STUART GORDON TROPHY LAST 16
SOUTH MANCHESTER SPORTS CLUB 3 FC GREATER MANCHESTER 2
The visitors played the first 15 minutes with nine men after two missed the team bus, and South Manchester took full advantage, with fox-in-the-box Gould getting the final touch.
Buoyed by the arrival of the missing players, and South's lack of movement off the ball and creative spark, Greater Manchester went on the offensive and scored a fine equaliser, with an emphatic top corner finish.
South were then indebted to a couple of fines saves from goalkeeper Romer, including a one-on-one.
The home side regained the lead via Shalom, who found a pocket of space on the left-hand side before curling a superb shot into the top corner.
The celebration for South was to be shortlived, however, as Greater Manchester levelled for a second time, making it 2-2 at half-time.
South shuffled their pack at the start of the second half, introducing Anderson, Edwards and Slack, which gave them more of a cutting edge going forwards. Brown, Caley and Edwards spurned good openings, although the latter quickly made amends, stooping to score a diving header.
Slack came close to adding a fourth for South, only to be denied by a fine save. There were no further goals so South Manchester progressed into the last eight, where they could meet Manchester Maccabi 1st.