Written by Roy Hay.
National Youth League 17 November 1997 Round 6 Southern Division Saturday 15 November 1997 Gippsland Falcons 1 South Melbourne 0 (Hugo Giminez) Albury Wodonga 0 V I S 1 (Zoran Petrevski) Sunday 16 November 1997 Melbourne Knights 5 South Melbourne Rockets 0 (Adis Kablar 3, Tony Bilaver, Festim Zekiri) Monday 17 November 1997 Bulleen Inter 3 Altona Magic 3 (Denis Vucinic, Michael Gullino, (Steve Markovski, Steve Bogdanovski, Robert Ardesi) Slave Bozinovski) Bentleigh Greens v Bye Bye v Carlton Heidelberg United v Bye Northern Division Friday 14 November 1997 Newcastle Breakers 0 Marconi Fairfield Colts 3 (Mark Haggar 3) Saturday 15 November 1997 N S W I S 0 UTS Olympic Colts 2 (Liam Austin, Bruce Guaramqui) A C T A S 3 Q A S 2 (J Baxter, M Valeri, J Mauro) (Alan Cameron 2) Sunday 16 November 1997 UTS Olympic 5 Sydney United 2 (Husseyn Bayhen 3, (Robert Angelevski 2) Tayfun Davrimol, Leo Carle) Sydney United Colts 0 A I S 8 (Ante Duer 2, V Tomasevski, Grgo Saric, Mark Bresciano, Mile Sterjovski, Michael Ferrante, own goal) Marconi Fairfield v Bye Bye v Wollongong City League Ladders Southern Division Team P W D L F A Pts Carlton 5 5 0 0 13 2 15 Gippsland Falcons 5 5 0 0 9 2 15 Melbourne Knights 5 4 0 1 24 5 12 Bulleen Inter 6 3 1 2 8 7 10 Heidelberg United 5 3 0 2 6 6 9 Bentleigh Greens 5 2 1 2 6 5 7 V I S 4 2 0 2 6 5 6 Altona Magic 5 1 1 3 6 13 4 South Melbourne Rockets 5 1 0 4 6 27 3 South Melbourne 5 0 1 4 3 9 1 Albury Wodonga 6 0 0 6 5 11 0 Northern Division Team P W D L F A Pts UTS Olympic 5 4 0 1 19 10 12 A I S 6 3 2 1 32 9 11 Q A S 6 3 2 1 19 8 11 Marconi Fairfield 5 3 1 1 14 6 10 Wollongong City 5 3 1 1 13 7 10 A C T A S 6 2 2 2 8 20 8 Newcastle Breakers 5 2 1 2 11 11 7 Marconi Fairfield Colts 6 2 1 3 9 15 7 N S W I S 6 2 0 4 12 12 6 Sydney United 7 1 3 3 14 19 6 UTS Olympic Colts 6 2 0 4 8 21 6 Sydney United Colts 5 0 1 4 1 22 1 Leading goalscorers Southern Division Name Team Goals Jovanco Novacevski Carlton 5 John Kalabric Melbourne Knights 4 Northern Division Name Team Goals Mile Sterjovski AIS 12 Reece Tollenaere Queensland Acad of Sport 6 Round 8 Southern Division Saturday 22 November 1997 Altona Magic v Heidelberg United (5.30 pm, Paisley Park) VIS v Melbourne Knights (4 pm, Kim Reserve) Sunday 23 November 1997 South Melbourne v Albury Wodonga ( 3.30 pm, Bob Jane Stadium) Monday 24 November 1997 Carlton v Bentleigh Greens (5.30 pm, Optus Oval) Bye v Gippsland Falcons Bye v Bulleen Inter South Melbourne Rockets v Bye Northern Division Friday 21 November 1997 Sydney United v Marconi Fairfield (6 pm, Parramatta Stadium) Saturday 22 November 1997 Q A S v Sydney United Colts (4.30 pm, Suncorp Stadium) UTS Olympic Colts v A C T A S (4 pm, St George Stadium) A I S v Newcastle Breakers (7 pm, AIS Soccer Fields) Sunday 23 November 1997 Marconi Fairfield Colts v UTS Olympic (5 pm, Marconi Stadium) Wollongong City v N S W I S (4 pm, Brandon Park) National Youth League (Southern Division), 14-16 November 1997 by Roy Hay Hugo Giminez scored the only goal of the game as Gippsland Falcons beat South Melbourne by a goal to nil in the Latrobe Valley. Giminez's strike came after 13 minutes and the Blues fought hard but could not find an equaliser. Albury Wondonga is still trying to break its duck in the NYL South going down to the Victorian Institute of Sport by a single goal at home on Saturday. The first half was very even and goal-less, but Zoran Petrevski scored after 58 minutes, lobbing the keeper as he came out and that was enough to see the VIS home. Best players for Albury Wodonga were defender Daniel Nemeth and midfielder Adam Griffiths. Melbourne Knights beat the South Melbourne Rockets by five goals to nil. The first goal which set the Knights on their way was a bizarre effort as Rockets keeper Nick Fladunas dropped a cross on Tony Bilaver's head before the Knights' winger cannoned into him. The ball crossed the line and the goal was given. Festim Zekiri scored with an angled shot following a free kick by Steven Stojanvoski, then Adis Kablar scored with a cute back heel from a cross by Zekiri, set up by Steve Vugdelja. In the second half Kablar was left unattended twice to score with easy close range headers. The Rockets seemed to run out of power though Julian Zach did test keeper Steven Pavlovic with a header. Bulleen Inter held a two-one lead over Altona Magic at half-time in their match at the Veneto Club, but the Magic staged a second half revival to draw three-all in a thriller, which kept the fans entertained. Steve Markovski scored in 37 seconds for the Magic, before Bulleen had wakened up, but Denis Vucinic and Michael Gullino put Bulleen in front by the break. When Robert Ardesi made it three, it seemed that Bulleen must go on to win, but Steve Bogdanovski pulled a goal back from the penalty spot and Slave Bozinovski grabbed a late equaliser. The match got very physical towards the end with two players sent off. National Youth League (Northern Division), 14-16 November 1997 Marconi Fairfield Colts had a three-nil win away to the Newcastle Breakers. Mark Haggar scored after 10 and 44 minutes. Any hopes of a Newcastle fight back were ended when Haggar completed his hat-trick in the 80th minute. New South Wales Institute of Sport lost two-nil to UTS Olympic Colts. Louis Austin opened the scoring and Bruce Guaramqui made it two. The Institute lads had a 'shocker' according to reports. In a tight match at Seiffert Oval the ACT Academy of Sport got an injury time winner to defeat the Queensland Academy by three goals to two. QAS went ahead through Alan Cameron in 23 minutes, but J Baxter equalised just before half-time. Cameron scored his second in 63 minutes but within a minute M Valeri had restored parity once again. J Mauro scored deep into stoppage time to give ACT the narrow win. UTS Olympic beat Sydney United by five goals to two. Husseyn Bayhen was the hero with a hat-trick in 44, 55 and 56 minutes, while Tayfun Davrimol got the show under way with a goal in twenty minutes.and Leo Carle converted a penalty in 36 minutes. Sydney United's goals came from Robert Angelevski in 48 and 83 minutes. The Australian Institute of Sport scored eight without reply against the Sydney United Colts. An unlucky own goal in 8 minutes started the ball rolling in favour of the AIS and Mile Sterjovski added a second in 18. V Tomasevski made it three in 37 and Grgo Saric followed in 42 to makde it four-nil at the interval. In the second half Ante Duer scored early and late, and Mark Bresciano and Michael Ferrante also got their names on the score-sheet.