There were goals galore in Round 4 of the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition as Blacktown City cemented its place at the top of the pile with its fourth straight win.
Hakoah Sydney City East were given a reality check as APIA claimed its first win of the season while a late fight back helped Sydney Olympic FC and Blacktown Spartans to victories.
A tense matchup between Rockdale City Suns and Sydney United 58 wrapped up the round in style as Mark Rudan’s side ended the winning run of Rockdale.
Sutherland Sharks 1 – Sydney Olympic 2 at Seymour Shaw
Fortune favoured the brave at Seymour Shaw in Round 4 of the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s as Sydney Olympic snatched a 2-1 victory against Sutherland Sharks on Saturday.
Goals to Olympic’s Chris Triantis and Will Angel were enough to cancel out a goal to the Shark’s Tomihiro Kajiyama and claim victory in a match of end to end action.
Sutherland were unlucky to not take more away from the match but sloppy finishing cost the home side in the end.
Bonnyrigg White Eagles 2 – Manly United FC 1 at Bonnyrigg Sports Centre
Bonnyrigg White Eagles has survived a second half fightback from Manly United to secure a narrow 2-1 win in its PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Round 4 clash at Bonnyrigg Sports Centre on Saturday.
A first half brace to Robbie Younis was enough for the Brian Brown coached side to claim all three points but home fans were forced onto the edge of their seats as a determined Manly United went close to snatching an upset.
A goal to Dejan Pandurevic gave the visitors a sense of hope in the final stages of the match but it proved to little too late as Bonnyrigg clung on to secure all three points.
Hakoah Sydney City East 0 – APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC 3 at Hensley Athletic Field
IT has taken four weeks but APIA Leichhardt Tigers has finally found its groove.
The John Carnevale coached side has cruised to a 3-0 win in its PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash with Hakoah Sydney City East at Hensley Athletic Field on Saturday.
A first half brace to Tasuku Sekiya and a second half goal to Nick Olsen provided the goals for APIA against a competitive but at time sloppy Hakoah Sydney City East outfit.
Parramatta FC 0 – Blacktown City FC 3 at Melita Stadium
PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition front runners Blacktown City FC has given Parramatta FC a lesson in clinical finishing after they claimed a 3-0 win at Melita Stadium on Saturday.
Mitchell Mallia opened the scoring for Blacktown after 30 minutes while two goals in quick succession from Danny Choi and Giorgio Speranza wrapped up the result for the Mark Crittenden coached side.
Parramatta pushed Blacktown throughout the match but lacked the clinical touch in front of goal they required.
Wollongong Wolves 1 – Blacktown Spartans 2 at WIN Stadium
Blacktown Spartans returned to the winners circle with Shu Sasaki snatching a late winner against Wollongong Wolves on Sunday.
A goal to Anthony Proia in the 24th minute proved Spartans with a 1-0 lead which they held onto for most of the match.
However Wollongong’s Peter Simonoski’s 22nd minute strike was seemingly enough for Jacob Timpano’s Wolves outfit to take home a point.
Blacktown’s Shu Sasaki had other ideas and put his winner in the back of the net in the 76th minute to secure the Spartan’s second win of the season
Rockdale City Suns – Sydney United 58 at Ilinden Sports Centre
Sydney United 58 jumped to second on the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s ladder after grinding out a 2-0 victory against Rockdale City Suns at Ilinden Sports Centre on Sunday evening.
A Chris Payne double in the first half helped the Mark Rudan coached side claim all three points in a fiery clash which featured ten yellow cards and a send off.
Rockdale looked ominous in the second stanza but failed to hit the back of the net as poor form in front of goal held Paul Reid’s side back from challenging United 58 on the scoresheet.
A red card to Daniel Petkovski in the final minute was the final straw for Rockdale as Sydney United held on for the win.