BLACKTOWN City extended their lead at the top of the table to three points after round 15.
The upset of the round came in Wollongong, where South Coast Wolves beat Sydney United 58 FC 4-0.
ROUND 15 REVIEW
Sutherland Sharks 2-1 Parramatta FC, at Seymour Shaw Park
Sutherland Sharks turned up the heat on Sydney United 58 in the race for fifth with a come-from-behind win at home to Parramatta FC.
It was the visitors who took the lead when Marco Sama opened the scoring in the eighth minute.
However, Sutherland showed their ability and character.
They levelled when David Gullo found the back of his own net, before Alex Jovovic scored the winner only a few minutes into the second half.
Marconi Stallions 0-1 Rockdale City Suns, at Marconi Stadium
Rockdale City’s new goalkeeper Ivan Necevski had an immediate impact, keeping the Suns’ first clean sheet of the season in a tightly contested 1-0 win over Marconi Stallions.
The Suns’ took the lead through Alec Urosevski.
They didn’t relinquish it despite some heavy pressure from the Stallions, and Rockdale City held on for a valuable three points.
Blacktown City FC 1-1 Bonnyrigg White Eagles, at Lilys Football Centre
Blacktown City and Bonnyrigg White Eagles slugged it out in the Match of the Round.
The points were shared and it was probably the fair result on the balance of chances created, although Bonnyrigg had the better of the first half.
They were hit by a sucker punch though when Patrick Antelmi opened the scoring for the home side with the last kick of the half.
Bonnyrigg found the equaliser they deserved though when Yuta Kokado smashed a beautiful 30 yarder past Nenad Vekic, into the top corner.
Blacktown Spartans 3-2 Manly United FC, at Blacktown Football Park
Manly United threw away a two goal lead, eventually losing 3-2 to Blacktown Spartans in Rooty Hill.
Things were looking rosy for the visitors when they took the lead through youngster Dejan Pandurevic, and when Chris Payne made it 2-0 in the shadows of half time it looked all over.
But when Travis Oughtred scored an own goal, Spartans had a glimmer of hope.
They made the most of it, and goals to Josh Tanner and Jordan Crighton gave them the win.
South Coast Wolves 4-0 Sydney United 58 FC, at WIN Stadium
South Coast Wolves tore up the form guide, thrashing Sydney United 58 FC by four goals to nil in Wollongong.
Wolves raced to a 2-0 lead early thanks to goals by Peter Simonoski and Jordan Murray.
United 58 was stunned, and they couldn’t recover.
Brendan Griffin made it 3-0 before the break, and then David Stoijic iced the cake with the fourth in the second half.
Sydney Olympic 2-1 APIA Leichhardt Tigers, at Lambert Park
Sydney Olympic didn’t let the rescheduling of the match put them off as they beat APIA Leichhardt 2-1 at Lambert Park.
Olympic took the lead when Will Angel lobbed Ryan Norval.
APIA levelled shortly before the break when Nick Olsen capitalised on a bad mistake by Olympic keeper John Dimitrakis, who was deputising for the injured Paul Henderson.
But Olympic got the winner they deserved when Leigh Egger headed in a corner just after the break.
– by Matthew Lopez, PS4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s 1 Editor