March 23rd + 24th Results + Match Of The Round

Another week in football, another week of drama. Let’s get into it!

NPL 1
Sharks 1 – 2 APIA
Sydney 0 – 2 Marconi
Manly 2 – 2 Rangers
Olympic 3 – 3 Blacktown
Rockdale 0 – 3 Hakoah
SU58 2 – 2 Wolves

It was really hard this week to pick a match of the round. We had the great 2-2 draw between United and the Wolves, the 6 goal thriller of Olympic and Blacktown but this week it goes to Hakoah v Rockdale in a game that few would’ve predicted.

Rockdale had quite a few early chances in the match before Hakoah found the lead in the 39th minute through Nathan Roberts with a thunder of a shot into the side of the net. Norval would keep the hosts to 0 minutes later with a brilliant save off a free kick to take his side into the break with the lead.

A penalty scored 13 minutes after half time by Gauthier doubled his sides advantage. Urosevski would have a chance 10 minutes later but hit it wide of the mark before Norval kept his clean sheet hopes alive in the 838rd minute with a great low save.

Gauthier scored in added time to seal his sides 3-0 win and the 3 points.

Highlights:

NPL 2
Spirit 2 – 1 Tigers
St George 0 – 3 Bonnyrigg
Hills 3 – 2 NSM
Rams 0 – 4 WSW
Mounties 1 – 1 Spartans
St George FA 1 – 0 Canterbury
CCM 1 – 1 – Rydalmere

After a few whirlwind weeks of goals galore the teams decided to play a little more conservatively this week with only 20 goals being scored.

Match of the round goes to Hills v North Shore Mariners with the home side the victors in a thrilling match that saw 5 goals, 5 yellow cards and a red awarded to Forlico.

Spirit v Tigers Full Match

NPL 3
Dunbar 1 – 1 Hawkesbury
WNSW 2 – 3 GRM
Inter 1 – 1 Bankstown City
Dully 3 – 0 Camden
Bankstown United 3 – 1 Raiders
Sydney Uni 3 – 1 Parra
Rage v Stanmore (Washed Out)

Dulwich Hills 3-0 win over Camden earns them match of the round from The Clean Sheet, their second 3-0 win in a row at Arlington Oval.

Dully scored after just 3 minutes from a superb free kick by Crevani and Wells doubled their lead some 14 minutes later.

Dully were able to seal their win and clean sheet in the 83rd minute through star player Andreas Gomes with a great volley.

State League
It finally kicked off this week and before we get into the scores, take a guess at our match of the round pick…

Nepean 3 – 1 CCU
Prospect 2 – 2 Balmain
Fraser 3 – 1 Hurstville Minotaurs
Flame 0 – 7 Condors
Gazy 0 – 1 Hurstville ZFC
UNSW def Bye

And no, it doesn’t go to UNSW’s amazing win over the bye, who we are tipping to be told to leave at the end of the year, it’s none other than Flame v Condors.

I don’t think anyone saw this results coming, not even Condors themselves. Some great off season recruiting saw the club annihilate the South Coast side 7-0 in what is sure to be the largest margin of the season.

Everything went right for the Condors, whereas Flame crumbled and perhaps showing early worrying signs for the club. From what we’ve been told, one of their top recruits decided to leave the club and join a mid table IDL side…

In a sight rarely seen in football, two players on the pitch on the same team bagged a hat-trick. Kamara got one on debut as did Martinez. Gomes managed to find his way onto the scoresheet with a free kick.

Flame of course had their chances, the best coming from a penalty kick. As it would happen though, it hit the post and bounced out.

Image Credit: Western Condors





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