PS4 NPL NSW Round 13 Review

APIA Leichhardt Tigers remains at the top of the pile after Round 13 of the PlayStation®4 NPL NSW Men’s competition.


The Danial Cummins coached side claimed another vital win to maintain their hold of top spot with Blacktown City in pursuit.

Wollongong helped their finals chances with a win against third placed Sydney Olympic while Sydney FC all but ended Parramatta’s hopes of an unlikely finals berth.

In the Match of the Round for Round 13, Manly United FC travelled to Bonnyrigg Sports Club to take on the Bonnyrigg White Eagles.

Bonnyrigg White Eagles 0 - Manly United FC 3 at Bonnyrigg Sports Centre

Manly United improved their chances of playing finals football with an excellent 3-0 victory over Bonnyrigg White Eagles in an entertaining PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s round thirteen clash at Bonnyrigg Sports Club on Saturday evening.

Brendan Cholakian’s first-half free kick paved the way for a comfortable win for the visitors.

Manly benefitted from a Bonnyrigg implosion at the beginning of the second stanza that saw goalkeeper James Chronopoulos spill Kieran Paull’s corner into his own net, while Dejuan Pandurevic added a match-sealing third minutes later after fine work from Sam Wilson.

The visitors dominated proceedings throughout the match and capitalised on a series of poor turnovers by a toothless Bonnyrigg outfit who may have found themselves further behind on the scoreboard were Manly more clinical with the chances received.

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Sutherland Sharks FC 0 - Blacktown City FC 2 at Seymour Shaw

Blacktown City FC cruised to a 2-0 victory against Sutherland Sharks during their PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash at Seymour Shaw on Saturday.

Goals to winger James Andrew and Joey Gibbs helped the visitors secure all three points and put the pressure on top side APIA Leichhardt Tigers in the battle for the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Premiership.

It was the Andrew show in the first half as the winger, making his first appearance at Seymour Shaw since leaving the club at the end of last season, terrorised the Sutherland defence in a man of the match performance.

Sutherland’s cause wasn’t helped by a 35th minute red card from Christopher McStay as they struggled to break down an in form Blacktown outfit.

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Hakoah Sydney City East FC 1 - APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC 4 at Hensley Athletic Field

APIA Leichhardt Tigers have continued their stellar season with a convincing 4-1 away win over Hakoah Sydney City East during their PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash at Hensley Athletic field.

An Adrian Ucchino double as well as goals to Corey Bizco and Brandon Lundy helped the league leaders to yet another win despite going behind early in the match.

Hakoah will be disappointed to have not made the most of Andre De Jong’s 12th minute strike which gave the home side a shock 1-0 lead.

However, APIA were too strong and raced away for a dominant victory and three competition points.

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Sydney FC 3 - Parramatta FC 2 at Lambert Park

Sydney FC defeated Parramatta FC 3-2 during their PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash at Lambert Park on Saturday night.

The tight scoreline belying a strong performance from Rob Stanton's men as they picked up three valuable points. 

Goals from Charles Lokolingoy and Juan Zapata put Sydney FC in a commanding position going into the halftime break, but a penalty early in the second half from Daniel Rezo gave the visitors a lifeline.

The home side restored their two-goal lead through Chris Zuvela just after the hour, with Howard Fondyke's late strike little more than a consolation goal as Sydney FC ran out deserved winners.

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Wollongong Wolves FC 2 - Sydney Olympic FC 1 at WIN Stadium.

A resilient Wollongong Wolves outfit has held out highflying visitors Sydney Olympic to claim a 2-1 layStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s victory at WIN Stadium on Sunday.

The hosts scored both goals through star men Yuzo Tashiro and Patrick Antelmi midway through the first half. From that point on they held on well.

The visitors will consider themselves unlucky to have missed out on a point or even three as they continuously knocked but couldn’t barge the home side's door down.

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Sydney United 58 FC 2 - Rockdale City Suns 2 at Sydney United Sports Centre

Sydney United 58 FC has salvaged a 2-2 draw against Rockdale City Suns in an action-packed PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash at Sydney United Sports Centre on Sunday.

A 78th minute goal to Panny Nikas ensured the Reds secured a point from the clash after two Suns goals early in the second half.

Strikes to Aleks Canak and Trent McClenahan had Rockdale in pole position going into the final moments of the game before Nikas struck his second goal of the game.

It was an emotion charged contest, with Nikas sent off in the final exchanges, but neither team had the final killer touch to secure the win.

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