The weekend wrap from around the National Premier Leagues

There were big results aplenty at the top end of National Premier Leagues' around the country, as teams swapped spots and lost ground.

Check out the wrap-up here. 

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APIA Leichhardt maintained their spot at the top of the table, scoring thrice before half-time to beat Sydney FC 3-0 on Sunday afternoon.

It’s still a tight-run thing at the top after Sydney Olympic ended Blacktown City’s unbeaten run with a 1-0 win on Sunday afternoon.

Blacktown, who hadn’t lost a game until the weekend slip to fourth on the ladder thanks to Sydney United 58’s 2-0 win over Wollongong.


Northcote City remains rooted to the bottom of the NPL VIC ladder after they went down 4-2 to fourth-placed Green Gully on Saturday.

Avondale stretched their lead at the top by two points after they beat Oakleigh Cannons 2-0, and second-placed Bentleigh Greens drew 1-all with South Melbourne.

Heidelberg United remain hot on the tail of Avondale in top spot however as they won 1-0 over Melbourne Knights to go within three points, with a game in hand up their sleeve.


League leaders Charlestown City Blues suffered their first defeat of the NNSW NPL season, going down 1-0 to Broadmeadow Magic.

Bottom of the table Adamstown Rosebud managed to steal a point at Lambton Jaffas, who despite boasting the likes of Jobe Wheelhouse was unable to make the breakthrough in a 1-all draw.

Elsewhere Hamilton Olympic went down 2-1 to a Newcastle Jets Youth side coached by CEO Lawrie McKinna, and former Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers striker Labinot Haliti.


Olympic FC maintained their slim lead at the top of the NPL QLD ladder with a dominant 3-1 win over Brisbane City.

Olympic led 2-0 at half-time thanks to goals from Zelfy Nazary and Kieran Sanders, City managing only a consolation effort in the 92nd minute.

Sunshine Coast Fire went down 7-1 to fourth-placed Brisbane Strikers to push their goal difference for the season out to minus 49 after only ten games played. 13th placed Magpies Crusaders suffered a tight 1-0 loss to Brisbane Roar.


The gap is three points at the top of the NPL SA table after now-leaders MetroStars managed to edge out Adelaide City 2-0 on Saturday, who now slip to second.

West Torrens Birkalla went desperately close to claiming their second win of the season but went down 2-1 to West Adelaide.

Last year’s champions Croydon Kings suffered their fifth defeat of the season, going down 3-2 to Adelaide Comets. That result sees them remain in eighth, two spots off the finals.


Perth SC jumped into top spot after they beat first placed Bayswater City 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Bayswater looked to have rescued a point after Luke Salmon scored in the 78th minute to level the scores, but Gustavo Catarcione struck for his second in the 84th minute to send the points to Perth.

Elsewhere Perth Glory smashed four second-half goals past Sorrento to win 6-1, and Armadale picked up their second win of the season with a 2-1 triumph over ECU Joondalup.


Tuggeranong United pushed their lead at the top of the NPL Capital Football ladder to three points after a 2-0 win over Belconnen United.

They went top at the expense of Woden Weston, who dropped into second after going down 3-2 to Canberra Olympic.

Canberra FC played and won their first match of the NPL season, triumphing 3-0 over Monaro Panthers.


Launceston City were the biggest winners of the weekend’s action after a 2-0 win over Olympia Warriors helped them jump two spots into first place.

Hobart Zebras, who were in first went down 5-0 to Kingborough Knights in a shock result against the now fifth-placed side.

Woes at the bottom continue for Clarence United, who went down 7-1 to Northern Rangers.