Round 12 heralded the second half of the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 competition in what many experts believe has been one of the most exciting seasons yet.
There were are a number of outstanding performers in the round that took place with young promising Marconi Stallions goalkeeper Jacopo D’Antimo winning himself a spot. The young gloveman put in a spectacular performance in the Stallions’ 0-0 draw against fellow strugglers Parramatta FC in what was a tense affair.
After a slow start to the season, Sydney Olympic’s Brayden Sorge is replicating his form which one himself many fans in 2014, slotting in the defence after a great performance against the South Coast Wolves.
Bonnyrigg White Eagles had Adam Jenner play in an unorthodox position as the attacker played at stopper but relished in the moment as he gave out a five star performance against Manly United.
The Tigers’ memorable 4-3 comeback against the Rockdale City Suns saw skipper Michael West hit the headlines for not only a good display on the pitch but he also scored the team’s vital first goal just before the break that kick started the club’s push for their heroic win.
The South Coast Wolves were left pinching themselves on missed opportunities against Sydney Olympic but one such player in Zachary Mackenzie was certainly a player that was on everybody’s mind after the match. Mackenzie was flawless and gained the plaudits for having a ‘Man of the Match’ performance against the Blues earning himself a spot in defence.
The midfield saw Sutherland Sharks’ tenacious new recruit for 2015 Sean O’Connell win a spot for his good display while Suns’ veteran midfielder Paul Reid, pulled the strings once again in his side’s see-saw battle against the Tigers. Blacktown City’s 6-1 defeat of Sydney United 58 raised a number of eyebrows but there was one such player that caught the attention of the many onlookers at Edensor Park. Conor Evans was that name as he was in fantastic form and turned provider on a number of occasions as well as getting on the scoresheet himself that all but assured his spot in the side.
Up-front and Manly United’s Brendan Cholakian put in a fantastic performance even though his side fell short against the White Eales.
Jordan Figon was on the score sheet yet again for the Sutherland Sharks and showed his class in their demolition job against the Spartans.
Finally, former Hyundai A-League striker Joey Gibbs was in fine goalscoring touch as the big striker easily earned himself a spot in the side for his three goal haul against Sydney United 58, a feat not easily achieved at Edensor Park – that brought his tally to 13 goals for the competition thus far.