Local teams enter derby in top form

Marconi and Sydney United 58 play on Sunday. Picture: Football NSW
Marconi and Sydney United 58 play on Sunday. Picture: Football NSW

A clinical second half from Sydney United 58 FC secured their third straight win of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men's 1 competition at the weekend against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

The see-sawing 4-2 win sets up a mouth watering clash with neighbours Marconi on Sunday who head into the first derby of the season off the back of a 3-0 win against the Mt Druitt Town Rangers.

For the second week in a row under interim coach Anthony Crea, the Reds found the back of the net four times - non better than Devante Clut's early equaliser from outside the box.

Trailing 2-1 at the break, the home team clicked into gear in the second half with Matt Sim, Patrick Antelmi and Jackson Khoury scoring goals. For Antelmi, it is his fifth goal in three games since returning from an A-League stint.

The Stallions were equally impressive in their dominant win which was set up with three goals inside the first 30-minutes.

Midfielder Martin Fernandez's thunderbolt into the top left corner from 30-yards-out underlined his potential as an A-League star of the future. He was joined on the scoresheet by Anthony Frangie and Nathan Millgate.

With only four rounds remaining of the rebooted NPL season, the top-five - which includes United and Marconi - are separated by only three-points. A win would see the fourth-placed Stallions jump the second-placed Reds.

  • Sydney United 58 FC play the Marconi Staliions on Sunday at Sydney United Sport Centre. Kick-off: 3pm.