Couldn’t find a thread for the NPL this year yet, apologies if there is.
Sydney FC ran out 3-2 winners over Northbridge Bulls, leading 2-1 at halftime thanks to Jaiden Kucharski brace and then Zach Sapsford scoring the 3rd on 80mins to make it 3-2 final score.
Very quiet from the club on Socials although, they were focused on the girls wrapping up the Premiers Plate I guess.
If you get the chance, check the highlights. There are some incredible haircuts going around amongst our boys this season including 2x Mullets(Kamikuri & Girdwood-Reich), a shoulder length braided wonder(Grimaldi), and my personal favourite Clayton Taylor who has gone for a Luke Brattan style braid, into a top knot.
Yeah still nothing from the Club accounts and even the NPL site isn’t updated. I know they’ve got a new streaming partner but… yeah… disappointing.
Jaiden has been exceptional you’re right. Few injuries last year unfortunately but the kid has an X-Factor and like Pat Wood, can hit a ball beautifully. Just quietly, Zach Sapsford’s winner was from the left hand side outside the box into the top right corner past Nick Suman. An absolute
Do we have any promising up and coming left backs?
Having produced Gersbach and King (who have then been sold onwards), and with the likes of Zullo being moved out to pasture, it’s be good to see another young’un come in and dominate the position. O’Toole isn’t going to cut it for me.
Usually try to keep an eye on the NPL lads. We seem to do OK-ish. Although last year I feel we were relegation bound if it weren’t for COVID.
It looked like Kai Kamikura lined up there on the weekend. He has been with the Academy since 2015 and started in the U12’s, amassing over 100 appearances across all age groups along the way. Another pretty attacking minded youngster, positioning obviously still a learning curve. I’d say you’ll see the backline rotated a fair bit throughout the season but in Gurd, Grimaldi and Girdwood-Reich there are some big boys there across the back. Kai is on the other end of the scale in terms of size