As we etch closer to finals football, there were a number of outstanding performances by individual players throughout round 17 of the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 competition.
James Chonopoulos put in a fantastic performance for the Bonnyrigg White Eagles over the weekend, making a game winning save in the last five minutes as well as putting in a commanding performances underneath the sticks on Sunday afternoon. Chronopoulos has been irreplaceable as the White Eagles number one this season and has kept three clean sheets so far.
His teammate and captain Chris Tadrosse has been ever consistent this year, putting in another first class performance for his team at Edensor Park. A constant threat in attack and a rock at the back, he deserves his place in the team of the week defence.
Since his mid-season transfer to Rockdale City Suns, Daniel Petkovski has been fantastic for the Red and Black. Petkovski has made four appearances for his new side this season, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Blacktown City has the best defensive record in the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 competition and a major part of that is Matt Lewis. Lewis has played in all 17 matches to date this season as his side has picked up six clean sheets along the way. Lewis has formed a formidable partnership alongside club captain Zach Cairncross who has also had sterling season to date.
The South Coast Wolves have pushed themselves right into the finals race after their weekend victory and Zachary Mackenzie worked hard in defence for them. The youngster has earned his place in the Wolves first team with some solid performances and will look towards keeping his spot in the team.
Manly United FC registered a massive win on Sunday afternoon and Adam Parkhouse was a lively customer throughout the match on the left side of Paul Dee’s squad. Despite not getting in on the score sheet, his runs at the Olympic defence caused major problems for the opposition.
Jordan Murray was a star for the South Coast Wolves in their win over Parramatta FC. The Wolves attacker got himself on the score sheet twice to earn his spot in the team of the week.
The Blacktown Spartans have been in fine form of late and Josh Da Silva has been instrumental in midfield. Da Silva picked up the equaliser that sent his team off for another three points against the Marconi Stallions.
Peter Simonovski is on the verge of cracking double digits for the season with the South Coast Wolves, picking up a brace over the weekend for his eighth and ninth goals of the season. Simonovski was extremely unlucky not to get a hat-trick also after his weekend display.
Making his way back into the APIA Leichhardt Tigers line-up and the team of the week, Blake Powell got himself on the scorer’s charts again. Powell picked up his 21st goal of the season in 16 games, an incredible achievement for any player. His recent trial with Hyundai A-League side the Wellington Phoenix was a talking point with the attacker potentially moving across the Trans-Tasman. But one things for sure, his mind is fully focused on the job at hand at Lambert Park.
Daniel Saric has grown into the state’s top tier competition and he showed that form with Manly United on Sunday afternoon, scoring a brace in his side’s victory, earning himself a place in the team of the week.