THE ACTION in Round 6 of the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues 2 NSW Men’s competition proved to be thick and fast as Sydney FC and Bankstown stamped their class to rise to the outright top of the table, and Macarthur held early front-runners Western Sydney Wanderers to a gritty 3-all draw.
Other winners included North Shore Mariners, Marconi, Northern Tigers and Central Coast Mariners.
St George 0 Sydney FC 4
SYDNEY FC EXTENDED its winning streak to five matches with a gritty 4-0 victory over St George at St George Stadium on Saturday night. The win has them sitting pretty on top of the table, ahead of Bankstown City on goal difference.
The performance was far from FC’s best of the season, but given the slow surface and the never-say-die attitude of the home side, the win showed just how potent Robert Stanton’s young team can be, even without shifting into top gear.
The first half was a messy one, with both sides seemingly frustrated by their inability to create any clearcut opportunities. Passes went adrift, half-chances were squandered, tackles went awry, and highlights were few and far between.
St George did their best to harrass their young opponents and to upset their high-tempo, possession-based game, which came unstuck on the heavy surface. Compared to their own super-quick astroturf pitch at Lambert Park, the slowness of the St George pitch had an impact on their ability to take full advantage of their superior footwork and movement.
St George chose the direct route when in possession, pumping a series of long, high balls towards striker Stevan Ilic. Sydney at times struggled with the aerial route, but managed to survive the onslaught with their pace across the ground.
The first real opportunity of the game fell to Sydney’s livewire midfielder Max Burgess, who in the 25th minute found himself one-on-one with Saints goalkeeper George Bouropoulos. The keeper did well to save Burgess’s initial strike, and looked on with relief as Burgess skied the rebound over the bar.
Burgess made amends for the miss in the 43rd minute when he pounced to give the visitor’s an unlikely and fortuitous 1-0 lead, this time taking advantage of a Bouropoulos parry and slotting home from close range.
The sides went to the break with Sydney FC holding a 1-0 lead.
Whatever Stanton said to his young charges at halftime worked a treat, as Sydney FC crafted a brilliant second goal just two minutes after the restart, with the tall and powrful Charles Lokolingoy bagging his seventh goal of the season.
FC picked up the pace, often bewildering St George with their movement, footwork and skill. They may have struggled in the first 45 minutes but A-League club came out with a vengeance in the second half.
Daniel Araujo set up Burgess in the 51st minute, but the Number 8 again shot over the bar. St George were being run ragged and on 57 minutes, Lokolingoy grabbed his second after receiving a delightful pass from Cristian Gonzalez, before rounding Bouropoulos to score.
St George refused to back down and enjoyed a brief period of dominance, with Peter Vassillis, Bruno Pivato and Jacob Sullivan coming into their own, taking on the opposition and creating a handful of half-chances and opportunities.
Peter Rouco sent a lovely pass through to Pivato, forcing FC keeper Mitchell Evans into a good save. Evans then denied Daniel Kamel, who let loose with a volley from the edge of the box.
Then in injury time Fc’s Bai Antoniou rubbed salt into St George’s wounds when he slotted home to give his side a comprehensive 4-0 victory.
FC coach Robbie Stanton was happy with his side’s performance, especially given the slowness of the pitch and the physicality of the opposition, while St George co-coaches Nass Martino and Ivo De Jesus could only rue what has been a horrendous run with injuries.
“We’ve had a terrible run with injuries this season but there’s nothing we can do about it,” De Jesus told Football NSW. “We just have to see out this period and start again when we have our full team back on the paddock. The boys who are are out there playing at the moment are giving their best and that’s all we can ask for.”
