NSW Premier Youth League – news
APIA Tigers PYL Roar over the Bankstown Lions
Last Sunday 22/01/12, @ Middleton Park our PYL teams all had strong results against the Bankstown City Lions conceding only one goal for the 5 games played. Congratulations to all the boys and the hard work put in by the coaches.
U13's - won 5 - 0, two great corners into the net by Aidan Taouil, very strong games by Joe Tilio and Joshua To in the midfield. Joshua Hronopoulos the goalkeeper had a superb game keeping a clean sheet and backing up an equal performance for the U14's.
U14's - won 9 - 0, got off to a great start scoring 3 goals in the first 7 minutes. The score looked like going into double figures but understandably dropped off the intensity a little bit in the second half. Danial Maskin, returning from a recent overseas football trial, continued his striking form from last season with 3 goals. Luke Browning was fantastic out wide on the left. Jordan Bajic and Mark Rodic in defense gave the opposition no sniff of a scoring opportunity. Mark Rodic and Ricardo Bernardimo backed up in the U15's and did very well in their time on the field.
U15's - won 7 - 0, They look to be strong contenders for the coming Manchester United Cup coached by Rod Williams, the man who wears many hats; U20's & U15's coach, Youth Technical DIrector and Viareggio APIA coach. Interesting to see the whole Sydney Olympic U15's team watching closely and doing their homework from the sidelines.
U16's - won 3 - 1, Coaches VIto Basile and Duncan Tweed are combining well in shaping this team to realize the quality players within. All the players are showing a strong commitment. Thanks goes to Kristian Sekutkoski, one of the two APIA U16 goalkeepers, who played for Bankstown due to injury of their goalkeeper. Without his fine effort the winning score may have been greater. Carlos Conteh, Mathew Cook and Dario Severino played up for the U18's and distinguished themselves when they got game time in the second half.
U18's - won 3 - 0, Scrappy first half but a better effort for the second half. Players picked up the intensity and the midfield started to dominate providing some good opportunities up front. Roco Rodi and Emir Hatic both scored with some good finishes and were unlucky not to have scored a few more. Jordon Hooke worked hard covering a lot of ground. Harrison Feller made a number of strong runs from fullback and Mathew Sotto was solid in in defense at right fullback. Goalkeeper Jean-Luc Pilot (JP) deserved a clean sheet, pulling off one brilliant save with his left hand to deflect a bullit shot heading for the top left hand corner. Thanks go to the U16's players Carlos Conteh, Mathew Cook and Dario Severino coming off the bench.Terry Wilkinson - Director of PYL