In the penultimate round of the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 competition, there were some standout performances that earned players their places in the Team of the Week.
Ryan Norval stood strong in the APIA Leichhardt Tigers goal and repelled many attacks by the Bonnyrigg White Eagles. His performance earned him a clean sheet and a spot in the team of the week.
The APIA Leichhardt Tigers can still steal the Premiership if results go their way and that’s due to defender Michael West putting in another first class performance on the weekend. West has only missed two matches this season for APIA and has lead his team by example.
Darcey Madden found the back of the net for the South Coast Wolves on the weekend, his first goal of the season. He was also key to the Wolves keeping a clean sheet and registering an important victory on Sunday afternoon.
Matthew Bilic got Sydney United 58 on their way to their first win after four losses, scoring the opening goal. Bilic was the best on the park for Mark Rudan’s team as they look to sneak into the Top 5.
Sydney Olympic’s Brayden Sorge has been a consistent performer for Grant Lee’s side this season. Sorge was outstanding on the right hand side of defence on Saturday night and rightly took the man of the match tag.
Samuel Matthews found the back of the net for the South Coast Wolves for the second consecutive week on Saturday, opening the scoring for his side and helping secure a vital three points in the race for Finals football.
Adrian Ucchino has started to hit his stride, he was the best player on the pitch for the APIA Leichhardt Tigers on Saturday night, as well as scoring his third goal in the last four matches.
If there is one player to keep an eye out for, it’s Rockdale City Suns’ Toufic Alameddine. Alameddine didn’t get on the score sheet but he was a constant threat to the Parramatta FC defence and set up countless chances for his team mates.
Blacktown City are back on track after Mitch Mallia sent them on their way to victory. The former Sydney FC man picked up his eight goal of the season with a first half strike as well as assisting two others.
“Such a quality footballer” was the description Jeff Suzor gave of Panni Nikas after his performance for Sydney United 58 on Sunday. Nikas had a hand to play in United’s second goal as well as being a threat himself on countless occasions.
Travis Major didn’t score on Sunday for Blacktown City but he did assist two goals for his team. The Blacktown Spartans defence struggled to deal with his pace and power throughout the game.