Round 2 of the NSW Premier League will be one that is not to be missed as the battle continues between two rival heavyweight clubs, Sydney Olympic FC and Sydney United 58 FC on Easter Monday 9th April 2012.
Sydney United 58 FC will host the Grand Final rematch at the Sydney United Sports Centre, Edensor Park and will be seeking retribution against the reigning 2011 NSW Premier League Champions, Sydney Olympic FC, who severed their 2011 Grand Final hopes and dreams.
Sydney Olympic FC will enter the Grand Final rematch in positive spirits after they celebrated a 1 nil victory against the Rockdale City Suns in Round 1 of the competition. Olympic dominated their opposition throughout the match as several players, including 'new recruits' Kutaiba Elrich and Aman Hadid caused endless trouble for the travelling side. Towering defender, Manny Giannaros proved to be a handful for Rockdale's defence as the right back dominated the right flank to provide the assist for Brett Studman who headed the ball into the back of the net.
The 'Blues' will most likely retain last weekend's starting line up but will be without the 2011 Robbie Slater Medal recipient Peter Triantis who will miss the fixure due to suspension, with Triantis' replacement yet to be decided upon.
Sydney United FC also obtained three points last weekend after they defeated Parramatta FC 1 nil in their Season Opener, courtesy of Ante Tomic who scored a spectacular 35 yard goal. Steve Hayes and Luka Glavas will be one's to watch for the home side and will need to handled and marked accordingly by Olympics' solid defensive line.
For the reigning NSW Premier League Champions, new additions Kutaiba Elrich and Aman Hadid will be called upon to execute Olympics' chances, whilst the battle in the midfield is set to be of high intensity. Sydney Olympic FC captain and veteran, Phil Makrys had a strong game last weekend and will need to emulate his performance in this Monday's clash and lead his side from the middle of the park.
The epic Easter Monday clash is a must see, as the battle for NSW Premier League supremacy continues.
03.10.2011 Sydney Olympic 2-0 Sydney United
18.09.2011 Sydney Olympic 2-0 Sydney United
07.08.2011 Sydney Olympic 2-4 Sydney United
15.05.2011 Sydney United 2-3 Sydney Olympic
23.05.2010 Sydney United 1-1 Sydney Olympic
06.03.2010 Sydney Olympic 0-1 Sydney United
26.07.2009 Sydney Olympic 1-1 Sydney United
03.05.2009 Sydney United 1-2 Sydney Olympic
Where will you be this Easter Monday?