NPL Review: Former Hyundai A-League striker puts Wolves one step closer

Former Hyundai A-League Lachlan Scott has pushed Wollongong Wolves closer to the NPL NSW Premiership title.

The South Coast product and ex-Western Sydney Wanderers man struck in the first half to beat Hakoah Sydney City East 1-0 on Sunday, and helped the league leaders go seven points clear at the top with just four rounds remaining. 

The Wolves - coached by Caltex Socceroo Luke Wilkshire - were helped by fellow contenders APIA Leichhardt and Blacktown City managing a 1-1 draw. 

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Victoria

Avondale have suffered shock back-to-back defeats after their 2-0 loss to Melbourne Knights on Friday night.

It leaves the Avengers with a four-point buffer over second-place Heidelberg United, who have a game in hand, and beat Altona Magic 1-0 on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Dandenong City could only draw with rivals Dandenong Thunder, but their 1-1 stalemate extends the club’s unbeaten streak to seven following the arrival of ex-Hyundai A-League players Brendon Santalab, Carl Valeri and Adrian Leijer.

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Western Australia

Perth SC gave a commanding response to their shock last-gasp defeat to Rockingham City by hammering Perth Glory 5-0 at Dorrien Gardens on Saturday.

The result keeps the Azzurri 10 points clear of second-place Floreat Athena, who beat Cockburn City 3-0.

Meanwhile, third-place Bayswater City accounted for Armadale 3-0.

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Australian Capital Territory

Tuggeranong United completed a remarkable turnaround to defeat Gungahlin 3-2 and ignite their finals bid.

Edward Coggan scored in the 87th minute for United, who trailed 2-0 at half time in Sunday’s clash.

Tigers FC were put to the test by Belconnen United on Saturday, but the leaders came away with a  3-2 win which maintains their five-point advantage over Canberra Olympic.

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South Australia

It was a weekend of huge results across South Australia, headlined by a six-goal thriller at home of leaders Campbelltown City, who drew 3-3 with Adelaide City.

That result gave Adelaide Blue Eagles prime opportunity to make up ground in the title race, only for the second-place club to fall 4-0 to Adelaide Olympic – the team’s third loss in five matches.

Elsewhere, Adelaide Comets were big 6-0 winners over South Adelaide and Raiders moved third with a 4-1 win over West Adelaide.

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Queensland

Peninsula Power bounced back from two straight defeats by hammering Magpies Crusaders 7-1 on Saturday.

Dean Briggs and Thomas Strickland each registered hat-tricks for the Power, as second-place Lions FC’s clash with Brisbane Roar was postponed due to weather.

At the bottom of the table, Western Pride sent out a statement by beating Sunshine Coast 6-0, and opening up an eight-point deficit between them and bottom-place club.

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Northern NSW

It could not be tighter at the top of the NPL NNSW table.

Edgeworth Eagles have seized pole position after their 4-1 win over Hamilton Olympic on Saturday, as Broadmeadow Magic and Maitland FC played out a 2-2 draw.

Meanwhile, Weston Workers remain hot on the trail after their 3-1 win over Valentine FC.

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Tasmania

Olympia Warriors moved within two points of leaders Devonport after overcoming nine-man Kingborough Lions 3-2 on Saturday.

Launceston beat Clarence United 4-0, Riverside Olympic drew 0-0 with South Hobart and Hobart Zebras edged Glenorchy Knights in the weekend’s other fixtures.

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