Sydney FC 1 – Blacktown CIty FC 0 at Lambert Park
A second half Luke Ivanovic strike has helped Sydney FC to a shock 1-0 upset of finals bound Blacktown CIty FC at Lambert Park on Saturday.
The win was the Young Sky Blues first in weeks and all but secures their place in the NPL NSW competition for next season.
Ivanovic’s runaway goal in the 70th minute, only seconds after taking to the field, was a rare highlight in a hard fought game which featured few true chances.
A late red card for Sydney’s Liam McGing wasn’t enough to stop the home side from collecting all three points.
It was a frustrating defeat for Blacktown who were desperate to build momentum going into the finals series.
Sydney FC 0-4 Blacktown City FC, 5.45pm at Lambert Park
Given the opportunity to wrap up the Premiership with a week to play, Blacktown City didn’t need to be asked twice.
They put four past Sydney FC at Lambert Park on Saturday night to go four points clear of Giancarlo Italiano’s men, with goals coming from Jack Stewart, Lachlan Campbell, Lachlan Rose and Jarrod Dodds.
Sydney FC will hope to pick themselves up in their final game of the regular season when they take on Rockdale City Suns at Ilinden Sports Centre; a chance to rebuild confidence and, more importantly, secure second place in front of Sutherland irrespective of results elsewhere.