National Youth League Round 18

National Youth League Round 18

Written by Roy Hay.

National Youth League

Round 18

Southern Division

Friday 30 January 1998

Bulleen Inter Kings	1	Gippsland Falcons	0

(Daniel Inchincolli)

Bentleigh Greens	1	South Melbourne	0

(Steve Gogos)

Sunday 1 February 1998

Albury Wodonga	3	Heidelberg United	1

(Nathan Ardern, Zoran Tudor	(Ersan Yasan)
Adam Griffiths)

Melbourne Knights	15	Altona Magic	0

(Adis Kablar 4, John Kalabric 4,
Damon Collina 3,
Daniel Radosevic 2, own goal)

South Melbourne Rockets	v	Carlton

(Match not played)

VIS	v	Bye

Northern Division

Friday 30 January 1998

Newcastle Breakers	8	Wollongong City	1

(David Hodgson 3, 			(Denis Jurjevic)
Leonardo Langoni 3,
Liam McGuire, own goal)

Saturday 31 January 1998

N S W I S		1	Marconi Fairfield	5
(Steve Dimitrievski)		(Joe Bruni 3, Paul Souris,
				Fernando Pellegrino)

AIS			2	Marconi Fairfield Colts	1

(Chris Tanchevski, Tommy Bajurin)	(Mark Hagger)

QAS			2	Sydney United		3

(Andrew Packer, Royce Brownlie)	(Mark Rudan, Robert Angievski,
				Mile Sterjovski)

Sunday 1 February 1998

UTS Olympic		8	UTS Olympic Colts	1

(Nick Carle 3, Kevork Guleserrian 2,	(Philip Perzac)
Jim Bakis 2, Walter Ardone)

Sydney United Colts v Bye


League Ladders

Southern Division

Team			P	W	D	L	F	A	Pts

Melbourne Knights	15	13	0	2	66	15	39

Carlton			12	11	0	1	27	6	33

Gippsland Falcons	14	9	2	3	27	14	29

V I S			13	7	3	3	33	16	24

Bulleen Inter		14	7	2	5	24	19	23

Bentleigh Greens	15	5	2	8	17	30	17

Heidelberg United	14	4	2	8	16	34	14

Albury Wodonga		14	4	1	9	18	21	13

Altona Magic		14	3	2	9	18	50	11

South Melbourne		13	2	3	8	22	22	9

South Melbourne Rockets	12	1	1	10	11	52	4

Northern Division

Team			P	W	D	L	F	A	Pts

A I S			15	11	2	2	61	13	35

UTS Olympic		15	9	3	3	50	22	30

Wollongong City		16	8	3	5	32	31	27

Sydney United		15	6	6	3	40	29	24

Marconi Fairfield	15	7	2	6	28	28	23

Q A S			15	6	4	5	34	21	22

Newcastle Breakers	15	5	5	5	35	31	20

Marconi Fairfield Colts	15	6	2	7	24	36	20

A C T A S		15	5	4	6	21	42	19

UTS Olympic Colts	16	3	3	10	23	56	12

Sydney United Colts	14	3	2	9	16	37	11

N S W I S		16	2	4	10	19	37	10

Leading goalscorers

Southern Division

Name			Team			Goals

Adis Kablar		Melbourne Knights	13

John Kalabric		Melbourne Knights	12

Zoran Petrevski		VIS			12

Jovanco Novacevski	Carlton			9

Festim Zekiri		Melbourne Knights	7

Northern Division

Name			Team			Goals

Mile Sterjovski		AIS/Sydney United	23

Mark Hagger		Marconi Fairfield Colts	17

Round 19

Southern Division

Saturday 21 February 1998

Albury Wodonga v South Melbourne Rockets (4 pm, Diamond Park)

Sunday 22 February 1998

Gippsland Falcons v Heidelberg United (3.30 pm, Falcons Park)

South Melbourne v Bulleen Inter (3.30 pm, Bob Jane Stadium)

Monday 23 February 1998

Carlton v VIS (5.30 pm, Optus Oval)

Bye v Bentleigh Greens

Altona Magic v Bye

Bye v Melbourne Knights

Northern Division

Friday 20 February 1998

Sydney United v Sydney United Colts (5 pm, Parramatta Stadium)

