Player Watch | McGing on target for Stallions


Taking you through what our players are doing during the A-League, W-League and National Youth League off-season.

The weekly segment which takes you through what our players are doing during the Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League and Foxtel National Youth League off-season.

Marconi played two matches this week with Jake McGing featuring in the first team for both. He scored in the Stallions 3-0 win over Manly before toiling hard in a 4-0 loss to Blacktown City.

Brendan Hooper started slowly for Sydney Olympic-s first team in the NSW NPL in their 1-1 draw with South Coast Wolves but finished the match as one of their best, not losing a single header all match. James Baldacchino remained on the bench for the opposition.

Mark Cindric had to sit out Sydney United 58-s 1-0 win over Bonnyrigg White Eagles due to a small strain in his hip flexor but has returned to full training this week so will be back in action soon.

Sean Symons– Rockdale City Suns had a tough time of it as they went a man down to Blacktown Spartans and lost 5-1. With a player down and the match already out of reach there was little opportunity for Symons when he was subbed on in the 65th minute. He played well regardless but will be looking forward to getting a run with a full XI on the pitch next week.

Blake Tuxford played 90 minutes in U20-s for Blacktown City with a 3-1 win over Marconi doing well and saving a few free-kicks. Teammate Shayne D-Cunha also made an impact with his first 90 minute performance in a few weeks while Matthew Stewart played well in his thirty minutes on the pitch, winning a penalty for the third goal and had 90 minutes for the U18s on Sunday in a 2-1 loss to NSW Institute.

In the Women-s NPL Helen Petinos played well with 90 minutes for Marconi, scoring one goal and setting-up another in a 4-4 draw against MacArthur Rams.

Jordan Baker and Michelle Carney both played 90 minutes and scored a goal in an impressive 3-0 win for Illawarra Stingrays over NSW Institute while Caitlin Cooper kept a clean sheet in defence.

Alanna Kennedy, Emily van Egmond, Teigen Allen and Mackenzie Arnold have all been called into the Matildas squad for the two match series against Brazil.

This Weekend

Jake McGing-s Marconi Stallions travel to Sutherland Sharks on Saturday night with kick-off at 7:30pm at Seymour Shaw.

Blake Tuxford, Matthew Stewart and Shayne D-Cunha will take on APIA Leichhardt for Blacktown City at Lilys Football Centre on Sunday. The U20s kick-off at 1pm.

Sydney United 58 hosts Manly United at Sydney United Sports Centre on Sunday with Mark Cindric pencilled in for a return. First grade kicks-off at 3pm.

James Baldacchino and Sean Symons will go head-to-head when South Coast Wolves travel to Ilinden Sports Centre to take on Rockdale City Suns on Sunday at 3pm.

Brendan Hooper will look to continue his good form when Sydney Olympic welcome St George to Belmore Sports Ground at 5pm on Sunday.

Helen Petinos and Marconi Stallions host Blacktown Spartans 3pm Sunday at Marconi Stadium.

Rachel Soutar and Georgia Rowntree will team-up for Sydney University as they take on Northbridge on Sunday (3pm) at Northbridge Oval.

Jordan Baker, Michelle Carney and Caitlin Cooper travel to NWS Koalas with Illawarra Stingrays on Sunday (3pm) at ELS Hall Park.

Alanna Kennedy, Emily van Egmond, Teigen Allen and Mackenzie Arnold play Brazil in Brisbane on Sunday (3pm) and Wednesday (4:30pm).

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