Midweek State League 1 matches


Sydney Wanderers ? UNSW  3-2
On Tuesday evening, Sydney Wanderers came from 0-2 down after 19 minutes against UNSW to snatch three points with an exciting 3-2 victory at Hajduk Stadium.
Byrne have UNSW  a dream start, heading in the opener after 13 minutes following a great cross by Groth.
Byrne doubled his and his team?s tally by slotting in from close range just six minutes later, and UNSW were on the way to their first win of 2009.
The UNSW fans had hardly finished celebrating when Daniel Borg pulled one back for the Wanderers, notching his fifth goal of the season on 20 minutes following Brad Gibson?s cross into the box.
Wanderers coach Tommy McCulloch read his team the riot act at half time, and the Wanderers came out firing in the second period.

Brad Gibson equalized a minute into the second half, and he eventually scored the winner on 82 minutes with a shot from just inside the penalty area, despite the valiant efforts of UNSW?s keeper, Mulroney, who managed to get a hand to the ball but couldn?t stop it going in.
The win has moved Sydney Wanderers into the top half of the ladder in sixth position, whilst the hapless UNSW remain without a win, but will surely pick up some confidence from their performance on the night.
Schofields Scorpions ? Fairfield City Lions  4-3
At CSI Sports Ground on Wednesday evening, Fairfield City Lions took the game to the home side, Schofields Scorpions, and actually lead twice, before the Scorpions rallied to win by the solitary goal in seven.
Gabriel put the Lions ahead on just 20 minutes, before Infanti equalized in the 36th minute. But Fairfield persisted and took a 2-1 lead into the half time break when Aligiannis scored in the 43rd minute.
Schofields are made of sterner stuff these days, and they themselves hit the front with goals from Delaney (52nd) and Iredale (65th).
Just when the match was steering towards a score draw, Iredale popped up with a winning goal on 83 minutes to propel the Scorpions into outright second place on the competition ladder.
Blacktown Spartans ? Hurstville ZSC  1-0
Top met bottom at Francis Park when Blacktown Spartans took on the visiting Hurstville ZSC.
Many observers thought would be a cake walk for the Spartans, but it was a much closer affair than expected, with Blacktown?s Daniel Cornett grabbing the solitary goal on 19 minutes to give the home side the three points.
It continues the great start for the young side, having won five and drawing one of the opening six games for a total of fifteen points.
Hurstville ZSC languish in bottom spot, but will take hope from a narrow loss to the competition?s most in form team, and will look towards getting a first win this weekend.
Hills Brumbies ? Mounties FC  1-4
Mounties FC climbed into fourth position with a  4-1 away thumping of Hills Brumbies at Second Ponds Oval on Wednesday evening.
An ominous sign for opposing teams is the return of one of the most prolific goalscorers in the Division getting on the scoresheet.
Steve Biviano is back, and grabbed two goals, whilst Greg Baldock chipped in with one, as the Mounties raced to a 3-0 half time lead in a comprehensive first 45 minutes from the visitors.
Hills coach  James Lambert changed things around in the second period, pressing the Mounties by pushing men forward and trying to salvage something from the match.
Despite withstanding some pressure from Hills after the break, Steven Tresoglavic scored the fourth for the Mounties, whilst Russell Farrell grabbed the solitary goal for Hills in reply.
(including Week Four catch up matches)
 5      ? Glenn McPherson (Schofield Scorpions), Daniel Borg (Sydney Wanderers)
 4      ? Wand Jajaw (Blacktown Spartans), Nabil Codmani (Fairfield City Lions), Domenic Dimento (Inter Lions), Daniel Cornett (Blacktown Spartans),
 3      ? Ben Shrimpton (Hills United), Eddie Adam (Sydney Wanderers), Shane Cevenini (Inter Lions), Wissam Hijazi (Stanmore Hawks), Ibrahim Sozer (Fairfield City Lions).
2      ? Rafael Bove (Dulwich Hill), Darko Zoric (Hurstville ZSC), Stefan Perak (Hurstville ZSC), Peter Antar (Inter Lions), Oliver Pecoul (Stanmore Hawks), Matthew Groth (UNSW), Tuan Cao (Mounties FC),Stiven Kostanic (Hurstville ZSC), Daniel Toscano (Inter Lions),Yoshi Tachi (Inter Lions), Steve Biviano (Mounties FC), Greg Baldock (Mounties FC), Stephen Tresoglavic (Mounties FC), Reece Iredale (Schofields Scorpions), Brad Gibson (Sydney Wanderers), Russell Farrell (Hills Brumbies), Jimmy Byrne (UNSW).
-By Frank Speranza