Sydney United 58 make it three straight wins

 Glen Trifiro.
Glen Trifiro.

Sydney United 58 have cemented third place in the National Premier Leagues NSW Men's competition with a dominant 2-0 win against Hakoah Sydney City East at Sydney United Sports Centre on Sunday.

The 5-0 loss to Marconi seems a distant memory for Miro Vlastelica's team who have now strung together three straight wins.

Fresh off five goals in the past two games, Peter Simonoski was at it again and narrowly missed opening the scoring when he slammed the crossbar with a volley inside the box.

United did take the lead on 24 minutes courtesy of a cracking strike from Matthew Bilic from the dead ball nearly 30 yards out from goal.

Captain and man-of-the-match Glen Trifiro sealed the win with a goal in injury time after a sustained period of dominance.

Speaking after their fifth win, defender Jordan Roberts said: "The boys bounced back from a 5-0 loss to Marconi, three on the trot now feels great. It was a good performance from the boys and a professional 2-0 win."

Hakoah Sydney City East coach Gavin Rae said Sydney United 58 are a "great team obviously."

"In the second half we sat in and let them play in front of us and hit them on the counter. It worked to an extent without the quality at the end," he said.

This Sunday (5pm) the Reds host former NSL rivals Sydney Olympic at Sydney United Sports Centre. Olympic defeated the in-form Marconi 3-1 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, former Fairfield West resident Ramy Najjarine and his Melbourne City teammates have been eliminated from the A-League finals.

Adelaide United's Ben Halloran found an 119th-minute winner in Adelaide on Sunday night. They now face the most formidable task in the A-League, a trip west to Tony Popovic's premiers Perth.

United's clash with the Glory begins the semi-finals on Friday, with Sydney FC hosting Melbourne Victory on Sunday.

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