Round 10 in the National Premier Leagues NSW season has arrived and pressure is starting to mount on all sides battling to lock down a spot in the top five.
Sydney Olympic go into this round on top of the table for the first time this season and they will need to continue their winning ways with APIA Leichhardt Tigers determined to overtake them and reclaim first position.
Blacktown City are back to their winning ways after a three week slump. This week they are at home against cellar dwellers Sydney FC with a win vital if they are to keep up with Olympic and APIA.
Manly United have slowly been rediscovering the form which helped them take out last year’s grand final and they will need to put that on display when they host Sydney United 58.
Round ten will feature four games on Saturday night before two big matches on Sunday to close out another big weekend of action.
Sydney Olympic FC v Wollongong Wolves, 3pm Sunday at Belmore Sports Ground
League leaders Sydney Olympic have a chance to stretch their advantage at the top when they take on Wollongong Wolves on Sunday.
Olympic’s impressive performances this season have helped them to rise to the top of the pile, which has been made more impressive when considering they lost their coach on the cusp of the season.
New boss Abbas Saad has Olympic playing an exciting brand of football lead by captain and midfield dynamo Max Burgess.
A 3-0 win against Sutherland last round was another huge victory for Olympic and they appear to be going from strength to strength.
Their opponents this week are a Wollongong Wolves side who are desperate to provide a better return on investment for their star studded lineup.
Wollongong has hit a mid season slump with their early season winning form seemingly long gone.
Yuzo Tashiro rescued a 1-1 draw last round against Manly but they will need a much better showing if they are going to get the win this week.