Australian Soccer

1994-95 Season Round 14 Matches

Round 14 of the Australian NSL championship (games played 21-22/1/1995)

Marconi-Fairfield	0	-	West Adelaide		0
(Marconi win 4-2 on penalties)

MF : Pogliacomi, Colombo, Dee, Holst, Smith, Bingley, McCulloch,
     deMarigny (Robertson 32), Corica, Iocca, Taliadoros

WA : Blazincic, Hooker, Slager, Tibaldi, Kokkinoplitas (Alagich 60),
     Andrioli, Cardozo, Slifkas, Lazaridis, Iriarte (Tsekenis 83), 

[Well Marconi finally hit some form coming up against the team which defeated
 the mighty Adelaide City in the previous round. Unfortunately all of that
 form was not enough to win the game and again the shootout was needed to
 decide the match. The shootout proved a disaster for the Sharks as their
 first two players missed and the third kick was saved but a retake was
 ordered which was slotted in by Brazilian Ayrton Andrioli. Still it was too
 late and Kimon Taliadoros hit the winner past Blazincic.]

Adelaide City		3	-	Sydney United		0
(Damien Mori 4)
(Goran Lozanovski 22)
(Sergio Melta 80)

AC : Petkovic, Ivanovic, Melta, Tobin, Vidmar, Lozanovski (Gibson 67),
     Talladira, Mullen, Foster, Mori, Hassell (Goutzioulis 53)

SU : Kalac, Stanton, Kupresak, Rudan, Bilokapic (Vrkic 60), Moric,
     Hristodoulou, Petkovic, Plesa (Milicic 45), Jermen, Zdrilic

[Adelaide City have taken top spot in the ladder, thanks to the Knights
 result, with an emphatic display over an understrength Sydney United side
 whose Olympic tournament participants were less fit to take their place
 than Lozanovski and Hassell in the Adelaide side. Mori again showed he is
 capable of handling the extra burden after fellow goal scoring ace Carl
 Veart left before the season began and lobbed the 202cm Kalac for an early
 lead. A deflection off Lozanovski's shot (god knows off who) and a perfect
 header from the completely unmarked ~36 year-old Melta rounded off a
 great win.]

Morwell Falcons		2	-	Heidelberg United	1
(Warren Spink 1)			(Sasho Despotovski 74)
(Pablo Ferriera 57)

MF : Matassa, Parton, Upton, Canosa, Sevin, Waddell, Douglas, Tapai,
     Bothwell (Ferriera 12), Markovski, Spink

HU : Miller, Scott, Georgiadis, Koutos, Ardone (Despotovski 74), Tsolakis,
     Watson, Karapatsos, MacNicol, Gnjidic, Vlahos

[Morwell coach Bobby McLachlan thought his side would either win 6-0 or be
 given a real fright. As it turned out they squandered a fistful of shooting
 oppertunities only to find that substitute Despotovski defelected a corner
 for a goal with his first touch. Luckily for the Falcons a shootout was not
 needed as their numerous shootouts tend to end in the oppositions favour.]

Sydney Olympic		1	-	Parramatta Eagles	2
(Glen Johnson 48)			(Glen Sprod 33)
					(Geoff Gunning 55)

SO : Gibson, Spyridakos, Meredith (Caleta 69), Sorras, Juric, Augerinos, Lee,
     Barrett (sent off 56), Milosevic, Maloney (Bacak 45), Johnson

PE : Franken, Gwynne, Orlic, G Souris, Moffitt (Mendez 59), Ciantar, Reda,
     Renaud, Sprod (Haythornthwaite 81), Brayshaw, Gunning 

[The Eagles reversed the result from their second round encounter and
 deserved victory. Gunning was on form and while the late inclusion of
 Bacak sparked an Olympic revival the bringing on of Mendez was enough
 to tilt the balance back to Parramatta and they ran out their victory

Melbourne Knights	0	-	Wollongong City		1
					(Pat Bradley 27)

MK : Juric, Horvat, deAmicis, D Cervinsky, Buljubasic (Tiatto 45),
     Silic, Marth, Grganovic, Lapsansky, Spiteri, Pondeljak (Viduka 45)

WC : Hughes, Murray, O'Shea, Bourke, Dimoski, Dihm, Horsley, Bonetig,
     Bradley, Coveny, Middleby

[Mirko Bazic was upset at having lost 5 players to the Olympic tournament
 and blamed his loss on the ASF rather then the Wolves. Personally I have
 very little time for a man who needs an interpreter to speak to the media
 and an administration who bleats incessantly whenever they lose about some
 injustice or other. They have a great squad and a good youth policy and
 none of that was good enough as Pat Bradley headed in a goal after a rebound
 from his own shot. The Knights piled on the pressure but the Wollongong
 defence, especially 'keeper Hughes, stood firm and won the day.]

South Melbourne		1	-	Brisbane Strikers	0
(Mike Petersen 64)

SM : Mautone, Davidson, Durakovic, Kuzmanovic, Muscat, Awaritefe, Petersen,
     Polak, Boutsianis, Trimboli (Wade 85), Kelic

BS : Bolton, Jackson, Zoricich, Hunter, Evans, T Cranney, Williams,
     Ditton (Hutchison 78), Phillips, Slater (Wright 45), Brown

[Well I have to hand it to the Souths, they have found a winning streak and
 one can't help but wonder whether they may not figure in the playoffs after
 all. A tough away fixture at Morwell next week will tell much about the
 form of this team but perhaps Frank Arok has finally found a winning
 formula. The Strikers can be happy not to have lost by more after Olyroo
 keeper Clint Bolton was again playing well making an excellent string of