), Filiposki (88)
3 - 1 Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Tom Karapatsos, Theo Alexiou, Mile Medjedovic, Gary Hasler, George Svigos, Dragan Jugovic (George Slifkas ), Josip Biskic, Agim Sherifovski, Peter Tsolakis, Brian MacNicol. Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Goals: Svigos (80 pen)
Sunday, July 6, 1997. Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough. Referee: Alan Contini.
Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Mlinar, Mariano Calomino, Sasha Nikolic, Doug Mladenovic, Anthony Burlak (Eric Stjczen 64), Nick Kovacevic, Zlatko Mihajlovic, Danny Gnjidic, Jim Gacovski. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Nikolic (42), Gnjidic (51)
2 - 2 Port Melbourne Sharks
Sam Frangos, Leo Kyriakopoulos, Jim Latinopoulos (Alex Jackson 88), Charlie Livanopoulos (Con Argyriou 54', sent off 72), John Pappas, Andrew Strapelias (John Dimitrelos 72), George Goutzioulis, Nick Papadopoulos, Nick Tsaltas, Carlo Mason, Alex Efstathiou. Coach: Mike Lynn.
Goals: Goutzioulis (13), Strapelias (45)
Sunday, July 6, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Nestor Zachariadis.
Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Darren Byrne, Bill Makris (Anthony Cassar 68), Joe Debono, John Kanesoulis, Arthur Tsirtsakis (Anthony Magnacca 77), Sonny Sevin, Ilija Dragicevic, Brandon Vassallo, Sasha Markovski, Chris Daglaras. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Markovski (41, 84, 88)
3 - 1 Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Eric Vassiliadis, John Grimaud, Paul Ferrante, Tony Schipano, Ricky Ferla, Frank Tramontana, Tony Sterjovski (Chris Sterjovski 75), Carlos Retre, Joe Tricarico, Peter Psarros. Coach: Bobby McLachlan.
Goals: Tricarico (38)
Sunday, July 6, 1997. Partridge Reserve, Lalor. Referee: Perry Mur.
Thomastown Zebras
Mauro Raponi, Victor De Propertis (Rocco Giovaniello 80), Davide Iacovitti, Dragi Nastevski, Paul Della Rocca, David Della Rocca, David De Propertis (Frank Ardis 65), Tony Lingurovski, Klaus Bichler, John Gasparini, Nick Cuculevski. Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Bichler (16), Lingurovski (85), Cuculevski (89)
3 - 2 Melton Reds
Martin John, Michael Bosevski, Ahmet Gurpinar,Tony Ciantar (Fatih Yetismis 87), Kamer Simsek, Levent Osman, Mustafa Mustafa, Errol Ergin, Jonathan Carter, Tamer Simsek, Steven Spirovski. Coach: Tony Ciantar.
Goals: K.Simsek (10), Carter (71)
Round Twenty-Two
Sunday, July 13, 1997. Veneto Club, Bulleen. Referee: Hakan Anaz.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic (Damien Everetts 64), Robert Stojcevski, Blagoja Kuleski, Michael Mazzini, Dean Tartaglia, Gerry McAleer, Anthony Grbac, Robert Liparotti, Eric Hollingsworth, Damien Guglielmi. Coach: Bogdan Bonk.
0 - 0 Thomastown Zebras
Mauro Raponi, Anthony Boschini, Vlatko Belic (Klaus Bichler 52), Nick Lazarevski (David De Propertis 75), Nick Cuculevski, John Gasparini, Tony Lingurovski, David Della Rocca, Dragi Nastevski, Davide Iacovitti, Victor De Propertis. Coach: Gary Cole.
Sunday, July 13, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Jeremy Blaney.
Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Eric Vassiliadis (Marco Di Sauro 80), John Grimaud, Ricky Ferla, Tony Schipano, Ante Radic, Frank Tramontana, Tony Sterjovski (Enzo De Santis 87), Joe Tricarico (Chris Sterjovski 82), Carlos Retre, Peter Psarros. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Grimaud (57), Psarros (77)
2 - 0 North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Stephen McAuliffe, Ivan Ljubicic, Ivan Medved, Goran Skoko, Richie O'Sullivan, John Didulica (Luc Stolica 31), Ratko Krajina, Billy Petrovski, Steve Trefelko, Grgo Saric. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Sunday, July 13, 1997. MacPherson Park, Melton. Referee: Tim Dimitriou.
