1995 National Soccer League results
1995/1996 Season Round 09 Results
written by Thomas Esamie

Played (24/11/1995), Brandon Park
Referee : Gerry Connelly, Crowd : 2,195
Wollongong City
Brett Hughes, George Jolevski, Martin Bourke, Mathew Horsley, Lupcho Naumovski, Stuart McLaren (Mathew Dihm 51), Pedro Ricoy (Angelo Petratos 76), Tony Perinich, Robbie Middleby, Richard Lloyd, Colin Luff (Mineo Bonetig 60)
Goal : Petratos 84
1 - 2 Brisbane Strikers
Clint Bolton, Chris Zoricich, Mark Battistin, Jason Polak (Andrew Brayshaw 75), Alan Hunter, Sean Cranney, Frank Farina (Danny Wright 32), Gary Phillips, Steve Jackson, Troy Cranney, Rod Brown
Goals : Farina 18, Brown 66
A ball from Rod Brown behind the Wollongong defence gave Farina a chance he would rarely miss and he chipped the ball just over the diving keeper to give Brisbane the lead. Matthew Horsley almost immediately balanced the score with a solid solo effort, and later went over the bar with another. Brisbane too wasted oppertunity most notably when Brown and Cranney set up a shot for Farina whose effort was barely saved by Brett Hughes. Hughes was quite busy especially against Rod Brown but Brown finally got the better of Hughes when he headed a Cranney cross in at the far post. Wollongong got a late consolation with a free header to Petratos from a Jolevski cross.

Played (25/11/1995), Sydney Croatian Sports Centre
Referee : J.Papancolas , Crowd : 4,321
Sydney United
John Perosh, Velimir Kupresak, Tony Popovic, Mark Babic, Robert Enes, Aytec Genc, Ante Moric (Mirko Jurilj 60), David Zdrilic, Ante Milicic, Sean Babic (Manis Lamond 60), Richard Plesa (Mark Rudan 85)
0 - 2 Morwell Falcons
Jim Kourtis, Doug Marcina (Bobby Despotovski 80), Claudio Canosa, Sean Douglas, Ernie Tapai, Scott Miller, Sonny Sevin, John Waddell, Brian Bothwell, Michael Reda (Marcus Stregiopoulos 80), Warren Spink
Goals : Douglas 49, Miller 89
Manis Lamond made his return to the United team but was of no help in helping the Crows score. The United crossbar on the other hand was rattled early from a Tapai shot but it was the head of Sean Douglas who got Morwell ahead when an attempt to head away a corner went horribly wrong for United. Lamond then had the game's best chance to score (and that includes the goals) when a long ball from Popovic found Lamond perfectly and he turned past two defenders and could not find a virtually open goal shooting over the bar. Morwell got a late goal when a Bothwell shot was blocked by Perosh but only as far as Miller who found the far corner with his followup.

Played (25/11/1995), Bruce Stadium
Referee : Con Diomis, Crowd : 2,240
Canberra Cosmos
Steve Mautone, Paul Dee, John Koch, Richard Watson (Toplica Popovich 46), Jason Dunn, Paul Wade, Michael Garcia, Stan Dukic, Michael Musitano (Tony Lemezina 81), Marko Perinovic, Lachlan Armstrong
Goals : Wade 56 68pk 72
3 - 2 Newcastle Breakers
Craig Carter, Ralph Maier, Steve Hickman, Adam Sanderson, Gary Wilson (Glenn Moore 76), Craig Sharpley, David Lowe, Troy Halpin (Damian Brown 74), Shayne Pryce, Clayton Zane, Glenn Sprod
Goals : Zane 58, Sprod 89
The two new boys on the block met each other for the first time and it was the old war-horse Paul Wade who stole the show with two headed goals and a penalty after Marko Perinovic was brought down by Craig Carter who, in truth, deserved to be sent off. Clayton Zane's determination brightened his star and lifted the Breakers goal tally despite a fairly decisive deflection off the back of a defender helping his cause. Glenn Sprod's shot was much truer in this regard but came too late to rally the visitors.

