SPORTS BRIEFS

Suns shine to win

Blacktown City's pristine Lilys Football Centre suited the visitors Rockdale City Suns just as much as it suited Mark Crittenden's side and it was the Suns who took full advantage, winning 2-0.

Both goals came in the first half and it could be a costly defeat for Blacktown City, who slipped to second in the premiership race, on goal difference.

Nikola Taneski opened the scoring early for the Suns, and doubled their lead thanks to a volley from veteran midfielder Paul Reid.

It sealed an important win for the Suns, who are in fourth place.

Spartans' demolition job

Blacktown Spartans demolition of St George was a significant one, because it sends Ben De Haan's side back to the top of the table.

Seymour Shaw Park, Miranda, was hosting its second game of the weekend and it was the "home" team that took the lead, when Juan Chavez scored in the 24th minute. But from there, it was all about Spartans.

Connor Evans levelled the score five minutes before the break, but that gave little indication of the massacre to follow.

Spartans scored five unanswered goals in the second 45 minutes to reassert their premiership credentials. Ray Miller put Spartans ahead just four minutes into the second half, before Elsid Barkhousir's penalty made it 3-1 to Spartans.

Spartans attacked with relish, scoring thrice late to give the scoreline an emphatic look.

Miller's second was quickly followed by Barkhousir's, before Corey Biczo added the sixth and final goal in the second minute of added time.

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