Let’s check out the mini reviews from Round 15 of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition.
Wollongong Wolves 0 v Mt Druitt Town Rangers 0 at WIN Stadium – Full Match Report and Highlights
Wollongong Wolves played out their second scoreless draw in a row sharing the points with Mount Druitt Town Rangers on Friday night at WIN Stadium.
Wollongong put in a strong first-half showing but failed to make their chances count before the Rangers came into the game in the second period to earn themselves a hard-earned point away from home.
NWS Spirit FC 1 v Western Sydney Wanderers 0 at Christie Park – Full Match Report and Highlights
It was a match that NWS Spirit FC needed to win and they did just that defeating the Western Sydney Wanderers 1-0 snapping a three game winless streak at Christie Park on Saturday.
Richard Darko was once again the hero for the hosts with his 26th minute wonder-strike recycled from a set piece which earned his side the three points.
For the Western Sydney Wanderers, the effort was there but they couldn’t find the back of the net, the story of their season, to grab anything from the contest. Alessandro Lopane went close twice alongside George Antonis in the second half but it was not to be for the visitors.
Sutherland Sharks 0 v Sydney FC 0 at Seymour Shaw – Full Match Report and Highlights
It may have been a scoreless 0-0 draw but the Sutherland Sharks and Sydney FC entertained the crowd who were on hand to witness the Round 15 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash played at Seymour Shaw on Saturday night.
Both sides had chances to win across numbers occasions but it wasn’t to be as the two teams settled for a hard earned point.
St George City 1 v APIA Leichhardt 2 at Penshurst Park – Full Match Report and Highlights
APIA Leichhardt remain at the summit of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition, having defeated St George City FA 2-1 at Penshurst Park.
A brace from Jack Armson, including a stunning, 9th minute lob from range was enough to secure the three points for the away side, who have won four of their last five matches in the competition.
St George City showed their quality in moments but struggled to trouble APIA goalkeeper Ivan Necevski although Dean Pelekanos scored a late penalty which was a mere consolation for the hosts.
Manly United 3 v Bulls FC Academy 2 at Cromer Park – Full Match Report and Highlights
An inspired second-half performance saw Manly United recover a two-goal deficit to register a priceless 3-2 victory over Bulls FC Academy at Cromer Park on Saturday night.
Ali Auglah did the damage for the Bulls early, scoring an impressive brace inside 20 minutes, but the academy outfit would be reeled back in by their experienced opponents.
Jesse Piriz pulled one back on the hour mark to spark the home side into life, as a Matt Sim penalty and Kristian Santich stunner turned the contest on its head and secure a vital three points for Patrick Zwaanswijk’s side.
Blacktown City 1 v Rockdale Ilinden 2 at Landen Stadium – Full Match Report and Highlights
A depleted Rockdale Ilinden side scored two goals in the last ten minutes to produce a Mother’s Day special against Blacktown City in a game for the ages as Paul Dee’s men triumphed 2-1 at Landen Stadium on Sunday.
In the 36ht minute, after a deflection off the wall, a brilliant lobbed through ball by Mario Shabow found a wondering Jak O’Brien in transition, who managed to stay onside.
O’Brien finished the counter-attack with his speed nailing the ball into the goal, making it 11 goals for the season and 1-0 for the home side.
While Blacktown failed to take their chances, it was a different story for Rockdale.
Out of nowhere, Urosevski delivered an amazing cross into the box, finding William Mutch for the equaliser in the 87th minute. Going down to the wire, Rockdale earnt a penalty in the 97th minute after a handball in the box.
Stepping up to the penalty spot, captain Alec Urosevski slotted the ball into the right-hand corner, producing one of the best wins of the season.
Central Coast Mariners 2 v Marconi Stallions 0 at Pluim Park – Full Match Report and Highlights
The Central Coast Mariners have continued their unbeaten run in the NPL NSW Men’s First Grade to five games after a Miguel Di Pizio double secured a 2-0 win against Marconi Stallions.
The first half saw few chances created, with neither side capable of threatening the opposition’s goal.
That changed in the second half, though, with Miguel Di Pizio scoring an 18-minute brace from nearly identical positions on the park.
His first was driven low and hard into the bottom-right corner in the 49th minute, and his second sent flying into the top-right corner in the 67th minute.
Sydney United 58 0 v Sydney Olympic 1 at Sydney United Sports Centre – Full Match Report and Highlights
Sydney Olympic have gotten its National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s season back on track after securing its first win in five games, taking down bitter rivals Sydney United 58 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Sydney United Sports Centre.
After a tightly contested first half, it was the visitors who struck first after a late penalty in the first half which was converted by Roy O’Donovan.
The second half saw a back-and-forth battle between the sides with Olympic in pursuit of a second as United 58 aimed to salvage a point.
United 58 were denied of a famous late comeback after Mathew Bilic’s powerful effort struck the crossbar in what would be the final chance of the game.