Melton Reds
Martin John, Michael Bosevski, Kamer Simsek, Mustafa Mustafa, Errol Ergin, Jonathan Carter, Tamer Simsek, Steven Spirovski, Lou Makrigiannis (Serkan Niyazi 73), Robert Saveski, Nikola Culeski (Safet Dzemailovski 46). Coach: Tony Ciantar.
Goals: K. Simsek (44 pen)
1 - 7 Preston Lions
Robert Petrovski (Lou Acevski 46), Sasho Slaveski, Zoran Drogriski, Zoran Bizimovski, Deny Lisolajski (sent off 66), Billy Stavrevski, Mick Burlak (Trajce Dimovski 46), Chris Emsovski, Ivan Filiposki, Zlatko Donev (Tony Ujgunovski 65), Nick Radecki. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Emsovski (5) Donev (25) Radecki (53, -, -), Ujgunovski (68), Filiposki (72)
Sunday, July 13, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Sam Frangos, Leo Kyriakopoulos, Jim Latinopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Andrew Strapelias (Charlie Livanopoulos 17), Nick Tsaltas, Alex Efstathiou (Alex Jackson 17), George Goutzioulis (Bill Daglis 84), Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Mike Lynn.
Goals: Mason (18)
1 - 3 Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Mario Crivari, Nick Van Egmond, John Pappetas (Ike Alagiozidis 46), Andrew Charalambous, Juan Nilo (Dale White 17', George Kalimeris 61). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: White (52, 58), Alagiozidis (82 pen)
Sunday, July 13, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Alan Contini.
St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Robert Mikulic (Idris Pelja 46), Ilija Rados, Mick Colina, Krunislav Razov, Andrew Marth, Ivan Jolic, Artour Kirichian, Zeljko Gagula, Slavko Rados, Ivan Colina. Coach: Andrew Marth.
0 - 0 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, George Jolevski, Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Tom Markovski, Simon Micevski, Danny Madarovski (Zdravko Atanasovski 72), Zoran Cvetkovski, Nick Georgopoulos, Ice Kutlesovski, Sash Becvinovski (Savva Rusmir 61). Coach: Ian Dobson.
Sunday, July 13, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Robert Benovic.
Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Darren Byrne, Michael Branov (Anthony Magnacca 72), Joe Debono, John Kanesoulis, Arthur Tsirtsakis, Sonny Sevin, Ilija Dragicevic (Steve Stojanovski 81), Sasha Markovski, Chris Daglaras (Bill Makris 37), Anthony Cassar. Coach: Gus McLeod.
0 - 1 Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Tom Karapatsos, Alan Scott, Leigh Tsoumerkas, Gary Hasler, Les Anastasiou, Peter Tsolakis, Josip Biskic (Pat Liapis 16), Agim Sherifovski, Dragan Jugovic (Mile Mededovic 85), Brian MacNicol. Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Goals: Biskic (6 pen)
Monday, July 14, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Cain Naumcevski.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Sean Douglas, Jani Suric, John Waddell, Cameron Brown, Adrian Cuzzupe, Steve Douglas, Tony Neceski (Daniel Genovesi 65), Adam Cimino, Lachlan Armstrong. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Waddell
1 - 1 Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Mlinar, Mariano Calomino, Sasha Nikolic, Doug Mladenovic, Anthony Burlak (Robert Marinkovic 73), Eric Stjczen, Nick Kovacevic (Dejan Rikanovic 65), Jim Gacovski (Marjan Marinkovic 80), Danny Gnjidic. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Kovacevic
Round Twenty Three
Sunday, July 20, 1997. Paisley Park, North Altona. Referee: Robert Benovic.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, George Jolevski, Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Tom Markovski, Simon Micevski, Danny Madarovski, Zoran Cvetkovski, Nick Georgopoulos (Zoran Petrevski 65), Ice Kutlesovski (Pece Siveski 88), Sash Becvinovski . Coach: Ian Dobson.
Goals: Becvinovski (28 pen), Jolevski (81)
2 - 0 Port Melbourne Sharks
Sam Frangos, Alex Jackson (Bill Daglis 84), Leo Kyriakopoulos, Jim Latinopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Andrew Strapelias, Nick Tsaltas, George Goutzioulis, Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Mike Lynn.
Sunday, July 20, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Perry Mur.
Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Mario Crivari , Nick Van Egmond (Nick Rossios 77), John Pappetas (Jim Kotsovolos 70), Ike Alagiozidis (George Kalimeris 71), Andrew Charalambous. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Crivari 63'
1 - 0 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Sean Douglas, Jani Suric, John Waddell, Lachlan Armstrong (Daniel Genovesi 72), Adrian Cuzzupe (Peter Stojcevski 69), Steve Douglas, Tony Neceski, Adam Cimino, Vlad Babic. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Sunday, July 20, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Hakan Anaz.
Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Tom Karapatsos, Alan Scott, Leigh Tsoumerkas, Gary Hasler, George Svigos, Peter Tsolakis, Les Anastasiou, Agim Sherifovski, Dragan Jugovic, Theo Alexiou. Coach: Peter Tsolakis.
Goals: Sherifovski x 3, Karapatsos x 2, Svigos x 2 pen)
7 - 0 Melton Reds
Martin John (Lou Makrigiannis 84), Michael Bosevski, Kamer Simsek, Mustafa Mustafa, Robert Saveski, Serhat Hulusi, Fatih Yetismis, Jonathan Carter, Tamer Simsek, Steven Spirovski (Sefa Izzet 77), Nikola Civeski (Safet Dzemailovski 67). Coach: Tony Ciantar.
Sunday, July 20, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara Lake. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
North Geelong Warriors
Marko Saric, Ivan Medved, Richie O'Sullivan, Ivan Ljubicic, Robbie Cosic, Stephen McAuliffe, Goran Skoko, John Didulica (sent off 88), Billy Petrovski, Grgo Saric (Ratko Krajina 79), Ante Deak. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Goals: Deak (43)
1 - 2 Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Ilija Dragicevic, Darren Byrne (sent off 88), Michael Branov (Anthony Magnacca 49), Joe Debono, Spencer Field, Arthur Tsirtsakis (Steve Stojanovski 79), Sonny Sevin, Bill Makris, Sasha Markovski, Anthony Cassar. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Cassar (67), Markovski (90 pen)
Sunday, July 20, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Nestor Zachariadis.
Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Sasho Slaveski, Zoran Drogriski, Billy Stavrevski (Tome Tasevski ), Zoran Bizimovski, Ivan Filiposki, Chris Emsovski, Julian Ivanov, Nick Radecki, Zlatko Donev, Trajce Dimovski (Tony Chiodo ). Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Emsovski (21 pen), Drogriski (57), Donev (70)
3 - 1 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic (Michael Mazzini 74), Blagoja Kuleski, Robert Liparoti (sent off 88), Bill Tsiakos, Robert Stojcevski (Dean Tartaglia 79), Marco Bresciano, Anthony Grbac, Damien Guglielmi, Eric Hollingsworth (Damon Collina 73), Gerry McAleer. Coach: Bogdan Bonk.
Goals: Bresciano (77)
Sunday, July 20, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Nestor Zachariadis.
Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Zoran Kitanovski, Dejan Mlinar, Mariano Calomino, Sasha Nikolic, Marjan Marinkovic (Dejan Rikanovic 56), Doug Mladenovic, Anthony Burlak, Nick Kovacevic, Jim Gacovski (Eric Stjczen 46), Danny Gnjidic. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Burlak 31'
1 - 0 Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Eric Vassiliadis, John Grimaud, Ricky Ferla, Tony Schipano, Peter Bordignon, Frank Tramontana (Arsenio Di Camillo 81), Tony Sterjovski, Carlos Retre (Enzo De Santis 46), Chris Sterjovski (Marco Di Sauro 74),Peter Psarros. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Sunday, July 20, 1997. Partridge Reserve, Lalor. Referee: Jeremy Blaney.
Thomastown Zebras
Mauro Raponi (Bobby Trenkovski 76), Victor De Propertis, Dragi Nastevski, Paul Della Rocca, David Della Rocca, Nick Cuculevski, Davide Iacovitti, John Gasparini (Anthony Boschini 74), Klaus Bichler , Nick Lazarevski (Robert Liucci 84), Tony Lingurovski. Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Lingurovski (60, 66), V.DePropertis (63)
3 - 0 St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Krunislav Razov, Ilija Rados (Marko Vidakovic 81), Mick Colina, Zeljko Gagula, Idris Pelja (Hrovje Karl 46), Arthur Kirichian, Ivan Colina, Slavko Rados, Josip Kozic (Richard Hrehoresin 66), Robert Mikulic. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Round Twenty Four
Saturday, July 26, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Senko Rastocic.
