1995 National Soccer League results
1995/1996 Season Round 08 Results
written by Thomas Esamie

Played (17/11/1995) Breakers Stadium
Referee : S Micallef, Crowd : 4189
Newcastle Breakers
Craig Carter, Ralph Maier, Steve Hickman, Adam Sanderson, Gary Wilson, Craig Sharpley, David Lowe, Troy Halpin, Shane Pryce, Clayton Zane, Glenn Sprod
Goals : Zane 23, Lowe 68pk
2 - 1 Adelaide City
Jason Petkovic, Mark Yates, Bradley Armour, Milan Ivanovic, Alex Tobin, Damian Mori, Bradley Hassell, John Gibson, Goran Lozanovski (Joel Marino 82), Jamie Perin (Kosta Salapasidis 59), Angelo Costanzo (Sasha Nedeljkovic 67)
Goal : Hassell 20
After Hassell opened the visitors tally from an intelligent pass from Damien Mori it was the talented Clayton Zane who increased his reputation when he scored with a well taken shot from 25 metres out. A seesawing match then finally turned to the homeside when Lozanovski needlessly shoved Pryce in the back inside the penalty area. The penalty was stroked home and the Zebras were left to rue their disallowed goal for offside late in the first half.

Played (18/11/1995) Suncorp Stadium
Referee : M Shield, Crowd : 4809
Brisbane Strikers
Clint Bolton, Glen Gwynne (Chris Zoricich 45), Mark Battistin (Andrew Brayshaw 72), Alan Hunter, Sean Cranney, Danny Wright, Gary Phillips (Steve Jackson 31), Jason Polak, Troy Cranney, Frank Farina, Rod Brown
Goals : Farina 26, Cranney 32, Brayshaw 90
3 - 1 Canberra Cosmos
Steve Mautone, Paul Dee, John Koch, Richard Watson, Jason Dunn, Paul Wade, Norman Kelly, Michael Garcia, Michael Musitano, Marko Perinovic, Lachlan Armstrong
Goal : Armstrong 89
Frank had a penalty saved before making amends and scoring for Brisbane, for Canberra Michael Musitano was less lucky when he twice struck the posts to leave Canberra chasing a consolation goal rather than the game late on. Even the consolation goal was a hollow affair when Lachlan Armstrong scored from a corner only to see Andrew Brayshaw slot the ball home a minute later from a tight angle.

Played (18/11/1995) Marconi Stadium
Referee : C Diomis, Crowd : 3025
Bob Catlin, Gary vanEgmond, Dominic Longo, Robert Stanton (Vlado Zoric 19), Jean Paul DeMarigny, Paul Souris, Andrew Harper, Bard Maloney, Matthew Bingley, Mike Smith (Eric Hristodoulou 67), Francis Awaritefe (Aaron Holst 87)
Goals : Smith 15, Harper 46
2 - 1 South Melbourne
Dean Anastadiadis, Con Anthopoulos, Alex Duric, Tansel Baser, Alex Kuzmanovic, Agim Sherifovski, Steve Panopoulos (Mike Valkanis 56), Bill Damianos (Daniel Allsopp 46), Craig Lewis (Ivan Kelic 63), Paul Trimboli, Vaughan Coveny
Goal : Coveny 76
Marconi should have hammered Souths by something like 7-0 so it was some measure of South Melbourne's resilience to have avoided such humiliation. The presence of Socceroo Dominic Longo had some effect on the flow of Marconi's play and for South Melbourne Paul Trimboli continued his good form from the Internationals against New Zealand and did his best eventually finding Vaughan Coveny and he the net.

Played (19/11/1995) Leichhardt Oval
Referee : B Hugo, Crowd : 7133
UTS Olympic
Mike Gibson, David Barrett, Nick Orlic, Adam Ciantar, Nick Meredith (Elias Augerinos 76), Milan Blagojevic, Walter Ardone (George Sorras 86), Peter Tsekenis, Norman Tome, Kimon Taliadoros (Joe Bacak 53), Kris Trajanovski
Goals : Trajanovski 89, 97
2 - 2 Sydney United
John Perosh, Velimir Kupresak, Tony Popovic, Mark Babic, Richard Plesa, Paul Bilokapic, Robert Enes, Aytec Genc, Ante Moric, David Zdrilic (Robert Markovac 78), Ante Milicic (Sean Babic 84)
Goals : Milicic 10, 29
Well it was wet and it was well played and it was a draw. United seemed to have the game well in their keeping when Trajanovski first scored when a cross was laid off to him by Peter Tsekenis; and then caused complete bedlam when a long ball found it's way to Trajanovski who scored 7 minutes into time added on for numerous delays during the game. United coach Branko Culina was, just for a change, critical of the referee but there is no recourse here. Olympic atop the table, alone.

Played (19/11/1995) Melbourne Croatian Sport Centre
Referee : E Brazzale, Crowd : 4000
Melbourne Knights
Frank Juric, Vinko Buljubasic, Fausto DeAmicis, David Cervinski, Andrew Marth, Mark Silic (Damian Vojtek 12), Lubomir Lapsansky, Joe Spiteri, Danny Tiatto (Oliver Pondeljak 48), Ante Kovacevic, John Markovski
Goal : Buljubasic 62
1 - 0 Morwell Falcons
Jim Kourtis, Doug Marcina, Scott Miller (Slobodan Despotovski 82), Claudio Canosa, Sean Douglas, Ernie Tapai, Sonny Sevin, John Waddell, Brian Bothwell, Marcus Stergiopoulos (Michael Reda 67), Warren Spink
John Markovski's first game against his former club was notable only for the sterling job Argentine Claudio Canosa did on big Jonesy and it was Buljubasic who benefited from some help from Joe Spiteri to score the only goal of the game. Mark Silic and Danny Tiatto both suffered injuries from a tough game which was also somewhat marred by swirling winds. A good time to keep the ball on the park.

Played (19/11/1995) Hindmarsh Stadium
Referee : E Lennie, Crowd : 2100
West Adelaide
Peter Blazincic, Richard Alagich, Con Kokkinoplitis (Nathan Day 72), Robert Slager, Robert Hooker, Frank Tibaldi, Pablo Cardozo, Ross Aloisi (Rechat Mezensof 86), Ayrton Andrioli (Hamilton Thorpe 82), Jim Tsekinis, Jim Keramidas
Goals : Aloisi 13, Slager 70
2 - 1 Wollongong City
Brett Hughes, Billy Gjakovski, George Jolevski, Martin Bourke (Colin Luff 86), Matthew Horsley, Lupco Naumovski, Stuart McLaren, Pedro Ricoy, Tony Perinich, Robert Middleby, Richard Lloyd (Angelo Petratos 75)
Goals : Jolevski 80
West Adelaide did enough to win and might have won by more had they continued their charge. Jolevski scored from a thumping drive late in the game but it was the Sharks who had the upper hand through out and erased memories of last season's defeat at the hands (paws) ofthe Wolves.