Blacktown City has closed the gap on top spot after Round 10 of the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition.
Mark Crittenden’s side nabbed a 1-0 win against APIA Leichhardt after competition leader Sydney United 58 dropped points in their 1-1 draw with Manly United on Saturday night.
It was also a good week for Rockdale, Parramatta and Bonnyrigg who also nabbed big wins.
Match of the Round
Wollongong Wolves 3 – Parramatta 4 FC at WIN Stadium
Parramatta FC came back from the dead to snatch a 4-3 victory over Wollongong Wolves in a lively PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash at WIN Stadium on Sunday.
Ante Tomic’s 76th minute goal secured the point for Parramatta after a courageous fight back from 2-0 down.
Wollongong controlled the early moments of the match with Peter Simonovski and Nicholas Bernal finding the back of the net inside the first 20 minutes.
A goal to Parramatta’s Tomislav Mijic right on half time inspired the visitors to not give up.
Parramatta raced out of the blocks in the second half and took a 3-2 lead in the 58th minute after a Luke Grima double.
Wollongong refused to relent and struck back in the 60th minute courtesy of James Baldacchino.
Tomic’s 76th minute goal put Parramatta ahead 4-3 with 15 minutes to play but Wollongong threw everything forward and nearly stole it at the death through goal keeper Justin Pasfield.
It wasn’t to be for the home side as Parramatta clung on to get the win.
Blacktown Spartans 0 – Sutherland Sharks 0 at Blacktown Football Park
Blacktown Spartans and Sutherland Sharks couldn’t hit the back of the net in a hard fought 0-0 draw during their PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Clash at Blacktown Football Park on Saturday.
While both sides desperately needed a win they couldn’t find the finishing touch required to claim all three points.
Jordan Crighton was the best for Blacktown Spartans while Josh Da Silva and James Andrew offered moments of brilliance for the visitors.
Hakoah Sydney City East 2 – Bonnyrigg White Eagles 4 at Hensley Athletic Field
Bonnyrigg White Eagles defeated Hakoah Sydney City East 4-2 in an exciting PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Round 10 clash at Hensley Athletic Field.
A late fight back from Bonnyrigg was required to win the match and Brian Brown’s side delivered as goals to Yuta Kokado and Ken Chun in the final ten minutes combined with first half goals to Robbie Younis and Michael Robinson secured the points.
Kevin Lopes’ first half goal and a screamer from Deklan Gilmartin levelled the scores at 2-2 in the 60th minute but the Hensley Athletic side fell apart in the final minutes as Bonnyrigg charged on to victory.
Manly United FC 1 – Sydney United 58 1 at Cromer Park
A late equaliser from Dejan Pandurevic ensured the spoils would be shared between Manly United and Sydney United 58 as the two championship hopefuls drew 1-1 in their PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’sRound 10 clash at Cromer Park
Pandurevic’s glancing header four minutes from time cancelled out an earlier strike from Panni Nikas, who turned home a rebound after half-time for his ninth of the season.
It was a fitting end to a compelling contest which featured the league’s benchmark survive one of their sternest examinations of the campaign after a hugely positive showing from Manly.
Paul Dee’s men struck the woodwork three times in what was a hugely enthusiastic and spirited showing in front of the Cromer Park faithful.
But although the concession of the late goal will sting for the visitors, it was another precious point gained for Mark Rudan’s visitors, who remain in pole position on the competition ladder and offered plenty of resilience in holding out their spritely hosts.
APIA Leichhardt Tigers 0 – Blacktown City FC 1 at Lambert Park
A Danny Choi free kick was all it took as Blacktown City edged APIA Leichhardt Tigers 1-0 during PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Round 10 action at Lambert Park on Sunday.
It was a hard fought affair with both sides giving away very little.
Choi’s quick free kick in the 34th minute provided the visitors the lead but they had to hold on with APIA throwing everything forward for an equaliser.
APIA’s young striker Jordan Murray hit the cross bar in the 88th minute as Blacktown clung on for the win.
Rockdale City Suns 3 – Sydney Olympic 0 at Ilinden Sports Centre
Rockdale City Suns proved their premiership credentials as they dug deep for a 3-0 victory over an impressive Sydney Olympic outfit during their PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash at Ilinden Sports Centre on Sunday.
Olympic were left to rue a dominant opening 30 minutes as goals to Peter Makrillos, Toufic Alameddine and Hristijan Tanoski helped Rockdale to all three points.
Sydney Olympic offered moments of resistance through Jacob Boutoubia but never truly threatened the home side’s dominance.
The sole sour point for the home side came in the dying minutes of the match when captain Daniel Petkovski was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence.