Monday, 24 March 2003 12:00 AM
Last night Peter Zorbas scored the winner in Parramatta Powers 2 – 1 victory over Newcastle in Round 1 of the National Soccer League Finals.
In the biggest upset of the round, Adelaide City Force defeated top placed Olympic Sharks. Former South Melbourne Back to Back Championship player Goran Lozanovski scored the only goal in the 73rd minute, to give the Force a boost in their first finals match.
Northern Spirit who secured sixth spot, were on the end of their second successive thrashing as Perth Glory put five goals past the North Sydney Club. Glory striker Bobby Despotovski scored four goals in the Glory’s 5 – 0 win.
Parramatta and Adelaide City have narrowed the gap on Olympic, while Perth Glory now head the table on goal difference. Parramatta now face Perth at home which makes for a very interesting clash this weekend.
In other matches Adelaide City travel to Newcastle this Friday night, while Olympic are expected to topple Northern Spirit in Round 2 of the National Soccer League Finals.