|21 January 2020
|2020 APFA Club Championship (Playoffs)
|PLAYOFF 5th vs 6th
The play off for 5th position started with Sydney FC gaining the upper hand with early possession. Sandra Wilcox and Cooper Pulini up front for North Auckland launched on the counter and came close to scoring around the five minute mark.
As the minutes ticked by, it was an end-to-end affair. Cooper Pulini going head-to-head with Sydney FC playmarker Jordan Crane was a great sight. Inside the final two minutes, a long range pass for Sydney FC found Jye Mokluk in the open. He edged the ball into the area and then came up against the two North Auckland defenders. He drove the ball through forcing the guards apart putting the ball across the line but was adjudged to have done so illegally. The first half would finish with a blank scoreboard.