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Sydney FC captain Terry McFlynn believes one small step for Sydney FC could be a giant confidence booster in the run to the A-League finals.
The Sky Blues earned a badly-need victory and their first in seven matches with a come-from-behind 2-1 defeat of Gold Coast at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday night.
Goals to Karol Kisel and Bruno Cazarine ended a frustrating run of results for the Sky Blues and kept them clinging on to a spot in the top six for the time being.
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Sydney had declared the match “like a grand final” in the build-up and McFlynn wants to take a similar mentality in Thursday night’s clash with Melbourne Victory and beyond.
“Tonight was a small step forward for us and we have to approach every game with that attitude and mentality,” McFlynn said.
“We’ve been playing well in recent weeks and not getting the results and this is great for our confidence.
“We’ve been renowned this season for coming from behind and keeping on going until the 90th minute and we’ve got 9 or 10 games now to get ourselves in a position for finals and keep it going.”
Sydney marquee star Brett Emerton overcame an ankle problem to take part in the win, delivering a strong performance and coach Vitezslav Lavicka said he would be fit to face the Victory.
The Sky Blues weren’t along in coming from behind with pacesetters Central Coast scoring a thrilling 3-2 win over Adelaide at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday night to extend their competition lead to 11 points.
Left back Josh Rose netted a late winner, before declaring the Mariners were full of belief they could go one better then their runner-up finish last year.
“We’ve had the belief in the team right from the start of the season when things weren’t going well,” Rose said.
“It’s been a tough week and we were still able to pick up points … belief is very high at the moment.”
Defending champions Brisbane Roar remain in second after striker Besart Berisha overcame an eventful week and a penalty miss to score an equaliser in a 1-1 draw away to Melbourne Heart.
Wellington continued their rise up the ladder, moving into third spot with a 1-0 win away to Newcastle on Friday night.
In Sunday’s late match, Perth Glory defeated Melbourne Victory 4-1 with Shane Smeltz scoring a brace of goals for the hosts Glory.
Victory striker Danny Allsopp was given a straight red card for what the referee determined to be a dangerous challenge in the 77th minute.
27 November 2011By Frank Quealey 27 Nov 2011 11:20
the Lumix team of Jonathan Whitty, James Hozak and Greg Dixon used good tactical sense to come from behind and win race 2 of the N.S.W. 18FT Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
they took full advantage of a match race battle between Thurlow Fisher Lawyers and Gotta love It 7, which took those two teams well away from their mark to score a convincing 2m51s victory over Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Aaron Links, Trent Barnabas).
Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane, Tom Anderson, Dean Curtis) was a further 1m57s back in third place, ahead of Fisher & Paykel (Andrew Chapman), Mojo Wine (Archie Massey) and Yandoo (John Winning).
Kenwood-Rabbitohs (Brett Van Munster) was seventh, followed by Smeg (Trevor Barnabas) and Gotta love It.
Wind conditions before the start were uncertain as the direction continually varied and the strength was more than predicted.
Finally all teams, with the exception of Fisher & Paykel, chose their smaller #2 rigs and the race began in a moderate WSW breeze over a 3-lap windward-return course between Rose Bay and Garden Island.
Thurlow Fisher Lawyers, Fisher & Paykel, Smeg and Mojo Wine won the start at the favoured pin end of the line.
Typically with Westerly winds on Sydney Harbour, the breeze was uncertain and the fleet were quickly spread across the harbor on the first windward beat.
the Thurlow Fisher team were always near the lead throughout and led by one and a half minutes over the Panasonic-sponsored Lumix skiff as spinnakers were set for the return run back to end the first lap of the course.
race favourite and defending champions Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage were in third place on Gotta love It 7, followed by Mojo Wine, Appliancesonline, De?Longhi-Rabbitohs (Simon Nearn) and Smeg.
Thurlow Fisher retained her lead over Gotta love It 7 and Lumix downwind, while Smeg had made up ground to be ahead of Mojo Wine, Appliancesonline, De?Longhi-Rabbitohs.
On the next windward beat, Thurlow Fisher went to the north while Gotta love It 7 elected the southern side of the course.
the move was a winner for the ?7? crew as they crossed Thurlow Fisher when the two skiffs met.
In a surprising move, Gotta love It 7 then went further north in Athol Bay and Thurlow Fisher regained the lead at the windward mark.
with little between the two leaders at the end of the second lap, a ?match race-style? battle developed between the pair in the fading breeze.
Whitty and his Lumix crew realized that their best chance of victory was to stay on the southern side of the course as Thurlow Fisher and Gotta love It 7 sailed well into Athol Bay.
the move was a winner as Lumix sailed straight to the windward mark ? opening up a lead of around 2? minutes over a closely bunched fleet.
from that point, the race was all over for the victory but the placings behind Lumix were turned upside-down in the disappearing breeze.
with race 1 being abandoned last Sunday, the series has been reduced to four races with all to count for total points.