St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Ilija Rados, Krunislav Razov, Richard Hrehoresin, Zeljko Gagula (Josip Kozic 66), Mick Colina, Artour Kirichian, Slavko Rados, Ivan Colina, Ivan Jolic, Hrovje Karl. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals:Karl
1 - 1 Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Zoran Drogriski, Julian Ivanov, Zoran Bizimovski, Billy Stavrevski, Deny Lisolajski, Michael Burlak (Tome Tasevski 68), Chris Emsovski, Ivan Filiposki (Trajce Dimovski 59), Zlatko Donev, Nick Radecki (Tony Ujgunovski 46). Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Drogriski (58)
Sunday, July 27, 1997. Veneto Social Club, Bulleen. Referee: Peter Ralevski.
Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Michael Mazzini, Dean Tartaglia, Bill Tsiakos, Blagoja Kuleski, Robert Stojcevski, Damien Guglielmi, Marc Bresciano, Anthony Grbac, Eric Hollingsworth, Damon Collina. Coach: Bogdan Bonk.
Goals: Alexiou (25 og), Bresciano (55)
2 - 0 Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Theo Alexiou, Mile Mededovic (Jeff Stefanidis 75), Leigh Tsoumerkas, Gary Hasler, Les Anastasiou, George Svigos, Peter Tsolakis, Dragan Jugovic (Con Vouloumanos 48), Agim Sherifovski, Brian MacNicol. Coach: Len McKendry.
Sunday, July 27, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Robert Benovic.
Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Eric Vassiliadis (Marco Di Sauro 80), John Grimaud, Ricky Ferla, Tony Schipano, Peter Bordignon, Frank Tramontana, Ivan Duzel, Enzo De Santis, Tony Sterjovski, Peter Psarros. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Constantinou (46 og)
1 - 1 Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Andrew Theoharous, Mario Crivari (Jim Kotsovolos 46), Nick Van Egmond, John Pappetas (George Kalimeris 67), Ike Alagiozidis, Andrew Charalambous (Nick Rossios 76). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Alagiozidis (70)
Sunday, July 27, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Jeremy Blaney.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Sean Douglas, Adam Cimino, John Waddell, Lachlan Armstrong, Adrian Cuzzupe (Peter Stojcevski 76), Jani Suric, Tony Neceski (Steve Douglas 70), Daniel Genovesi, Vlad Babic. Coach: Chris Taylor.
0 - 1 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Tom Markovski, Sash Becvinovski, Ice Kutlesovski, George Jolevski, Danny Madarovski (Savva Rusmir 46), Zoran Cvetkovski, Simon Micevski, Dean Fak (Zdravko Atanasovski 59), Nick Georgopoulos, Robert Runje. Coach: Ian Dobson.
Goals: Georgopoulos (69)
Sunday, July 27, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara Lake. Referee: Hakan Anaz.
North Geelong Warriors
Adrian Cagalj, Franc Bot, Ivan Medved, Ivan Ljubicic, Robbie Cosic, Stephen McAuliffe, Goran Skoko, Grgo Saric, Billy Petrovski (Luc Stolica 67), Ante Deak, Ratko Krajina. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Goals: G.Saric (77 pen)
1 - 2 Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Marjan Marinkovic, Dejan Rikanovic, Anthony Burlak, Nick Kovacevic, Robert Marinkovic, Danny Gnjidic, Sasha Nikolic, Doug Mladenovic, Dejan Mlinar, Jim Gacovski. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Gnjidic (27, 60)
Sunday, July 27, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Robert Caminiti.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Sam Frangos, Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos, Leo Kyriakopoulos (Alex Jackson 70), Jim Latinopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Andrew Strapelias (Bill Daglis 68), Nick Tsaltas, Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Mike Lynn.
Goals: Argyriou (8)
1 - 2 Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski, Victor De Propertis, Paul Della Rocca, David Della Rocca, Dragi Nastevski, Davide Iacovitti, Nick Lazarevski, Tony Lingurovski (Rocco Giovaniello 85), John Gasparini (Anthony Boschini 77), Klaus Bichler (Frank Ardis 90), Nick Cuculevski. Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Lazarevski (45, 67)
Sunday, July 27, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Evan Stathopoulos.
Sunshine Georgies
Bojo Jevdjevic, Michael Branov (Nick Trpcevski 65), Bill Makris, John Kanesoulis, Spencer Field, Anthony Cassar (Steve Stojanovski 46), Ilija Dragicevic, Anthony Magnacca, Sasha Markovski, Brandon Vassallo (Tass Psonis 67), Joe Debono. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Markovski x 2 incl pen
2 - 1 Melton Reds
Lou Makrigiannis, Michael Bosevski, Robert Saveski, Mustafa Mustafa, Erol Ergin, Serhat Hulusi, Fatih Yetismis, Jonathan Carter, Tamer Simsek, Gunay Kuyucuogullari, Taras Yurcheshen (Serkan Niyazi 75). Coach: Tony Ciantar.
