Club in Focus: Sydney United 58

Sydney United 58 will host Monaro Panthers in Australia Cup Round of 32 action on Wednesday night. Today, we take a look at how the club from Edensor Park made the national stage for a seventh time.

Club: Sydney United 58
State: New South Wales
Home ground: Sydney United Sports Centre
Founded: 1958
Australia Cup Final Rounds appearances (inc. 2022): Seven
Best result: Round Of 16 (1968, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019)
Head Coach: Miro Vlastelica

Road to the Round of 32:
Quakers Hill Junior 0-7 Sydney United
Sydney United 1-0 Rockdale City Suns
Sydney United 2-0 Hurstville ZFC
Northern Tigers 1-2 Sydney United

Sydney United 58 overcame a tough Northern Tigers, 2-1 to advance to the national stage at North Turramurra Recreation Area Park. 

Hamish Robert Mahon put the Tigers ahead right before the break which gave the NSW NPL 2 side a shock lead. However, four minutes later Patrick Antelmi netted for the away side to bring proceedings level.

In the dying embers of the match, Anthony Tomelic scored what would be the winner for United in the end to give the NPL NSW side a 2-1 victory away from home.

Australia Cup Record
2014 – Round Of 16
2015 – Round Of 16
2016 – Round Of 32
2017 – Round Of 16
2018 – Preliminary Rounds
2019 – Round Of 16
2020 – Competition not held
2021 – Preliminary Rounds

Last Five NPL Results:

Now into the national stage of the Australia Cup for a seventh time, Sydney United will be matched up against Monaro Panthers who currently sit 3rd within the NPL ACT Competition after 12 games.

United finished the 2022 NPL New South Wales season in eighth position, defeating APIA Leichhardt 3-1 in their final match of the season at the weekend.

Match Details:
Sydney United v Monaro Panthers        
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd  
Time: 7:30pm AEST
Venue: Sydney United Sports Centre, Sydney