A new Premier has been crowned with APIA Leichhardt Tigers taking out the 2017 PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Premiership.
The final round lived up to expectation with the premiership battle going down to the wire.
Wollongong Wolves narrowly missed out on clinching a top five finish despite a six-goal demolition of Sydney FC, Manly finished it’s season in winning ways, while Sydney Olympic prepared for the finals in perfect style notching up it’s third straight victory.
At Sydney United Sports Centre Blacktown City looked on track to record victory against Sydney United 58 to remain a narrow chance of winning the title, but a last minute goal from Adrian Vranic killed the hopes of the Blacktown faithful.
At Lambert Park in the Round 22 Match of the Round it wasn’t plain sailing for APIA who had to fight back against a dogged Rockdale side to secure their spot in history.
Sydney United 58 FC 2 – 2 Blacktown City FC at Sydney United Sports Centre
Sydney United 58 has ended Blacktown City’s PlayStation®4 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s Premiership hopes after they clinched a 2-2 draw at Sydney United Sports Centre on Sunday.
Despite leading the competition for most of the season, Blacktown needed a win against Sydney United and hope APIA Leichhardt lost in their match if they were to lift the trophy.
However, United 58 had other plans with Anthony Vranic’s last minute equaliser all but quashing their opponents title hopes.
Sydney United took the lead early in the first half thanks to a Yutaro Shin goal but Blacktown City FC hit back earl in the second half through Pete Cejka.
Joey Gibbs gave Blacktown hope of victory but Vranic spoiled any hope of a fairytale finish for City when he scored in the dying seconds.