Goals: Carter (43 pen)
Round Twenty Five
Sunday, August 3, 1997. Paisley Park, North Altona. Referee: Andrew Stacey.
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Tom Markovski, Danny Madarovski (Zdravko Atanasovski 38), George Jolevski, Simon Micevski, Robert Runje, Savva Rusmir, Zoran Cvetkovski (sent off 86), Nick Georgopoulos (Zoran Petrevski 70), Ice Kutlesovski, Sash Becvinovski. Coach: Ian Dobson.
Goals: Becvinovski (36 pen)
1 - 1 Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Eric Vassiliadis (Marco Di Sauro 83), John Grimaud, Ricky Ferla, Tony Schipano, Peter Bordignon, Frank Tramontana, Ivan Duzel, Tony Sterjovski, Carlos Retre, Peter Psarros. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: T.Sterjovski (20)
Sunday, August 3, 1997. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Evan Stathopoulos.
Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil (John Pappetas 69), Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou (Stefan Oter 56), Mario Crivari, Nick Van Egmond, Ike Alagiozidis, Andrew Charalambous (Jim Kotsovolos 62), George Kalimeris, Juan Nilo. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Alagiozidis x 4, Charalambous, Kalimeris, Nilo x 2, van Egmond, Pappetas
10 - 0 North Geelong Warriors
Marko Saric, Franc Bot, Ivan Medved, Richie O'Sullivan, Robbie Cosic, Ivan Ljubicic, Ante Deak (Ivan Luburic 72), Goran Skoko, David Cuell, Ratko Krajina(Luc Stolica 63), Steven Tillinger (Tom Pandzic 46). Coach: Adrian Beggs.
Sunday, August 3, 1997. Olympic Village, Heidelberg. Referee: Robert Caminiti.
Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Theo Alexiou, Alan Scott, Leigh Tsoumerkas (Con Vouloumanos 46), Gary Hasler, George Svigos, Tom Karapatsos, Les Anastasiou, Mile Mededovic, Jeff Stefanidis, Brian MacNicol. Coach: Len McKendry.
0 - 3 St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Ilija Rados, Richard Hrehoresin, Krunislav Razov (Joe Cuze 85), Marko Vidakovic, Ivan Jolic, Artour Kirichian (Zeljko Gagula 78), Slavko Rados, Hrovje Karl (Stan Kvesic 80), Josip Kozic, Robert Mikulic. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals: Karl (27) S.Rados (32, 75)
Sunday, August 3, 1997. MacPherson Park, Melton. Referee: Jeremy Blaney.
Melton Reds
Lou Makrigiannis, Michael Bosevski, Robert Saveski, Mustafa Mustafa, Erol Ergin, Serhat Hulusi, Fatih Yetismis, Jonathan Carter, Tamer Simsek, Kamer Simsek, Taras Yurcheshen. Coach: Tony Ciantar.
Goals: K.Simsek (90)
1 - 4 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Michael Mazzini (Frank Valentic 73), Dean Tartaglia, Bill Tsiakos, Damien Everetts, Robert Stojcevski, Damien Guglielmi, Marc Bresciano, Anthony Grbac, Eric Hollingsworth, Damon Collina. Coach: Bogdan Bonk.
Goals: Bresciano (29, 38), Hollingsworth (55, 89)
Sunday, August 3, 1997. Goodyear Stadium, Reservoir. Referee: Hakan Anaz.
Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Zoran Drogriski (Sasho Slaveski 68), Deny Lisolajski, Zoran Bizimovski, Ivan Filiposki, Chris Emsovski, Julian Ivanov (Tony Chiodo 35), Nick Radecki, Michael Burlak (Trajce Dimovski 46), Billy Stavrevski,Tome Tasevski. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Goals: Radecki (50, 88)
2 - 1 Port Melbourne Sharks
Sam Frangos, Con Argyriou (Charlie Livanopoulos 58), Bill Daglis, Leo Kyriakopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Alex Jackson, Andrew Strapelias (Arthur Vatsakis 87), Nick Tsaltas, Nick Papadopoulos. Coach: Mike Lynn.
Goals: Papadopoulos 28
Sunday, August 3, 1997. Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough. Referee: Robert Benovic.
Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, Robert Marinkovic, Dejan Mlinar, Zoran Kitanovski, Mariano Calomino, Sasha Nikolic (Eric Stjczen ), Anthony Burlak, Doug Mladenovic (Marjan Marinkovic 84), Jim Gacovski, Nick Kovacevic (Dejan Rikanovic 75), Danny Gnjidic. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Gacovski (26)
1 - 1 Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle, Bill Makris (sent off 89), Spencer Field, Arthur Tsirtsakis, John Kanesoulis, Michael Branov (Joe Debono 64), Ilija Dragicevic (George Tountas 64), Sasha Markovski, Darren Byrne, Anthony Cassar (sent off 20), Anthony Magnacca. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Magnacca (68)
Sunday, August 3, 1997. Partridge Reserve, Lalor. Referee: Peter Ralevski.
Thomastown Zebras
Bobby Trenkovski (Mauro Raponi 80), Victor De Propertis (Anthony Boschini 75), Paul Della Rocca, David Della Rocca, Davide Iacovitti, Dragi Nastevski, Nick Lazarevski, John Gasparini (sent off 67), Klaus Bichler, Tony Lingurovski, Nick Cuculevski. Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Lazarevski (44)
1 - 2 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Steve Douglas, Adam Cimino, Cameron Brown, Lachlan Armstrong, Sean Douglas, Jani Suric, Tony Neceski, Vlad Babic, Daniel Genovesi. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Sean Douglas (6), Armstrong (51 pen)
Round Twenty-Six
Sunday, August 10, 1997. CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner. Referee: Evan Stathopoulos.
Fawkner Blues
Maurice Gonzales, Ricky Ferla, John Grimaud, Marco Di Sauro (Chris Sterjovski 83), Tony Schipano, Frank Tramontana (Paul Ferrante 73), Peter Bordignon, Ivan Duzel, Carlos Retre, Peter Psarros, Tony Sterjovski. Coach: Ken Murphy.
Goals: Di Sauro (15)
1 - 1 Thomastown Zebras
Mauro Raponi, Victor De Propertis (David De Propertis 63), David Della Rocca (sent off 68), Paul Della Rocca (Rocco Giovaniello 90), Nick Cuculevski, Dragi Nastevski, Anthony Boschini, Klaus Bichler, Davide Iacovitti, Nick Lazarevski (Frank Ardis 63), Tony Lingurovski. Coach: Gary Cole.
Goals: Bichler (26 pen)
Sunday, August 10, 1997. Green Gully Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Carlo Graser.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Cameron Brown, Lachlan Armstrong, Steve Douglas, Jani Suric (Adam Cimino), Tony Neceski (Adrian Cuzzupe), Daniel Genovesi (Dean Stafrace), Vlad Babic. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Babic (34)
1 - 0 Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Sasho Slaveski (Trajce Dimovski 34), Zoran Drogriski, Danny Lisolajski, Billy Stavrevski,Tome Tasevski (Tony Talevski 74), Zoran Bizimovski, Michael Burlak (Ivan Filiposki 52), Chris Emsovski, Julian Ivanov, Zlatko Donev. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
Sunday, August 10, 1997. Elcho Park, Lara Lake. Referee: Perry Mur.
North Geelong Warriors
Marko Saric, Ivan Cicak (Steve Cicak), Richie O'Sullivan, Steven Tillinger, Robbie Cosic, Sam Zivic, Mate Dulic (Mark Alic), David Cuell, Ratko Krajina, Franc Bot, Tony Sobevski (Josip Vodopovic),. Coach: Adrian Beggs.
0 - 11 Altona Magic
Darren McGrath (Deni Neskovski), Zdravko Atanasovski, Dean Fak (Milco Bogoevski), George Jolevski, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Savva Rusmir (Darko Todevski), Nick Georgopoulos, Sash Becvinovski, Ice Kutlesovski, Zoran Petrevski. Coach: Ian Dobson.
Goals: Kutlesovski x 2, Petrevski, Becvinovski x 4 incl pen, Georgopoulos, Jolevski x 2 Tillinger og
Sunday, August 10, 1997. SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne. Referee: Nestor Zachariadis.
Port Melbourne Sharks
Sam Frangos, Con Argyriou, John Dimitrelos, Leo Kyriakopoulos (Alex Jackson 52), Jim Latinopoulos, Rodrigo Vargas, John Pappas, Carlo Mason, Nick Tsaltas, Alex Efstathiou (Andrew Strapelias), Nick Papadopoulos (Charlie Livanopoulos 68). Coach: Mike Lynn.
