With seven consecutive wins on the board and a boasting a multitude of Club Championship points, Sydney FC’s PlayStation 4 NPL NSW 2 Mens side are dominating the competition in their first year.
Led by powerhouse striker Charles Lokolingoy, the Sydney FC front man is scoring for fun, with hattricks in his previous two matches to top the scoring charts with 14 goals from eight games.
Playing off the back of a title winning season with the Sky Blues Foxtel National Youth League side, Lokolingoy said he wasn’t expecting this sort of goal scoring form as he set his sights on a revised goal target for the remainder of the 2016 season.
“I was expecting a couple of goals, maybe eight or nine, but getting 14 so far I’m really happy with it,” he said.
“I’m pretty pleased, I couldn’t ask for a better season, this is probably one of my best seasons since the under 16’s when I scored five goals. This is up there especially because it’s men’s football.
“The coaches had set up [a goal of] maybe 20 to get for all the strikers but the way I’m going I’m hoping to get 30,” he continued.
“I just want to keep playing well, most of the boys have been here for ages and we know each other well. We’re just hoping to keep building and all the boys are fighting hard and well for the future.”
The 19 year old striker it was the opening round defeat to Mounties Wanderers FC that spurred the Sky Blues on to be undefeated in seven matches, as he confirmed a noticeable difference between the NPL and Foxtel National Youth League.
“It’s quite different [playing in the NPL],” he said.
“It’s a different style of play in both leagues, it’s more physical in the NPL, a lot tougher, while the NYL was more tactical.
“I’m coping with the NPL pretty good [though]. Playing with Sutherland first grade before has given me a lot of experience playing in men’s football and I’m coping with it.
“It’s good, especially with the boys around me, the midfielders and wingers are all making my job easier assisting me, and I feel in good form,” he continued.
“I think the team spirit and the boys really stepping up [has got us to where we are].
“The first game we lost, so we knew that we had to step up a bit and I really wanted to make this my season.”
Sydney FC’s PlayStation 4 NPL NSW 2 Mens side are next in action against Fraser Park FC at Lambert Park, Leichhardt on Saturday 30 April (kick off 7:45pm).
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