NPL Preview: Avondale’s perfect start in Victoria to face serious test

Avondale have swept all before them in the National Premier Leagues Victoria this season.

But that could come under threat when second-placed Melbourne Knights come calling on Saturday afternoon.

It’s sure to be an enthralling contest, with former APIA Leichhardt star Tasuku Sekiya and FFA Cup 2018 hero Liam Boland in fine form for the Avengers.

But the Knights will be no pushovers and, having already claimed the hefty scalp of Bentleigh Greens earlier in the month, they will be keen to nail their Premiership ambitions to the mast.

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English striker Thomas James has been the talk of the town in the NPL New South Wales.

The Wollongong Wolves striker has already registered five goals in three appearances for Luke Wilkshire’s ladder-leaders, who face Sydney FC on Saturday evening.

Equally impressive for the ex-Caltex Socceroo defender has been Japanese star Takeru Okada, who will be looking to continue his fine form for the Wolves against the young Sky Blues.

Elsewhere, two old rivals clash on Sunday evening with Sydney United 58 welcoming APIA Leichhardt Tigers to Edensor Park.

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Western Australia

Football West is set to live stream its first match of the NPL WA season this Saturday as Floreat Athena host Inglewood United.

The match will be broadcast on the Football West Facebook page and FootballWestTV on YouTube.

Floreat are aiming to continue their excellent recent record against Inglewood. Garrett McDulling’s side are in the midst of an 11-match unbeaten streak stretching back to last June.

Armadale are protecting the only remaining 100% record in the west as the league heads into Round 3 this weekend, the league-leaders welcome Perth Glory to Alfred Skeet Reserve, with the visitors coming off an impressive 3-0 win over Balcatta FC last time out.

Elsewhere, second-placed Perth SC entertains Rockingham City, Bayswater City heads to Balcatta and Cockburn City host ECU Joondalup.

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Northern NSW

Defending champions Broadmeadow Magic finally got off the mark for the season last weekend and will be out to kick-start their title defence at Adamstown Rosebud.

Adamstown are still yet to register a point this season and if they lose again in Round 4 it will be their worst start to a season in 12 years.

The Magic have a phenomenal record in this fixture, unbeaten against Adamstown in their last 29 league meetings.

Elsewhere, league-leaders Lambton Jaffas travel to lowly Maitland FC, while Charlestown City Blues face a tricky clash with Hamilton Olympic.

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There was no unlucky 13 for table-toppers South Hobart last weekend as they crushed Clarence United 13-0 to take top spot on goal difference in Tassie.

Surprise-packets Glenorchy Knights are the next challenge for South on Friday night at KGV Football Park.

Devonport Strikers and the Olympia FC Warriors are both on the tails of South and enjoy home matches in Round 7, coming up against Clarence United and Riverside Olympic respectively.

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There’s been no touching Peninsula Power in the Queensland NPL so far this season, with the club a perfect eight-from-eight so far this campaign.

Western Pride are the next team that will try to lower their colours in what should be a fierce clash at Briggs Road on Saturday night.

Elsewhere there’s a massive 2nd v 3rd encounter Lions FC and the Gold Coast Knights.

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