Let’s check out the mini reviews from Round 27 of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition.
Sydney Olympic 3 v APIA Leichhardt 5 at Belmore Sports Ground – Full Match Report and Highlights
APIA Leichhardt have secured a crucial three points to bolster their title hopes with an exhilarating 5-3 victory over rivals Sydney Olympic at Belmore Sports Ground.
Sydney Olympic opened the scoring inside five minutes, but APIA responded with three goals before the break, with winger Jack Stewart the standout as he picked up two goals, including a rocket from the edge of the area, and a pinpoint assist.
In the second half, Stewart added two more to his name, and APIA stifled a late Olympic comeback to retain the three points with a fantastic overall performance.
Marconi 5 v Bulls FC Academy 1 at Marconi Stadium – Full Match Report and Highlights
The Marconi Stallions secured a convincing 5-1 victory over cellar dwellers Bulls FC Academy at Marconi Stadium on a rainy Saturday night.
It was an action-packed first half for the Stallions with an own goal from Bulls’ Michael Marcevski followed by goals to Daniel Bouman, Jordan Swibel and Domenic Costanzo.
Marko Jesic scored for the Stallions after the break and substitute Marco Arambasic secured the lone goal for the visitors.
Western Sydney Wanderers 2 v Sydney FC 1 at Fairfield Showground – Full Match Report and Highlights
The Western Sydney Wanderers have continued to surge in the relegation battle, securing a second-straight win and a season sweep of arch-rivals Sydney FC with a 2-1 win at Fairfield Showground on Sunday afternoon.
With a win in their last match-up and five goals scored the week before, Western Sydney had every reason to be confident against a youthful Sky Blues outfit.
After a dominant first half showing the hosts got on the board moments before the halftime break as Mark Younis picked out Alexander Badolato who buried his headed effort.
A red card in quick succession for either side blew the game wide open with both teams having periods of dominance and the lion’s share of attacking chances throughout the second half.
Western Sydney doubled its lead in the 72nd minute as Zac Sapsford came back to haunt his old side, finishing off a brilliant setup play from Younis.
Sydney FC found a second wind in the final ten minutes when Louis Agosti opened the scoring, leading to a late barrage of attacks from the visitors.
Rockdale Ilinden 2 v Central Coast Mariners 1 at Ilinden Sports Centre – Full Match Report and Highlights
Rockdale Ilinden produced a late turnaround to edge out Central Coast Mariners 2-1 to keep its Premiership hopes alive thanks to a wonder goal by competition golden boot slayer Alec Urosevski at the Ilinden Sports Centre on Sunday.
A freak error at the back for Rockdale presented Bailey Brandtman with a gift to open the scoring for the Mariners.
Daniel Collins equalised with 12 minutes to play for Ilinden before Alec Urosevski scored a goal worthy of winning the points in the 87th minute.
Wollongong Wolves 3 v Manly United 1 at WIN Stadium – Full Match Report and Highlights
Wollongong Wolves ended Manly United’s strong run in the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition with a 3-1 win at WIN Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Goals to Samuel Riak and Lachlan Scott had the team 2-0 up by halftime before Matthew Sim turned the game back in Manly’s favour heading into the final half hour.
A crucially converted penalty from Christopher McStay on 75 minutes re-established Wollongong’s two-goal buffer, which they held onto.
Blacktown City 2 v St George City 2 at Landen Stadium – Full Match Report and Highlights
Blacktown City and St George City shared the spoils in a vital Round 27 fixture of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition at Landen Stadium on Sunday.
Blacktown City twice had the lead through Lachlan Campbell and Jak O’Brien but in the end were pegged back twice by a determined St George City outfit, including a penalty in stoppage time to Kosta Petratos that gave the visitors an important away point.
Sutherland Sharks 1 v Mt Druitt Town Rangers 1 at Seymour Shaw – Full Match Report and Highlights
Fresh from securing a spot into the Round of 16 of the Australia Cup, Mt Druitt Town Rangers missed a golden opportunity to ease their relegation battle following a 1-1 draw against a ten-man Sutherland Sharks outfit at Seymour Shaw on Tuesday evening further adding pressure to their survival in NSW’s top tier Men’s competition.
The round 27 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash saw Jesse Photi put the hosts in front in the first-half before Anthony Frangie equalised in the 73rd minute. Soon after his goal, the Sharks were reduced to ten-men following Nathan Grimaldi’s send off for two cautions, but the hosts hung on to secure the point much to the dismay of Stewart Montgomery’s men.
NWS Spirit FC 3 v Sydney United 58 2 at Christie Park – Full Match Report and Highlights
NWS Spirit FC have brought Sydney United 58 back down to earth following their recent Round of 32 Australia Cup victory with a thrilling 3-2 victory to complete Round 27 of National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition at Christie Park on Wednesday evening.
The visitors were buoyed following their 4-2 victory over Broadmeadow Magic last Friday but were dealt a hammer blow as they suffered their twelfth loss of the 2023 NPL NSW Men’s campaign in tough circumstances thanks to a stunning second half hat-trick from an unlikely source in Jordan Gomez.