Australian Soccer

1994-95 Season Round 16 Matches

Round 16 of the Australian NSL championship (games played 29/1/1995)

Sydney United		1	-	Sydney Olympic		0
(Tony Popovic 20)

SU : Kalac, Popovic, Kupresak, M Babic, Stanton, Bilokapic (Petkovic 72),
     Moric, Hristodoulou, Naumovski, Lamond, Milicic (Jermen 88)

SO : Gibson, Spyridakos, Meredith, Radic, Barrett, Milosevic (Augerinos 57),
     Tsekenis, Maloney, Johnson, Smith, Bacak (Caleta 70)

[United were thwarted for most of the game by Sydney Olympic's Mike Gibson
 in goal. Were it not for him Milicic and Lamond would proabably have put
 tha game beyond doubt in the first half. As it was Olympic stubborn
 resistance gave them the undying hope of a draw and a subsequent shootout.
 Unfortunately the three-pronged strikeforce of Smith Bacak and Maloney
 rarely got the oppertunity to threaten Zeljko Kalac.]

Melbourne SC		1	-	Adelaide City		0
(Harry Ngata 52)

MZ : Kourtis, Kuleski, Jolevski, Della Rocca, Trajkovski, Karkaletsis,
     Banini (Emmanuelle 29), Enes, Ngata, Tricarico (Lazarevski 74), Zinni

AC : Petkovic, Ivanovic, Melta, Tobin, Vidmar, Foster, Mullen,
     Talladira (Goutzioulis 60), Lozanovski (Gibson 45), Hassell, Mori

[Adelaide City were done by a team more enthusiastic and City themselves
 were somewhat lacklustre, although it has to be said there were oppertunities
 enough for them to win. Not only is this the Melbourne sides first win over
 the 'other' Zebras in 10 years but it also marks the first goal for the Kiwi
 international, Ngata. Apparently this match was alo instructive for the
 bizarre away strip Adelaide and red (blech!)]

West Adelaide		1	-	Melbourne Knights	1
(West Adelaide win 3-2 on penalties)
(Jose Iriarte 74)			(Robbie Slager 67 og)

WA : Blazincic, Hooker, Haniotis, Slager, Lazaridis, Slifkas,
     Andrioli (Alagich 83), Keramidas (Tsekenis 92), Cardozo,
     Ndongo-Keller, Iriarte

MK : Juric, Horvat, Z Markovski, D Cervinsky, Buljubasic, Silic, Lapsansky,
     Biskic, Pondeljak, Spiteri, Viduka

[Melbourne had a golden oppertunity to retake the lead with Adelaide City's
 shock loss but suffered from a continuing lack of form...well that's a bit
 harsh since they haven't actually played badly, the og came from a deflected
 Mark Viduka shot and there were other chances. It was Slifkas who delivered
 the cross for Iriarte to equalise and send the game into the shootout in which
 the Knights missed two shots and had one saved.]

Morwell Falcons		2	-	South Melbourne		2
(John Markovski 22)			(Ivan Kelic 23, 91)
(Claudio Canosa 50)
(South Melbourne win 4-2 on penalties)

MF : Matassa, Douglas, Canosa, Upton, Waddell, Marcina, Stergioupoulos,
     Sevin, Tapai, Markovski (Armstrong 79 (Sent off 91)), Spink

SM : Mautone, Durakovic, Petersen, Muscat, Davidson, Kuzmanovic, Boutsianis,
     Polak (Wade 61), Awaritefe, Trimboli, Kelic

[Sydney Olympic old boy Ivan Kelic scores a last gasp equaliser after Armstrong
 slung Boutsianis to the ground. Canosa also had a 69th minute goal disallowed
 for a foul on the keeper. This same keeper, Mautone, haunted his former club
 by saving 2 penalties to give South Melbourne the extra point and leave the
 Falcons ruing lost oppertunities.]

Parramatta Eagles	0	-	Marconi-Fairfield	1
					(Mike Smith 84)

PE : Franken, G Souris, Sprod, Gwynne, Orlic (sent off 76), Ciantar, Renaud,
     Mendez, Brayshaw, Reda (Falzon 61), Gunning

MF : Pogliacomi, Gray, van Egmond, Holst, Smith, Talay, Bingley, McCulloch,
     Iocca (Soper59), Taliadoros, Corica

[An influential Ian Gray kept Marconi's defence tight and thwarted the
 efforts of a tireless Gunning and the skilful play of Mendez. However it
 was speedy Smith who brought home the Marconi bacon with Corica passing
 to Smith who unleased a powerful drive past Tony Franken late in the game.]

Wollongong City		2	-	Brisbane Strikers	0
(Pat Bradley 52)
(Adrian Cervinsky 65)

WC : Hughes, Murray, O'Shea, Dihm, Bourke, Cellini (Bonetig 75), Bradley,
     Horsley, Dimoski, Coveny, A Cervinski (Middleby 82)

BS : Bolton, Jackson, Hunter, Stowell, Phillips, Evans (Ditton 67),
     Slater (S Cranney 67), Zoricich, T Cranney, Wright, Brown

[Wollongong dominated this match, eventhough the first half was rather slow
 they turned up the pace in the second and had a plethora (nice word..I don't
 use it often) chances and were unlucky not to score more. In contrast Brisbane
 created few chances Chris Slaters early chance, had it been taken, might
 have turned the game.]