Australian Soccer

1994-95 Season Round 21 Matches

Round 21 of the Australian NSL championship (games played 3-5/3/1995)

South Melbourne		1	-	Parramatta Eagles	1
(Eagles win 4-2 on penalties)
(Steve Panopoulos 49)			(Tom Haythornthwaite 61)

SM : Mautone, Kuzmanovic, Valkanis, Muscat (Lucchetta 8), Anthopoulos,
     Panopoulos, Boutsianis (Mihaloglou 69), Petersen, Trimboli, Polak, Kelic

PE : Franken, P Souris, Gwynne (Haythornthwaite 58), Moffitt, Sprod, Reveley,
     O'Donnell, G Souris, Gilbert, Gunning, Reda

[Rale Rasic, the only coach to take Australia to the World Cup finals, was
 sacked from Parramatta and Washington Gonzales, his replacement, gave
 the Eagles their first points for 7 rounds. Well Haythornthwaite had a bit
 to do with it too when he equalised with a low shot past the keeper. Souths
 who've been making a run up the ladder had a penalty claim denied on 86
 minutes, but Parramatta were unlucky themselves when Michael Reda had the
 goal at his mercy. The Eagles scored all of their penalties but Mihaloglou
 shot high and Franken saved from Panopoulos.]

Sydney Olympic		0	-	Adelaide City		2
					(Damien Mori 72)
					(Craig Foster 79)

SO : M Gibson (sent off 67), Juric, Sorras, Barrett, Meredith (Augerinos 77),
     Milosevic, Maloney, Caleta, Johnson, Tome, Poimer (Bouhoutsos 67)

AC : Petkovic, Ivanovic, Tobin, Melta, Vidmar, Lozanovski, Talladira, J Gibson
     Foster (Goutzioulis 83), Mori, Hassell

[Mike Gibson was Olympic's leading light and his dismissal after he fouled
 Damien Mori was eventually Olympic's downfall. The susequent penalty struck
 the post but minutes later Mori put City ahead and Foster sealed the win
 for the rain sodden visitors.]

West Adelaide		0	-	Sydney United		2
					(Tony Popovic 21)
					(Robert Stanton 29)

WA : Blazincic, Hooker, Kokkinoplitis, Haniotis (Alagich 27), Lazaridis,
     Keramidas (Tsekinis 30), Andrioli, Iriarte, Ndongo-Keller, Cardozo,

SU : Kalac, Popovic, Stanton, Kupresak, M Babic, Naumovski,
     Bilokapic (Vrkic 80), Petkovic, Hristodoulou, Milicic (S Babic 74),

[United had the early running and duly took the lead and then showed their
 defence was up to the task also as they repelled the Sharks' efforts thanks
 mainly to the increasingly Soccerooesque defence. The early substitutions
 for Adelaide were due to injury and left little room for adjustment later
 in the game.]

Brisbane Strikers	4	-	Heidelberg United	1
(Alan Hunter 55 pk)			(Robert Despotovski 6)
(Chris Slater 63)
(Brad Ditton 74)
(Rod Brown 80)

BS : Bolton, Williams, Stowell (Hutchison 84), Hunter, S Cranney, Slater,
     Phillips, Ditton, Zoricich, Wright (Evans 71), Brown

HU : Miller, Watson, Koutos, Scott, Ardone (Vasiliadis 78), Vlahos, Wade,
     Georgiadis, Despotovski (Kiratzoglou 53), Psarros, MacNicol

[The Bergers got off to a dream start with a crisp first timer from an
 Ardone cross. Alan Hunter showed the kind of determination which tends
 to win games in these situations, and won a penalty for a push in the
 back by Angelo Koutos and converted it himself. After that the Strikers
 found thier groove and went on with the job of winning. A poor start for
 Paul Wade at his new club.]

Melbourne Knights	6	-	Morwell Falcons		2
(Mark Viduka 9, 44, 75, 81)		(Ernie Tapai 2, 65)
(Lubjomir Lapsansky 39)
(Joe Spiteri 84)

MK : Juric, Horvat, De Amicis, D Cervinski, Z Markovski, Tiatto, Silic,
     Pondeljak (Grganovic 45), Lapsansky, Spiteri, Viduka

MF : Matassa, Sevin, Parton, Miller, Geri, Upton (sent off 70), Spink, Tapai,
     Marcina, Stergioupoulos, Bothwell

[Bugger Andy Cole at MU, we got Viduka. Actually the game started off
 spectacular with an outrageous goal from nearer halfway than the box by
 Tapai. The Knights fans were soon cheering again when their hero headed
 in the equaliser. When Upton was sent off for a tackle on Mark Silic the
 Falcons lost the plot and conceded 3 goals in 20 minutes giving the
 Knights a big win and Viduka a nice cushion atop the goalscorers chart.]

Wollongong City		0	-	Melbourne SC		3
					(Robert Enes 4)
					(Zoran Trajcevski 43)
					(Andrew Zinni 53)

WC : Hughes (Stojkovic 85), Murray, O'Shea, Forshaw, Bourke, Bradley, Ricoy,
     Macolino (Bonetig 45), Cellini (Middleby 45), A Cervinski, Coveny

MZ : Kourtis, Kuleski, Della Rocca, Trajkovski, Banini, Jolevski, Enes, Ngata,
     Trajcevski, Zinni, Tricarico

[Melbourne SC played with the wind at their backs literally (well for the
 first half) and wind in their sails metaphorically. Young Robbie Enes
 marked himself as a truly bright prospect with a clever lob to open the
 scoring. The Wolves were lacking Horsley and Dimoski through suspension
 and were basically lacking cohesion, something coach David Ratcliffe sought
 to rectify with extra training sessions.]