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Dejan Kalinic takes you through all the action from the New South Wales Premier League grand final

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DEJAN KALINIC


Results

Bonnyrigg White Eagles 0-2 Marconi Stallions

THE WEEKEND STORY

A second-half brace from Nathan Elasi led Marconi Stallions to a shock 2-0 win over the Bonnyrigg White Eagles in the grand final on Monday. The former Melbourne Victory striker opened the scoring just after the hour-mark with a fine finish into the bottom corner. As the minor premiers pushed for an equaliser, the Stallions were reduced to 10 men when Andrew Mailer picked up his second yellow card. Despite Bonnyrigg's best efforts, Marconi found the sealer in the fourth minute of additional time as Elasi netted on the counter-attack to collect man-of-the-match honours.

THE FINALS

Week one

Elimination final: South Coast Wolves 1-2 Blacktown City

Qualifying final: Sydney Olympic 0-2 Marconi Stallions

Week two

Major semi-final: Bonnyrigg White Eagles 1-0 Marconi Stallions

Minor semi-final: Sydney Olympic 0-1 Blacktown City

Preliminary Final

Marconi Stallions 4-2 Blacktown City

Grand Final

Bonnyrigg White Eagles 0-2 Marconi Stallions

GOALS

20 – Robert YOUNIS (Bonnyrigg White Eagles)

13 – Panni NIKAS (Sutherland Sharks)

12 – Joey GIBBS (Marconi Stallions)

10 – Phil MAKRYS (Sydney Olympic), Nathan ELASI (Marconi Stallions)

PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEKEND

Nathan Elasi

Needing someone other than the ever-reliable Joey Gibbs to stand up, the Stallions got their standout display from Elasi. A brace saw the 22-year-old pick up the Robbie Slater Medal and lead his team to victory - one they were underdogs to claim against the Bonnyrigg White Eagles.

AFTERTHOUGHTS

The title had been Bonnyrigg's to lose after their stellar performances during the season. But they were unable to produce their best in front of their home fans. The Stallions had not scored in their three previous meetings with the White Eagles this season, but Elasi helped change that. It will be a long off-season for Bonnyrigg.

THE NUMBERS

7 – the number of games Bonnyrigg had won in a row heading into the grand final.

10 – the number of goals Elasi scored in the league this season

TWEET OF THE WEEK (#NSWPL)

@tpignata9:
"Congrats to Marconi Stallions and @CasserlyLuke #NSWPL Champions 2012"

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