PS4 NPL NSW Round 14 Review

Blacktown City FC and APIA Leichhardt Tigers remain in a head to head battle for top spot after both collected victories during Round 14 of the PlayStation®4 NPL NSW Men’s competition.

APIA holds the upper hand on goal difference but Blacktown remains in striking distance as the finals edge closer and closer.

Wollongong kept their finals hopes alive with a win against fellow underachievers Manly United FC, while Sydney United 58 notched its first win in a month to move into third on the ladder.

Wet weather forced Parramatta FC to take a rain check on their clash with Rockdale City Suns with the match set to be rescheduled.

This Week’s Match of the Round was Manly United FC’s clash with Wollongong Wolves at Cromer Park.

Manly United FC 1 - Wollongong Wolves 2 at Cromer Park

Wollongong recovered after conceding a sloppy first half goal to beat Manly United 2-1 during their PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition clash on Saturday night at Cromer Park.

Second half strikes from James Markovic and Josh McDonald helped the South Coast side to all three competition points.

An early Manly goal had the Northern Beaches side in prime position for the majority of the match before Wollongong struck twice in a little over ten minutes to revive their slim finals hopes.

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Sydney United 58 3 - Hakoah Sydney City East 1 at Sydney United Sports Centre

Sydney United 58 returned to winning ways under the Friday night lights with a slick 3-1 victory during their PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash with Hakoah Sydney City East at a drenched Sydney United Sports Centre.

Matthew Sim did the damage in the absence of Panny Nikas with a second half double including a cheeky effort from a corner alongside a 7th minute strike from the returning Chris Payne.

Hakoah tested United 58 shot stopper Thomas Manos late in the contest but the Red’s gloveman was more than up to the challenge as his side secured all three points and third spot on the ladder.

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APIA Leichhardt Tigers 2 - Sutherland Sharks 0 at Lambert Park

APIA Leichhardt Tigers have continued their stellar season with a solid 2-0 win against Sutherland Sharks during theirPlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition clash at Lambert Park.

A first half penalty to Jordan Murray and a fantastic late strike to Brendan Lundy were enough to get the full three points for the Tigers.

It was a tough night for Sutherland who struggled to break down APIA’s dominance at both ends of the pitch.

The victory was APIA’s fifth straight as they retained their position at the top of the table.

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Blacktown City FC 3 - Bonnyrigg White Eagles 2 at Lily’s Football Stadium

A James Andrew double has helped Blacktown City defeat Bonnyrigg White Eagles 3-2 in an entertaining Round 14 PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash at Lily's Football Centre.

The former Sutherland attacker struck his seventh and eighth goals of the campaign either side of half time to spearhead City to their third win in a row and ensure they remain level on points with leaders APIA Leichhardt.

Bonnyrigg took a surprise lead through a Giorgio Speranza own goal but quickfire efforts from Mitch Mallia and Andrew midway through the first half saw the hosts grip hold of the contest.

And although City relinquished their lead on the stroke of half time when David Vrankovic equalized for the visitors, Andrew’s second ten minutes into the second stanza and the sending off of Bonnyrigg midfielder Greg Kondek early in the half saw Mark Crittenden’s side grind their way to three points.

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Sydney Olympic 2 - Sydney FC 0 at Lambert Park

A second half double from Jinya An helped Sydney Olympic to a 2-0 win against Sydney FC in their rescheduled PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s round 14 clash at Lambert Park on Monday night.

Neither side could find a way to open the scoring in a tight first half, but An was on hand early in the second to put Olympic a goal ahead after 55 minutes.

An doubled his tally late in the match to seal a fairly routine win for his side, keeping pressure up on the top two above them.

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Parramatta FC v Rockdale City Suns WASHED OUT