Saturday 21 February 1998

UTS Olympic Colts v Marconi Fairfield (4 pm, Belmore Park)

AIS v ACTAS (7 pm, AIS Soccer fields)

Sunday 22 February 1998

Wollongong City  v UTS Olympic (4 pm, Brandon Park)

Marconi Fairfield Colts v QAS (5 pm, Marconi Stadium)


Bye v Newcastle Breakers

National Youth League (Southern Division), 30 January-1 February 1998

by Roy Hay

Bulleen Inter Kings started round 18 with a one-nil win over Gippsland
Falcons at the Veneto Club.   Daniel Inchincolli's goal was all that
separated the teams after a thoroughly entertaining and closely fought

It was a similar story at Kingston Heath where Bentleigh Greens beat
South Melbourne by a Steve Gogos goal.

Over at Melbourne Knights there was a curious match in which the home
team scored fifteen goals without reply from Altona Magic, several of
whose youth league players have been called up to play in the Victorian
Premier League.   The procession began in the ninth minute when Adis
Kablar fired home a cut back from the bye line.   Then Damon Collina
did likewise in 16, John Kalabric had free header from a cross by Ivan
Razov, Collina bundled a short range effort into the net and Steve
Vugdelja put Kablar through for number five shortly after the interval.
  Damon Collina sprung the offside trap for the sixth goal, Kablars
short range header and John Kalabric's simple finish preceded a
spectacular overhead kick by Daniel Radosevic.   Kalabric added two,
Radosevic gained his second when Damon Collina's shot came back of the
cross bar.   The Magic had one free kick in a dangerous position but
Vanco Bosevski's shot flew over the bar.   Michael Bosevski got in on
the act for the Knights with a shot from an angle, Adis Kablar scored
his fourth and Daniel Radosevic had the most spectacular long shot, but
a deflection denied him his hat-trick.

The match between South Melbourne Rockets and Carlton at Bob Jane
Stadium was not played.   It will be the subject of a referee's

The two divisions of the National Youth League now take a break until
20 February.

National Youth League (Northern Division), 30 January-1 February  1998

Newcastle Breakers overwhelmed Wollongong City by eight goals to
one at Topper Stadium on Friday night.   Two hat-tricks, one by David
Hodgson in 5, 65 and 73 minutes and the other by Leonardo Langone in 2,
50 and 70 minutes were the highlights from the Newcastle point of view.

  The other goals were by Liam McGuire in 85 minutes and an own goal.
Denis Jurjevic scored the consolation goal for the Wolves on the hour.

It was wet, humid and difficult at Suncorp on Saturday but the
Queensland Academy and Sydney United triumphed over the conditions to
produce a great game which ended three-two to United. . Former AIS
sharpshooter Mile Sterjovski opened the scoring for Sydney United in
the ninth minute and Andrew Packer brought the QAS level after 28.
Robert Angievski put United in front in 68, and Royce Brownlie scored
for QAS to tie the game once again with 12 minutes left.   The winner
came from Mark Rudan in the 85th minute, which was a bit harsh as a
draw might have been fairer.

New South Wales Institute of Sport went down to Marconi Fairfield by
five goals to one.   Steve Dimitrievski put the Institute in front from
the penalty spot after fifteen minutes, but Joe Bruni equalised on the
half-hour with the first goal of his hat-trick.   Fernando Pellegrino
made it two five minutes later, but the game was still even until more
than an hour had been played when Paul Souris scored a third for
Marconi.   Bruni completed his hat-trick with goals in 85 and 89
minutes as the youngsters from the Institute ran out of legs after
their tough recent program.   Five players are in the Joeys squad and
were just back from camp, but the talent of Daniel Watkins, Robert
Petrovski and Paul Wearne showed through.

The AIS beat Marconi Colts by two goals to one with all the goals
coming in the opening twenty minutes.   Chris Tanchevski and Tommy
Bajurin scored in 5 and 14 minutes as the AIS threatened to run away
with the game, but the prolific Mark Hagger scored in 19 and despite
plenty of chances to both sides that is the way it stayed until the
final whistle.

UTS Olympic beat its Colts team by eight goals to one.   Nick Carle
scored a hat-trick and there were doubles by Jim Bakis and Kevork
Gulesserian.   Walter Ardone added one and there was a good goal by
Philip Perzac for the Colts.

Roy Hay