Conference League Southern Round 14 Review


Lilli Pilli continued on their merry way on Saturday evening at Seymour Shaw Park, beating high fancied White City 2-1 in a cliff hanger.
White City, who were rewarded a 3-0 victory midweek vs Fairfield Bulls, took the lead in the 24th minute through Landrelli.
But Lilli Pilli?s top marksman, Karim, got them back on level terms when he scored in the 35th minute. Striker McDonald grabbed the all important winner, scoring in the 69th minute, putting his team fourth on 21 points, just four points off the lead.
That competition lead was snatched back by Camden Tigers when they overcame Colo Colo Wanderers 3-2 at Norford Park. All the goals came in an explosive second half, with D.Mackechnie putting the Tigers in front in the very first minute after resumption. Morgan made it two for Camden by scoring in the 48th minute, before Navarrete pulled one back for Colo Colo just seven minutes later.
G.Mackechnie grabbed Camden?s third goal in the 85th minute, but the Wanderers would not lie down, Navarrete scoring his and his team?s second goal in injury time.
But Camden held on grimly for a 3-2 win, sending them to the top of the ladder on 25 points.
Sydney Cedars put bottom placed Greenisland to the sword on Sunday afternoon at Parry Park, beating them 5-0. The Cedars started like a house on fire, scoring three goals in a blistering opening 20 minutes. Elndorae (4?) and Fayad (8?& 20?) did the damage in that period, before Tahan and Kroma scored second half goals in the 57th and 74th minutes to round off a polished performance for the home side.
At Cherrybrook Park, Gazy Lansvale amassed what surely is a record score by annihilating Fairfield Bulls 16-0. Big striker Burnic was the chief destroyer for Gazy, helping himself to seven goals, including five in a 23 minute spell either side of half time.
Lima scored 4 goals himself, which included a second half hatrick in 13 minutes towards the end of the match. Other goals for Gazy came from Alemic (33?& 87?), Omerbegovic (40?), Vargas (63?) and Harbas (79?). The win puts Gazy Lansvale in a very interesting position, 5th on the ladder on 20 points, but with games in hand on all four teams above them.
The bye and subsequent weekend off this week went to Hakoah.
Next week?s pick of the round sees leaders Camden Tigers host Gazy Lansvale at Ron Dine Reserve, on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.
-By Frank Speranza