It was a special PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 weekend as Heritage Round captured the imagination of fans across the competition.
There were a number of standout performers who did enough to earn their places in ‘Team of the Week’ for Heritage Round.
Blacktown City have the best defence in the league and goalkeeper Nenad Vekic is a massive part of that. Another clean sheet for him on the weekend meant that it was number five for the season, seeing him take the spot between the sticks.
Takuya Murayama is one of the first names on the team sheet almost every week for Rockdale City Suns and has become a fan favourite at Illinden Sports Centre over the past few years. He was busy up and down the wing over the weekend, earning his spot in defence.
For the second weekend running the name Speranza appears in the ‘Team of the Week. This time it’s the other brother Giorgio, who has been ever-present in his sides back line throughout the season, putting up continuous good performances in the best defence in the league.
Youngster Dylan Fox has been superb this season for the Bonnyrigg White Eagles and one of their most consistent performers, occasionally popping up with a goal as he did on Saturday night scoring his second goal of the season.
Another that’s found his name on the score sheet from his defensive position this year is Nathan Millgate of the APIA Leichhardt Tigers. He added a goal to his team’s demolition of arch rivals Marconi Stallions on Saturday night as their fantastic season continued.
Speedster Danny Choi has been one of Blacktown City’s best players this season, registering various assists and goals throughout the year. He played a major part in Sunday’s victory at Melita Stadium, picking up the man of the match award.
Hristijan Tanoski was Rockdale City Suns’ best player in Sunday’s victory over Manly United, scoring his second goal of the season and assisting another in an important win for his side.
Bonnyrigg White Eagles Japanese import Yuta Kokado picked up the man of the match tag on Saturday night, picking up a goal. After a slow start to the season, Kokado is starting to find his feet in the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 competition.
Fellow Japanese star Shu Sasaki has had no problems settling in, scoring his eighth for the season in a massive win for his side over Sydney United 58 on Sunday afternoon. Sasaki has been one of the Spartans best players this season.
A brace to Brendan Griffin for the South Coast Wolves saw them on their way to victory on Sunday. The goals took the strikers tally to four for the season as the Wolves look to a new era under Jacob Timpano.
A man that may as well etch his name on the ‘Team of the Week’ list every week is Blake Powell. The APIA Leichhardt Tigers striker picked up his 19th and 20th goals of the season in only 14 matches, only once not finding the back of the net in round 10, an unbelievable statistic. It’s little wonder that Hyundai A-League clubs have once again circled the former Sydney FC attacker.
– by Nikola Pozder