The final round of the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 competition threw up some fantastic games and with that, some great individual performances.
Luke Turnbull has been irreplaceable for Parramatta FC this year and has been a major point in his side’s survival. Another fantastic performance on the weekend meant that he helped Parramatta to an important victory over Manly United.
APIA Leichhardt Tigers had to settle for second place on the ladder but David D’Apuzzo has found his goalscoring boots. Two goals on Sunday afternoon added to his goal from last week to make it three in a couple weeks.
Nikola Zonjic was fantastic in tandem with Ben Spruce on Sunday as the Bonnyrigg White Eagles kept a cleansheet. Missing a large part of the season, Zonjic will be important for Brian Brown’s side in the Finals Series.
Parramatta FC captain Patrick Gatt would’ve been a happy man on Sunday afternoon as he led his side to victory and safety in the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 competition. Gatt has been at the heart of the Parramatta defence all year and has been an inspiration to his teammates.
It’s been a season to remember for Tynan Diaz scoring his fifth goal of the season on the weekend and being best on the park. Taking the captains armband on Sunday in the absence of Chris Tadrosse for the Bonnyrigg White Eagles, Diaz stepped up to the plate in style.
Throughout the whole season, Franco Parisi has been fantastic for APIA Leichhardt Tigers. Playing one of his best seasons to date, Parisi etched his name on the score sheet with a brace on Sunday, taking the man of the match tag with him.
A true work man, Taiga Soeda was electric in the Sydney Olympic midfield on the weekend. Picking up the ball from his defenders, starting countless attacks for his side and working hard in defence, Soeda was everywhere for his team.
Jordan Murray has exploded onto the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 scene in recent weeks. Scoring six goals in his last six games for the South Coast Wolves, he’s been an important figure for his side’s run into the Finals Series.
His teammate Peter Simonovski has been a consistent performer for the South Coast Wolves this season. An endless work-rate and an assist for the Wolves second goal earned him his place in the team of the week.
Blacktown City were one of the most prolific sides in the competition and many goals came off Patrick Antelmi assists. Antelmi was at the centre of most of his teams moves going forward again on Sunday, displaying his passing range.
Another player that hasn’t found it difficult to find the back of the net this season is Danny Choi. The speedy attacker scored a double on Sunday taking his tally to nine for the season as Blacktown City lifted the Premiership.