Sky Blue Youth In Thriller


Sydney FC’s Foxtel Y-League squad played out a thrilling 3-3 draw against Central Coast Mariners last Saturday at Pluim Park.

Striker, Jordi Swibel, scored the opener for the second week running as he hit the target after just ten minutes with a side foot finish at the near post for 1-0.

The Young Sky Blues controlled most of the half and should have had more goals on the scoreboard to show for it, however a brace to the Mariners Alou Kuol before the break saw the boys from the Coast leading 2-1 at half time.

Sydney came out strong in the second half and were soon rewarded when Young Socceroo Marco Tilio was brought down inside the penalty area.

Tilio stepped up to take the spot kick and his initial effort was saved by Aidan Munford, however Tilio pounced on the parry to slot home the equaliser for 2-2.

Tilio was at it again soon after when he drove into the box and was fouled a second time with another penalty awarded. This time Tilio made no mistake to rifle the ball into the net for a 3-2 advantage.

With the Mariners throwing everything at Sydney FC the referee then gave Central Coast a penalty on the 90th minute only for Levi Kaye to pull off an outstanding save from the boot of Mario Shabow.

Just as it seemed Sydney FC would hold on for the win the drama continued as the match official awarded the fourth penalty of the half in the 92nd minute.

This time John Roberts was able to convert and snatch a point at the death for the Mariners with a 3-3 result.

The Sky Blues have the BYE next round before they face their cross-town rivals Western Sydney Wanderers at Jubilee Stadium on Saturday 7th December 4:45pm kick off as the curtain raiser to the A-League.

Sydney FC 3 (Jordi Swibel 10′ / Tilio 58′; 83′) drew Central Coast Mariners 3 (Alou Kuol 20′;35′ / John Roberts 92′)

Sydney FC Line Up:

Levi Kaye; Callum Talbot; Aaron Gurd; Anton Mlinaric; Joel King; Ryan Teague; Harry Van Der Saag (Calem Nieuwenhof); Marco Tilio; Jake Hollman (Cameron Peupion); Ben Koop (Jaiden Kucharski); Jordi Swibel


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