Bonnyrigg owes it to Younis

A ROBBIE Younis masterclass kept Bonnyrigg's slim premiership hopes alive and virtually ended Marconi's finals dream with a come-from-behind 2-1 win on Saturday night.

Younis scored two goals — his second in the 97th minute — in the second half to net the third-placed White Eagles a vital three points to keep pace with the National Premier League's NSW Mens 1 leaders.

Bonnyrigg coach Brian Brown was full of praise for his ace marksman. "Robbie Younis scores two goals in classic Younis style and you'd go anywhere to see finishes like that," he said. "We needed the win and you could see the players' reaction at the end."

Earlier Jared Lum put the home team in the lead just after half-time, courtesy of a powerful free kick.

Unfortunately, the Stallions couldn't hold on and slipped to seventh place on the ladder on 21 points, seven behind fifth-placed Rockdale.

Saturday night's loss means they have only registered one point from their last four games.

This week the Stallions host fellow local rival Sydney United 58 FC who got back in the winners' circle with a 2-1 win against St George FC.

First-half goals to Mirjan Pavlovic and Ante Tomic were enough to see the home team take all three points.

The Reds' fifth win of the year moves them onto 18 competition points as they build towards their big clash against Cairns' FNQ Heat in the FFA Cup on August 12.


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