Goals: Tsaltas (22, 30, 48, 50, 56), Pappas (26), Argyriou (33
7 - 2 Heidelberg United
Glen Clarke, Tom Karapatsos, Alan Scott, Theo Alexiou (Bill Papadimitriou 70), Leigh Tsoumerkas, George Svigos, Con Vouloumanos (John Maragos 80), Les Anastasiou, Agim Sherifovski, Jeff Stefanidis, Mile Mededovic (Manny Pappas 85). Coach: Len McKendry.
Goals: Stefanidis (20), Svigos (60)
Sunday, August 10, 1997. Serbian Sports Centre, Keysborough. Referee: Jeremy Blaney.
Springvale White Eagles
Robert Brian, R. Marinkovic, Dejan Mlinar, Zoran Kitanovski, Mariano Calomino, Sasha Nikolic, Anthony Burlak, Dejan Rikanovic, Doug Mladenovic, Nick Kovacevic, Danny Gnjidic. Coach: Dusan Kalezic.
Goals: Gnjidic (39)
1 - 2 Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Jim Kotsovolos ( Harry Micheil 61', Nick Rossios 79), Gerry McDonagh, Mario Crivari, Andy Theoharous, George Kalimeris, Nick Van Egmond, Andrew Charalambous (John Pappetas 72), Ike Alagiozidis, Juan Nilo. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Alagiozidis (32, 75 pen)
Sunday, August 10, 1997. Churchill Reserve, St Albans. Referee: Pater Ralevski.
St Albans Saints
Marijan Vunderl, Ilija Rados (Ivan Kozic 56), Richard Hrehoresin, Krunislav Razov, Marko Vidakovic (Ivan Colina 17), Ivan Jolic, Artour Kirichian, Slavko Rados, Hrovje Karl (Stan Kvesic 71), Josip Kozic, Robert Mikulic. Coach: Andrew Marth.
Goals: Jolic, Kirichian, S.Rados, Karl x 2, I.Colina x 2
7 - 1 Melton Reds
Lou Makrigiannis, Michael Bosevski, Robert Saveski, Mustafa Mustafa, Erol Ergin (Steven Spirovski 76), Serhat Hulusi, Fatih Yetismis, Jonathan Carter, Tamer Simsek, Kamer Simsek, Taras Yurcheshen. Coach: Tony Ciantar.
Goals: T.Simsek
Sunday, August 10, 1997. Chaplin Reserve, Sunshine. Referee: Hakan Anaz.
Sunshine Georgies
Steve Wardle (Tony Calleja 78), Darren Byrne, Joe Debono, Spencer Field, John Kanesoulis, Michael Branov (Tass Psonis 70), Arthur Tsirtsakis, Brandon Vassallo, Sasha Markovski, Anthony Magnacca (Nick Trpcevski), Ilija Dragicevic. Coach: Gus McLeod.
Goals: Tsirtsakis (27, 45), Markovski (51, 71, 77)
5 - 0 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Michael Mazzini, Dean Tartaglia (Gerry McAleer 46), Bill Tsiakos, Robert Liparoti, Robert Stojcevski, Damien Guglielmi, Marc Bresciano, Anthony Grbac, Eric Hollingsworth (Damien Everetts 87), Damon Collina. Coach: Bogdan Bonk.
Finals Series
A: Elimination Semi-Final (4th v 5th)
B: Qualifying Semi-Final (2nd v 3rd)
C: Minor Semi-Final (Loser B v Winner A)
D: Major Semi-Final (1st v Winner B)
E: Preliminary Final (Loser D v Winner C)
F: Grand Final (Winner D v Winner E)
A: Elimination Final
Sunday, August 17. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Perry Mur. Att: 1,500 (dh).
Preston Lions
Lou Acevski, Zoran Drogriski, Danny Lisolajski, Billy Stavrevski, Ivan Filiposki (Trajce Dimovski 58), Nick Radecki (Tony Chiodo 65), Julian Ivanov, Zoran Bizimovski, Michael Burlak (Sasho Slaveski 46), Chris Emsovski, Zlatko Donev. Coach: Andon Doncevski.
0 - 2 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcevski, Bill Tsiakos, Dean Tartaglia, Mark Bresciano, Damon Collina (Michael Mazzini 78), Anthony Grbac, Robert Liparoti, Eric Hollingsworth (Gerry McAleer 69), Damien Guglielmi. Coach: Bogdan Bonk.