St George 0 Sydney FC 4 (Max Burgess 43’, Charles Lokolingoy 47’, 57’, Bai Antoniou 90’)
Saturday 9 April 2016
At St George Stadium, Kyeemagh
Referee: Jerry Bitas
Assistants: Raymond Osborne, Nathan McOrist
St George FC 1. George Bouropoulos (GK), 3. Ali Nasreddine, 4. Johnathan Kontalis, 5. Billy Darwich (19. James Togias ), 6. Reuben Lagos (7. Stefan De Jesus 64’), 8. Tarik Ercan, 9. Stevan Ilic, 10. Nicolas Rouco, 13. Peter Vassillis, 17. Bruno Pivato, 38. Jacob Sullivan (2. Daniel Kamel 75’)
Unused Subs: 15. Nicolas Perez, 21. Daniel Tini
Yellow Cards: 13. Peter Vassillis 79’
Coaches: Nass Martino and Ivo De Jesus
Sydney FC 1. Mitchell Evans (GK), 3. Patrick Flottmann, 4. George Timotheou, 5. Yianni Spyrakis (C), 6. Nicola Kuleski, 7. Daniel Araujo (13. Liam Moging ), 8. Max Burgess, 9. Bai Antoniou, 12. Charles Lokolingoy (10. Aaron Avery 73’), 14. Cristian Gonzalez (2. Brendan Curtis 64’), 17. Chris Zuvela, 19. Matt Green
Unused Subs: 16. Tom Slater, 22. Duro Dragicevic
Yellow Cards: 12. Charles Lokolingoy 53’, 5. Yianni Spyrakis 71’
Coach: Robert Stanton
Fraser Park 2 North Shore Mariners 3
FRASER PARK SUFFERED a disappointing 3-2 defeat to North Shore Mariners at home on Saturday night, a performance that coach Branko Culina described as “terrible”.
“It was a terrible performance by us and I’m not quite sure why it happened,” Culina told Football NSW. “Over the last couple of weeks, particularly on Wednesday night against Bonnyrigg White Eagles (in the FFA Cup), we were very, very good, better than we were when we beat Central Coast last week, against a much, much better opponent. If they’re honest Bonnyrigg would say they were quite fortunate to get away in that game. And then for us to put on a performnce like we did on Saturday night was very, very disappointing for everyone.”
Like all NPL 2 teams (except the three A-League clubs Western Sydney Wanderers, Sydney FC and Central Coast), Fraser Park last week played three matches in seven days due to FFA Cup duty on Wednesday night. But unlike most, the modest Marrickville club only had a small squad of 14 players at their disposal.
“I can only put it down to the fact that we played a tough game against Central Coast last Saturday and then the FFA Cup against Bonnyrigg,” Culina said. “It was the same players, and then we had to back up again on Saturday. Because we’ve only got 14 players the same ones back up again and unfortunately we’ve picked up a couple of injuries.
“But unfortnately last night we were totally out of it and even though we clawed our way back to 2-2 and copped a goal late, we were never in it. We did not play well, we didn’t have a good structure. There was no energy in our play and there was no excuse, just not a good performance by us. I can only put it down to the fact that we played three tough games in a week with the same group of players.”
The Mariners led 1-0 at halftime before going on to record their second win of the season.
Fraser Park 2 (P Crevani 69’ pen, A Oygur) North Shore Mariners 3 (M Peterson 14’, M Smith 87’, C Lindsay)
Saturday 9 April 2016
At Fraser Park, Marrickville
Referee: Roberto Mattei
Assistants: Alex Long, David Haslett
Fraser Park 1. Wayne Estevao (GK), 4. Peter Crevani, 5. Nicholas Dimitropoulos (C) 7. Kevin Oliveira (11. Jordan Roberts), 8. Zac Ribeiro, (19. Joseph Delia), 9. Jeffrey Issa, 11. Jordan Roberts, 13. Pasqualino Cappuccio (16. Nicholas Mouzourakis), 15. Daisan Kim, 17. Nathan Sansom, 18. Askin Oygur
Unused Substitutes: 16. Nicholas Mouzourakis, 20. Adem Kir, 21. Marshall Hastings,
Yellow Cards: 11. Jordan Roberts 46’, 16. Nicholas Mouzourakis 77’
Coach: Branko Culina
North Shore Mariners 1. Anthony Zecchinati (GK), 3. Chris Lindsay, 4. Jack Grant, 7. Tadhg Purcell, 8. Michael Cole, 12. Nicholas Chapman, 13. Marquin Smith, 14. Jake Mavin, 20. Zac Sfiligoi, 21. Marley Peterson, 37. James Scott
Subs: 6. Ricky Woodward, 18. Callaghan Sharpe, 19. Joseph Esposito, 28. Gianni Fabbro, 36. Stefan Giglio
Yellow Cards: 3. Chris Lindsay 29’, 8. Michael Cole 70’
Coach: Joe Haywood
Spirit FC 0 Bankstown City 3
BANKSTOWN CITY RETURNED to their winning ways with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Spirit FC at Christie Park on Saturday night.
