NPL Wrap: Power failure, Wolves pounce and Hakeem scores

Gold Coast Knights pulled off one of the standout results of the NPL QLD 2019 campaign so far with a 4-0 hammering of league leaders Peninsula Power at the weekend.

Ex-Hyundai A-League attacker and Caltex Socceroo Mitch Nichols opened the floodgates, while Max Brown’s double and Adam Endean’s strike rounded out a comprehensive display from the Knights.

The result trims Power’s lead at the top of the ladder, with second-placed Lions ramping up their pursuit by defeating Brisbane City 4-2.

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New South Wales

Former Western Sydney Wanderer Lachlan Scott scored twice as Wollongong Wolves beat Sydney Olympic 2-0 to maintain their five-point lead over APIA Leichhardt at the top of the NPL NSW ladder.

APIA are still chasing Luke Wilkshire’s table-topping Wolves – the Tigers hammered Rockdale City Suns 5-1 with another ex-Hyundai A-League man, Franco Parisi, turning on the attacking style to score twice. 

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Franco Parisi (left) wound back the clock in APIA's big win over Rockdale

Northern NSW

Maitland FC secured a statement victory and won ‘El Clasicoal’ bragging rights after defeating league leaders Weston Workers 3-1.

Weston remain top in NNSW despite the loss…but only just. Second-placed Broadmeadow Magic – who had their weekend fixture with Hamilton Olympic washed out – are one point behind, while Edgeworth (third) and Maitland (fourth) are a further two points behind the Workers.

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Tasuku Sekiya scored twice in Avondale’s 5-2 win against Pascoe Vale as the Avengers tightened their grip on pole position in the NPL Victoria.

Pascoe Vale fans did have something to smile about though, as Hakeem al-Araibi scored his first goal of the 2019 season.

Meanwhile, Dandenong City’s mid-season revival continued with a 2-0 win over Melbourne Knights. Dandenong have won three and drawn two of their last five matches following the triple signing of ex-Hyundai A-League stars Brendon Santalab, Carl Valeri and Adrian Leijer in May.

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Western Australia

The late Dylan Tombides was remembered by players, coaches and supporters across Round 13 of the NPL WA.

On the field, two of Tombides’ former clubs were in action, with Perth SC edging Stirling Lions 1-0 to bring their unbeaten league run to 13 games in 2019.

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The league leaders are now 10 points clear at the top after second-placed Floreat Athena were humbled at home 4-1 by Bayswater City.

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Devonport Strikers' top-gun Miles Barnard enjoyed a record-breaking weekend, scoring eight goals in his side’s 12-0 demolition of Clarence United.

However, the Strikers are still seven points away from leaders Olympic Warriors, who defeated Riverside Olympic 5-1.

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Capital Football

Tigers FC opened a four-point gap at the summit in ACT after their 2-1 triumph against Tuggeranong United.

Golden Boot favourite Nicolas Abot notched a double, bringing his tally for the season to 12.

The competition frontrunners’ weekend was made even sweeter by Canberra FC defeating second-placed Canberra Olympic 2-0 in the derby.

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