LAST year's premiers Bonnyrigg White Eagles are starting to warm to the task of defending their National Premier League's NSW Men's Elite 1 title.
The defending premiers defeated Manly 3-0 at the weekend to notch up their fourth win in a row — and their fourth win without conceding a goal.
Matthew Nash's perfect 90 minutes in goals (including a save from a penalty) on Saturday means they have not conceded a goal for 398 minutes.
The White Eagles have conceded only 10 goals in total in 13 games this season.
The win keeps them in third place on the ladder; three points behind leaders Blacktown Spartans.
They didn't have it all their own way against the struggling Manly who missed a penalty and looked dangerous on their raids forward. Two goals in the final five minutes flattered the hosts who looked disjointed at times with the ball.
This week they take on rivals Sydney United 58 FC who lost 3-1 to Rockdale at the weekend.
Meanwhile the Marconi Stallions won the "Italian Derby" against the APIA-Leichhardt Tigers 1-0 on Saturday night.
New coach Paul Carter made it two wins from as many starts as a MarcoSama strike mid way through the second half was enough to give them all three points.
The Stallions remain in seventh spot on 17 points.
This week the Stallions play the second placed Blacktown City FC on Sunday afternoon.