FFA Cup Opposition Insight: South Melbourne FC

In one of the higher-profile fixtures of the FFA Cup's Round of 32, reigning A-League Champions Melbourne City are set to take on South Melbourne FC at Lakeside Stadium later this week.

Giants of the Australian game prior to football’s revamping in the mid-2000s, South Melbourne maintains a sizeable community following as the club battles in the Victorian NPL 1 competition.

The state’s premier football competition suffered at the hands of COVID-enforced lockdowns, with teams only playing 18 games before the season was called off. South made a strong start to the campaign, going undefeated in their opening 10 games, but later slumped to 9th place in the 14-team competition.