Sydney FC have cruised to a first win of the pre-season with a comfortable 6-0 win over Dunbar Rovers at Leichhardt Oval.
Sydney FC 6 (Ivanovic 11’, 37’, 50′ pen, McGowan 15’, O’Neill 22’, Swibel 78’) def Dunbar Rovers 0
Moments That Mattered:
- Ivanovic Goal – 11’ – Ivanovic is played clean through by Baumjohann and the youngster coolly finishes to the keeper’s right.
- McGowan Goal – 15’ – A neat passing move involving Ninkovic and Baumjohann sees the latter reach the byline and cross to an unmarked McGowan at the far post.
- O’Neill Goal – 22’ – Barbarouses robs the centre half and gives the ball to O’Neill who is clear to pass the ball easily past the keeper.
- Ivanovic Goal – 37’ – A brilliant through ball from Baumjohann finds the youngster unmarked again and he slots it home off the post.
- Ivanovic Goal (pen) – 50’ – Ivanovic is brought down in the box and steps up to rifle in the spot kick and complete his hat-trick.
- Swibel Goal – 78’ – King crosses the ball from the left to an unmarked Swibel who slots the ball into the roof of the net.
Sydney FC have romped to an comprehensive 6-0 win over NPL NSW Men’s 3 side Dunbar Rovers at Leichhardt Oval.
A Luke Ivanovic hat-trick and three assists from new German signing Alex Baumjohann were the highlights with goals for fellow debutant Ryan McGowan, Brandon O’Neill and a first senior goal for youngster Jordi Swibel.
Most players played 45 to 60 minutes with a number of Academy products getting some vital minutes towards the end of the game.
A crowd of 962 watched on and helped raise money for the Sydney FC Foundation through the $5 gate receipts.
Sydney FC meet St George FA on Tuesday night at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah in another game where proceeds go toward the Foundation and junior development.
What they said:
Luke Ivanovic:- “I’m really pleased to have scored my first hat-trick for the club, particularly in the first game of the season which is a good start for me.
“Of course there’s still a long way to go until the A-League season begins but I feel good after that game and am looking forward to the next few weeks immensely.”
Steve Corica:- “It was a great hit out and good that many of the boys got 60 minutes into their legs which is important at this stage of the season.
“We had some nice combination play, particularly by the new boys who are fitting in very well already.
“Well done to Luke who scored his first hat-trick for the club with three well taken goals and also to Alex (Baumjohann) who created three of our four goals in the first half.
Sydney FC: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK) (20. Tom HEWARD-BELLE 45’), 4. Alex WILKINSON (8. Fletcher MCFARLANE 62’) (Captain), 5. Alex BAUMJOHANN (24. Marco TILIO 45’), 6. Ryan MCGOWAN (28. Ben VAN MEURS 62’), 10. Milos NINKOVIC (15. Harry VAN DER SAAG 45’), 11 Kosta BARBAROUSES (27. Jordan SWIBEL 62’), 13. Brandon O’NEILL (2. Calem NIEUWENHOF 77’), 16. Joel KING, 17. Anthony CACERES (25. Patrick SCIBILIO 62’), 18. Luke IVANOVIC, 23. Rhyan GRANT (12. Callum TALBOT 62’).
Subs Not Used: None
Yellow Cards: None.
Red Cards: None.
Dunbar Rovers Squad: 23. Charles SAMUSHONGA (GK), 14. Alexander CRANE, 3. Micaiah TE RATA, 2. Nick HOLTON, 6. Aram TAYEBI DERAZKALA, 8. Andrew DODDY (Captain), 7. Paul ORGAD, 10. Steven CARTER, 18. Ahmad TALEB, 17. Heo WOOKBUM, 20. Charlie WELHAM, 13. Neil O’SULLIVAN, 16. Scott PEREIRA, 5. Paul LEE, 19. Aiden SHIELS, 12. David USTIMENKO, 11. Cain BARTOLOMEI, 9. Gary RAFFERTY. 16. Yudai YOSHIDA, 21. Gabriel RODRIGUEZ, 25. Ben WRIGLEY (GK), 4. Luke O’MALLEY, 6. Kieren YOUNG, 16. Nicholas LEHNER, 5. Flynn PAPHITI, 18. Cooper SQUIRES, 8. Connor SLATER, 9. Jackson FREDERICKS.
Yellow Cards: Holton 59’,
Red Cards: None.
Ground: Leichhardt Oval
Referee: Ben Abraham