August 03, 2018

It’s shaping up to be a thrilling end to the National Premier Leagues NSW season and this weekend’s penultimate round of fixtures will have a big say in who takes out the Premiership.

APIA Leichhardt Tigers hold top spot on the ladder but only by points difference ahead of Sydney Olympic.

The Tigers host relegation battling Bonnyrigg White Eagles on Sunday while Olympic have an arduous road trip down to the South Coast to take on Wollongong Wolves.

With so much riding on the results of these matches, they will be must watch encounters for fans of both clubs.

In the other Round 21 action, Rockdale travel to Hensley Athletic Field on Sunday to play Hakoah Sydney East with a win needed to secure their spot in the finals.

The chasing pack of Manly United and Marconi Stallions both hold on to slim hopes of leapfrogging Rockdale into the final playoff spot and will need nothing less than three points when they take on Sydney United 58 and Sutherland Sharks respectively on Saturday night.

Finally bottom side Sydney FC will hope to end the season on a high note when they host fourth placed Blacktown City at Lambert Park.

Wollongong Wolves v Sydney Olympic FC, 3pm Sunday at Hooka Creek Park

Wollongong Wolves have the chance to help decide the Premiership title when they take on Sydney Olympic this Sunday.

Second placed Olympic need to win to keep their hopes alive and defeat could all but wreck their chances of lifting the Premiership on August 10.

Wollongong are mathematically still in the fight for the finals but need an absolute miracle to extend their season into the playoffs.

They come into the game after a 1-1 draw with Manly United last round.

Olympic had better luck last week with a comprehensive 3-1 win against Sutherland Sharks

Alejandro Sanchez has been in great form for Olympic up front and will surely be the man to trouble Wollongong’s defence.

Wolves shot stopper Justin Pasfield has been a solid performer this season and will need a huge game to keep Olympic’s dangerous attack at bay.

With so much on the line, Sydney Olympic will be the favourite for this clash despite playing away from home.

Can they keep their Premiership hopes alive or will Wollongong spoil their party?

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