Round 18 Review – NPL Men’s NSW - NPL Men's NSW (2024)

Let’s check out the mini reviews from Round 18 of the National Premier Leagues Men’s NSW competition.

Manly United 1 v APIA Leichhardt FC 0 at Cromer Park – Full Match Report and Highlights

Manly United halted APIA Leichhardt FC’s run to the Premiership albeit temporarily following an enthralling 1-0 victory at Cromer Park thanks to a cheeky goal by Connor Rose.

The hosts handed their much fancied opponents littered with NPL stars their first loss on the road in seven games and in the process continued their own rich vein of form.

Sydney FC 2 v St George FC 1 at Ilinden Sports Centre – Full Match Report and Highlights

Sydney FC recorded a 2-1 win against St George FC at Ilinden Sports Centre on Friday night to ease its relegation worries for the time being.

The Sky Blues picked up their first win since round 5 with a gutsy effort. Promising young gun Mathias Macallister equalized in the eighth minute after the Saints took the lead via Troy Danaskos before Macallister sealed all three points with his strike from a corner in the 73rd minute to make it 2-1.

Sutherland Sharks 2 v Blacktown City 0 at Seymour Shaw – Full Match Report and Highlights

Sutherland Sharks recorded a huge victory to kick start their campaign to beat off relegation following a hard fought 2-0 victory over a high-flying Blacktown City outfit who were brought back down to earth at Seymour Shaw on Saturday.

City had the early possession, but Matthew Moric was on hand to put Sutherland ahead on the counter in only the 8th minute to stun visiting City before visiting skipper Mario Shabow up-ended Levi Sciurriaga midway through the second allowing Mitch Stamatellis to send Tristan Prendergast the wrong way and double the advantage and it was all she wrote as the Shire side won 2-0.

NWS Spirit FC 1 v Marconi 0 at Christie Park – Full Match Report and Highlights

NWS Spirit FC secured a 1-0 morale booster victory over the Marconi Stallions on Saturday night at Christie Park making it a great week for the hosts who only a few days ago secured its place in the Australia Cup Round of 32.

It was a hard-fought battle between the two, with both sides recovering from mid-week Australia Cup matches.

While they had to wait 71 minutes for it, the home fans erupted at the only goal of the match from Ollie Wiggins, which was enough for the hosts to secure three points.

Hills United 2 v Central Coast Mariners 0 at Landen Stadium – Full Match Report and Highlights

Hills United secured a vital 3 points on Saturday night at Landen Stadium after defeating the Central Coast Mariners 2-0 that condemned the visitors to bottom of the ladder.

Cameron Philip opened the scoring in the 9th minute before Nicolai Muller iced the game in the 50th minute as all three points went the way of the hosts.

St George City 0 v Wollongong Wolves 2 at Penshurst Park – Full Match Report and Highlights

Wollongong Wolves recorded a 2-0 victory against St George City at Penshurst Park thanks to a goal in each half in what was a highly tactical and tight encounter.

The first was to Jake Trew in the first half, while the second came right at the death through Yagoub Mustafa who had worked tirelessly all night.

Sydney United 58 0 v Sydney Olympic 1 at Sydney United Sports Centre – Full Match Report and Highlights

Sydney Olympic edged out Sydney United 58 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Sydney United Sports Centre in what was a crucial win for the team following a string of recent disappointing results.

The match was a tense battle between the sides, and there were plenty of chances for both.

However, Olympic’s ever reliable striker Roy O’Donovan scored the winning goal for Olympic late in the first half.

Rockdale Ilinden 3 v Western Sydney Wanderers 2 at Ilinden Sports Centre – Full Match Report and Highlights

Rockdale Ilinden have clinched a vital victory at Rockdale Ilinden Sports Centre, prevailing 3-2 over a spirited Western Sydney Wanderers to go four points clear at the top of the ladder.

It was the Wanderers who opened the scoring with a clinical finish from Dallo Sandy after a clever flick on from Awan Lual to release him in behind, before the away side stunned Rockdale by doubling their lead courtesy of a Lual finish off a deep cross from Phillip Gigliotti.

However, the Rockdale comeback began shortly after, with a deft header from Lochlan Constable clinching a goal back just before the halftime break.

In the second stanza, goals to Hunter Elliott and Blake Ricciuto sealed the three points for Rockdale, as the home fans erupted following the dramatic, late comeback.

Round 18 Review – NPL Men’s NSW - NPL Men's NSW (2024)
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