Round One of the PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s 2016 season kicked off in fine form with Blacktown City taking the top spot after week one.

There were some last-minute upsets and some convincing wins but Round 1 went a bit like this:

Parramatta FC 3

Blacktown Spartans FC 2

Blacktown Football Park

Parramatta FC pulled off a last minute 3-2 win to upset home team Blacktown Spartans. Parramatta seemed to be the sturdier side while Spartans looked like they had the potential but it wasn’t quite working for them.

 

Manly United FC 0

Sutherland Sharks FC 2

Cromer Park

Sutherland Sharks managed to pull a 2-0 win over Manly United proving lucky to keep a clean sheet with consistent pressure from Manly throughout the game.

 

Blacktown City FC 3

Sydney United 58 FC 2

Lilys Football Centre

2015 runners up, Blacktown City, took on Sydney United 58 and managed to start the season with a 3-2 win at home after City put Major, Macura and Gibbs to good use.

 

APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC 1

Sydney Olympic FC 1

Lambert Park

APIA Leichhardt drew 1-1 with Sydney Olympic after an intense game of football. Neither team was able to step up and take the win but both teams proved they’re serious contenders this season.

Credit: Football NSW
Credit: Football NSW

Rockdale City Suns FC 2

Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC 2

Ilinden Sports Centre

Rockdale shared points with Bonnyrigg in quite an eventful game of football. Bonnyrigg definitely fought hard to stay in the game after losing Nikola Zongic to a red card but two penalty shots worked in their favour to stay in the game. Rockdale could have stepped up to win but some clumsy tackles kept them from taking all three.

 

Wollongong Wolves FC 3

Hakoah Sydney City East FC 2

Win Stadium

Wollongong Wolves took a 3-2 win in their match up against newly promoted Hakoah Sydney City East. A goal after 35 seconds put Wolves in the lead but Hakoah fought back gaining an equalizer only 90 seconds later. The match was hard fought for both teams and we can expect to see more from them as the season progresses.

 

Round 2 should give us a better idea of what to expect this season and the match ups are as follows:

Sutherland Sharks FC v Blacktown City FC

Seymour Shaw

Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC v Blacktown Spartans FC

Bonnyrigg Sports Club

Hakoah Sydney City East FC v Rockdale City Suns FC

Hensley Athletic Field

Sydney Olympic FC v Manly United FC

Belmore Sports Ground

Parramatta FC v APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC

Melita Stadium

Sydney United 58 FC v Wollongong Wolves FC

Sydney United Sports Centre

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