Spirit sat back and showed their hospitality by allowing Bankstown to keep the ball, hoping to catch the visitor’s on the break.
Despite the volume of first half possession at their disposal, Bankstown found the Spirit defence difficult to break down and chances were scarce.
But then Dean Bereveskos broke the deadlock in the 61st minute when he unleashed a looping shot from 30 yards out, catching Spirit keeper David Lowery slightly off his line, the ball sailing over his head into the roof of the net.
It took the strike from Bereveskos to open up the home side, who changed their mentality and went in search of an equaliser.
Bankstown added to their tally in the 72nd minute when a long clearance from goalkeeper Dion Shaw found the speedy Huesyin Jasli, who raced away and reached the byline before crossing low into the box. Rangy striker Gerard Ouffoue tapped in from six yards.
In the 83rd a Jasli attempt on goal was handled inside the area and referee Craig Fisher immediately pointed to the spot. Jasli stepped up and slotted the ball past the keeper for an uncatchable 3-0 lead.
Both keepers made saves in the match, but apart from the three goals, it was far from a memorable match.
Bankstown coach Leo Carle was happy with the win.
“I’ll be honest it took a great strike by Dean Bereveskos to make Spirit open up,” he told Football NSW. “Because when we scored, they changed their mentality, they had to come and play a bit. We got behind them pretty easily when they did open up.
“The pitch was horrible, bumpy, small, and really didn’t suit us but we still tried to play and we had a lot of the ball because they sat back. They had a moment here or there but nothing clearcut; I think we deserved the win. Big Gerard (Ouffoue) was fantasic up front, Dom Hudap was his usual solid self, in fact everyone else was solid. This was one of those grames where everyone put in a solid performance and we did what we had to to win.”
Spirit coach Mark McCormick said he felt his side played well and despite the result, and the team’s lowly position on the ladder, were as good as most of the other teams in the competition.
“Bankstown are a very good side,” he said. “It took a goal like that to undo our sound work tonight.
Spirit FC 0 Bankstown City 3 (Dean Bereveskos 61’, Gerard Ouffoue 72’, Huseyin Jasli 83’)
Saturday 9 April
At Christie Park, Marsfield
Spirit FC 1. M. Nelson, 2. D. Cunningham (C), 3. H. Wells, 4. M. Streeter, 5. A. Robertson, 8. G. Cornwell, 10. K. Changyu, 13. P. Reilly, 14. J. Mcleod, 15. A. Doyle, 16. M. Mcalpine, 17. R. George, 20. N. Jagelman, 51. D. Lowery (GK)
Yellow Cards: 8. G Cornwell, A Doyle
Coach: Mark McCormick
Bankstown City FC 1. Dion Shaw (GK), 2. Todd Halloran, T. Buyukkopru, 4. Mate Lucic, 5. Michael Beauchamp (C), 8. Dominic Hudap, 9. Gerard Ouffoue, 10. Christopher Gomez, 11. Huseyin Jasli, 12. Steven Veleski, 13. Dhari Alsaad, 14. Dean Bereveskos, 16. Kojiro Hori, 20. A. Malmierca, 22. Kyohei Kimura, 23. Grant Lynch, 26. Nicholas Carosi
Yellow Cards: 12. Steven Veleski
Coach: Leo Carle
Bankstown Berries 3 Marconi Stallions 5
MARCONI SCORED A 5-3 victory over Bankstown Berries at The Crest on Saturday night, a result that coach Jeff Suzor believes will be the turning point of the season.
“We were good,” Suzor told Football NSW. “We probably could have scored a few more goals. I thought we dominated the game, they played a lot of long balls so it was difficult at times but once we got the ball on the deck, we were far superior. We were more disciplined in our defensive structure even though we conceded three goals.”
Suzor had praise for young midfielders Brandon Vella, 17, and 19-year-old Raimond Colletto, who he said were the difference between the two sides.
“They were really good for us and the big three of (Sean) Rooney, (Marko) Jesic and (Mirjan) Pavlovic were on fire.”
Indeed, Pavlovic scored a hat-trick, while Rooney and Jesic scored one each.
“This is definitely the turning point in our season.”
Meanwhile, Berries coach Rod Williams wasn’t impressed with his side’s effort, especially their silly mistakes and weakness in defence.
