Round seven of the Bankstown Umbro Premier League may be the most exciting round we’ve had yet with all games going down to the wire!
Our Match of the Round saw Georges River Thistle get back to winning ways as they defeated Greenacre Eagles on Friday night at Padstow Park.
Elsewhere, Panania Diggers remain undefeated as they beat Central Sydney Wolves, while Padstow Hornets beat Revesby Workers after some late drama.
Padstow United defeated Bass Hill Rangers in a 7-goal thriller, while Bankstown Sports Strikers were able to defeat Yagoona Lions.
Match of the Round: Georges River Thistle 2-1 Greenacre Eagles Reserve Grade Score: Georges River Thistle 1-1 Greenacre Eagles
Georges River Thistle got back to winning ways this weekend as they narrowly defeated Greenacre Eagles which saw the Eagle’s three game unbeaten run come to an end.
In a game which could see Greenacre Eagles jump on top of Georges River Thistle on the ladder, Georges River Thistle would be looking to start fast to get the valuable 3-points.
It wouldn’t be long in this fixture before we had our opening goal as Thistle’s Mohamad Elzein found the back of the net in the 7th minute of the game to give the home side a 1-goal advantage early into this match.
Greenacre Eagles have done well this year to get back into matches after conceding early and this game would not be different as in the 21st minute of the match, Greenacre’s top scorer Alam Dabel would net the equaliser to get them back into the match.
The sides would go into halftime at 1-1.
Both sides would look to create chances early into the second half as they both were eager for the victory.
In the 65th minute of the match it would be Thistle’s number 10, Samuel Romero who would break the deadlock as his shot found the back of the net.
Samuel Romero’s goal would ultimately win the match for Thistle as the score ended 2-1 with Georges River Thistle winning the match.
Georges River Thistle currently sit 5th on the competition ladder while Greenacre Eagles stay in 8th spot after their loss to Thistle.
Central Sydney Wolves 2-3 Panania Diggers Reserve Grade Score: Central Sydney Wolves 4-3 Panania Diggers
Panania Diggers remain undefeated in the competition as they defeated Central Sydney Wolves 3-2 in a game that could have gone either way.
Central Sydney Wolves did not take long before they had the opening goal as in the 4th minute of the game, Wolves number 8 Arkin Rasim Oglou would find the back of the net as they looked to hand the away side their first loss of the year with an early goal.
Panania Diggers would fire back in the 26th minute of the match as Panania’s Mitchel Jeffs found the back of the net to bring the scores level at 1-1.
Jeffs would find the back of the net again in the 41st minute of the match to give his side a goal advantage and give himself a brace going into halftime.
With Central Sydney Wolves on the backfoot and eager for their first back-to-back win of the season, Wolves Aron Nunez Laura’s shot would find the back of the net in the 55th minute to bring the scores level at 2-2.
Both sides would start to throw a lot more attacking pressure at their opposition as they both looked for the winner.
In the 70th minute of the match it would be Panania Digger’s Thomas Potts who would score the goal that broke the deadlock when his shot rifled the back of the net giving Panania a 1-goal advantage.
With some late excitement at the end of the match it would be Panania who ended the game beating Central Sydney Wolves 3-2.
After their loss, Wolves sit 7th on the ladder, while Panania Digger’s drift further from the rest of the pack as they remain top of the table with 4-points splitting them and seventh place.
Padstow Hornets 3-2 Revesby Workers Reserve Grade Score: Padstow Hornets 1-0 Revesby Workers
Padstow Hornets were able to get back to winning ways as they defeated Revesby Workers 3-2 in a game that Revesby Workers will take a lot of confidence from moving forward.
The 2022 champions looked destined to win this game as they looked for their first win in 4 games, and it didn’t take long before they had their opening goal.
In the 16th minute of the match, Hornets Marcus Tsekenis found the back of the net Hornets the advantage.
Although defence has been an issue this year for the Workers side, they were able to hold out a strong Hornets side for the rest of the half as they went into the sheds at halftime down 1-0.
