United 58 push into finals

Sydney United 58 players celebrate a goal during their 2-1 upset win on the road over the Premiers Wollongong Wolves, booking a spot in the grand final.

Sydney United 58 players celebrate a goal during their 2-1 upset win on the road over the Premiers Wollongong Wolves, booking a spot in the grand final.

Two second-half goals have helped Sydney United 58 stun Premiers Wollongong Wolves with a 2-1 win at WIN Stadium to secure their place in the 2019 National Premier Leagues NSW Men's grand final.

A Sydney United 58 player (right) fights with a Wollongong player as he attempts to make a tackle and steal the loose ball without fouling the opposition.

A Sydney United 58 player (right) fights with a Wollongong player as he attempts to make a tackle and steal the loose ball without fouling the opposition.

A Sydney United 58 player gets a call against him during general play on the right side of the field, one that the Wolves would try to capitalise on.

A Sydney United 58 player gets a call against him during general play on the right side of the field, one that the Wolves would try to capitalise on.

The opening five minutes saw neither side take control of the match with both teams struggling to put a string of passes together.

Sydney United 58 broke this pattern when Maia shifted in from the left-hand side and produced a shot just over the bar.

Each side traded possession for most of the half until a couple of minutes before the half-time break, the Wolves opened the scoring.

A cross from the right-hand side found the wolves striker in the box who powered a volley into the net.

United 58 came out of the sheds with great purpose creating an opening within the first minutes, quickly switching the ball from right-to-left finding Peter Simonoski near the top of the box of the left-hand side.

From there, Simonoski's shot was tame and no trouble for the Wolves keeper.

After United's fast start, the Wolves began to maintain control of the ball and in the 55th minute, this led to a chance. Their striker nearly had an instant impact coming off the bench but his shot was blocked and eventually cleared.

Wollongong began to assert their dominance, producing several opportunities from a wide position on the right-hand side.

However, in the 66th minute, United restored parity.

Build-up play on the left-hand side found Liam Rose inside the box, who confidently side-footed an effort into the near side of the goal.

In the 74th minute, the Wolves nearly found themselves back in the lead.

A freekick on the left-hand side found the Wolves' Taylor McDonald in the box whose header narrowly bounced past the far post.

Just six minutes later, Sydney United 58 took the lead for the first time in the match.

Antelmi shifted the ball inside from the right-hand side and took a shot at goal.

The ball deflected and deceived the keeper who could only watch it nestle in the bottom right-hand corner.

The Wolves were unable to find an equaliser with Sydney United 58 running out winners seeing them into the grand final.

A delighted Sydney United 58 coach Miro Vlastelica praised his side's performance against the Wolves and acknowledge the travelling support for his side.

"The performance was brilliant. The game plan was good, could've been better. That's was it's about, the supporters. We worry about next week now."

The NPL NSW Men's Grand Final will take centre stage at Bankwest Stadium as the APIA Leichhardt Tigers face Sydney United 58 on Saturday, August 31 at 6pm.

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