“We dominated a period there where I thought we were going to get on top but at one-all, another silly mistake saw us concede a penalty and we went down 2-1.
We came back again and I thought we were really going to get something out of the game, but (Marconi goalkeeper) Chad (Taylor) pulled off a few good saves and after another couple of silly mistakes, the score blew out to 4-2, 5-2, then we came back and scored a consolation goal in the last couple of minutes.
“I don’t think that scoreline showed how many chances we actually had, we were battering down the door, but defensively, we were very poor, can’t hide that fact.
“Our defensive mistakes cost us … schoolboy errors. Adults at this level should not be making these mistakes. I don’t even think our goalkeeper made a save in the game. Marconi were clinical in what they done, created seven opportunities and put five away. I thought we were good for something out of that game but we just went and threw it all down the drain.”
Bankstown Berries 3 (Nicholas Paras, Tai Smith, Dimitrios Zakilas) Marconi 5 (Mirjan Pavlovic 3, Sean Rooney, Marko Jesic)
Bankstown Berries FC 4. Alexander Becerra, 5. Liam Mckenna, 7. Kyle Ewart, 9. Gavin Forbes, 10. Nicholas Paras, 11. Tai Smith, 12. Garang Awac (19. Dimitrios Zakilas), 14. James Ralston, 15. Riccardo Milano, (6. Peter Dimitropoulos), 32. Alex Scott (18. Jake Bradshaw), 40. Christopher Becerra (GK)
Unused Subs: 2. Andrew Vitucci, 44. Michael Skourtis
Coach: Rod Williams
Marconi Stallions FC 1. Chad Taylor (GK), 4. Simon Valastro, 7. Mirjan Pavlovic (12. Yasser Al-Taay), 8. Sean Rooney, 10. Marko Jesic, 16. Noah Chianese (24. Christopher Godoy Bascur), 17. Steven Drewery, 18. Brandon Vella (11. Sam Perre), 22. Emmanuel Giannaros, 23. Christopher Nunes (C)
Unused Subs: 19. Michael Cimino, 21. Kristian Sekutkoski (GK),
Coach: Jeff Suzor
Northern Tigers 4 Mt Druitt Town Rangers 0
NORTHERN TIGERS AVENGED Wednesday night’s FFA Cup defeat to Mt Druitt by turning the tables in a 4-0 triumph over the same side at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday night.
Tigers coach Steve Hurd said his boys wre definitely the better side on the night, and were more clinical in front of goal.
“To be honest we created more opportunities on Wednesday night when we lost in the FFA Cup than we did when we won on Saturday,” Hurd told Football NSW. “We were able to bring in a few more experienced players that we rested midweek, while young Will Forester from the Under-18s kept his place at the back, after playing so well on Wednesday.”
The Tigers defended Mt Druitt’s long ball tactics and, according to Hurd, once they got the ball on the ground and played, they dominated.
“I’ve got to admit that the guys were smarting a bit after the midweek loss (3-1 a.e.t), they got hit hard and thought they should have won it so they were up for it on Saturday.”
Meanwhile, Town Rangers’ coach Aidan Desmond disagreed with his oppositie’s view, believing his side should have gone into the break two or three goals ahead.
“The Tigers had one shot in the first half and scored one goal to lead at the break,” Desmond told Football NSW. “We had opportunities but didn’t take them. Then we started to push forward a little bit more to try and get one back in the second half and things opened up. We weren’t good enough and I think they wanted it a bit more than what we did. They came out for the second half a lot hungrier than what we did. They took their chances and that was the difference in the game.
“We’ve got to turn it around. We can’t be good one week and poor the next, the key to any competition is consistency. We’ve got to find that.”
