Round 15 Review - PS4 NPL NSW Men's

18.06.2017

Blacktown City FC has taken over the top of the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s ladder at the end of Round 15 action.

A shock result in the clash between Bonnyrigg White Eagles and APIA Lechhardt opened the door for Mark Crittenden’s side and they weren't going to waste their chance.

Round 15 also farewelled long time star of the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition Panny Nikas. The mercurial midfielder fittingly said goodbye at the ground of his former club Sutherland Sharks before departing to play in Bangkok.

In this week’s Match of the Round Rockdale City Suns hosted Hakoah Sydney City East.

 

Rockdale City Suns 2 - Hakoah Sydney City East 0 at Ilinden Sports Centre

Rockdale City Suns have cruised to a 2-0 PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s victory against Hakoah Sydney City East at Ilinden Sports Centre on Sunday.

A first half double from Jordan Figon was all that it took for the home side as they got one back against Hakoah after their FFA Cup loss early in the season.

Despite holding a 2-0 lead after only 30 minutes, Rockdale had to do it tough for the remaining hour after losing Idriss El Hafiane who was sent off after 33 minutes.

Hakoah pushed forward for a winner but even with an extra man advantage they couldn't breakdown the Suns dogged defence.

Sutherland Sharks 3 - Sydney United 58 2 at Seymour Shaw

Sutherland Sharks recorded their fourth win of the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s season with a tightly contested 3-2 victory at Seymour Shaw.

Panni Nikas' final game for Sydney United 58.

A brace for Tomohiro Kajiyama put the Sharks on course for the victory and Nathan Elasi's 84th minute strike helped cap off a strong performance from the home side as they spoiled Panny Nikas’ final game for United 58.

It was an off-night for Sydney United 58 who were below their usual standard. Although Christopher Payne scored his second goal in as many appearances and Anthony Vrlic hit the back of the net, the Red’s lacked the clinical edge to secure the three competition points.

Bonnyrigg White Eagles 1 - APIA Leichhardt Tigers 0 at Bonnyrigg Sports Club

Ray Miller’s second half strike led struggling Bonnyrigg White Eagles to a shock 1-0 victory over PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition leaders APIA Leichhardt Tigers in a tight encounter at Bonnyrigg Sports Club.

The White Eagles midfielder slotted the winning goal midway through the second half to snap a three match losing streak for Brian Brown’s side and inflict a potentially damaging result on premiership chasing APIA Leichhardt.

The visitors held plenty of possession as they searched for a sixth consecutive victory. APIA struggled to create clear cut chances and were unable to break down a well-organised and dogged Bonnyrigg outfit.

The result means Blacktown City have leapfrogged the Tigers into first position after their win against Wollongong Wolves.

Sydney FC 2 - Manly United FC 4 at Lambert Park

Manly United FC has returned to the winners circle with an entertaining 4-2 PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s victory against Sydney FC at Lambert park.

A double to Nikola Taneski, as well as goals to Leigh Egger and captain Brendan Cholakian ensured the Northern Beaches side kept in the race for a spot in the top five.

For Sydney FC it was a result which could've very easily been different with the young Sky Blues taking an early lead through Christian Gonzalez and then equalising with more than 30 minutes to play courtesy of Nikola Kuleski.

However, it wasn't to be for Robbie Stanton's side with Manly scoring twice late in the match to wrap up the result.

Sydney Olympic FC 2 - Parramatta FC 0 at Belmore Sports Ground

Sydney Olympic eased to a 2-0 PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s win over Parramatta FC at Belmore Sports Ground on Sunday afternoon.

Goals in each half for Olympic secured a crucial victory to keep up pressure on the top two after a slip from APIA Leichhardt Tigers earlier in the round.

The hosts were dominant throughout, and will consider themselves unfortunate not to have scored more than their two goals.

Mohamed Rahimi opened the scoring early in the first half before Yu Kuboki added a second for Olympic ten minutes after the break, sealing what was ultimately a comfortable win for one of the Premiership hopefuls.

Wollongong Wolves FC 1 Blacktown City FC 3 a WIN Stadium

Blacktown City FC were at their ruthless best to defeat Wollongong Wolves 3-1 in a physical PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s fixture at WIN Stadium.

The reigning champions are only the second side to win away at Wollongong this season and climbed into top spot on the ladder as goals from Joey Gibbs, Mitchell Mallia and Peter Cejka helped the visitors clinch victory.

The hosts were left to rue a slow start for their defeat and a goal from Peter Simonoski proved little consolation when all was said and done.