Clean slates but plenty of drama
A MISSED penalty, several shots finding the wood, and some spectacular saves were the highlights of Saturday’s historic A League Football at Apex Oval.
The red dust that enveloped the ground early may have been a factor in some near misses, but it didn’t affect the eagle eyes of goalkeepers’ Italian (Jets) and Redmayne (Sydney) who were at their best.
Nearly 4000 fans packed the ground for a feast of footy. The kids had fun with their heroes, Bulls and Spurs replayed their A Grade grand final, and 30 of the best footballers from Australia and overseas had the Bruce Neads stands and eastern hill buzzing!
The A League may have been nil-all but the excitement factor was 11/10. Sydney FC team: Rhyan Grant, Luke Brattan, Adam Le Fondre, Luke Ivanovic, Michael Zullo, Anthony Caceres, Brandon O’neill, Ryan Mcgowan, Paulo Retre, Andrew Redmayne and Milos Ninkovic Dimi Petratos
Paulo Retre and Rhyan Grant