The Workers came out strong in the second half as they believed they could still win this match; however, Hornets would find their second goal of the game in the 52nd minute as Manuel Angelopoulos found the back of the net to give Padstow a 2-goal advantage.
Revesby Workers started to hit their strides as they began to form a comeback.
Revesby Workers striker, Ashtun Letele found the back of the net in the 60th minute to bring the game back to 2-1.
The game would become even more difficult for Revesby Workers as in the 73rd minute, Workers Caleb Tall would be sent off leaving them with 10-men for the rest of the match.
Although a player down, Revesby Workers would find the back of the net once again with their number 10, Bojan Hadzic scoring to bring the scores level at 2-2.
Both teams began to push forward as they looked for the winner, however in the 89th minute of the match it would be Padstow Hornets who win the match after a goal by Alexander Kyriakopoulos.
Padstow Hornets would hold out for the remaining minutes left to defeat Revesby Workers 3-2 in a thrilling contest.
Padstow Hornets remain in 4th position on the competition ladder while Revesby Workers still sit in 10th position still without a point.
Bass Hill Rangers 3-4 Padstow United Bass Hill Rangers 3-2 Padstow United
Padstow United pick up their second win of the season as they defeated Bass Hill Rangers in a seven-goal thriller.
Padstow United’s attack has been on fire this season and if they were to win this fixture, they would need to be lethal in front of goal.
Padstow United would be the first to score in this fixture as their prolific goal-scorer this season, Rafa Coutinho would score the first goal of the match in the 29th minute of the match as Padstow United would lead the game 1-0 going into half time.
Bass Hill have struggled to score goals this season, with that in mind and a goal down they looked to set-up more attacking in the second half.
Bass Hill’s Lachlan Merlino would bring the scores level in the 56th minute with his goal before two minutes later Padstow United regained their goal advantage through another goal by Rafa Coutinho.
Bass Hill’s Pavlos Bormpandonakis would then give the game it’s 3rd goal in 4 minutes as in the 60th minute of the match his shot would find the back of the net as the games would be level once again.
The game would take another twist in the 62nd minute with Rafa Coutinho completing his hattrick as his shot hit the back of the net to give Padstow United the lead for the third time in this match.
Padstow United’s John Martinez would score their 4th goal of the match in the 85th minute as he looked to have sealed the win for his side.
Bass Hill’s Abbas El Sayed looked to spark a late comeback as he was able to score in the 90th minute, however it was too late as Padstow United won the game 4-3.
Padstow United sit 6th on the competition and 2-points away from the top, while Bass Hill still sit in 9th position as they continue to fight for their first points of the season.
Bankstown Sports Strikers 2-0 Yagoona Lions Reserve Grade Score: Bankstown Sports Strikers 2-0 Yagoona Lions
Bankstown Sports Strikers continue to push themselves closer to the top 2 as they were able to defeat Yagoona Lions 2-0.
Bankstown Sports Strikers needed an important 3-points as their win would see them sit 2-points behind Yagoona.
Yagoona Lions have been one of the form attacking sides of the competition, however it was Bankstown Sports Strikers who would striker first in this match.
Strikers number 6, Said Mamouni would find the back of the net in the 22nd minute of the match to give Strikers an important 1-goal advantage.
With both teams able to create chances but unable to convert the sides would go into halftime with Strikers leading 1-0.
Bankstown Sports Strikers defence has been solid to start the year which was proven in this fixture as Yagoona Lions dangerous attack was unable to break them down.
With Bankstown Sports Strikers holding Yagoona out for most of the second half, they would finally get their second goal of the game as Pedro Almeida Pereira netted for the hosts to give them a 2-0 lead.
We wouldn’t see another goal for the final 10 minutes of the game as Bankstown Sports Strikers defeated Yagoona Lions 2-0.
Bankstown Sports Strikers sit in 3rd position on the competition ladder, while Yagoona Lions sit in 2nd position, four points behind the competition leaders.