SYDNEY FC marquee John Aloisi returned to the scoresheet tonight helping steer the Sky Blues to a clinical 3-0 win in their friendly against State Super League side, Northern Tigers.
After coming off the bench in the second half last week, the 33-year old striker started the game in Asquith, and helped create the first goal then finished off the second to give his side a match winning lead at the break.
The latest stop on the Sky Blues' suburban tour was again greeted by rain but an excellent crowd of more than 2000 people ignored the damp conditions and the temptation of State of Origin to enjoy the rare spectacle of an A-League side in action at Mills Park.
Sydney started with a strong lineup and in the 25th minute Terry McFlynn provided his side with an opener, firing home a screamer from 25 metres out after receiving the ball from Aloisi.
Ten minutes later it was the marquee's turn to find the net. Midfielder Stuart Musialik worked hard to win the ball before passing to his striker, and when Aloisi found himself one on one with the Tigers' keeper there was only ever going to be one result.
Coach Vitezslav Lavicka went to his bench at half time, with Aloisi among the players earning a rest. The changes didn't affect Sydney's momentum however, and it continued to control the contest, sealing victory when trialists, Kerim Bulut and Gustavo Latronico combined - Latronico cleaning up a Bulut cross to complete the scoring in the 73rd minute.
After recording their fourth straight friendly victory the Sky Blues will now turn their attention to next week's trial against State Premier League side, Penrith Nepean United.
Sydney FC will be bolstered by the return of Young Socceroos Kofi Danning, Rhyan Grant and Matt Jurman.
The friendly will be played at CUA Stadium in Penrith next Tuesday night, kick off 7:30pm.