Written by Roy Hay.
National Youth League News Volume 8 Number 5 2 November 1997 Round 5 Southern Division Saturday 1 November 1997 Heidelberg United 0 Gippsland Falcons 3 (Paul Byrne 2, Alex Halikias) V I S 0 Carlton 2 (Jovanco Novacevski, own goal) South Melbourne Rockets 3 Albury Wodonga 2 (Erhan Bayraktar 2, George Loupos) (Pedro Alfonso, Paul Palhares) Monday 3 November 1997 Bulleen Inter 1 South Melbourne 0 (Michael Galino) Bentleigh Greens v Bye Bye v Altona Magic Melbourne Knights v Bye Northern Division Saturday 1 November 1997 Marconi Fairfield 4 UTS Olympic Colts 0 (Jane Talcevski 2, Joe Bruni, Greg Collins) Q A S 4 Marconi Fairfield Colts 1 (Rees Tolleneare 2, Wayne Knipe, (Andrew Daniele) Jade North) ACT Academy of Sport 1 AIS 10 (Ned Aleksic) (Mile Sterjovski 3, Michael Ferrante 2, Matthew Langdon 2, Michael Anderson, Matt Kemp, Ante Duric) Sunday 2 November 1997 UTS Olympic 1 Wollongong City 4 (Nick Carle) (Denis Jurjevic, William Peterson, George Mavridis, Greg Bishop) Sydney United Colts 0 Sydney United 4 (Nick Bosevski, Azur Mujanovic, Tony Krslovic, Adrian Cachia) Bye v N S W I S Newcastle Breakers v Bye League Ladders Southern Division Team P W D L F A Pts Carlton 4 4 0 0 11 1 12 Melbourne Knights 3 3 0 0 18 3 9 Gippsland Falcons 3 3 0 0 5 0 9 Bulleen Inter 5 3 0 2 5 4 9 Heidelberg United 4 2 0 2 4 6 6 Bentleigh Greens 4 1 1 2 4 5 4 Altona Magic 3 1 0 2 3 8 3 South Melbourne Rockets 3 1 0 2 5 18 3 South Melbourne 3 0 1 2 3 6 1 V I S 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 Albury Wodonga 4 0 0 4 3 7 0 Northern Division Team P W D L F A Pts Q A S 4 3 1 0 14 2 10 Wollongong City 4 3 1 0 12 1 10 UTS Olympic 4 3 0 1 14 8 9 A I S 3 2 1 0 20 4 7 Marconi Fairfield 4 2 1 1 8 5 7 Newcastle Breakers 3 2 0 1 9 6 6 Sydney United 5 1 2 2 10 12 5 A C T A S 4 1 2 1 5 13 5 N S W I S 4 1 0 3 7 10 3 Marconi Fairfield Colts 4 1 0 3 5 14 3 Sydney United Colts 3 0 0 3 0 13 0 UTS Olympic Colts 4 0 0 4 4 20 0 Leading goalscorers Southern Division Name Team Goals Jovanco Novacevski Carlton 5 John Kalabric Melbourne Knights 4 Northern Division Name Team Goals Mile Sterjovski AIS 7 Reece Tollenaere Queensland Acad of Sport 6 Round 6 Southern Division Friday 7 November 1997 South Melbourne v Heidelberg United (5.30 pm, Bob Jane Stadium) Saturday 8 November 1997 Gippsland Falcons v Albury Wodonga (4 pm, Falcons Park V I S v South Melbourne Rockets (4 pm, Kim Reserve) Altona Magic v Bentleigh Greens (5.30 pm, Paisley Park) Monday 10 November 1997 Carlton v Melbourne Knights (5.30 pm, Optus Oval) Bye v Bulleen Inter Northern Division Friday 7 November 1997 Sydney United v Newcastle Breakers (5 pm, Parramatta Stadium) Saturday 8 November 1997 N S W I S v A C T A S (5 pm, Valentine Park) A I S v Q A S (7pm, AIS Soccer Stadium) Sunday 9 November 1997 Marconi Fairfield Colts v Sydney United Colts (5 pm, Marconi Stadium) Wollongong City v Marconi Fairfield (4 pm, Brandon Park) Bye v UTS Olympic UTS Olympic Colts v Bye National Youth League (Southern Division), 1-3 November 1997 by Roy Hay Carlton kept up its unbeaten run with a two-nil victory over the Victorian Institute of Sport at its new home Altona City's Kim Reserve on Saturday. Once again Carlton was on the board in the first couple of minutes after Adam Pongho played a one-two down the flank then drove in a cross-shot which Jovanco Novacevski directed into the net. Zoran Petrevski set up a potential reply for Marco Maisano, but the latter drove his shot wide, then Carlton keeper Adrian Cagalj clung on to a deflected shot by Billy Petrovski. Cagalj