Player Watch | Symons stars again


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.

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.

It-s two great weeks in a row for Sean Symons as he made Football NSW-s Team of the Week for a second consecutive round. Playing left mid for Rockdale City Suns, Symons scored a goal a grabbed an assist as the Suns defeated St George 4-1. It-s been a brilliant fortnight for the 21 year old who has starred since forcing his way in to the starting XI.

Blake Tuxford was Wanderers sole representative for Blacktown City-s U20 team as Matthew Stewart was out with illness and Shayne D-Cunha representing the Young Socceroos. Blake-s footwork was top notch in the first half and despite an outstanding save in the second, they fell 1-0 to Manly United.

Wanderers teammates Shayne D-Cunha and Alusine Fofanah were in camp for the Young Socceroos this week which finished off with a match against Sydney United 58. D-Cunha was particularly impressive in the 1-1 draw while Fofanah also won plaudits from onlookers despite not getting on the scoresheet himself.

The match between Marconi Stallions and Sydney Olympic this week was very close with Olympic eventually coming out on top 2-1. Brendan Hooper was a standout for the Belmore Boys, withstanding a lot of pressure marking one of the league-s better strikers for 90 minutes without allowing him to get in to the game. Jake McGing played 80 minutes for the Stallions and played well, especially considering he was out of position at right back.

It was a good day for Mark Cindric who made his return to the first team following injury. While it was only the final five minutes of the game, Cindric looked strong and confirmed that he-s ready to go and itching to force his way back into the starting XI.

Helen Petinos was the star of the show for Marconi in the Women-s NPL when she scored a 91st minute winner to defeat Sydney University 3-2. It was a tight, scrappy match throughout with no-one knowing which way the result was going to fall before the centre-forwards late sealer. Rachael Soutar played 90 minutes at right back for Uni, attacking well and doing her best while teammate Georgia Rowntree was unfortunate in goal; possibly being taken out for one of the goals.

This weekend

With the Wanderers not in action this weekend why not head out to support our players who are playing in the state leagues.

Sydney Olympic and Brendan Hooper will be looking to build on their win when they travel to Lambert Park to take on APIA Leichhardt in a Friday night clash kicking-off at 7:30pm.

The Wanderers Blacktown City contingent will re-unite this week when the Demons travel to Seymour Shaw to take on Sutherland Sharks on Saturday. Shayne D-Cunha, Matthew Stewart and Blake Tuxford should all be in action for the U20s at 5:30pm.

Mark Cindric and James Baldacchino will go head-to-head when Sydney United 58 hosts South Coast Wolves on Saturday. Kick-off is at 7:30pm at Sydney United Sports Centre.

Sean Symons will attempt to make it a hat-trick of Team of the Week entries when his Rockdale City Suns welcome Jake McGing-s Marconi Stallions to Ilinden Sports Centre on Monday. The Easter holiday fixture kicks-off at 3pm.

Helen Petinos will have her work cut out for her as Marconi Stallions play two matches over the weekend. Facing NSW Institute at Valentine Sports Park on Saturday (3pm), the team will have to back up on Sunday when they travel to JJ Kelly Park and kicks off at 3pm.