Sydney United 58 FC enter Sunday’s mouth-watering grand final rematch with nemesis Blacktown City FC as the form team of the competition after securing their seventh straight win against Manly at the weekend 2-1.
Goals from Panny Nikas, albeit from a lucky deflection, and Matt Sim either side of the break secured the Reds all three points to move into second place on the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s 1 ladder on 21 points – two behind leaders Blacktown City.
Defence has been the key to the Reds revival conceding their first goal in 450 minutes of football late against Manly.
They will be out for some revenge against Blacktown who defeated them in last year’s grand final and eliminated them from the FFA Cup.
Meanwhile, Bonnyrigg fought back on three separate occasions to draw 3-3 with Sydney FC on Saturday. Hasan Jalloh’s double kept the White Eagles’ mini-revival alive as they prepare to face bottom placed Parramatta FC on Saturday.