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Dejan Kalinic and David Manuca take you through all the action from Round 6 of the New South Wales Premier League

ANALYSIS
By Dejan Kalinic and David Manuca

Results

Blacktown Spartans 1-4 Sutherland Sharks, Parramatta FC 0-2 Blacktown City, Marconi Stallions 4-3 South Coast Wolves, APIA Leichhardt Tigers 2-1 Sydney Olympic, Rockdale City Suns 2-1 Manly United, Sydney United 58 1-0 Bonnyrigg White Eagles

THE WEEKEND STORY

League leaders the Bonnyrigg White Eagles have seen their winning start to the season come to an end. After five straight wins, the White Eagles suffered a tight 1-0 loss at Sydney United 58. Marconi recorded a thrilling 4-3 win at home to South Coast Wolves, withstanding late pressure from the visitors for a narrow victory. At the other end of the table, the Rockdale City Suns edged Manly United 2-1 in former Sydney FC captain Mark Rudan's first game in charge. Panny Nikas continued his good form, netting a brace to see the Sutherland Sharks to a 4-1 hammering of the Blacktown Spartans. Blacktown City brushed past struggling Parramatta 2-0, while APIA Leichhardt were surprise 2-1 winners at home to Sydney Olympic.


THE STANDINGS
 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

1

Bonnyrigg White Eagles

6

5

0

1

14

6

+8

15

2

South Coast Wolves

6

4

0

2

14

9

+5

12

3

Blacktown City

6

3

3

0

11

7

+4

12

4

Marconi Stallions

6

3

2

1

10

6

+4

11

5

Sydney United 58

6

3

2

1

7

5

+2

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney Olympic

6

3

1

2

8

7

+1

10

7

Sutherland Sharks

6

2

3

1

9

8

+1

9

8

APIA Leichhardt

6

2

1

3

8

9

-1

7

9

Blacktown Spartans

6

1

1

4

8

13

-5

4

10

Rockdale City Suns

6

1

1

4

6

12

-6

4

11

Manly United

6

0

3

3

8

13

-5

3

                   

12

Parramatta FC

6

0

1

5

2

10

-8

1

GOALS

7 - Robert YOUNIS (Bonnyrigg White Eagles)

5 - Panny NIKAS (Sutherland Sharks)

4 - Ryuji MIYAZAWA (Blacktown City), Peter SIMONOSKI (South Coast Wolves), Andrew BEVIN (APIA Leichhardt)

3 - Nathan ELASI (Marconi Stallions), Chris GOMEZ (Blacktown Spartans), Luka GLAVAS (Sydney United 58), Chris PAYNE (Manly United), Matthew BAILEY (Sutherland Sharks), Keith SHEVLIN (Marconi Stallions), Mark PICCIOLINI (South Coast Wolves)


PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEKEND

Sydney United 58

Bonnyrigg White Eagles' winning start to the season came to an abrupt end on the weekend when Sydney United pulled off a fantastic performance to defeat the White Eagles 1-0 in a very tight contest. Elsid Barkhousir's goal on 66 minutes was enough to separate the two sides with United moving back into the top-five with a hard-fought three points. Despite the loss, Bonnyrigg remain first on the table, three points ahead of South Coast Wolves.

AFTERTHOUGHTS

"A huge result for Sydney United 58 against Bonnyrigg marked the highlight of the weekend. Without Steve Hayes and Ben Vidaic, it was left to Elsid Barkhousir to net a 66th-minute winner. It ended Bonnyrigg's perfect start to the season. Meanwhile, former Central Coast Mariners and North Queensland Fury midfielder Panny Nikas continued his bright start to the campaign, taking his tally for the season to five goals with a brace in Sutherland's win."
- Dejan

"The big talking point of the round was Sydney United's win over Bonnyrigg White Eagles, but another one was Mark Rudan's first game in charge of Rockdale City Suns, ending in victory over Manly United. Rudan took over mid-week from Wally Savor and helped guide Rockdale to their first win of the season."
- David

THE NUMBERS

21 - the impressive number of goals scored in Round 6.

1 -
the number of teams still unbeaten [Blacktown City].

2 - the number of winless teams left.

4 - the number of games the Sutherland Sharks have gone without losing.

TWEETS OF THE WEEK (#NSWPL)

@MatthewRT: "Interview I did last night with Mark Rudan after the #NSWPL match between Rockdale and Manly. http://youtu.be/sI59goujSOA"

@David8Clarkson: ""@AustFootball: @MarkRudan Congratulations on the coaching role with Rockdale City Suns and Good Luck!! #nswpl" well done mate. All the best"

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