Clean slates but plenty of drama

Dubbo Photo News - - Sport - GEOFF MANN MEL POCKNALL

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

Bren­dan O’neill

Paulo Re­tre and Rhyan Grant

Lewis Ital­iano

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