Sydney FC marquee midfielder Nick Carle continued his impressive Pre Season form by scoring a hat trick in Sydney FC’s dominant 6-0 win over NSW Premier League side Parramatta FC at Parramatta Stadium tonight.
Sydney FC marquee midfielder Nick Carle continued his impressive Pre Season form by scoring a hat trick in Sydney FC-s dominant 6-0 win over NSW Premier League side Parramatta FC at Parramatta Stadium tonight.
Carle converted penalty kicks in the 27th and 60th minutes and notched another goal from open play in the 47th to highlight a strong night for the two-time Hyundai A-League Champions.
The match marked the debut of Sydney FC-s Dutch defender Pascal Bosschaart, who partnered Qantas Socceroo Michael Beauchamp in the heart of defence, for what was Sydney FC-s third match of its Pre Season campaign.
Speaking after the match, Vitezslav Lavicka said he was pleased with the teams performance.
"We are happy because we won six nill and the boys worked very hard," said Lavicka. "We had a very tough week in training leading up to the preseason game and as a result, in the first half, the players movement was sometimes heavy. To their credit, they worked hard especially in the second half and we broke the opponents and scored some nice goals."
"I am happy to see the attacking players score goals, players like Carle as it is good for confidence but we still have plenty of room where we can improve especially in details in defence and tactically."
Sydney FC opened the scoring in the 27th minute when Carle converted a penalty after Parramatta FC defender Angelo Petratos was ruled to have fouled Sydney FC striker Juho Makela inside the penalty area.
The teams went to the break with Sydney FC leading 1-0 and Coach Vitezslav Lavicka made three half time changes, introducing Mark Bridge, Sebastian Ryall and Hirofumi Moriyasu for Caleb Rufer, Bosschaart and Shannon Cole respectively.
The changes paid instant dividends when Bridge set up Carle for his second goal of the match in the 47th minute. Bridge slid a delightful through ball in behind the Parramatta defence to find Carle, who delicately lobbed the advancing Parramatta goalkeeper with the outside of his left foot.
Bridge then turned from provider to goalscorer when he found the back of the net in the 59th minute. An out-swinging Scott Jamieson corner was flicked on by Makela and Bridge was on hand to volley home from close range to make it 3-0.
Karol Kisel was replaced by Hagi Gligor in the 59th minute and less than 60 seconds after coming onto the field the diminutive Gligor earned Sydney FC another penalty when he was brought down in the box. Carle duly converted from the spot to seal his hat trick.
Rufer came back onto the pitch in the 74th minute to give Carle an early shower and the youngster made it two goals from two games when he slammed home Sydney FC-s 5th goal of the night in the 86th minute.
Two minutes later Makela made it 6-0 when he capitalised on a poor goalkeeper clearance to slot the ball into the back of the net and round out the scoring.
Sydney FC 6 (Nick Carle 27 pen, 47, 60 pen, Mark Bridge 47, Rufer 86, Makela 88) d Parramatta FC 0 Parramatta Stadium Crowd: About 2,000 Referee: Kris Griffith-Jones
Sydney FC: 20. Ivan NECEVSKI, 3. Jamie COYNE, 4. Pascal BOSSCHAART (2. Sebastian RYALL ‘46), 5. Michael BEAUCHAMP, 8. Karol KISEL (7. Hagi GLIGOR ‘59), 10. Nick CARLE (24. Caleb Rufer -74), 12. Shannon COLE (6. Hirofumi MORIYASU ‘46), 15. Terry McFLYNN (c), 18. Juho MAKELA, 21 Scott JAMIESON, 24. Caleb RUFER (19. Mark BRIDGE ‘46).
Subs not used: 1. Liam REDDY.