Twin wins ahead of first big derby

“We had a chat at half-time and made one adjustment and it worked wonders. We knew we had to work harder and we did that in the right areas,"  Peter Tsekenis said.
“We had a chat at half-time and made one adjustment and it worked wonders. We knew we had to work harder and we did that in the right areas," Peter Tsekenis said.

Marconi and Sydney United enter the first derby of the season off the back of much-needed wins at the weekend. 

Two-goal hero: Mirjan Pavlovic netted twice for the home team as Marconi moved into eighth spot and only two points from third on the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s 1 ladder. Pictures: Football NSW

Two-goal hero: Mirjan Pavlovic netted twice for the home team as Marconi moved into eighth spot and only two points from third on the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s 1 ladder. Pictures: Football NSW

The Stallions second win of the season was set up by goals to Mirjan Pavlovic either side of the break as they defeated Hakoah Sydney City 3-1 at Marconi Stadium on Saturday night. 

Marko Jesic's goal moments after the restart restored the hosts advantage after Hakoah's Shohei Okhuno equalised for the visitors going into half-time.

"The confidence it gives the team is very important," Marconi Stallions coach Peter Tsekenis said of the win.

Meanwhile, Sydney United 58 FC bounced back from their first loss of the season last week to score a last-gasp 3-2 win against Sutherland on Saturday night. Tariq Maia headed home a 93rd minute winner after Glen Trifiro's two goals were cancelled out by goals to Jeremy Cox and a Raul Romero.

  • Marconi Stallions v Sydney United 58, Saturday April 13, Marconi Stadium. Kick-off | 7pm.