Late Strike Denies Sky Blues’ 3 Points


Blacktown City 1 (Jennings 87″) – Sydney FC 1 (Wood 25′) at Lily Homes Stadium

A stunning late strike from Leroy Jennings has helped Blacktown City snatch a 1-1 draw with Sydney FC at Lily Homes Stadium on Friday.

Jennings dramatic equaliser snapped City’s four-game losing streak securing the Mark Crittenden coached side their first competition points since Round 2 of the rebooted season.

It was a gallant fightback from Blacktown who were on the back foot early after Sydney FC’s star frontman Patrick Wood fired past the keeper for his eighth goal of the season.

Trailing 1-0 at the break, Blacktown fought back in the second half

Blacktown should’ve equalised in the 71st minute but a sensational diving effort from Young Sky Blues shot-stopper Levi Kaye denied Jenning’s diving header.

Antonio Saracino fired over with an open net in front as Sydney FC spurned a brilliant opportunity to double their lead.

It would prove to be a costly mistake with Jennings unleashing a howitzer with his left foot only 9 minutes later from 30 yards out to snatch a point for Blacktown city.

Despite the result, Blacktown remain in last place on four points while Sydney FC remain inside the top four on 13 points.