Played (26/11/1995), Leichhardt Oval
Referee : John Fraser, Crowd : 11,145
UTS Olympic
Mike Gibson, Dave Barrett, Nick Orlic (George Sorras 68), Adam Ciantar, Elias Augerinos (Scott Baillie 79), Milan Blagojevic, Walter Ardone, Peter Tsekenis, Norman Tome, Joe Bacak (Chris Slater 84), Kris Trajanovski
0 - 0 Marconi-Fairfield
Bob Catlin, Gary van Egmond (Eric Hristodoulou 88), Dominic Longo, Robert Stanton, Paul Souris, Jean-Paul DeMarigny, Andy Harper, Brad Maloney, Matthew Bingley, Michael Smith (Brendan Renaud 71), Francis Awaritefe (Vlado Zoric 79)
A relatively large crowd of over 11000 turned up to see the top two sides meet in what promised to be a goalfest. It was inevitable then that none would be scored. It was certainly not a game devoid of goalscoring oppertunities but good saves, solid defending and the framework of the goal was enough to ensure a scoreless, yet entertaining, game.

Played (26/11/1995), Hindmarsh Stadium
Referee : Eddie Lennie, Crowd : 5,384
Adelaide City
Jason Petkovic, Mark Yates, Sasha Nedeljkovic, Bradley Armour, Milan Ivanovic, Alex Tobin, Damian Mori, Bradley Hassell, John Gibson, Goran Lozanovski, Jamie Perin (Dino Mennillo 59)
Goals : Tobin 9pk, Armour 21
2 - 2 Melbourne Knights
Frank Juric, Vinko Buljubasic, Fausto DeAmicis (Damian Vojtek 46), David Cervinski, Andrew Marth, Joe Spiteri, Lubomir Lapsansky, Oliver Pondeljak, Ante Kovacevic, John Markovski (Ice Kutlesovski 75), Damien Grganovic
Goals : Marth 42, 48
A rematch of last years grand final didn't disappoint the Adelaide fans particulalrly when a Buljubasic foul resulted in a successful penalty kick for Alex Tobin. Bradley Armour then pulled off one of the more remarkable goals I've seen when he disposessed a defender on the right touchline and then curled a shot over the keeper guarding the near post to score just inside the far post. Amazing. Andrew Marth then reversed the trend by benefiting from an extremely wayward clearance, the ball virtually was passed to him, and tapping the ball home for a simple goal. Marth repeated the dose by meeting the ball as it was passed across the front of the goal. Melbourne then missed a penalty when Jason Petkovic brought down Oliver Pondeljak. The penalty from Pondeljak was straight at the keeper.

Played (26/11/1995), Lakeside Stadium
Referee : Brett Hugo, Crowd : 11,956
South Melbourne
Dean Anastadiadis, Con Anthopoulos (Bill Damianos 72), Aleksander Duric, Tansell Baser (Ivan Kelic 70), Alek Kuzmanovic, Ajim Sherifovski, Daniel Allsopp (Steve Panopoulos 80), Paul Trimboli, Vaughan Coveny, Alan Davidson, Mike Petersen
Goals : Allsopp 35, Trimboli 44
2 - 3 West Adelaide
Peter Blazincic, Richie Alagich, Con Kokkinoplitis, Robbie Slager, Robert Hooker, Frank Tibaldi, Pablo 'Elvis' Cardozo, Ross Aloisi, Ayrton Androili (Nathan Day 46), Jim Tsekinis (Jose Iriarte 87), Hamilton Thorpe
Goals : Cardozo 21, Tsekinis 61, Day 84
South Melbourne finally moved into their new stadium, the Lakeside Stadium, but the occasion was not enough to lift them to victory, but it was enough for over 12000 fans to turn up to see the new stadium christened. Coveny almost gave Souths the sort of start West Adelaide ended up with when young Elvis turned in a ball at the near post and Anastasiadis was unable to keep the ball from crossing the line. Daniel Allsopp, winner of the Golden Boot at the last U17 World Championship, then delivered a magnificent equaliser when Trimboli put the ball at his feet and then rapidly made it's way to the top left corner of the goal. Trimboli then sent the fans into delirium when his shot bounced past a wrong-footed Peter Blazincic. It all went wrong for Souths when they started to think they were good and Tsekinis drove the ball into goal and the point home to put the Sharks back on level terms. It got worse for Souths when it became clear West Adelaide gained the upper hand and deservedly got their equaliser when Day waltzed past two defenders and the goalkeeper and squeezed his shot home, much to the chagrin of the crowd.