Conference League Southern Round 8 Review


Fayad got the Cedars off to a great start with a goal in just the second minute, before Landrelli equalized for White City in the 23rd minute.
But the Cedars kept their foot on the pedal in a blistering first half with subsequent goals by Benegadi (37?) and Koroma (39?) sending them in at the break at 3-1 up.
The second half was scoreless, and the win puts the Cedars into third spot on the ladder on 13 points, with a game in hand.
Camden Tigers took advantage of White City?s slip up and are now just two points off the leaders as a result of their 2-0 away victory over Greenisland SFC. But the Tigers left it late, with goals by Smutek (79?) and Green (82?) giving them the valuable three points.
Gazy Lansvale pulled level with Hakoah in equal fourth position on the ladder by beating them 3-2 at Cherrybrook Park.
Meltz put Hakoah in front in the 25th minute, only for Alemic to equalize for Gazy just four minutes later.
Burnic put the home side in front with a goal on 57 minutes, before Alemic grabbed his second goal for Gazy in the 75th minute to make it 3-1.
Hakoah?s Aschner set up a grandstand finish with a goal on 82 minutes, but Gazy hung on for an important victory.
In the final match of the Southern Conference, Colo Colo?s Navarrete scored goals number 7 and 8 for the season as he helped steer the Wanderers to a 2-1 home win over Lilli Pilli.
His first came as early as the 8th minute, and was cancelled out by MacDonald?s goal for Lilli Pilli on 48 minutes. But Navarrete continued his scoring form of late with the winner in the 89th minute.
Fairfield Bulls had the bye and subsequent rest.
-By Frank Speranza