Suns snap Wolves winning streak and Sharks draw at home

Big win: Rockdale Suns handed Wollongong Wolves their first defeat of the season.Picture Adam McLean
Big win: Rockdale Suns handed Wollongong Wolves their first defeat of the season.Picture Adam McLean

A long-range strike from Alec Urosevski has helped Rockdale City Suns snap Wollongong Wolves's incredible nine game undefeated streak with a 1-0 win at WIN Stadium on Saturday.

It was a big win for Rockdale who host Sydney University in the FFA Cup on Wednesday night at Ilinden Sports Centre before travelling to Seymour Shaw Park to face Sutherland Sharks for the Leader Cup on Saturday evening.

It was league leader Wollongong Wolves' first defeat of the NPL NSW Men's season and the first match they were unable to find the back of the net.

Urosevski's 31st minute strike proved to be enough for the Suns, with the visitors holding off a strong Wolves attack in the second-half to secure their fifth league win in a row since interim boss Nick Porecca took over the side.

The result catapults Rockdale temporarily into second on the ladder and cuts Wollongong's lead over the chasing pack down to two points.

At Seymour Shaw on Saturday night, a last gasp goal from new recruit Charles Lokolingoy has stunned his former side to help Sutherland Sharks to a 1-1 draw against Sydney FC.

It was the former Sydney FC ace's debut match in Sharks colours after joining the club last week and what a maiden performance it was.

The match was a story of missed opportunities for the home side after two disallowed goals but Lokolingoy's strike helped the NPL NSW Men's cellar dwellers to a vital point.

The home side finished the better of the two sides but couldn't find the finishing goal they needed, as the two sides were forced to share the points.

Speaking afterwards, Sharks boss Terry Palapanis reflected on a contest which summed up the story of the Sutherland Sharks's season.

"We created enough opportunities but I don't know what it is that we cant put them away," Palapanis said.

"A point is a point and we move onto next week".