The PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 2 Preseason Cup group stages have come to an end with the conclusion of Round Five.
There was a massive turnaround in Pool 1 as the Bankstown Berries leaped into first place, setting up a Cup Final against Spirit FC this Sunday, 3pm at Valentine Sports Park.
St George FC 4-0 Macarthur Rams
St George Soccer Stadium saw the Macarthur Rams travel to take on St George FC on Sunday night.
St George made sure that they’d head into the season in the best possible way as David Perkovic’s men put four past the hapless Rams.
Goals to Mathew Sadler, Michael Yarnold and a brace for Hussein Salameh sent the Saints on their way.
Mounties Wanderers 0-0 Mt Druitt Town Rangers
At Cook Park on Sunday afternoon, the Mounties Wanderers needed all three points against the Mt Druitt Town Rangers.
The Rangers made sure they’d crash the party though, holding the Wanderer’s to a scoreless draw and pushing them back into second place on the ladder.
The point wasn’t enough for the home side as they missed out on a spot in Sunday’s PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 2 Preseason Cup Final.
Bankstown City 1-2 Bankstown Berries
It was the Bankstown derby at Jensen Park between Bankstown City FC and the Bankstown Berries.
The Berries were sweating on the result from Cook Park and as it went their way, they knew three points would see them leapfrog Mounties and move into the Preaseason Cup Final.
Goals from Gerard Ouffoue and Aleksandar Lekoski were enough for the Berries to confirm their place, whilst Steven Veleski’s scored the lone goal for City.
Spirit FC 1-0 Fraser Park
At Christie Park on Sunday afternoon, Spirit FC welcomed Fraser Park to their home ground.
A point would be enough for Spirit to ensure them of a Cup Final berth while Fraser had nothing to play for.
The home side took all three points in this one, coming away with a 1-0 victory courtesy of a Henry Wells goal, cementing first place and a coveted spot in the the inaugural PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 2 Preseason Cup Final.
Sydney University 2-1 Hakoah Sydney City East
Sydney University and Hakoah Sydney City East took to Lambert Park for their final fixture of the Preseason Cup.
With both sides in search of their first victories in the Preseason Cup it was Uni that came out on top, taking away a tight 2-1 victory.
Central Coast – Northern Tigers – Washed Out
by Nikola Pozdar