Under the circumstances, Gotta love It 7?s 9th placings has made their task of defending the title even more difficult.
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Full video coverage of the race can also be seen on www.18footerstv.com
race 3 of the N.S.W. Championship will be sailed next Sunday 4 December with the following two races on 11 December and 18 December.
the usual spectator ferry will follow every race, leaving Double Bay Wharf alongside the clubhouse and rigging area, at 2.15pm.
- YachtsandYachting.com 18ft Skiff Page
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Updated October 29, 2011 23:03:38
Sydney FC midfielder Nicky Carle has become his side’s hero for the second successive week with a stunning late equaliser to pinch a 1-1 draw with Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
The Heart looked set to pinch all three points when substitute Maycon scored from virtually nothing with just five minutes remaining – an innocuous cross finding him in the box before he squeezed home a finish.
But the Sky Blues kept fighting, and eventually – from a disputed corner – threw everything into the last attack of the match.
Their efforts at keeping the ball alive finally found Carle to poke home from five metres out to shatter the Heart, who were seconds away from their first win of the season.
Carle also scored a late winner for Sydney FC against Adelaide United last weekend.
Sydney FC looked the more polished side in the opening 45 minutes.
The Sky Blues pushed the ball around beautifully with wonderful interplay between Carle, Karol Kisel and Terry Antonis through midfield.
Despite that, the Heart probably had the better first half chances.
The best came from a rare defensive error in the 20th minute, with Sydney central defender Pascal Bosschaart robbed by Heart’s Alex Terra.
But the Brazilian scooped the ball over the bar attempting a too-cute chip for his finish.
Then the Heart settled into a rhythm from midway through the second half, pushing the ball around well, frustrating Sydney, and eventually striking paydirt through Maycon.
Both Heart coach John van ‘t Schip and goalkeeper Clint Bolton were adamant the corner which led to Sydney FC’s late equaliser should not have been awarded, believing it did not strike a Heart defender on its way over the bar.
But they also lamented the Heart’s inability to deal defensively with the last-gasp equaliser – the second time they have conceded a costly late goal this season.
Newcastle Jets pinched a late winner against the Heart in week one.
“From the bench it was clearly not a corner … you could also see it on the reaction on our players it was not a corner and I just saw it back (on television replays) and it was clearly not a corner,” van ‘t Schip said.
“You have concentrate and be sharp to the end – that’s the second time. against Newcastle it was in injury time too.”
Bolton said: “It wasn’t a corner. I was right there, and I’m sure the replays will show that. but all that aside we’ve got to defend the corner better.”
Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka praised his side’s ability to turn around a match going against them for the second consecutive week.
“This is about the character of the players, about the character of the team,” he said.
“We are able to play a better team performance than we did tonight, definitely. but I’m happy to see the players with strong character to fight and deliver.”
Melbourne Heart: 1 (Maycon 85′)
Sydney FC: 1 (N Carle 90+4′)
First posted October 29, 2011 21:48:01
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 » 06:19pm
Sydney FC claim they had little choice but to accept the two-game A-League ban handed down to striker mark Bridge on Monday.
Bridge will miss clashes against Brisbane and Adelaide after FFA’s match review panel issued the ban as a result of his elbowing Melbourne Victory’s Roddy Vargas at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.
Sydney FC chief executive Dirk Melton said the club would have appealed the suspension had a longer ban been handed down.
However, under current FFA disciplinary regulations, a player or club is not entitled to appeal a decision unless the player receives a suspension over the two-game minimum.
‘With the way the FFA disciplinary regulations are structured, there is no realistic avenue for Sydney FC to appeal the decision of the match review panel or to state a case in Mark’s defence,’ Melton said.
‘Mark was standing his ground trying to charge down a free kick when he was illegally taken out of the game by a Melbourne Victory player.
‘… we don’t believe there was conclusive evidence to highlight there was contact to the throat of the player as mark was trying to push him aside to take up his position and challenge for the ball.’
THE operation of Sydney's harbour ferries is to be contracted out to the private sector, but the NSW government says it will subsidise unprofitable routes.
NSW’s new Coalition government today called for expressions of interest to run a franchised Sydney Ferries, with plans to contract out the operation of the services by the end of next year.
The move follows up on a long-held Coalition promise.
Under the franchise model, the government would retain ownership of the ferries and control over fare structures, routes and services.
However, one operator would run and maintain the ferries, with the aim of improving and expanding current services.
“We do have the best harbour in the world, we deserve the best services that match that,” said NSW Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian.
She said the Independent Pricing and Regulation Tribunal would continue to determine fares and guaranteed no routes would be scrapped under the franchise model, with the government subsidising unprofitable routes.
“All current routes will maintain their viability under our model,” she said.
