Deja vu: Stallions lose 2-0

In the exact same scoreline as the famous 1990 NSL grand final, Sydney Olympic defeated Marconi 2-0 at Marconi Stadium on Saturday night.

Goals to Spanish sensation Alejandro Sanchez-Lopez and Jason Madonis were the difference as Olympic made it four wins in a row to sit in equal first place on the ladder.

For Marconi, it was their second loss in four days after losing their postponed round three game against APIA Leichhardt on Wednesday 3-1.

The Stallions couldn’t capitalise on several first half chances to restore parity after conceding a goal in the first 30 seconds.

Madonis put the game beyond doubt with a strike from outside the box in the 60th minute.

Marconi coach Peter Tsekenis said: “We have a tough schedule coming up and it’s going to be difficult, but we will re-group, re-focus and come through this period because I really believe in this group. Once that happens we will be tough to beat.”

We have a tough schedule coming up and it’s going to be difficult, but we will re-group.

Marconi coach Peter Tsekenis
  • This Saturday, Marconi host Hakoah Sydney City East FC at Marconi Stadium. Kick-off: 7pm.

Finding form

The Western Sydney Wanderers kept their good form going with their third straight win in the NPL 2 on Sunday against the Blacktown Spartans. 

The 3-0 win moves the Wanderers into sixth place after six rounds after starting the season with three straight losses.

Early goals from Lachlan Scott and Abraham Majok put the red and black on the front foot before Majok sealed the result with his second goal.

For Scott it was the fourth consecutive game he had found the back of the net 

In the earlier games, the under-18s won 2-0 while the under-20s lost 3-1.

This Saturday the Wanderers travel to North Turramurra Recreation Area to face the Northern Tigers. Kick-off: 7pm. 

Great start

The SD Raiders just can’t stop scoring goals in the NPL 3 competition.

The league-leading Raiders remain undefeated after five rounds scoring a 4-2 win against Dunbar Rovers at Ernie Smith Reserve on Saturday night.

The Raiders sit in equal first position on the ladder on 13 points, but are first on goal differential following a massive 23 goals scored in the five matches played so far this season.

Their fourth win of the season didn’t come easy.

The visitors started the game strong and they were reduced to 10-men with Luke Mesiti being sent off.

But once Sebastian Malfara broke the deadlock the Raiders clicked in to gear and it was 3-0 at half time  – and win No.4 was well in hand.

Goran Ljuboja added a fourth goal in the second half to halt Dunbar’s second half surge.

  • This Saturday the SD Raiders play Hawkesbury City FC at David Bertenshaw Field. Kick-off: 5.30pm.