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Marconi back in touch with NSL top six

By Glenn Cullen 02/02/2004 05:37:49 AM Comments (0)

Marconi awoke from its month-long National Soccer League slumber to show its finals credentials with an impressive 2-0 win over the Brisbane Strikers in round 22 action.

The sleepers of the competition, who've backed up a month's worth of deferred games because of the club's representation in the Australian under 23 side, showed they might yet be a threat at the business end of the season - if they've got the legs to get there.

The talented Stallions, who still have seven games to play, might just do it if the performance on Sunday night at Perry Park was any indication.

Goals by former Socceroo Brad Maloney and in-form Olyroo Nick Carle helped bounce the fourth-placed Strikers on their home turf and got Marconi to within three points of the top six.

Less impressive but equally effective was Sydney United, which beat Newcastle 2-0 at Edensor Park.

It was a listless performance from both sides but first half goals to Brendan Santalab and Liam Austin were enough to put Sydney United in outright sixth.

At Members Equity Stadium on Saturday night, Perth found there's no place like home and Damian Mori rediscovered his touch as the Glory accounted for Adelaide United 2-0.

Coming off the back of a draw against South Melbourne last week - the first time in eight games the Glory hadn't claimed full points - Perth was always going to be hard to stop.

And a rejuvenated Mori, who'd played second fiddle to fellow striker Nick Mrdja for the past month, started the match and finished with both goals.

At Parramatta Stadium midfielder Andre Gumprecht scored the decisive goal as the Power edged out Wollongong 4-3.

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