NPL Wrap: Five star Marconi make their mark, McBreen’s stunner in Northern NSW

Marconi Stallions have moved into the top five in NSW after a first-half masterclass against Sydney United 58 on Saturday night.

The Stallions brushed aside United 5-0, with all five goals coming in the first 45 minutes, including doubles to Marko Jesic and Mirjan Pavlovic.

New recruit Mitch Mallia opened the scoring inside the first minute.

Elsewhere, Wollongong Wolves remain top despite a 1-1 draw with Mt Druitt, while Rockdale began life after the sacking of coach Paul Reid with a win over champions Sydney Olympic.

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Rockdale pulled off a big shock against Sydney Olympic
Rockdale pulled off a big shock against Sydney Olympic

Western Australia

Perth SC have moved to the top of the table after their last-gasp win over Floreat Athena.

Brazilian striker Gustavo Catarcione was the hero for Perth, scoring in the fifth minute of stoppage-time to hand his side a 2-1 win at Dorrien Gardens.

Balcatta lost top spot after they were held to a 1-1 daw against Armadale at Alfred Skeet Reserve, despite playing with 10 men after the dismissal of Michael Lawson.

Perth Glory kept the pressure on the league leaders after a 2-0 win against Stirling Lions with goals from Luke Salmon and Gabriel Popovic.

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Northern NSW

Former Central Coast Mariners striker Daniel McBreen scored a spectacular volley as Edgeworth Eagles crushed Adamstown Rosebud 4-0 at Jack McLaughlan Oval.

McBreen’s moment of magic came 12 minutes from time to cap a superb performance from the Eagles, who sit atop the ladder in NNSW.

Elsewhere, a Braedyn Crowley hat-trick helped Lambton Jaffas stay hot on the Eagles’ heels with a 4-0 win of their own over Valentine FC.

And Joel Wood scored late in each half to help Maitland FC upset Charlestown City Blues 2-0.

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Daniel McBreen celebrates a goal for Edgeworth
Daniel McBreen celebrates a goal for Edgeworth


Noah Mies had a big day out for Launceston City as they broke through for their first win of the season in Tassie.

Mies scored two goals and provided three assists as City trounced Clarence United 6-0.

It was a similar scoreline for league-leaders Devonport Strikers, who hit half a dozen goals in their clash with Kingborough Lions at Valley Road.

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Australia Capital Territory

Champions Canberra FC remain without a win or goal two weeks into the new season after their 3-0 loss to Tuggeranong United.

Regan Walsh scored twice for Tuggeranong, before Jono Turek put the result to bed with a third 15 minutes from time.

Elsewhere, Canberra Olympic made it two wins from two as they beat Gungahlin United 2-0, while goals from Jared Tonini and Nicolas Abot saw Tigers FC beat Monaro Panthers 2-0.

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Avondale FC continued to flex their muscle in Victoria after a 6-2 drubbing of Dandenong Thunder.

Liam Boland scored twice inside the first 22 minutes, while Stefan Zinni also got a double with goals either side of the break.

Stefan Valentini then got in on the act late on, scoring twice in the last 13 minutes to complete the rout.

Heidelberg United stayed in second with a 2-0 win over Bentleigh Greens, while Melbourne Knights moved up to third with a 3-1 win at Pascoe Vale.

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Lions FC were the most impressive side in Queensland over the weekend as they put six unanswered goals past Magpies Crusaders FC.

Mitch Hore and Jheison Macuace both scored doubles for the visitors in the 6-0 thrashing.

Elsewhere, Peninsula Power maintained their 100% record through 11 games with a 2-0 win at Redlands United.

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South Australia

League-leaders Adelaide Blue Eagles slumped to a shock loss in South Australia as they went down 2-1 against the Adelaide Comets.

Despite leading 1-0 heading into the last 20 minutes the Blues Eagles couldn’t hold on, with Andreas Wiens scoring twice for the Comets, including in the 90th minute, to pull off a remarkable win.

Elsewhere, Croydon Kings and South Adelaide played out a thrilling 3-3 draw, while West Adelaide were too strong for Adelaide City, prevailing 3-0.

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