Despite picking up 10 points in their past four games, Marconi suddenly find themselves outside the National Premier Leagues NSW Men's top five after a 3-1 loss to Sydney Olympic on Saturday night at Marconi Stadium. A brace to Alejandro Sanchez helped the reigning champions break the Stallion's four-game unbeaten streak and leapfrog them into fifth place on 14 points after nine rounds.
Win No.5 seemed to be on track for the home team when Anthony Frangie finished off a Mirijan Pavlovic cross inside the opening two minutes. But Olympic replied instantly through Sanchez and took their opportunities in the second half to secure all three points.
Marconi coach Peter Tsekenis said they were "below par." "At 1-1 we made an error at the back which let them into the game. The difference was the clinical finishing of one player [Sanchez].It doesnt help to concede like we did after scoring our goal which was a well-taken goal," he said.
- This Sunday (3pm), Marconi play Blacktown at Lily Homes Stadium.