1995 National Soccer League results
1995/1996 Season Round 04 Results
written by Thomas Esamie

Played (20/10/1995), Brandon Park
Referee : Brett Hugo, Crowd : 2506
Wollongong City
Brett Hughes, Billy Gjakovski, Angelo Petratos, Martin Bourke, Lupcho Naumovski, Stuart McLaren (Colin Luff 85), Pedro Ricoy (sent off 73), Tony Perinich, Robbie Middleby (sent off 46), Richard Lloyd, Steve Forshaw
0 - 1 Sydney United
John Perosh, Robert Trajkovski, Velimir Kupresak, Tony Popovic, Mark Babic, Robert Enes, Ante Moric (Dominic Usalj 73), Ante Milicic, Mark Rudan (Sean Babic 46), David Zdrilic, Paul Bilokapic
Goal : S Babic 55
Robbie Middleby was sent off for a late tackle on Trajkovski which allowed United's pop-gun attack a goal when the referee played the advantage as Tony Popovic was fouled but the ball ran on to allow Babic an easy put away. To ensure that United suffered no further problems Pedro Ricoy got his marching orders for a second yellow card for two crude tackles spread across the 2 halves.

Played (21/10/1995), Suncorp Stadium
Referee : Mark Shield , Crowd : 3697
Brisbane Strikers
Clint Bolton, Glenn Gwynne, Mark Battistin, Alan Hunter, Andrew Brayshaw, Troy Cranney, Chris Zoricich, Jason Polak (Craig Williams 73), Sean Cranney, Frank Farina, Rodney Brown (Chris Slater 65)
Goals : S Cranney 2, 50, Brown 25, Farina 53, Battistin 90
5 - 0 Newcastle Breakers
Steve Carter (Adam Fittock 80), Ralph Maier, Steve Hickman, Andy Roberts, Gary Wilson (Shayne Pryce 63), Damian Brown, Craig Sharpley, David Lowe, Adam Sanderson, Clayton Zane (Scott Thomas 70), Jason Bennett
Polak passes to Cranney who heads the ball in. 1-0. Cranney crosses to Rod Brown who heads the ball in. 2-0. Brown heads to Cranney who rounds the keeper. 3-0. Farina solo effort for 4-0 and finally Battistin tries a ridiculous long range shot which the substitute keeper tries to palm over the bar but merely lobs into the net. Clayton Zane and Jason Bennett provided some attacking flair for the Breakers but in the end it was a complete thumping for the new boys.

Played (21/10/1995), Marconi Stadium
Referee : Con Diomis, Crowd : 3180
Bob Catlin, Matthew Bingley, Aaron Holst, Paul Souris, Robbie Stanton, Jean-Paul DeMarigny, Brad Maloney, Eric Hristodoulou (Ramon Climente 85), Darren Iocca, (Paul Beltrame 59), Andy Harper, Francis Awaritefe
Goals : Awaritefe 70, Harper 85
2 - 2 Morwell Falcons
Jim Kourtis, Doug Marcina, Alex Cummings, Claudio Canosa, Scott Miller, Sonny Sevin (Carlo Villani 56), Ernie Tapai (Michael Reda 66), John Waddell, Marcus Stergiopoulos (Justin Geri 88), Warren Spink, Brian Bothwell
Goals : Spink 3, Reda 79
Scott Millers run gave Spink and the Falcons a good start to the game played, as were most games this weekend, in wet conditions. Morwell continued an almighty onslaught on Marconi which Bobby Catlin withstood almost single handedly. A cross was nodded on for a completely unexpected equaliser for Marconi. Morwell went ahead again 9 minutes later but a last gasp effort by Andy Harper after some scrappy play gave these teams a point each.

Played (22/10/1995), Marconi Stadium
Referee : Gerry Connolly, Crowd : 2480
UTS Olympic
Mike Gibson, David Barrett, Nick Orlic, Adam Ciantar, Milan Blagojevic, Nick Meredith (George Sorras 69), Kimon Taliadoros, Peter Tsekenis, Branko Milosevic (Joe Bacak 81), Kris Trajanovski, Norman Tome
Goal : Trajanovski 59.
1 - 0 Adelaide City
Jason Petkovic, Mark Yates, Alex Tobin, Milan Ivanovic, Bradley Armour, Goran Lozanovski, Carlo Talladira (Angelo Costanzo 67), Jamie Perin (Dino Mennillo 46), John Gibson, Damian Mori, Bradley Hassell
UTS, somewhat ironically, have "Skilled" written across their backs thanks to sponsorship from an engineering company but I'm beginning to believe this has had a subconscious effect on the players. A scoreless first half it may have been but they were ahead on points, to coin a phrase. So although you'd expect Adelaide City to score first it was UTS who went on and converted a Norman Tome cross, which stopped dead in the mud patch in front of goal, with a simple tap in for Trajanovski. Adelaide City could not get help from Damian Mori in time and lost, uncharacteristically, again.

Played (22/10/1995), Olympic Park
Referee : Cain Naumcevski, Crowd : 2725
South Melbourne
Dean Anastadiadis, Alex Kuzmanovic, Con Anthopoulos, Steve Panopoulos, Vaughan Coveny, Paul Trimboli (Steve Mangos 86), Ivan Kelic, Agim Sherifovski, Mike Petersen, Nick Papadopoulos (Bill Damianos 46), Sasa Nikolic (Craig Lewis 60)
Goals : Damianos 65, Panopoulos 75
2 - 2 Canberra Cosmos
Danny Milosevic, Paul Dee, Joe Gagetti, Richard Watson, Jason Dunn, Paul Wade, Michael Garcia (Michael Musitano 80), Marko Perinovic, James Baxter, Willie Hastie, Tony Lemezina
Goals : Dee 38, Dunn 55
A speculative shot from Paul Dee was obligingly fumbled over the goal line by Dean Anastasiadis for a surprising Cosmos lead. More surprising was another Cosmos goal for Dunn from a corner where, again, the Souths keeper did less well than he should have. Souths fought back with a well taken goal on the break and followed with a lucky deflection which beat Danny Milosevic for the equaliser. Ivan Kelic almost won the game for Souths with a late chance, but that would have been too cruel to the Cosmos.
Match report by Nick Guoth

Played (22/10/1995), Hindmarsh Stadium
Referee : Shaun Micallef, Crowd : 2825
West Adelaide
Peter Blazinicic, Richie Alagich, Con Kokkinoplitis, Robbie Slager, Robert Hooker, Frank Tibaldi, Nathan Day, Pablo Cardozo (Reshat Mezensof 87), Ross Aloisi (Jim Keramidas 68), Mark Brazzale, Jim Tsekinis
Goal : Tsekinis 40
1 - 1 Melbourne Knights
Frank Juric, Vinko Buljubasic, Fausto DeAmicis, David Cervinski, Andrew Marth, Mark Silic (Ice Kutlesovski 46), Joe Spiteri, Lubomir Lapsansky, Damian Vojtek, Danny Tiatto, Ante Kovacevic (Idriz Pelja 75)
Goal : Kutlesovski 55
West Adelaide started strongly and deservedly got the lead when Tsekinis was picked out among defenders and rounded the keeper before tapping the ball away. New Knights boy the 'Iceman' got his side back on level terms after he tucked a long ball past an advancing keeper. The Knights were looking the better of the two sides late in the game, but were held 1-1.