City almost tame the Tigers at Binalong Oval.
Round 7 saw the match up of the day of the 2018 GDSFA Premier League with first place playing second in a dramatic encounter at the home of Pendle Hill Tigers.
The visitors, the previously unbowed and undefeated Parramatta City, started with an attacking line up and a go forward mentality resulting in numerous chances they failed to convert. Despite having most of the possession and controlling the game, Parramatta continued to give away numerous free kicks in dangerous positions and then found themselves on the back foot by conceeding an unecessary penalty to hand Pendle Hill an unexpected lead.
The Tigers returned the penalty favour not long after which was duly dispatched for a 1 – 1 scoreline and it was game on. But another needless foul provided Pendle Hill with another opportunity and they converted for 2 – 1 at the break.
A minor tactical tweak corrected the problem of Parramatta City’s forwards not getting the required service and two goals from City’s Dimitri Aronis put Parramatta ahead 2 – 3.
Despite toiling hard and making multiple changes to rest weary bodies, Parramatta City conceded in the 87th minute with Pendle Hill completing a comeback of their own in the 87th minute, tapping in from a well-taken corner.
In the end, three set pieces cost City dearly but they remain six points clear at the top of the table, ahead of Auburn District in 2nd place who have a game in hand.
In the race for the 2018 GDSFA Premier League Golden Boot award, Sydney Dragon’s Zhibo Jiang is in first place with 7 goals, followed closely by Jordan Bolton from Holroyd Rangers and Parramatta Ciy’s Hamed Bamba, both on six goals each.
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