22 May , 2018 By Football NSW
The second half of the National Premier Leagues NSW season is upon us starting with this week’s Round 12 fixtures.
Sydney Olympic reached the half way mark of the competition in top spot and have a three point lead ahead of second placed APIA Leichhardt Tigers.
Third placed Blacktown City remain in touch with the top two trailing Olympic by five points.
There is a log jam in the middle of the table with only five points separating fourth to tenth spot on the table.
With eleven weeks to go until the finals, time is running out for teams to find form and every competition point will be vital.
Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC v Sydney Olympic, 7pm Saturday at Bonnyrigg Sports Club
Three points off the bottom of the table but still in sight of finals football, Bonnyrigg White Eagles will be desperate to turn their season around starting with Saturday night’s clash against. Sydney Olympic.
Bonnyrigg has struggled this season but are high on confidence after a impressive win against last season’s grand final winners Manly United in Round 11.
This week they take on the league leaders Sydney Olympic and will need to bring nothing short of their best performance if they are to stand any chance of claiming an upset.
Olympic come into the game off a solid victory against Sydney United 58 and hold a three point lead at the top of the table.
White Eagles off-season recruit Dean Bereveskos finally hit the target for 2018 after slotting one home against Manly United last Saturday. The skilful attacker could prove to be a key contributor for Bonnyrigg over the second half of the season starting with the clash against Olympic.
He alongside Shervin Adeli could slowly form a deadly partnership should the two continue to work together with the absence of striker Aaron Peterson.
The White Eagles will need to back up from its round 6 FFA Cup clash against St George FA on Wednesday so Brian Brown’s men will be certainly put through the litmus test.
Thomas Whiteside has been the breakout star for Olympic this campaign with the defender in incredible form. He scored his second goal in as many weeks in round 11 and will be looking to make it three from three against Bonnyrigg.
Nothing more can be said about the club’s Spanish star Alejandro Sanchez. The former La Liga player has been in fine form for the Blues and it his link-up play with Max Burgess that has been a sight to see for the Blues.
While the odds will be stacked against Bonnyrigg this week, they should not be written off especially at their cauldron.