Sydney FC put three past Stallions

A dominant first half performance from Hyundai A-League 2010 Champions Sydney FC was the catalyst in the Sky Blues 3-1 win over the Marconi Stallions at a chilly Marconi Stadium on Wednesday night.

A dominant first half performance from Hyundai A-League 2010 Champions Sydney FC was the catalyst in the Sky Blues 3-1 win over the Marconi Stallions at a chilly Marconi Stadium on Wednesday night.

Three goals in the opening 33 minutes - two from Alex Brosque and one from Mark Bridge - steered Vitezslav Lavicka-s men to their third straight preseason victory.

The Killer B-s caused endless headaches for the Stallions defence and with them combining strongly with recruit Scott Jamieson and Captain Terry McFlynn, it looms as a sure sign of things to come from Sydney FC this season.

The Stallions pegged a goal back in a scrappy second stanza after a Marconi defender was brought down in the box with Sean O-Connell nailing home the goal to get the Stallions on the board. Lavicka also used the second half to trial a number of playing combinations with all 10 Sky Blues subs seeing action.

Sydney FC-s next preseason fixture is against Tim Cahill-s Everton at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 10 July (7:30pm kick-off).

The Sky Blues started off strong with defender Shannon Cole taking a couple of early long range shots. From there it was the killer B-s who quickly got involved in the game combining well to register Sydney-s first shot on goal that forcrf Marconi keeper Bello Amigo into a fine save.

There was nothing Amigo could do about Sydney-s first goal in the 13th minute when Bridge played a ball to Brosque who timed his run perfectly into the box. The Marconi defenders waited for an offside flag which never came and Brosque buried the ball into the back of the net.

The Sky Blues domination was almost rewarded again on the 22th minute mark after a break found four Sydney players against two Marconi defenders. Brosque played the ball to a free Scott Jamieson on the left whose shot was saved by the keeper.

Sydney scored their second goal six minutes later when Brosque took advantage of another defensive error. The former Marconi striker raced through to pounce on a loose through ball as the Stallions defenders waited for an offside decision. Brosque coolly beat the keeper and slotted home his second..

Bridge got involved in the action in the 33rd minute with a brilliant volley into the bottom right corner after getting onto a curling cross from the right flank.

After a host of half time changes, the second half allowed both sides to continue to try new things but it was the dominant first half that saw the Sky Blues record another win.

Match Detail

Sydney FC: 3 (BROSQUE 13-, 28-, BRIDGE 33-)

Marconi Stallions: 1 (O'CONNELL 65')

Sydney FC Line-up: 1. Liam REDDY (gk) (45- 20. Ivan NECEVSKI), 2. Sebastian RYALL (45- 13. Antony GOLEC), 3. Stephan KELLER (5. Hayden FOXE), 4. Hirofuni MORIYASU, 6. Demitri PETRATOS (73- 16. Glen TRIFIRO), 12. Shannon COLE (77- 7. Nathan SHERLOCK), 14. Alex BROSQUE (60- 11. Tommy CIRJAK), 15. Terry MCFLYNN (70- 8. Luke AUSTIN), 19. Mark BRIDGE (60- 9. Joey GIBBS), 21. Scott JAMIESON (70- 17. Joel CHIANESE), 22. Sung-Hwun BYUN (45- 18. Blake POWELL)

Substitutes Not Used: Nil Yellow Cards: Nil. Red Cards: Nil.

Goals: 14. Alex BROSQUE 13-, 28-, 19. Mark BRIDGE 33-

Marconi Stallions Line-up: 4. Umut TOKDOGAN, 5. Adel Eljamal, 7. Timothy McGowan, 8. Alex Canak, 9. Erick ANABALON, 18. Jarod LUM, 21. Jose BELLO AMICO (gk), 23. Christopher NUNES, 26. Namvel ARRARTE, 32. Anthony AVATI, 39. Sean O-CONNELL

Substitutes: 22. James CHRONOPOLOUS, 27. Julian AGUIRRE, 29. Robert TRIBBIA, 30. Hussain ALBADAWI, 31. Mitchell MALLIA, 33. Dhari ALSAAD, 34. Nathan JAGELMAN, 35. Christopher MADAM, 37. Scott PETTIT, 40. Mark PULLMAN (gk), 41. Sam SALAMEH, 43. Robert SPERENZA, 44. Damien TRAVIS

Yellow Cards: Nil Red Cards: Nil Goals: Sean O-CONNELL 65-