“the government will always subsidise public transport. this doesn’t change that.”
Lobby group Infrastructure Partnerships Australia welcomed the news of private sector involvement.
“Sydney Ferries should be the jewel in the crown of the state’s public transport system, but under public operation, it has been plagued by inefficiencies and regular service failures,” IPA chief executive Brendan Lyon said in a statement.
“a private operator could provide new routes, better value for taxpayers, more services and greater job satisfaction for workers – at the same independently set fares.”
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Current Font Size: HEROES OR ZEROES? Representatives of Mpumalanga Black Aces pose with their counterparts from Witbank Spurs during a joint press conference ahead of their Nedbank Cup match on Sunday. the media conference was held at the PSL offices in Johannesburg Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI‘We know they play in the NFD that’s about it’
Pirates are away to United, a team desperate to avoid relegation to the third tier of South African football. the match, in the last 16 of the competition, is at the Seisa Ramabodu stadium in Bloemfontein.
United have former Premier League stars Junior Khanye and Lungisane Ndlela in their team, but are a total mystery to Lekgwathi and the rest of his team-mates – as well as to Bucs coach Ruud Krol. United also had Scara Ngobese, who died in May last year, on their books.
Pirates, who won the MTN8 in October, had a tough round of 32 in the cup when they faced league challengers Mamelodi Sundowns last month.
They won 1-0, thanks to a Tlou Segolela strike in the first half. now they face United in a competition known for big upsets caused by First Division teams against Premier League clubs.
"we know they play in the NFD [National First Division], that’s about it," said Lekgwathi. "There’s not enough DVDs and we don’t watch a lot of their matches as they are not even on TV. but we will just have to focus on ourselves and not the opposition."
Despite having had three weeks to move on from their 3-0 league defeat by Ajax Cape Town, who are now log leaders, Lekgwathi doesn’t expect Pirates to cruise past United tomorrow night.
"I am sure they have a lot of players that want to play in the PSL and they will want to attack and prove themselves against a big club like Pirates. we have moved on from the Ajax defeat and we realised, after looking at our remaining league matches (five games), that we can still win the title," said Lekgwathi. the captain could not resist talking about the Buccaneers’s chances in the PSL even though the focus will be on their cup match in the Free State.
"what pleases us is the fact that we are done playing against Ajax, Sundowns and Chiefs. now they have to face each other. but we will play teams who are trying to avoid relegation and that might need us to approach them differently," Lekgwathi said.
He said Pirates were also boosted by the return of defender Lucas Thwala, midfielder Benson Mhlongo and winger Dikgang Mabalane.
Lekgwathi said although the three players were still doubtful for tomorrow night’s match, they have had a positive influence on the team at training.
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SYDNEY: Australia conjured up their biggest ever successful run chase to beat England by two wickets in a thrilling sixth one-day international at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday.
after a Jonathan Trott century helped England post their highest ever ODI score against Australia of 333-6, the home side batted their way into contention, needing six to win off the final over with two wickets in hand. Tailender John Hastings edged a boundary off the second delivery from youngster Chris Woakes to hand Australia victory with four balls to spare, the home side making 334-8.
It was Australia’s record run chase in an ODI and extended their lead over the tourists in the seven-match series to 5-1 with one game to play.
Captain Michael Clarke’s late season return to form continued as he smashed 82 from 70 balls to lead the unlikely chase, with late support from David Hussey, who made 38. the match seemed to be England’s to lose with Australia needing 70 off 48 balls, but the pair took 16 off James Anderson’s eighth over — the 44th of the innings.
they followed it up by notching 14 off Anderson’s ninth as the England bowler went on to finish with a disastrous 91 runs from his 10 overs. Shane Watson, with 51 off 34 balls, got the home side off to a flying start in reply to what had the look of a match-winning total by England, before falling to the spin of Michael Yardy. Scores: England 333-6, 50 overs (J. Trott 137; S. Tait 2-59) Australia 334-8, 49.2 overs (M. Clarke 82; S. Finn 2-51). — AFP
Sydney, Jan.25 : Australia have restored some much needed cricketing pride with the women”s team wrestling the Ashes back from England.
A match-winning knock from Sarah Elliott, 81 not out, led Australia to an emotion-charged seven-wicket victory in the one-off Test at Bankstown Oval in Sydney today.
The match was in the balance at the start of the day”s play with Australia 1-29 chasing 198 for victory, and, it took an assured and increasingly confident innings from Elliott to pave the way for the win.
Fittingly it was Elliott who hit the winning runs, a single down to fine leg, to secure a win that will stand out in a summer punctuated largely by humiliation for Australian cricket and its followers, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
It is the first time Australia”s women have held the Ashes since 2005, as they completed the challenge their male counterparts failed so poorly to execute earlier this summer – winning back the urn on home soil.