Northern Tigers 4 (Lucas Dawson, Russell Farrell, Liam Mcconaghy, Paul Davies) Mt Druitt Twon Rangers 0
Saturday 9 April
At Valentine Sports Park No. 2, Glenwood
Referee: T Nash
Assistants: J Park, C Hughes
Northern Tigers FC 2. R. Farrell, 3. W. Foristal, 5. M. Glanville, 6. P. Davies, 7. J. Hardwick, 9. L. Mcconaghy 2, 10. L. Dawson (C), 11. M. Smith, 12. B. Cheng, 13. J. Arima, 14. J. Lim, 16. S Saveas, 17. K Best, 19. A. Brown, 20. R. Keayes, (GK), 21. N. Polinsky
Coach: Steve Hurd
Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC 1. C. Moore (GK), 2. L Darkoh, 3. Brian Griffin-Colls, 6. Nicholas Trimble, 8. Matthew Clowes, 9. Kuag Reec (7. Luke Clifford), 10. Patrick Dixon (12. Jamie Dib), 11. Abraham Majok, 13. R Johnstone, 14. Daniel Mccann, 15. Rainer Smahel, 16. Scott Goodwin
Yellow Cards: 3. Brian Griffin-Colls, 6. Nicholas Trimble, 16. Scott Goodwin
Coach: Aidan Desmond
Macarthur Rams 3 Western Sydney Wanderers 3
MACARTHUR RAMS AND Western Sydney Wanderers shared the spoils in an exciting 3-all battle at Lynwood Park on Saturday night.
The Rams led 2-0 at the break after successfully sticking to a gameplan that included putting the young Wanderers under pressure and working hard as a team.
“We were under no illusions what they would be like and we just had to try and match them and get in their faces,” Rams coach Lee Sterrey told Football NSW. “They had us under pressure from the get-go but our structures were shaped really well and we worked defensively with one another as a unit. We led 2-0 at halftime, both goals on the counter.”
Sterrey was happy with the 2-0 lead but, acknowledging the Wanderers’ class, he warned his players not to drop off the intensity, especially early in the second half. Sterrey’s words proved to be prophetic as his side relaxed, allowing Western Sydney to strike early, bridging the gap to 2-1. Midway through the half, the Wanderers equalised and then with 15 to go, took the lead for the first time. Macarthur equalised in injury time to steal an unlikely draw against one of the high-flyers in the competition.
“I’m really happy with us to come away with a point against a side of that quality, they’re definitely going to win 85-90% of their matches, they’ve definitely got some high quality,” Sterrey said. “It’s not all about results for them, it was an entertaining game, they move the ball around well, their movement on and off the ball is very good, but you’d expect that because they train four or five times a week. We’ve got blokes who go to work and come home and train twice a week and have a beer after the game together as mates. There’s a different mentality in the club sides compared to the A League sides.”
Wanderers coach Trevor Morgan wasn’t too disappointed with sharing the spoils but he did concede that two defensive lapses at set pieces cost his side the first two goals. “After they went two up, for the remainder of the first half we probably had more of the ball and just didn’t find the right solution in the front third,” Morgan told Football NSW. “Then we played a little bit better in the second half and got ourselves into the position where we could win the match. But at the end, the boys tried to score a fourth or fifth goal when they needed to maybe try to keep their structure as well. In the 93rd minute we got caught out on an attacking corner, we were stretched and they scored a good goal to get a point.”
While the Wanderers’ defeat sees them fall into second place on the ladder, Morgan reinforced the fact that his objectives are different to those of the other clubs in the competition.
“Lee had his team well organised last night, they knew how they were going to try and perform and the scoreline shows that we didn’t stop that. That’s a lesson for us.
But for us it’s not about a first grade team where we’re just trying to perform each week. For us, it’s about montioring the loads placed on our players, especially those who are training with the first team. For example, Lachlan Scott has been training with the first team squad and coming off the bench and scoring goals for us. He scored two against the Rams and would probably score more if he played more minutes. But the most important thing is his overall week has been structured to help him develop. If we didn’t have a first team above us I’d be focusing purely on my boys in a different way, a bit more like every other club does.
“But we take into consideration our objective which is to get rid of them out of our side (and into the first team) and also that we accept that when they have a heavy load with the first team, because they’e learning, because they’re improving, that also means that they’re not going to play as much.”