had to go off after a kick on the head as he dived to save and Steven Tilovski did an admirable job in his place. Steve Laurie and Boris Ovcin came on for the VIS, but despite some fine work on the wings by Fabian Lettieri, it was Carlton which finished stronger. In the last minute a combined attack involving Pece Sterjovski, whose cross from the bye-line cleared keeper Martin John, Novacevski and fellow striker Alex Josifovski ended with the ball in the net, though the referee was certain that it was an own goal. Sweeper Ljubo Milicevic and defender Stiven Mrkela from the VIS will have a trial at the AIS this week. Gippsland Falcons had a three-nil away win over Heidelberg United at Olympic Village. The first half was even and looked like finishing goal-less until Paul Byrne broke through in 43 minutes. He scored again after 65 and Alex Halikias got the third for the lads from the Valley. Heidelberg did not play to its potential. South Melbourne Rockets shot off to a two-nil lead in the first half against Albury-Wondonga, which is still seeking its first victory in the NYL South, but a second half fight back saw the game end three-two to the young Blues. Erhan Bayraktar scored once in each half, and George Loupos scored the other for the Rockets, while Pedro Alfonso and Paul Palhares replied for Albury-Wodonga. On Monday night at the Veneto Club, Bulleen Inter beat South Melbourne by a goal to nil, scored by Michael Galino after 78 minutes of a very closely fought match. National Youth League (Northern Division), 1-2 November 1997 Marconi Fairfield had a comfortable four-nil win over UTS Olympic Colts. Jane Talcevski scored after only four minutes and added a second in 20. Joe Bruni quashed any hopes of a Colts fight back with a goal two minutes after the restart and Greg Collins rounded off the scoring on the hour. Queensland Academy of Sport beat Marconi Fairfield Colts by four goals to one, with Ross Tolleneare scoring another double, his third in as many weeks. Wayne Knipe scored for the youth as he seeks to regain fitness and his place in the seniors, while the final goal came from Jade North. North and Shane Stefanuto were outstanding for QAS. Andrew Daniele scored the Colts goal from the penalty spot. The Australian Institute of Sport was too strong for the ACT Academy running up ten goals to one. Six came in the first half with doubles by Michael Ferrante and Mile Sterjovski and singles by Michael Anderson and Mathew Langdon. Sterjovski completed his hat-trick in the second half, Langdon added another, while Matt Kemp and Ante Duric also scored for the AIS. Ned Aleksic scored a consolation goal for the ACT Academy well into injury time. In the table top clash at the Sydney Football Stadium, Wollongong City had a four-one win over UTS Olympic. Denis Jurjevic put Wollongong in front after only twelve minutes and William Peterson and George Mavridis added further goals in the first half. When Greg Bishop made it four, two minutes after the break there was no way back for Olympic, though Nick Carle did score after 74 minutes. Sydney United proved too strong for its Colts team winning by four goals to nil. Nick Bosevski opened the scoring in the 12th minute and Azur Mujanovic doubled the lead in 24. It was deep into the second half before Tony Krslovic made it three and in the last minute Adrian Cachia banged in the fourth. The Colts fought hard and two sixteen year olds, Adam Palumbo and Dean Urosevski, showed a lot of poise against a team with its full complement of four overage players.