Let’s check out the mini reviews from Round 14 of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition.
Wollongong Wolves 0 v Blacktown City 0 at WIN Stadium – Full Match Report and Highlights
Wollongong Wolves and Blacktown City played out a 0-0 draw in an exciting clash at WIN Stadium on Friday night.
The Wolves dominated the chances throughout the match but couldn’t find the decisive touch to win the points, however, Blacktown City also had opportunities to claim victory.
A missed second half penalty by Wolves striker Lachlan Scott was to be the hosts best opportunity, but the points were shared as Tristan Prendergast pulled off a heroic save that set the visitors on their way to earn a point.
Bulls FC Academy 1 v Sutherland Sharks 2 at Sydney United Sports Centre – Full Match Report and Highlights
Sutherland Sharks fired home a late winner to claim an important three points against Bulls FC Academy on Saturday afternoon at the Sydney United Sports Centre.
Jesse Photi found the opening goal for the Sharks in the 33rd minute before the Bulls’ Rhys Youlley levelled the scores just before halftime.
Super-sub Connor Rose came off the bench to great effect scoring Sutherland’s second goal in the final two minutes of the match to secure the win.
APIA Leichhardt 5 v NWS Spirit FC 0 at Lambert Park – Full Match Report and Highlights
APIA regained its composure on the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Premiership race following last week’s shock loss by handing NWS Spirit FC a heavy lesson with a clinical 5-0 victory at Lambert Park on Saturday.
Jack Stewart opened the scoring in the 11th minute, striking the ball with his left foot. Despite a vital touch by Spirit keeper Christopher Marques, the shot was too powerful to be stopped.
This would be only the beginning for APIA, as Rory Jordan and Sean Symons joined the scoresheet. After being the main attacking presence in the half, the former slotted the ball into the left-hand corner.
The latter got the ball into the back of the net after a lovely assist from Jordan, who dribbled past three Spirit defenders.
Sean Symons would continue his great performance scoring another two goals to claim a hat trick.
His second goal was bulleted past Marques after an error in the Spirit defence in the 60th minute, whilst his third was scored into an open goal in the 63rd minute.
Sydney Olympic 2 v Marconi 4 at Belmore Sports Ground – Full Match Report and Highlights
The Marconi Stallions registered a highly entertaining 4-2 victory over old rivals Sydney Olympic in Round 14 of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition at Belmore Sports Ground on a chilly autumn Saturday evening.
After a Round 5 Australia Cup NSW Preliminary loss against Olympic last week, Marconi were able to even the score and leave Olympic without a win for five National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s matches.
An own goal from Marconi’s Roberto Speranza and one from Olympic defender Peter Politis were trumped by an own goal from Ben Van Meurs and goals from Domenic Costanzo, Kyle Cimenti and Chris Hatfield to give the visitors a valuable victory away from home.
St George City 0 v Sydney United 58 1 at Penshurst Park – Full Match Report and Highlights
Sydney United 58 FC swooped late into stoppage time through a Patrick Antelmi strike to snatch all three points against a gallant St George City in a phenomenal Round 14 clash at Penshurst Park on Saturday.
St George City can justifiably feel aggrieved with the result because in many ways they threw the proverbial kitchen sink at Sydney United 58 but couldn’t penetrate, including a missed penalty that Danijel Nizic saved.
However, football is game where chances must be converted, and St George City learnt that the hard way against a Sydney United 58 outfit that was desperate for all three points after a series of recent draws.
Mt Druitt Town Rangers 2 v Western Sydney Wanderers 1 at Popondetta Park – Full Match Report and Highlights
Mount Druitt Town Rangers picked up three vital points in their 2-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers at Popondetta Park on Saturday night.
It was Mt Druitt Town Rangers’ first home win of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s campaign, and it was well earned.
Nikola Djordjevic and Kotaro Katsuta fired home in the first half to settle the points as they look to continue their move up the ladder.
Western Sydney Wanderers put in a huge shift despite being rocked with illness and suspensions throughout the week.
Marcus Younis equalised in the 16th minute with a stunning side foot strike that will be on the end of season highlight reels.
Manly United v Central Coast Mariners at Cromer Park – POSTPONED
The round 14 clash between Manly United v Central Coast Mariners was called off with three minutes till half-time following a serious leg injury to Manly United’s Max Martinello.
Rockdale Ilinden 4 v Sydney FC 2 at Ilinden Sports Centre – Full Match Report and Highlights
Rockdale Illinden FC have defeated Sydney FC 4-2 to move up to second on the table with an excellent performance at Rockdale Ilinden Sports Centre.
The home side put on an outstanding attacking display, finding goals through four different scorers.
Nikola Ujdur, Alec Urosevski and Jaden Casella all found the back of the net for Rockdale, while Loic Puyo scored a beautiful freekick in his last game at the club.
Clayton Taylor was Sydney FC’s bright spark throughout the 90 and scored two goals, but they were only consolation for the sky blues, who will look to bounce back against Sutherland Sharks next week.