Macarthur Rams 3 (C Leiva Martinez, D McMurray and A Nicola) Western Sydney Wanderers 3 (Lachlan Scott 2, Mario Shabow)
Saturday 9 April
At Lynwood Park, St Helens Park
Macarthur Rams FC 1. Nikodin Matic, 2. Craig Cooley (C), 3. Mitchell Thompson, 4. B. Cornish, 5. Elsid Barkhousir, 6. K Ly, 7. Eli Squillacioti, 8. Cristian Leiva Martinez, 9. Anthony Schmidt, 10. Eros Bergamin, 12. David McMurray, 13. Daniel Carrozza, 14. Hayder Jasim, 16. Mason Versi, 17. Anthony Nicola, 19. Damien Travis, 20. Jair Fernandez
Yellow Cards: 3. Mitchell Thompson, 14. Hayder Jasim, 16. Mason Versi
Coach: Lee Sterrey
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 1. Nicholas Suman, 2. Lachlan Roberts, 5. Jackson Bandiera, 6. Keanu Baccus, Kyle Cimenti, 8. Cameron Devlin, 9. Lachlan Scott, 10. Tariq Maia, 11. Mathieu Cordier, 14. Brenton Fox, 18. Matthew Symes (GK), 23. Shayne D'Cunha, 32. Daniel Alessi, 33. Josh Macdonald, 34. Mario Shabow, 36. Liam Youlley
Yellow Cards: 32. Daniel Alessi, 33. Josh Macdonald, 36. Liam Youlley
Coach: Trevor Morgan
Mounties Wanderers 2 Central Coast Mariners 3
CENTRAL COAST MARINERS got their campaign back on track with a gutsy 3-2 victory over Mounties Wanderers at Valentine Sports Park on Sunday.
Mariners coach Ben Cahn said he wasn’t impressed with the performance and despite a hectic week at training, was relieved to return home with the spoils.
“We’ve had a really disruptive week at training and all I can say is it has been one of the most difficult weeks that we’ve had as a group,” Cahn told Football NSW. “We always knew it was going to be tough, we were quite underprepared. We were 2-0 up and quite comfortable; we knew that they’d be quite slow defensively so we drew them out and created space in and around their back four, which worked a treat.”
Central Coast led 2-0 at halftime but allowed the home side to sneak back into the game with what Cahn described as “one of the most ridiculous goals I’ve ever seen in all my time in football, a complete brain snap by three or four of our players”. The goal was all Mounties needed and it wasn’t long before they’d drawn level to 2-all. Both teams continued to attack and went for the win, which was much appreciated by the small crowd.
“We were lucky that we defended quite resiliently and got out of jail a couple of times when they had chances to score,” Cahn said.
So what was the difference between the two sides?
“We were well in control at halftime and we gave away a stupid goal in the second half that let them straight back into it. But I think the difference was the individual quality of the players. We were a lot quicker than them and a lot more mobile than them. I think they’re a good side, David Perkovic their coach is a smart guy and is obviously doing a good job. But I think there’s a fair gulf between the teams and if we can get some of our players back now that he A League’s done, and start building some comtinuity and rhythm, I think that gulf will only increase for the second round.”
Mounties Wanderers 2 (Taylor Reid 51’, Patrick Gatt 58’) Central Cosst Mariners 3 (Josh Bingham 3’, Trent Buhagiar, Ryan Peterson 60’)
Sunday 10 April 2016
At Valentine Sports Park No. 2, Glenwood
Referee: Adrian Arndt
Mounties Wanderers FC 1. Daniel Sadaka (GK), 4. Gandor Bah (11. Juan Chavez), 5. Patrick Gatt, 6. Aleksandar Tomic, 7. Neftali Gonzalez, 8. Emanuel Elali, 9. Matthew West, 20. Reid Taylor, 22. Wade Oostendorp, 23. Glen Downey (2. James Letta), 25. Christian Torrelli (27. Joshua Viera), 29. Jake Ingle
Unused Subs: 22. Wade Oostendorp, 30. James Stojcevski
Yellow Cards: 9. Matthew West 35’ & 87’, 27. Chjristian Torrelli 85’
Red Cards: Matthew West 87’
Coach: David Perkovic
Central Coast Mariners FC 1. Thomas Heward-Belle (GK), 2. Brian Jamba, 3. Reece Papadimitrios, 5. Daniel Tuddenham, 6. Liam O'Dell (C), 7. Lachlan Wales (4. Cooper Boswell), 9. Josh Bingham (15. Nathan Hundley), 10. Ryan Peterson, 11. Christopher Hurley, 12. Trent Buhagiar, 18. Cade Mapu (14. Sean Pratt)
Unused Substitutes: 8. Lewis Miccio, 20. Jack O’Malley
Yellow Cards: 12. Trent Buhagiar 62’, 14. Sean Pratt 64’, 10. Ryan Peterson 89’
Coach: Ben Cahn
Source FNSW - By Derek Royal