NPL review: New leader in WA as big guns fire in NSW and Victoria

National Premiers League seasons are beginning to take shape right around the country and there was some more epic games, sensational goals and crazy results over the weekend.

From the east coast to the west, the NPL is dishing up some superb football and we’ve got a wrap of some of the best action right here.

Western Australia

There’s a new league-leader in the west as Perth SC took top spot thanks to their 4-0 win over Rockingham City.

Perth scored three goals inside the first 12 minutes to set up the impressive victory.

They leapfrog Armadale at the summit after they were thrashed 5-0 by Perth Glory, who had Gabriel Popovic – son of Hyundai A-League coach Tony – finish with a double.

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New South Wales

Wollongong Wolves remain the pace-setters in NSW after winning a seven-goal thriller 4-3 over Sydney FC.

Luke Wilkshire’s Wolves have won three and drawn one of their four games, with in-form striker Thomas James again starring for the South Coast club.

Elsewhere a late Brendan Cholakian penalty saw Manly United get their first win of the campaign over Marconi, while Chris Payne scored a hattrick in APIA’s win over his former club Sydney United 58.

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There’s still no stopping the Avondale juggernaut in Victoria as they made it a perfect seven-from-seven with a 2-1 win over Melbourne Knights.

Liam Boland’s penalty early in the second half proved the difference at Avenger Park.

Elsewhere, Bentleigh Greens stayed second with their 3-2 win over Oakleigh Cannons, while Pascoe Vale, Port Melbourne Sharks and Heidelberg United all recorded resounding wins.

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Northern NSW

The big wet in the region meant there was only one game played in Northern NSW, and it was an absolute thriller.

Adamstown Rosebud hadn’t beaten Broadmeadow Magic since last century but were on course for a shock as they lead 2-1 with less than 20 minutes to go.

But goals from former Hyundai A-League players Mitch Oxborrow and James Virgili saw the Magic escape with a 3-2 win at Adamstown Oval.

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There was a massive top-of-the-table clash in Queensland over the weekend as 2nd met 3rd at the Croatian Sports Centre.

And it was the Gold Coast Knights who emerged victorious, edging out Lions FC 1-0 thanks to Jarrod Kyle’s second-half goal.

Elsewhere, Olympic FC moved up to third with their 1-0 win over Moreton Bay United, while Brisbane City beat Brisbane Strikers 3-1.

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It was raining goals in Tassie over the weekend with a couple of the league’s big guns flexing their muscles.

Devonport Strikers showed why they are on of the title contenders as they crushed Clarence United 9-0 at Valley Road.

And it was just as one-sided Buckby Land Rover Park as the Olympia Warriors thrashed Riverside Olympic 5-0.

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