Goals: Collina (32, 60)
B: Qualifying Final
Sunday, August 17. Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham. Referee: Senko Rastocic Att: 1,500 (dh).
Bentleigh Greens
Jim Kourtis, Stelios Drakos, Gerry McDonagh, Theo Constantinou, Andy Theoharous (John Pappetas 71), Nick Van Egmond, Andrew Charalambous (Jim Kotsovolos 58), Ike Alagiozidis (Nick Rossios 75), Juan Nilo, Mario Crivari, George Kalimeris. Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: van Egmond (36)
1 - 4 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Steve Douglas (Peter Stojcevski 88), Sean Douglas, Lachlan Armstrong, Jani Suric (Adam Cimino 77), Tony Neceski, Daniel Genovesi, Vlad Babic (Adrian Cuzzupe 81), Cameron Brown, John Waddell. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Waddell (37), Genovesi (49), Neceski (74), Stojcevski (90)
C: Minor Semi-Final
Sunday, August 24. Paisley Park, Altona North. Referee: Jeremy Blaney. Att: 1,500 (dh)
Bentleigh Greens
Omar Bradford, Stelios Drakos, Harry Micheil, Theo Constantinou, Gerry McDonagh, Mario Crivari, Nick Van Egmond, Nick Rossios (Jim Kotsovolos 73), George Kalimeris, Ike Alagiozidis (Andrew Charalambous 73), Juan Nilo (John Pappetas 46). Coach: Harry Chalkitis.
Goals: Papettas (53)
1 - 2 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcevski, Bill Tsiakos, Dean Tartaglia, Damien Guglielmi, Mark Bresciano, Damon Collina (Gerry McAleer 84), Anthony Grbac, Robert Liparoti, Eric Hollingsworth. Coach: Bogdan Bonk.
Goals: Constantinou (30 og), Bresciano (56)
D: Major Semi-Final
Sunday, August 24. Paisley Park, Altona North. Referee: Carlo Graser. Att: 1,500 (dh)
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Zdravko Atanasovski, Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Sava Rusmir, Nick Georgopoulos (Danny Madarovski 87), Sash Becvinovski, Ice Kutlesovski, George Jolevski. Coach: Ian Dobson.
Goals: Jolevski (26), Becvinovski (73)
2 - 1 Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Cameron Brown, Lachlan Armstrong, Steve Douglas, Jani Suric, Tony Neceski (Peter Stojcevski 78), Daniel Genovesi, Vlad Babic. Coach: Chris Taylor.
Goals: Suric (14)
E: Preliminary Final
Sunday, August 31. Green Gully Cavaliers Reserve, Keilor. Referee: Andrew Stacey. Att: 1,400.
Green Gully Cavaliers
Chris Vella, Peter Spiteri, Sean Douglas, John Waddell, Cameron Brown, Lachlan Armstrong, Steve Douglas (Dean Stafrace 71), Jani Suric (Adam Cimino 68), Tony Neceski (sent off 10), Daniel Genovesi, Vlad Babic. Coach: Chris Taylor.
0 - 1 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic, Robert Stojcevski, Bill Tsiakos, Dean Tartaglia, Mark Bresciano, Damon Collina (Gerry McAleer 70), Anthony Grbac, Robert Liparoti (sent off 90), Eric Hollingsworth, Damien Guglielmi. Coach: Bogdan Bonk.
Goals: Hollingsworth (50)
E: Grand Final
Sunday, September 7, 1997. Bob Jane Stadium, Albert Park. Referee: Gerry Connolly. Att: 4,000
Altona Magic
Darren McGrath, Zdravko Atanasovski, Dean Fak, Robert Runje, Simon Micevski, Tom Markovski, Sava Rusmir, Nick Georgopoulos, Sash Becvinovski, Ice Kutlesovski (Zoran Petrevski 89), George Jolevski (Zoran Cvetkovski 68). Coach: Ian Dobson.
Goals: Micevski (24), Becvinovski (53, 110), McAleer (92og)
4 - 2 Bulleen Inter Kings
Sean Keogh, Frank Valentic (Michael Mazzini 75), Robert Stojcevski, Bill Tsiakos, Dean Tartaglia, Mark Bresciano, Damon Collina, Gerry McAleer, Anthony Grbac, Eric Hollingsworth, Damien Guglielmi (Harry Ngata 101). Coach: Bogdan Bonk.
Goals: Collina (19, 59)
Jimmy Rooney Medal Winner (Best Player in Grand Final): Sava Rusmir (Altona Magic)