APIA Leichhardt Tigers 1 (Anthony Hartshorn 9’)
Sutherland Sharks 1 (Chris Price 29’)
@ Lambert Park

The Sharks were forced to dig deep on Good Friday and come from behind to share the spoils at Lambert Park against A.P.I.A. Leichhardt Tigers.

Trailing 1-0 after nine minutes, following Anthony Hartshorn’s well-taken header from a Stephen Kayes cross, the Sharks drew level in the 29th minute.

Panni Nikas combined well with Chris Price to send the latter through on goal as Price kept his cool to round goalkeeper Stefan Giglio before slotting home.

The Tigers had chances to win the match late on, but Sharks goalkeeper Nathan Denham was in great touch, denying the Tigers and salvaging top-spot on the ladder for Sutherland.


Manly United FC 0
Rockdale City Suns 1
(Sash Tirovski (pen) 67’)
@ Cromer Park

On Saturday evening at Cromer Park, Rockdale City Suns scored their first win of 2011, defeating Manly United FC 1-0.

A second-half penalty from Sash Tirovski handed the Suns a 1-0 win, a much-needed confidence booster for Lee Sterrey’s men.

In a topsy-turvy encounter, where both sides dominated proceedings at different stages, the Suns held their nerve to seal the win that sees the side move off bottom-spot on the league table.


Bankstown City 1 (Aman Hadid 24’)
Blacktown City 3 (Travis Major 32’52’, Mitchell Long 44’)
@ Jensen Park

At Jensen Park, defending champions Blacktown City FC notched up their first win of the season with a very hard-fought 3-1 defeat of Bankstown City.

Aman Hadid had the home side ahead on 24 minutes as he got in behind the Blacktown City defence to slot home.

The lead was short-lived as Travis Major was on hand to drive home following a goalmouth scramble to draw the two sides level on 31 minutes.

 On the stroke of half time, Mitchell Long had the champions ahead with a well-taken goal, breaking the spirits of the Bankstown City players.

Despite the Lions’ best efforts, Travis Major’s 52nd-minute free-kick gave the visitors a two-goal lead, one that Mark Crittenden’s men cleverly administered for the side’s first three-pointer of the season.


Marconi Stallions 0
Bonnyrigg White Eagles 0
@ Marconi Stadium

On Easter Monday at Marconi Stadium, the Stallions played 50 minutes against defending Premiers Bonnyrigg White Eagles with 10-men following the dismissal of Matthew Mayora prior to the interval.

In a very tightly contested match where the White Eagles made most of the running, Marconi remained organised in defence and continually frustrated their opponent.

Nathan Elasi created two clear scoring chances in the second period, along with Daniel Severino’s constant threat via the set-piece, though Nahuel Arrarte nearly stole the points for the Stallions eight minutes from time with an exceptional run out of midfield.

The Stallions captain cleverly beat three markers to go one-on-one with Phil Zabaks, though from a tight angle and on his weaker left foot, Arrarte failed to hit the target.

In the end, a very important point for the Stallions, meanwhile Bonnyrigg remains winless in 2011 with four draws from as many matches to-date.


Parramatta FC 0
Sydney Olympic 1
(Alex Smith 8’)
@ Melita Stadium

Sydney Olympic bounced back to winning ways at Melita Stadium with a narrow 1-0 victory over Parramatta FC.

Robert Mileski set the scene for Alex Smith in the eighth minute with a tantalising through ball.

Smith beat the offside trap and coolly slotted past Anthony Costa to open the scoring and maintain his exceptional run of goals in this early part of the season.

Sydney Olympic did control proceedings but were forced to sweat it out by a very good counter-attacking side.

Parramatta FC’s Kataiba Elrich should have grabbed the equaliser in the closing stages, however volleyed his effort over the crossbar with the outside of his boot from six yards, much to the disbelief of the Parramatta FC supporters.


Sydney United 2 (Luka Glavas 9’, Ben Vidaic 23’)
South Coast Wolves 0
@ Sydney United Sports Centre

Sydney United kept the pressure on Sutherland Sharks with a very impressive showing in their 2-0 defeat of South Coast Wolves.

Luka Glavas and Ben Vidaic led the strike force for Jean Paul DeMarigny’s side, scoring a goal each in the first-half to set up the win.

Trailing Sutherland Sharks by one-point on the ladder, the Reds still have a match in hand following the rescheduling of their clash with Bonnyrigg White Eagles due to a waterlogged pitch last weekend.  

-By Joseph Carlucci


NSW Premier League Table @ Round 5

POS

 

TEAM

P

W

L

D

F

A

GD

PTS

1

 

Sutherland Sharks

5

3

0

2

8

5

3

11

2

 

Sydney United

4

3

0

1

11

3

8

10

3

 

Sydney Olympic

5

3

1

1

7

3

4

10

4

 

Bankstown City

5

2

2

1

5

7

-2

7

5

 

APIA Leichhardt Tigers

5

1

1

3

7

7

0

6

6

 

South Coast Wolves

5

2

3

0

6

10

-4

6

7

 

Marconi Stallions

4

1

1

2

5

4

1

5

8

 

Bonnyrigg White Eagles

4

0

0

4

3

3

0

4

9

 

Blacktown City FC

5

1

3

1

6

7

-1

4

10

 

Manly United FC

5

0

1

4

7

8

-1

4

11

 

Rockdale City Suns

4

1

2

1

3

8

-5

4

12

 

Parramatta FC

5

0

3

2

4

7

-3

2

 
NSW Premier League Round 6 Fixtures

TIME

HOME TEAM

 

AWAY TEAM

VENUE

 

7:00 PM
Sat 30/Apr

 

 

Bonnyrigg White Eagles

vs

Rockdale City Suns

 

 

Bonnyrigg Sports Club

 

7:00 PM
Sat 30/Apr

 

 

Sutherland Sharks

vs

Bankstown City

 

 

Seymour Shaw Park

 

3:00 PM
Sun 1/May

 

 

South Coast Wolves

vs

Marconi Stallions

 

 

John Crehan Park

 

3:00 PM
Sun 1/May

 

 

APIA Leichhardt Tigers

vs

Sydney Olympic

 

 

Lambert Park

 

3:00 PM
Sun 1/May

 

 

Blacktown City FC

vs

Sydney United

 

 

Lily Homes

 

3:00 PM
Sun 1/May

 

 

Parramatta FC

vs

Manly United FC

 

 

Melita Stadium