The National Premier Leagues NSW season is at the halfway mark and Round 11 is sure to be another big week of action around the grounds.
Sydney Olympic furthered their claim to top spot last week and will be out to continue their dominance when they travel to take on Sydney United 58 on Saturday night.
Former Socceroos and A-League Premiership winner Luke WIlkshire will make his Wollongong Wolves home debut this week against Marconi. The game will be a chance for Wilkshire and his Wollongong team mates to make up for their 5-1 defeat last round.
APIA Leichhardt Tigers travel to Hakoah Sydney City East on Sunday, while Blacktown City will be out to make up ground on the league leaders when they travel to Sutherland Sharks.
The round will get underway on Saturday afternoon with Rockdale City Suns travelling to Lambert Park to take on Sydney FC.
Sydney United 58 v Sydney Olympic, 7.30pm Saturday at Sydney United Sports Centre – Live Streamed on Facebook
The absence of a manager has not spoiled Sydney United 58’s form and the Reds will be out to upset league leaders Sydney Olympic at Sydney United Sports Centre on Saturday night.
Fourth placed United 58 are nine points behind first placed Olympic but the pressure to win is no different with the battle for positions at fever pitch coming into the halfway point of the season.
Glen Trifiro rescued United 58 from defeat against Manly United last week with a late goal, however it will take much more if they are to taste success against this week’s opponents.
Thomas Manos has been great between the sticks and he is sure to get plenty of action on Saturday while the return of Yianni Fragogiannis has steadied the ship slightly in defence.
The key to victory for Sydney United will be closing down Olympic’s lightning fast transitions from defence to attack.
Olympic comes into the game on the back a 5-1 domination of Bonnyrigg White Eagles and their confidence will be sky high.
It’s a daunting proposition especially looking back on the world class strikes Olympic netted in the win.
Thomas Whiteside may have scored the goal of the season with his audacious scorpion kick last week, but it is the young defender’s consistency and hard work which has been the real standout.
Olympic will come into the game as short priced favourites, but United 58 has the fire power and the big game experience to get a result.