In NSW Premier League Round 20 action, the Sydney United-Bankstown City fixture was brought one-week forward, and it was the Lions to take maximum points from Sydney United Sports Centre in Edensor Park.

Robbie Mileski put the Lions ahead on 15’ minutes as he capitalised on a rare mistake by Jacob Timpano in the Reds defensive line. The Lions doubled the lead shortly after the interval as Shannon Burgin intercepted a Sean Mitchell back pass to Damon Collina before slotting the ball into the back of the net.

The 2-0 win keeps Bankstown City’s miniscule chances of reaching the finals series alive, though concerns do surround Sydney United’s current run following a series of negative results in recent weeks.

In the rescheduled Round 17 fixture between Manly United FC and West Sydney Berries, Joey Schirripa’s 45’ minute free-kick was enough to secure the Cromer Park side three-points and ease their relegation concerns. Schirripa’s 25-yard effort was sensational, leaving Berries goalkeeper Nestor Tsioutsas helpless in the Berries goal.

The defeat almost certainly leaves the Berries relegation bound, though mathematically, the side can still secure survival over the final three weekends of the regular season.


Courtesy of the Football NSW