After nine rounds Sydney United 58 leads the PlayStation®4 NPL NSW Men’s competition but with just over half the season to play anything could happen before the finals series.
There were goals galore this weekend with 26 scored across six matches highlighted by Blacktown City’s six goal domination of rivals Blacktown Spartans.
The competition leaders hosted this week’s match of the round against traditional rivals Bonnyrigg White Eagles.
Match of the Round
Sydney United 58 2 – Bonnyrigg White Eagles 1 at Sydney United Sports Centre.
Sydney United 58 FC came away with an important 2-1 victory against neighbours Bonnyrigg White Eagles in the PlayStation®4 NSW NPL at a hazy Sydney United Sports Centre on Mother’s Day.
Two first half goals from Chris Payne and new recruit Jacob Tratt were enough to get United 58 FC over the line despite the White Eagles coming back strong in the second half.
As expected it was a torrid affair with neither side giving as much as an inch.
Despite the home side leading by two goals at half time, Robbie Younis lead a comeback for Bonnyrigg but it was not enough as Mark Rudan’s United 58 clung on for victory.
Sutherland Sharks FC 2 – Rockdale City Suns 4 at Seymour Shaw
A Dylan Macallister hat-trick has helped Rockdale City Suns to a comprehensive 4-2 victory against Sutherland Sharks in its PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash at Seymour Shaw on Saturday.
Macallister’s three goals and a strike from Toufic Allameddine were enough for the Suns to secure all three points away from home.
James Andrew and Tomihiro Kajiyama managed to hit the back of the net for the home side but it wasn’t enough to get the better of a well drilled Rockdale outfit.
Blacktown City FC 6 – Blacktown Spartans 0 at Lily’s Football Centre
It was six of the best for a rampant Blacktown City as Mark Crittenden’s side defeated a sorry Blacktown Spartans outfit 6-0 in itsPlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash at Lily’s Football Centre.
The visiting Spartans had lost seven of their last eight league matches against their fierce local rivals prior to kickoff and the wait for victory will go on after the visitors were outclassed by their premiership-chasing neighbours.
It was all one way traffic as goals to Joey Gibbs, Roberto Speranza, Danny Choi, Mitchell Mallia and a brace to Patrick Antelmi ensure all three points for City.
Blacktown Spartans offered little resistance as the club’s tough season continues.
Parramatta FC 2 – Hakoah Sydney City East 4 at Melita Stadium
Hakoah Sydney City East put four goals past Parramatta FC to secure a 4-2 win in its Round 9 PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash at Melita Stadium on Saturday.
The home side dominated play in the first half but Hakoah Sydney City East came out firing in the second.
Hakoah took control of the game and, with three goals in a short space of time, put the game out of Parramatta FC’s reach before a beautiful late goal added some respectability to the score line for the home side.
An early goal to Paul Orgad had the visitors in front after only seven minutes but scores were back at 1-1 after Gosue Sama struck for Parramatta in the 33rd minute.
Goals to Neil Jablonksi, Andre De Jong and Akil Hussein in the space of 15 minutes gifted Hakoah the match before Parramatta’s Luke Grima hit the back of the net for a consolation goal in the dying stages of the clash.
Manly United 3 – APIA Leichhardt Tigers 2 at Cromer Park
MANLY United showed tremendous fighting spirit to beat APIA Leichhardt 3-2 on Sunday at Cromer Park.
Paul Dee’s side fought back from 2-1 down mid-way through the second half to claim its fourth win of the season.
Luke Giverin gave Manly the lead after two minutes but his strike was cancelled out when Brad Bartels and Adrian Vlastelica scored to give APIA the lead with 25 minutes left on the clock.
However, it wasn’t to be APIA’s day as Sam Gallagher and Brendan Cholakian fired home in the dying stages to snatch victory.
Sydney Olympic 0 – Wollongong Wolves 0 at Lambert Park
Sydney Olympic and Wollongong Wolves walked away with a point each after a dire 0-0 draw during their PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash at Lambert Park on Sunday afternoon.
Despite both sides dominating parts of the match they could not create a clear cut chance to break the deadlock.
Wollongong’s Nicholas Bernal and Olympic’s Oliver Green were the players most likely to break the deadlock but both teams spurned chance after chance with the match finishing scoreless.