PS4 NPL NSW Round 3 Review

A mammoth four days of football in PlayStation®4 NPL NSW delivered the goods during the Easter long weekend as clubs were on the hunt for competition points in Round 3.

Fans would be excused for feeling a sense of Déjà vu with Blacktown City winning the first three games of the season to sit top of the competition. A comprehensive 4-2 win against Sydney Olympic on Sunday ensured the Seven Hills based side repeated its feat from the 2015 season.

There was plenty of excitement elsewhere around the grounds, none more so than at Lambert Park for Match of the Round where a galant APIA Leichhardt fell narrowly short in a 2-1 loss to Bonnyrigg white Eagles.


Match of the Round

APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC 1 - Bonnyrigg White Eagles 2 at Lambert Park

It wasn’t a Good Friday for APIA as the John Carnevale coached side succumbed to defeat and injury despite a galant performance in its 2-1 loss to Bonnyrigg White Eagles.

Goals to Aaron Peterson and Sam Galloway were enough for the White Eagles to hold off its fast finishing APIA opposition.

It was a disastrous start to the match for APIA who were forced into a double substitution only seven minutes into the match with Brett Studman and Sean O’Connell both going down.

A defensive mix up cost the hosts the lead in the 27th minute when former Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers defender Sam Galloway hit the back to give Bonnyrigg a 1-0 advantage.

Tasuku Sekiya levelled the scores just after the break to bring APIA back into the match when he clinically finished a passage of slick passing from the home side.

However, it wasn’t to be for APIA as substitute Peterson’s volleyed goal with 10 minutes remaining ensured Bonnyrigg went home with all three competition points.

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Manly United 5 - Parramatta FC 1 at Cromer Park

Parramatta FC’s dream start to the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition finally came to an end on Friday thanks to a clinical Manly United FC outfit.

Paul Dee's men were 'on' from the outset and thanks to a brilliant display from goalkeeper Dylan Mitchell, thoroughly deserved their first win of the season.

First half goals to Adam Parkhouse and Travis Cooper gave Manly a 2-0 lead at the break while second half strikes for Dejan Pandurevic, Sipan Berti and Cooper ensured victory for the Cromer Park side.

A late consolation goal to Josh Symons was all Parramatta could muster on a night Manly was at full flight.

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Blacktown Spartans 0 - Hakoah Sydney City East 4 at Blacktown Football Park

PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition new boys Hakoah Sydney City East has shown they will not be easy beats this season with a dominant 4-0 thrashing of Blacktown Spartans at Blacktown Football Park on Saturday.

A brace for Kevin Lopes as well as goals to Neil Jablonski and Nathan Bowden-Haase were the difference as the Mark Robertson coached Hakoah side completely outclassed an erratic Blacktown Spartans.

It was another average performance from the Spartans who appeared nothing like the side which upset the reigning PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Champions Bonnyrigg in Round 2.

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Blacktown City FC 4 - Sydney Olympic FC 2 at Lily’s Football Centre

A clinical Blacktown City FC has further cemented its place at the top of the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition with a 4-2 win against Sydney Olympic at Lily’s Football Centre on Sunday.

Mark Crittenden’s Blacktown side bounced back from a sluggish start to come alive in the second half and secure victory against a persistent Sydney Olympic outfit.

Goals to Riku Sasaki, Sasa Matura, Travis Major and Mitchell Mallia ensured victory for the Seven Hills based side.

Despite goals to Michael Cindric and Nik Tsattalios, Sydney Olympic paid the price for poor finishing with many first half chances going to waste.

Blacktown has three wins from its first three game. It is repeat of the club’s start 2015 season in which it went to claim the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Premiership title.

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Rockdale City Suns 2 - Wollongong Wolves 1 at Iliden Sports Centre

Rockdale has continued its strong start to the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition with a come from behind 2-1 victory against Wollongong Wolves at Illinden Sports Centre on Easter Sunday.

Second half goals to Toufic Alameddene and Alec Urosevski were the difference as Rockdale extended its undefeated run to three matches.

Rockdale paid the price for sloppy play in front of goal in the first half and were forced to fight back from 1-0 down when Peter Simonoski gave Wollongong the lead after 33 minutes.

The addition of former Stoke academy player Peter Makrillos made all the difference for Paul Reid’s Rockdale side as they came alive in the second stanza.

It was all one way traffic after the break as goals to Alameddene and Urosevski did enough for Rockdale to collect all three points.

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Sydney United 58 FC 4 - Sutherland Sharks 0 at Sydney United Football Centre

Sydney United 58 FC put in its best display of the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s season so far to record a 4-0 victory against a disappointing Sutherland Sharks side.

A brace to Chris Payne as well as goals to Nikola Taneski and Panni Nikas helped the Mark Rudan coached side to its second win of the season.

It was all one way traffic for United 58 as Sutherland struggled to find its way into the match.

It could’ve been worse for the Sharks if it wasn’t for the efforts of goal keeper Nathan Denham who was a stand out performer in a beaten side.

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