Unfortunately due to poor weather the Grade 20 match between Sydney United and Bonnyrigg White Eagles has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. Please be sure to check Football NSW? website for further details.
In what shapes up to be a make or break game for these two sides, Sydney United need to maintain a buffer over Bankstown to wrap you the TeleChoice Premier League Premiership, whilst Bonnyrigg White Eagles need all 3 points to keep up with the top five. The match is delicately poised and looks likely to be an entertaining clash.
1.Vedran Janjetovic; 4.Milan Bosnar, 5.Damon Collina, 6.Joe Vrkic, 7.Todd Brodie, 3.Roger Galayini, 26.Karl Dodd, 16.Mitchell Thompson, 9.David Zdrilic,19.Elsid Barkhousir, 45. Sam Munro
Substitutes: 24.Andrija Petkovic, 30.Michael Frost. 12.Davor Bajsic, 11.Luka Glavas, 10. Ante Milicic
Bonnyrigg White Eagles
1.Nenad Vekic; 2.Paul Cotte, 3.Graeme Forbes, 4.Kojiro Kaimoto, 5.Mark D?Alessandro, 15.Steven Bosinovski, 9.Jay Lucas, 11.Almir Dizdaric, 12.Andre Gumprecht, 17.Milorad Simonovic, 18. Tayfun Devrimol
Substitutes: 23.Ali Akbal, 6. Ilkay Gurbuz,13.Ryan Baldacchino, 14.Domenic Cutri, 20. Milan Zoric
12:00 Kick Off!
1? ? Foul on Barkhousir (SU) gets freekick in a dangerous position.
2? ? Whipped in by Thompson (SU) and almost a goal to Barkhousir (SU). Free header at the far post hits the side netting.
7? ? After an early chance the game has settled down a touch and is getting very cagey. A lot is at stake for these two sides.
10? ? Volley by Galayini (SU) outside the box goes well wide.
12? ? Freekick by Bosinovski (BWE) out on the left floated in and misses everybody just fading past the far post of Janjetovic?s? (SU) goal.
14? – Barkhousir (SU) misses an excellent chance. Put through one on one with the keeper he hits it just over the bar.
15? ? Shot by Gumprecht (BWE) from well outside the box is easy for Janjetovic (SU)
18? ? GOAL! to Bonnyrigg White Eagles. Back to back corners saw Sydney United scrambling in defence. Goal mouth scramble saw the ball fall to Almir Dizdaric (BWE) who on the turn volleyed home a thunderous shot which saw Janjetovic (SU) well beaten. 0-1.
25? ? Sydney United look slightly rattled with Bonnyrigg White Eagles looking very dangerous on the counter attack.
30? ? Both captains getting a stern talking to by the Referee. Challenges are flying in thick and fast.
32? ? Shot by Thompson (SU) deflected away. Looked like sneaking in at the far post.
34? ? Another half chance falls to United, with Barkhousir (SU) stealing the ball from Devrimol (BWE) and putting in a cross which is just taken off the forehead of Galayini (SU) by the Bonnyrigg defence.
41? ? Yellow Card to Thompson (SU) for a clumsy challenge in the air.
44? ? Substitution for Sydney United. A forced change, Bosnar seems to have gone down injured. He is taken off for Luka Glavas (SU). Karl Dodd (SU) has slotted back at stopper.
Half Time! Sydney United look to be in control when they have the ball, but they can?t put that final pass together. Bonnyrigg White Eagles look excellent on the counter, stretching Sydney United across the park. Bosnar?s (SU) unfortunate injury has seen Sydney United revert to a conventional 4-4-2 which will see them attack more in the second half.
13:02 ? Second Half kicks off!
48? ? Another half chance falls to United with Galayini (SU) getting into an excellent position for a cross put picks out a Bonnyrigg defender.
52? ? A floated shot by Thompson (SU) just over the bar.
54? ? Excellent football by Sydney United, Munro (SU) to Galayini (SU), who then put Brodie (SU) through on the far right ? put in an excellent cross which Zdrilic (SU) failed to header goal wards. United look the better side after the break.
58? ? Yellow Card to Vrkic (SU) for what looks to be some extra back chat.
61? ? Shot by Bosinovski (BWE) well wide
61? ? Substitution for Sydney United. Todd Brodie (SU) replaced by Davor Bajsic (SU)
64? ? Yellow Card to D?Alessandro (BWE) for a silly challenge on Barkhousir (SU).
64? ? Yellow Card to Glavas (SU)
65? ? Yellow Card to Bajsic (SU) for diving
68? ? Excellent chance for Sydney United again! Bajsic (SU) floated in a freekick from centre field. A Collina flick on inside the box aimed directly at Vekic (SU).
73? ? Good play by Bonnyrigg White Eagles saw Simonovic (BWE) with an excellent chance outside the box. He pulled the shot wide and should have done better.
75? ? Substitution for Bonnyrigg White Eagles. Steven Bosinovski (BWE) replaced by Domenic Cutri (BWE)
77? ? Barkhousir (SU) shoots wide
77? ? Substitution for Sydney United. David Zdrilic (SU) replaced by Ante Milicic (SU)
80? ? Another half chance for Sydney United! Collina (SU) with a excellently weighted cross outside the box which was headed over the bar by Bajsic (SU).
81? ? A foul on Simonovic (BWE) by Thompson (SU) outside the box presents an excellent chance for Bonnyrigg White Eagles. Hits the Bar! Jay Lucas (BWE) with an excellent freekick fools Janjetovic (SU) who was stranded. Goal scorer Almir Dizdaric (BWE) missed the follow up chance with a header over the bar.
86? ? A foul by D?Alessandro (BWE) on Milicic (SU) presents an excellent chance for United outside the box.
89? ? Freekick GOAL! to Sydney United. Davor Basjic (SU) with an expertly taken freekick. Passing Vekic (BWE) who had no chance. 1-1
90? ? Substitution for Bonnyrigg White Eagles. Mark D?Alessandro (BWE) off, Milan Zoric (BWE) on.
90? ? ALMOST! A goal at the death for United. Galayini (SU) with an excellent ball across the face of goal. Glavas (SU) with a difficult chance could not reach far enough to slot home.
90?+ ? Another chance! Barkhousir (SU) went down in the box. Referee awarded the striker with a Yellow Card for diving.
90?+ ? Shot by Munro (SU) outside the box saved by Vekic (BWE)
90?+ ? Yellow Card for Paul Cotte (BWE)
FINAL SCORE SYDNEY UNITED 1 – BONNYRIGG WHITE EAGLES 1
Score: Sydney United 1 (Davor Basjic 89?) ? Bonnyrigg White Eagles 1 (Almir Dizdaric 18?)
Shots On (Off): SU 4 (7) BWE 3 (4)
Fouls Commited: SU 20 BWE 17
Yellow Cards: SU: Thompson (SU) 41?, Vrkic (SU) 58?, Glavas (SU) 64?, Bajsic (SU) 65?, Barkhousir (SU) 90? BWE: D?Alessandro (BWE) 64? Paul Cotte (BWE) 90?+
Corners: SU 1 BWE 3
Offsides: SU 1 BWE 4